Public Health Nurse – Reproductive Health
The Public Health Nurse provides comprehensive health services that are culturally sensitive, meet community-identified need, and are reflective of state and national program standards as well as clinical guidelines, policies, and procedures. These services include, but are not limited to individual and community education, assessment, prevention, and treatment of acute, chronic, and communicable diseases and health conditions.
The Public Health Nurse provides nursing services to individual clients, families, public facilities, and populations with the goal of preventing disease; fostering healthy development; promoting healthy behaviors; protecting communities from threats to the health of the public; eliminating health disparities through evidence-based, culturally-responsive health promotion programming; and may assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating environmental health programs.
The Public Health Nurse will primarily be responsible for delivering equitable, quality healthcare in the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Clinic. Services provided in the clinic Include: contraception, preconception counseling, infection testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and counseling, reproductive health counseling and education, immunizations, and communicable disease follow up.