Registered Nurse – Public Health
Status: Full time, Non-Exempt
Typical Hours: Monday – Friday (no holidays)
Starting Wage Range: $28.02 – $30.28/hour
Position Open Until Filled
**Cover Letter & Resume Required*
Pending approval of Human Resources and Negotiations Committee – 03/23/2021
Under the general direction of the Human Services Supervisor-Public Health Officer, promotes/preserves health by integrating knowledge and skills relevant to both professional nursing practice and public health. Provides health education, advocacy, counseling, assessment, planning, prevention, intervention, evaluation, coordination of services, and direct nursing care encompassing services, programs, and institutions in differing settings.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides nursing assessment, planning, evaluation, and coordination of services to targeted high-risk populations and the residents of Dodge County in a variety of settings (i.e. clinics, homes, correctional institutions, schools, day care centers, community centers, etc.).
Provides health education/counseling to individuals, families, and populations.
Acts as a liaison and works collaboratively with many professionals in health/human services field to determine need for services and to ensure provision/continuity of care and service as needed.
Provides community assessment and develops, implements, and evaluates plans to meet identified needs.
Administers vaccines and TB skins tests; and collects laboratory specimens according to agency policies.
Maintains accurate and timely documentation of interventions and other related activities.
Prepares intra-inter-agency reports as required.
Attends case conferences, staff meetings, in-services, committee meetings and provides feedback.
Provides orientation of staff and students.
Serves as a positive role model and liaison in community by communicating/interpreting Human and Health Services Department’s philosophy, mission statement, goals, and objectives.
Provides for prevention/control of communicable disease including follow-up and education.
Reviews vital statistics (i.e. birth certificates, death certificates, etc.) to determine people at risk and to provide follow-up as indicated.
Participates in State and Federal programs including but not limited to Prenatal Care Coordination, Chronic Disease Surveillance, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, etc. to promote health and well-being of Dodge County residents.
Serves as consultant/advocate regarding health and educational issues for County residents.
Responsible/accountable for knowing and using current professional nursing and public health practices.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of State/Federal programs such as Prenatal Care Coordination, Chronic Disease Surveillance, Lead Prevention and Screening Program, etc.
Knowledge of community assessment, organization, development, and resources.
Knowledge of and ability to effectively apply current nursing theory, behavioral/social sciences concepts and principles, leadership skills, tolerance, understanding and respect for special abilities and skills, and organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively with individuals/groups of varied age, gender, culture, socioeconomic background, lifestyles, and value systems in variety of settings.
Ability to consistently demonstrate safe, competent, professional nursing.
Ability to keep information confidential.
Ability to provide documents and reports in a timely manner.
Ability to explain and interpret public health laws, rules, and regulations.
Ability to interact effectively with patients, families, and general public.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and work collaboratively with others.
Ability to Communicate effectively.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Program.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from school of nursing and receipt of Certification in Public Health or four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from accredited nursing program and current License as Wisconsin Professional Nursing. Extensive knowledge/experience regarding communicable diseases preferred.
During times of direct nursing activities, must use preventive methods to avoid/prevent contracting communicable diseases. Frequent work in adverse interpersonal situations. Frequent time pressures. Frequent work under distractions.
The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.