Public Health Nurse Job Description

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The Public Health Nurse is responsible for the professional nursing, including on site nursing for the purposes of protecting the public health; all other work, as required. Works under the general direction of the Director of Public Health. Performs highly responsible work of a complex and technical nature which involves the exercise of judgment and initiative. The employee has regular contact with the general public, schools and other town departments and property owners, tenants, operators and managers of establishments handling food products; occasional contact with state officials and staff. Contacts are in person, by telephone, in writing and by e-mail. The employee has access to department oriented confidential information, such as medical records. Errors could result in delay or loss of service, personal injury, or injury to others.

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The Public Health Nurse provides support for the public health programs by participating in activities such as planning, communication, testing or vaccinating members of the public.

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The Public Health Nurse services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, reproductive health services, health education referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment.

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Under general supervision, the Public Health Nurse provides direct clinical and consultative professional public health nursing services to County residents. Provides services for family centered care emphasizing disease prevention, early detection, and referrals. Gathers data for epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases, gives immunizations, provides sexually transmitted disease diagnosis and treatment under the direction of the Medical Standing Orders.

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The Public Health Nurse for the Health Department is responsible for coordinating specific programs and providing nursing services and education pertaining to a variety of health related issues.

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The Public Health Nurse performs intermediate-level professional nursing work. The employee will responsible for coordinating COVID-19 screening, testing, vaccine administration efforts, and coordinating with other school health/public health services. Duties are performed with a degree of independence within County and State standard routines, policies, and procedures. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Assistant Health Director.

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Under direct supervision, the Public Health Nurse provides population-based nursing services which are routine in nature.

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This Public Health Nurse is responsible for the provision of nursing services to ambulatory primary care clients. Provides professional nursing care according to physicians' orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards and administrative policies. Maintains clinical charts including documentation of laboratory test results, medication and treatment. Provides clients with laboratory test results and explanations, when applicable. Provides basic health education and referral services to clients as needed. Assists physician with client care; gives injections and medication, as instructed. Responsible for maintenance of general neatness and orderliness in clinic. Attends in service education, staff meetings and workshops that are appropriate for professional development.

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Under general supervision, the Public Health Nurse position will be working under the Public Health Authority in an effort to prevent disease and reduce health risks at the population level through evidenced-based care and education with other coordinating local, state, regional and federal entities.

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We are looking for a Public Health Nurse to join our team.

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