Excellent work environment for city dweller.
Public Health Nurse (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 20, 2015
First assignment was as a public health nurse for New York City's public schools. Tasks included management of students with asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, vision & auditory screening and assisting teachers with Individualized Education Programs as needed.
I was supervised by a district supervisor and my only co-worker was a public health assistant.
The hardest part of the job was evaluation and reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Everything else about the job was enjoyable. I loved working with students, teachers and parents.
My second assignment was also as a public health nurse in the Bureau of Tuberculosis. This was more challenging as the clients are found in many areas of the city including their homes, job locations or in the clinics. My chief role was Direct Observed Therapy of confirmed TB, monitoring of blood test results to recognize possible liver damage from the drug therapy.
We worked in teams supervised by a Clinical manager and having public health advisers (non-nursing personnel) for data collection.
Secure City job with good benefits
Too much city-wide travel