Public Health Nurse I or II
Grand Traverse County, MI - Traverse City, MI

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Position is open to the public and internal applicants; however, internal candidates within the Teamsters Health Department Bargaining Unit will receive preference.

POSITION: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE I OR II (depending on education)
HOURS: PART-TIME, .9 FTE (4 days 1 week/5 days the next week)

Salary Range: $33,696 - $42,107 Public Health Nurse I
$36,075 - $45,070 Public Health Nurse II

Opening is for a Public Health Nurse I or a Public Health Nurse II (preferred). Current assignment is in Maternal Child Health which includes WIC and MIHP and may include other programs such as Immunizations and other general public health nursing functions as needed. Assignment may change as funding or needs of the department dictate. Primary fuction of the job is to promote the health of individuals, families, and the community through teaching, counseling and implementing appropriate preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative measures, using the nursing process according to appropriate program plans and local health deaprtment policy. Employees in this job have no formal supervisory role, however, work as part of a team and are responsible for ensuring that the team meets its objectives.

Employees must meet the minimum requirements, conditions of employment, and be able to perform successfully all essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.

This position may require irregular hours. This position may require travel by the employee in the employee's own vehicle.

Examples of Duties:
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but are not limited to the following) · Provides skilled, comprehensive nursing services in assigned program areas
  • Promotes health of individuals, families and the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. · Monitors the safety, security, and quality of the assigned programmatic areas, ensuring appropriate levels of supplies, vaccines, and medication is available and ready for use and serving as a resource for staff, providers, and the community to increase program participation rates; monitors private providers to ensure the utilization of appropriate resources per applicable protocol(s), assessing fraud and abuse; administers program utilizing established protocols. · Trains and leads the work of less experienced nurses. · Delegates functions to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and auxiliary personnel within area of assignment when applicable. · Refers clients to external providers and resources within the community. · Monitors and maintains lab equipment, including quality control checks. · Interprets and monitors lab test results and provides appropriate intervention based on findings. · Prepares and maintains accurate client records and documentation as required by applicable laws and program requirements. · May monitor and investigate communicable diseases, coordinating efforts with applicable internal staff and external agencies regarding the spread and treatment of such diseases. · Serves as a backup coordinator for the emergency preparedness program, which involves collaborating efforts and plans with applicable staff. · Schedules and provides a variety of training and/or health related education to community members, clients, internal staff, and/or other interested parties in accordance with applicable program initiatives. · Prepares and disseminates a variety of legally-mandated reports.
Typical Qualifications:

Public Health Nurse I

  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing · One to two years of related nursing experience
Public Health Nurse II (preferred)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing · Two to four years of related nursing experience
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES (minimum requirements) · Possession and maintenance of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in Michigan · American Heart Association, healthcare provider current CPR certification · Other certifications may be required depending on assignment · Requires a valid driver's license and personal vehicle insurance and must maintain eligibility to drive as per the County's Vehicle policy.

Supplemental Information:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS · May be required to climb or balance; reach with hands and arms; sit; stand; stoop, kneel, twist, or crouch; talk and hear; smell; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. · Position occasionally works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind, and related elements. · May be exposed to infectious diseases, criminal suspects or prison inmates. · May occasionally be required to lift/move up to 50 pounds.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, COMPETENCIES (minimum requirements) · Proficiency in English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, etc. · Specialized knowledge of human growth and development and ability to recognize deviations from the normal, with considerable knowledge in nursing theory and skills · Considerable knowledge of prevention, transmission and treatment of communicable diseases · General knowledge and ability to use a personal computer to prepare reports, maintain records, search for and compile data · Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with customers, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies. · Appropriately and effectively represent the County at a variety of community events and activities in support of positive public relations initiatives, and develop liaison relationships between the community and the County. · Skill in researching and resolving problems in order to ensure compliance · Ability to assess individual's health utilizing background information · Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment · Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity · Ability to comprehend, process and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job · Ability to facilitate meetings effectively and efficiently · Ability to accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files · Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries · Ability to use County resources effectively and efficiently
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ( minimum qualification - legal or contractual pre-employment obligations and/or requirements, such as drug testing, background check, etc.) A background check may be required initially and periodically for an individual hired, transferred, reclassified, promoted, or currently working in this job. Appointment to or continued employment in this job is contingent upon a satisfactory background check which may include, but is not limited to: confirmation of a persons’ identity; review of criminal conviction records; verification of educational degree, license, or certificate required for the position; review of Department of Motor Vehicles records; Department of Justice fingerprint scan; and/or drug and alcohol testing as required and allowable by law. A satisfactory background check is defined as the absence of a criminal history record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant's or employee's suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.

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