Public Health Nurse - #00594 (TR)
Dept of Health - Lancaster, VA

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Independently provides professional nursing care to patients in clinics, homes, and schools. Performs nursing assessments and case management, develops and implements care plans, administers immunizations and medications, takes measurements, and may perform lab tests. May provide nursing services in the following program areas: family planning, communicable disease, TB, STD/HIV/AIDS, chronic disease, immunization, and preventive health. Functions as a member of the District's Emergency Response Team for bioterrorist events, local emergencies, and communicable disease outbreaks, can provide leadership.

Minimum Qualifications
Must possess (or be eligible for) RN licensure in Virginia, CPR certification, and valid driver's license. Minimum qualifications include experience in: public health/community health nursing; working in clinic setting; giving pediatric immunizations, health education and disease prevention/control; counseling patients in contraception and STDs; and, epidemiology or communicable disease. Must have the ability to adjust to health needs of culturally diverse populations. Must have entry level computer skills, effective problem-solving skills and effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred candidate will be graduate of an accredited school of nursing with experience in Community health, health education and disease prevention, and communicable disease counseling. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are beneficial. Knowledge and experience in use of computers and computer software applications also valued.

Special Requirements
Twelve Month probationary period is required for all new state employees. A National Criminal Background Check is required. Applicants must have valid driver's license and provide own transportation for local travel with mileage reimbursement.

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