Public Health Nurse - Preventive Health Services
Olmsted County, MN - Rochester, MN

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A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university and current licensure as a registered nurse in Minnesota. Two years of nursing experience preferred. Successful candidates will need certification as a Public Health Nurse in Minnesota within one year of employment. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work:
Under general public health nursing supervision, provides nursing consultation and referral services to individuals, families, and target groups in the community. Works primarily within the Division of Preventive Health Services and is assigned to one or more public health programs such as Long Term Care Consultation (LTCC), Case Management, Care Coordination and/or Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Assessments. Performs related work as needed. Must be available to support the department during emergency situations.

Examples of Work:
With an emphasis on prevention and assisting individuals to remain independent within the community this position conducts comprehensive, community based health assessments resulting in a nursing diagnosis and corresponding intervention plan
Provides case management services to disabled and older adults
As a resource to individuals, and their families, help them to understand the implications of a medical diagnosis, and support them with carrying out treatment plans
Arranges services needed by client and coordinates the delivery of these services
Conducts screening programs for target groups making appropriate referrals
Provides appropriate health promotion and education information to clients and target groups
May assist in epidemiology disease surveillance, investigation activities, and participate in public health disaster preparedness

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Prefer experience in public health nursing
Prefer experience with disabled and older adults
Considerable knowledge of the application of nursing practices
Considerable knowledge of public health nursing theory
Ability to assume responsibility for appropriate judgment in community care settings
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and meaningful relationships with clients, client families and agency staff members representatives of other agencies, and the general public
Ability to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills to new situations
Ability to accept supervision and guidance
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to make independent decisions
Ability to assess nursing needs and to develop and carry out nursing care plans
Ability to work effectively with community agencies In compliance w/ the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands : This position requires a majority of time (up to 70%) spent walking and sitting. Some standing is required and objects of usually no more than ten (10) pounds need to be lifted, carried or pushed. Adverse movements such as reaching overhead, bending or crouching are sometimes required. Simultaneous/repetitive use of both hands is required for writing and data entry. Excellent sensory skills are important (sight, hearing and speech) as well as ability to communicate effectively. No adverse working conditions. Persons with disabilities: The above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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