Public Health Nurse II - Nurse Home Visitation Program
Larimer County 10 reviews - Fort Collins, CO

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An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

Assessment testing may be administered.

Provides a wide variety of skilled nursing care and related services to community patients in clinics, homes, or other settings.

Job Specific Details:
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Receives general supervision from professional-level supervisor or functional manager.
  • Attend required educational programs and follow protocol developed for the David Old's nurse home visitation model.
  • Provide case management, care coordination, and home visitation for low income first-time pregnant women and their families, until the child reaches age two years.
  • Coordinate services with community resources to meet the needs of the families on a caseload of at least 25 eligible households; identify health and psychosocial needs of clients and provide counseling and guidance.
  • Maintain accurate and complete patient/client files and records.
  • Serve as a resource to community agencies and medical offices.
  • Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings; and otherwise maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
  • Perform special studies and projects as assigned and required.
  • Assist with support services case management as appropriate for assigned programs.
  • Interact with a service network to ensure access to affordable and appropriate services in a timely manner.
  • May participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities.
  • May assist with preparation for, and writing of, grant proposals.
  • May work with nursing students to provide community health clinical experience.
  • May participate in emergency preparedness and response activities.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • General nursing knowledge, principles, practices, objectives, methods, and techniques in assigned area.
  • Current trends and developments in prenatal, postpartum, newborn care, and early childhood growth and development.
  • Lactation practices, counseling, and guidance in using a breast pump.
  • Medical diagnosis, symptoms, and proper nursing measures in implementing appropriate care.
  • Medical and business software applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases, and other programs specific to assigned programs.
  • Protocol for treatment/prevention of communicable diseases and health concerns.
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to public health nursing programs.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Department/division and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Perform CPR and respond in a medical emergency.
  • Prepare and maintain clear and concise charts and records.
  • Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely, in verbal and written form.
  • Analyze/access information and screenings accurately and take effective action.
  • Train and oversee auxiliary and lay staff providing nursing care in a productive and positive manner.
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish is desirable.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull 25 pounds repetitively.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
Qualifications:
  • Up to one year of experience in providing skilled health care.
  • One year of experience under nursing supervision, preferably in maternal and child health, or a Master's Degree in Nursing plus 6 months of experience under supervision.
  • Previous experience in public health nursing preferred, but not required.
  • English/Spanish bilingual desired.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a school accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).
  • Licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Colorado.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire for select programs.
  • Maintain continuing education hours annually, or as required by the Department, and obtain certificates/training necessary for specific programs.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
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