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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health Services
Job Title: Immunization Clinic Nurse I
Salary: $38248.11 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday – Wednesday - 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Thursday - 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday – 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location of work:

2716 W. Central Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
This position performs public/community health nursing services in clinics, homes, schools and in the community to diverse populations, including Immunizations, Health Screenings, client centered counseling and education. Works under established protocols. Work is directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward goal attainment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Obtains and reviews medical history and immunization records; takes vital signs.
  • Performs health screening (hearing screening, blood pressure, lice checks, tuberculin skin test, finger stick (hemoglobin, glucose, lead)).
  • Administers immunizations.
  • Educates patients in communicable and chronic diseases, disease prevention, wellness, healthy lifestyle, and immunizations.
  • Obtains lab specimens, including venous blood samples using phlebotomy.
  • Provides support and education to clients on topics such as nutrition and breast feeding.
  • Arranges for families and individuals to obtain needed medical care, including prenatal services, and makes referrals to community partners as needed
  • Participate in maintaining and tracking a reminder/recall system for clients who need further immunizations to include making and documenting postcard mailings and phone calls.
  • Represents agency at community meetings and health fairs.
  • Assists in coordinating public health nursing services with other Division of Health programs and with other public and private agencies within Sedgwick County.
  • Maintains records and compiles reports as required.
  • Services are provided in family planning, immunizations, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, disease outbreak, cancer screening, and maternal, child and infant health.
  • Participation in the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan that includes training, proof of Hepatitis B immunity or vaccine, or vaccine taken within 10 days of employment
  • Complete ICS 100 and 700 (Incident Command System) training within 30 days of employment with results provided to designated Public Health Emergency Management Staff.
  • Performs related work as required.


Job Standards:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited school.
  • Holds a valid, unencumbered nursing license with the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
  • Experience and/or training in the field of public health preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing, including public health nursing
  • Ability to administer subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, and oral medications
  • Ability to weigh and measure small children weighing up to 35 pounds while conducting examination
  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain schedules
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to exert physical effort, standing, lifting, and carrying materials or equipment up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to file and retrieve information
  • Ability to use computer software to communicate, track inventory, write reports and create presentations
  • Ability to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and values
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to established departmental service standards and protocols
  • Working knowledge of computer software, including electronic medical records
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to apply basic time management and patient care coordination skills to effectively provide nursing services and health care
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public
  • Maintain current CPR certification
  • An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace
  • This is a Tier 3 position, which requires a minimum completion of IS 100, 200, and 700 within 30 days of employment. Additional ICS trainings may be required.


Testing/Screening Requested:

  • Background checks
  • Motor Vehicle check
  • Pre-employment drug test


Equipment:

  • Copier, fax, computer, telephone


Work Environment:

  • Subject to the hazard of contact with communicable diseases
  • Community settings conducive to a temporary clinical environment set up
     

 

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.


Vacancy Number: 20002631

Open Date: 8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 9/30/2017 11:59:59 PM