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Employer: Sumner County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Registered Nurse I II III
Salary: $0 

Job Description:


Pay Level 9, 10, 11

$15.50 -$30.83 per hour non exempt



Registered Nurse I



Sumner County                                                    Health Department

Pay level 9 – Non-exempt

$15.50-$25.44 per hour


Position Summary


Under the supervision of the Director and/or Supervisor the Registered Nurse I position involves the performance of varied skilled nursing services in the public and home health areas.  The responsibilities include the evaluation, planning, and administering of direct patient skilled nursing care in the home or in the department’s offices.  Nursing services are performed in accordance with physicians’ orders or adopted guidelines/protocols.  Responsibilities also include educating the public in disease prevention, prolonging of life and organizing community efforts for the general promoting of good health.  Work is subject to review by the Director and/or Supervisor.  The employee in the position is required to have reliable transportation and a valid Kansas Drivers License.  Some on-call hours are required.


Essential Functions


  • Performs nursing services for patients in clinical and home settings;
  • Evaluates, refers, and works with other organizations/institutions to provide continuity of patient care;
  • Provides nursing services in a clinical setting for family planning, immunizations, infectious disease control, and/or assessments of children;
  • Prepares and completes all required documentation and reports relating to services provided;
  • Administers immunizations and other prescribed medication orally or by injection;
  • Provides health care education in the community;
  • Provides education and performs surveillance, detection, and treatment of reportable diseases in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment;
  • Performs various health screenings for the community upon request;
  • Performs tasks relating to the Women Infant Children program;
  • Assists in the planning, preparation, and response to multi-hazards events;
  • Abides by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) including a confidentiality agreement;
  • Uses or discloses no more than the minimum amount of Protected Health Information (PHI) necessary and reasonable in the performance of job duties as defined by HIPAA, state law and\or departmental policy, whichever is stricter and will have access to the following PHI:  Patent\Client demographic information, scheduling information, billing information, DX/Procedural information and Reports/Medical Reports.


Marginal Functions


·         Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned;

·         Attends meetings and training seminars\classes as required by the Director and/or Supervisor;

·         May be required to cross train in other suitable county departments;

·         Identify Incident Command structure and role during an emergency;

·         Performs assessments during a mass pharmaceutical distribution event and other duties deemed   necessary by the floor supervisor, in reference to ICS.


Registered Nurse I – Health Department/Home Health Agency

Position Requirements


Experience:  Some experience in the providing of nursing services preferred.


Education:  Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas.  Valid Kansas driver’s license required.  Employee is expected, within six (6) months of employment, to have completed OASIS training.


Technical Skills:   Knowledge of health care standards and techniques.  Ability to proficiently provide and perform direct nursing services.  Ability to proficiently operate standard health care tools and equipment.  Ability to deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.  Proficiency in accessing and obtaining health care information from Internet sources.


Problem Solving:  Frequent problem solving exists in relation to the daily performance of patient care duties. Problems occur in the gathering of and verifying sufficient information to determine proper patient care.


Decision-Making:  Moderate to extensive decision making responsibilities in the evaluation, developing and implementing of patient care plans.  Typical decisions involve determining the proper patient nursing care based on recognized care standards.


Supervision:    Work performance reviewed by supervisor and\or Director.  Employee may occasionally have supervisory responsibilities over clerical staff, home health aides and homemakers.


Financial Accountability:   Employee is responsible for the proper handling of any funds and\or valuables encountered during the performance of their work.  Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of department and does not participate in the annual departmental budgetary process.


Personal Relations:  Daily contact with patients and\or general public.


Working Conditions:  Work hours generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some on-call/overtime hours required.  Adverse working conditions exist relating to the providing of health care.  Hazardous and strenuous situations may arise in the performance of health care duties.  Adverse weather conditions may be encountered when making home/site visits.


Physical Requirements:  Must have the ability to perform the strenuous activities that may be required in the performance of health care duties.  Must have the ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and climb stairs.   Between 20% - 30% of the time requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry or push heavy objects or persons of up to 50 lbs. independently and over 50 lbs. with assistance.

Vacancy Number: SU2017-20

Open Date: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 10/24/2017 11:59:59 PM