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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health
Job Title: Community Health Nurse II
Salary: $40347.84 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:

Job Objectives:

Provide direct in-home prenatal and parenting education and support to women and families in Sedgwick County with a focus on the reduction of infant mortality, low birth weight and prematurity among high-risk mothers. This education and support is provided in both the home and the doctor’s office as providers will accompany clients to well-child visits and assist with navigation through the healthcare system.

Essential Job Functions:

Home visits/In-office visits

  • Complete in-home/ doctor’s office visits following program guidelines
  • Evaluate clients for mental and physical health barriers by performing a variety of assessments.
  • Ensure a Welcome Home visit is completed once client has delivered.

Documentation

  • Documentation will occur in real time at client visits, with full completion in 48 hours.
  • Audits of documentation will be revised and returned to coordinator by deadline given.

Education

  • Provide maternal child health education
  • Conduct developmental sceenings per curriculum timeframe
  • Complete referrals to other community agencies based on individual client needs.

Participates and represents Healthy Babies in a professional manner by conducting presentations at health fairs, community events, coalitions and for other community agencies.

  • Work collaboratively with other areas of the Health Department, as well as other community agencies, to ensure appropriate and complete wraparound services for our clients.
  • Lead and/or assist with quality improvement processes within the agency.
  • Participates in the TB screening program that includes baseline screening for M. tuberculosis infection within 10 days of employment. Participates in the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan that includes training, proof of hepatitis B immunity or vaccine, or vaccine series started within 10 days of employment. Provide proof of MMR, varicella, Tdap vaccinations, or immunity within 10 days of employment start date or within 10 days of start of employee health insurance.
  • This is a Tier 3 position; identified as personnel who, in a public health emergency, have the potential to be deployed to the field to participate in the response, including personnel who are already assigned to a field location. Tier 3 staff are required to complete courses IS 100, 200, and 700 within 30 days of employment. Additional trainings may be required.
  • CPR certification within the first 90 days of employment.
  • The following criteria will be determined at the time of advertising the vacancy and before hiring of new staff and will be based on the language interpreter/proficiency needs of the program:
  • To ensure the competence of individulas providing language assistance at the Division of Health, this position requires fluency in English and Spanish languages as determined by fluency test before hire. After hire, an employee who passes the test can speak directly to Spanish-speaking clients and can agree to take a medical interpreter skills test to interpret between Spanish-speaking clients and English-speaking staff members. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care)

 

Competencies:

Communication: Clearly conveys and receive information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the linstener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely. Deomnstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.

Time Management: Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work of self and others. Balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self. Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.

Decision Making/ Problem Solving: Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships. Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions. Compares data, information, and input froma variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Persuasion: The ability to impact and influence others. The ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions. Involves others in a process or decision to ensure their support. Identifies and proposes solutions that benefit all parties involved in a situation.

 

Job Standards:

Minimum:

Educational Requirements: Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

Years of Experience:   One year experience in public health, labor and delivery, postpartum or pediatric nursing.

Preferred:

Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

Years of Experience: One year experience if possesses a BSN. Home visiting experience preferred. A minimum of one year working in a hospital setting preferred.

Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred. Knowledge in early childhood development and prenatal education preferred.  Current CPR certification preferred.

Must pass Background checks, Motor Vehicle check and pre-employment drug test

 

Physical Requirements of Position:

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours: 40 Hours per week

Location of work: DOH – Healthy Babies 1900 E. 9th

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
All employees may be required to wear respirators in emergency situations and for routine operations as requested. Empoloyees will be enrolled in the respiratory protection program, which may include an annual fit testing and medical evaluation.
This position most often conducts visits in homes that do not have air or heat and that are infested and/or unsanitary.
Must maintain Sedgwick County Level 2 driving requirements:
Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s license appropriate to the vehicle operated.
Must maintain in-force personal Vehicle Insurance if operating a POV while conducting authorized county business.
May not have been convicted of driving under the influence of any drug, alcohol, or combination of drugs and/or alcohol within the last two years.
May not have been convicted of failure to yield and/or speeding over 10 MPH of the posted maximum speed limit two or more times within the last twelve months.
May not have been convicted of failure to maintain vehicle insurance two or more times within the last two years.

May not have demonstrated habitual or irresponsible bahviors which, when considered in totality, would lead a reasonable and prudent person to conclude that this individual was not capable of safely operating a vehicle under conditions required of a Level 2 driving position.

 

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*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.



Vacancy Number: 20002648

Open Date: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/2/2018 11:59:59 PM