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Employer: Geary County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Health Nurse I - RN
Salary: $0 

Job Description:



Job Title:  Health Nurse I - RN



FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                Salary Range:  20- $18.45 - DOQ


Reports To:  Nursing Director


Department:  Public Health                                    Date:  September 2017                             



The job duties of the Health Nurse I include but are not limited to referring women to ensure that women have access to contraception in order to prevent unplanned pregnancies; to provide education to women about pap smears, breast exams, STI testing and other services that are available; Assist clients with finding a primary care provider. and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.  



The duties described below are indicative of what the Health Nurse I might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Health Nurse I. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Administrative Functions:

  • Refer clients to reproductive services.
  • Perform clinical assessments.
  • Assist Nurse Practitioner with exams.
  • Perform STI testing.
  • Administer treatment for STIs.
  • Provide clients with test results in person
  • Provide clients with Early Detection Works Information
  • Provide clients with information regarding STIs.
  • Schedule pharmacy inspection.
  • Order clinic supplies.
  • Ensure clinic is stocked with supplies.
  • Complete client electronic medical record.
  • Make follow-up telephone calls
  • Perform paternity testing.
  • Review and administer childhood and adult immunizations.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.




  • Kansas Registered Nursing License required
  • Minimum of six (6) months of nursing experience.
  • Nursing experience in women’s and sexual health preferred.
  • CPR Certification required.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Knowledge of/willing to learn electronic medical records.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license required.



  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local resolutions and ordinances, procedure manuals, warning labels, etc.
  • Disease intervention



  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Other equipment could be required.



  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to communicate and convey information regarding policies and processes to others in both written and verbal form.



  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to calculate medication dosages.





  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.



The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in an office setting.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.
  • Willing to travel for training/meetings, occasionally overnight.


Other requirements:

  • Provide a copy of immunization record.
  • Willing to obtain a TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Willing to obtain annual influenza vaccine
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality statement
  • Willing to go out into the community for outreach, disease investigation, etc.






_____________________________      __________     _______________________     __________

Supervisor                                          Date               Department Head               Date


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Human Resources Director             Date


EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above, and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.


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Incumbent’s Signature                    Date               Incumbent’s name printed


Open Date: 5/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
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