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Employer: Harvey County
Division: Co Health
Job Title: Community Health Nurse
Salary: $20.17 Hourly

Job Description:

Registered Nurse

Full time position       $20.17/hr

Harvey County and Marion County based position.  Travel required in both counties


Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, this non-exempt position is responsible for work involving direct nursing services for

clients in open and satellite clinics. Duties include immunizations, STI, child health and adult health nursing programs. Special assignments may be given to

Community Health Nurse. Work includes planning for and carrying out public health nursing programs and coordinating these programs with related services.

Work is performed with latitude for professional independence and in accordance with established agency policies and procedures. This position is cross trained to

work in all public health nursing services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Community Health Nurses will be cross trained and may have special assignments.


 Provide maternal and child health services.

 Work closely with Healthy Start Home Visitor to ensure integrity of Maternal and Child Health program.

 Evaluate clients’ immunization status and determines appropriate action based on written protocols.

 Responsible for obtaining laboratory specimens for the screening and/or the diagnoses of communicable diseases.

 Provide screenings for hypertension, dental, and urinalysis and determines appropriate actions based on referral criteria.

 Perform and read Mantoux skin testing for screening in tuberculosis control.

 Provide health education regarding communicable diseases, family planning and sexually transmitted diseases to clients, parents and the general public.

 Provide physical assessments with appropriate referrals and follow up.

 Refer eligible clients to WIC program.

 Collaborate with WIC personnel to ensure quality services for clients.

 Counsel the client and family in meeting health needs including health promotion, nutrition and illness care.

 Screen for head lice and determine appropriate action based on written protocols.

 Responsible for the general functions and applications of the Maternal-Child Health program.

 Responsible for assisting with other Health Department programs such as immunizations, STI/HIV, emergency preparedness, clinic operations and specifically for the appropriate nursing care, referral and follow up for individual clients.


Required Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or University; or four to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:  Master’s degree or equivalent; or four to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Fluent in Spanish is preferred.

Vacancy Number: HV-HD-18-01

Open Date: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: