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Employer: Riley County
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Job Title: Public Health Nurse - Maternal and Infant Programs
Salary: $56555.00 Annually


Job Description:

RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS JOB DESCRIPTION

 

  Job Title:                MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSE

Department:

Health Department

Division:

Nursing

Reports To:

MCH Supervisor

 

 

Pay Grade:

S

Status:

  FT

FLSA Status:

Exempt

 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  This is a full-time professional nursing position to provide patient and family centered services and family support for pregnant, postpartum, infant, and toddler patients using an integrated model of care working with other family and individual health services at the Health Department. Requires use of evidence based models of service delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide in-home Nursing assessments for newborns and postpartum mothers.
  2. Conducts assessment of health needs in collaboration with an integrated team of professionals to establish common goals related to maternal, infant, and child health using data driven decision making.
  3.  Maintain current knowledge of community resources, nutrition, breastfeeding, healthy home environments, safe sleep for infants, and other safety and health issues that relate to perinatal conditions.
  4. Document all contacts/visits in a timely, objective and accurate manner (no later than 24 hours following the visit). Knowledge of data entry. Client demographics and service/encounter data must be entered via DAISEY (Data Application and Integration Solutions for the Early Years) system and electronic medical record.
  5.  Seek client referrals from Health Department, Women’s Health Group, Irwin Army Hospital, Via Christi Labor and Delivery, Department of Children and Families, Parents as Teachers, etc.
  6. Provides patient centered care and support services in either the clinical or home setting related to health status of pregnant and postpartum women and infants. This may include fetal heart rate, blood pressure, recovery from delivery, breastfeeding education/support, referrals for additional services and infant care.  
  7. Establishes and maintains supportive services and works with diverse communities and families in a culturally sensitive manner.
  8. Provides pregnancy testing, education and referrals as needed.
  9. Assesses the normal growth and development of the target child and educates on immunization guidelines and makes appropriate referrals. Assists in administering vaccines at Community clinics and in the Public Health Clinic as assigned.
  10. Provides health education to both small and large groups. Facilitates Becoming a Mom® classes and individual appointments with clients.
  11. Counsels on reproductive health and family planning. Assess perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and make referrals as appropriate.
  12. Participates in emergency response health department efforts.
  13. Conforms to HIPAA privacy regulations specific to position held. The public health nurse creates and records PHI. Has authority to use the following categories of PHI for treatment purposes: demographics, scheduling, treatment or procedures, reports and medical notes. Disclosures are only allowed as necessary for treatment to providers and/or Business Associates or as required by law. Does not have authority to access PHI for payment or health care (non-treatment) operations. May need to interact with the following departments for allowable access to PHI: all

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

·    Assists with quarterly and annual reports

·    Reviews materials for program use at least annually

·    Maintains current CPR certification

·    Participates with off-site clinics as needed

·    Participates in staff meetings and nursing meetings as assigned

·    Other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Graduate of accredited education program with an associate, diploma or Licensed

Bachelor’s in nursing.

 

License(s)/Certification(s): Currently a registered nurse in the State of Kansas. Valid driver’s license

and good driving record.

 

Experience:   One or more years of experience in Public Health nursing is required.  Experience in home visiting, care of pregnant women and young families as well as breastfeeding expertise preferred.

 

Skills: Demonstrates excellent written communication skills – detailed, succinct, organized written work. Must have ability to understand complex oral and written instruction, ability to speak and write

effectively, and ability to give clear, concise instruction orally and in writing, including written reports to local, state and federal offices. Establish and maintain an image of the Health Department to the community that represents service, vitality, and professionalism.

 

Conforms to HIPAA privacy regulations specific to position held. The public health nurse I creates and records PHI. Has authority use the following categories of PHI for treatment purposes: demographics, scheduling, treatment or procedures, reports and medical notes. Disclosures are only allowed as necessary for treatment to providers and/or Business Associates or as required by law. Does not have authority to access PHI for payment or health care (non-treatment) operations. May need to interact with the following departments for allowable access to PHI: WIC, Family Connections.

 

Supervisory Controls:  The employee and the Maternal and Child Health Supervisor work together to set the overall objectives for this position.

 

Supervisory Responsibility: None

 

Guidelines: The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. Contributes to an environment that promotes positive interactions and problem solving.

 

Complexity: The work requires self-motivation, advanced planning and intelligent, rapid emergency decisions. The work also requires many daily decisions concerning such things as planning of the work, or refining the methods and techniques to be used to fulfill work requirements. Meeting and dealing with many individuals of varying interests and levels of responsibility. Dependable in carrying out responsibilities.

 

Scope and Effect of Work: The work involves establishing criteria; formulating projects; assessing program effectiveness; or investigating or analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions during and after critical situations.

 

Personal Contacts: The personal contacts are with individuals or groups from inside and outside the County in a moderately unstructured setting (e.g., the contacts are not established on a routine basis); the purpose and extent of each contact is different and the role and authority of each party is identified and developed during the course of the contact.

 

Purpose of Contacts:  The purpose is to plan, coordinate, advise and educate on work efforts or to resolve operating problems by influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear from both ears; smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually normal. Use of personal vehicle may be required.

Bilingual English/Spanish helpful.

Public Health facility is a smoke free environment.

 

Approved:                                  Date:                                                (Supervisor)

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

 


Vacancy Number: RL2019-34

Open Date: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: