Public Health Department Job
PH Nurse III
Winston-Salem, NC (Forsyth County)
FORSYTH COUNTY (NC)
invites applications for the position of:
Public Health Nurse III
SALARY: $26.16 - $30.08 Hourly
$54,409.85 - $62,571.32 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/24/20
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
LOCATION: 799 North Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem
DEPARTMENT: Public Health
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is seeking a Public Health Nurse III to provide screening and prevention to reduce Breast and Cervical Cancer mortality and morbidity among low income, minority and Native American Women. The nurse's role is to identify, assess, counsel, intervene and educate for the purpose of earlier detection in Breast and Cervical Cancer.
The person in this position also performs clinical breast exams and pap smears on women deemed eligible for the Breast and Cervical Control Program (BCCCP). If not currently an STD Enhanced Role RN in NC, the selected candidate will be required to attend and complete the Physical Assessment for Adults and STD Nurse Clinician courses. Dependent on qualifications the successful candidate may begin as a PHN I or PHN II until fully trained and qualified. This nurse must follow the mandate on required continuing education credits for programmatic areas and maintenance of STD ERRN certification.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs;
Considerable knowledge of and skill in obtaining a health history and performing physical examinations sufficient enough to determine if their is any deviation from normal;
Considerable knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed;
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health;
General knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities;
Ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others;
Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions;
Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships;
Ability to accurately record services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions and;
Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and the accessibility of information.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and two years of Public Health nursing experience or;
Master's degree in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience or;
Graduation from a school of professional nursing and three years of professional nursing experience including two years of Public Health nursing experience or;
An equivalent combination of training and experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Obtain a health history, perform a physical examination sufficient to determine if there is a deviation from normal, help the client to maintain a state of wellness through periodic screening procedures, health counseling, treatment under physician's standing orders and/or referral to appropriate physician or clinic.
Spend time in assessing, planning and coordinating a variety of services in a specific practice or geographical area and have strong input into administrative and personnel duties and responsibilities.
Be aware of agency and program policies, procedures and changes and ensure that these are followed.
Responsibility for gathering, managing and reviewing data and will report it to higher managment in a useable format.