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Public Health Department Job

Public Health Nurse III

Columbus, NC (Columbus County)

Posted 03/07/2022

NCAPHA IS ACTIVELY RERUITING FOR A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE III TO BE PLACED IN COLUMBUS COUNTY

POSITION:   Public Health Nurse III (PHN III)

SALARY:       $49,339 - $74,009                   GRADE 73

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS:

            Public Health Nurse in this position will work in all aspects of Pediatrics.  To provide quality professional nursing services to individuals and families of Columbus County through public health programs designed to promote health and prevent diseases. The primary focus of the Child Health Program is to encourage and support families in the development of skills to effectively solve problems, make decisions and manage the human service system; additionally, the program cooperates with families to assure identification of and access to preventive, specialized support services for themselves and their children.  The Public Health Nurse will serve to staff the child health clinic, perform lead tracking, perform immunization tracking, administers immunizations, perform immunization outreach activities, and conduct immunization monitoring and follow-up.

            Function in the expanded nursing role with duties related to Child Health Wellness Exams. Employees 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 the appropriate physician or clinic.

Assesses the immunization status of clients, administers vaccines, and educates clients and caregivers about immunizations matters.

Minimum Education and Experience for Expanded Role - Completion of approximately three months of training that includes both a didactic and on-the-job supervision phase in the expanded role specialty to which assigned AND 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 a Master’s 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 [Note: three months training can be obtained concurrently with other experience required for position ].

Columbus County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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