Employment Center

Alliance Staffing Job

School Health Nurse

Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 02/26/2019

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY 
invites applications for the position of:

School Health Nurse 118000720

 

SALARY:

$37,764.15 - $41,540.56 Annually 

  THIS ASSIGNMENT IS A CONTRACT TEMPORARY POSITION WITH ALLIANCE STAFFING AND EMPLOYEES WILL BE PLACED AT THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
 

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD APPLY AT:

http://www.ncapha.org/employment_center

[applicants should indicate this position on their application]

POSITION OVERVIEW:

This is a 10 month, 35 hours per week professional nursing position that provides primary, secondary and rehabilitative care to students in public schools, home and communities. This nurse practices independently and demonstrated autonomous decision-making skills. The primary purpose is to promote health and prevent disease in the school, home and community. This position serves to manage, consult, develop, execute and evaluate plans that impact student health.
 

In an effort to attract and retain experienced candidates for nursing positions, the Department of Public Health has established a Nurse Experience Hiring Plan.

 
Experience                                        Hiring Rate

0 – 24 months                                  Minimum salary
25 – 60 months                                5% above the minimum salary
Greater than 60 months                  10% above the minimum salary

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The employee in this Public Health Nurse position will:

  • Plan and manage the school health program in the schools assigned including the establishment and the evaluation component of school health services policies and procedures
  • Provide assessment, planning and evaluation of the health services component of the school health program
  • Provide or arrange for routine health assessments
  • Assure mandated health related activities are completed
  • Serve as coordinator of the health services program and provide nursing care
  • Provide health education to students, staff and parents
  • Manage the student health record
  • Serve as liaison between student, parent, school personnel, physicians, hospitals and the Exceptional Children's Program as it relates to health issues and student health care plans

This position may require the nurse to provide contraception methods subject to appropriate training and staffing cross-coverage needs.
 

Employee is subject to be called upon anytime to help the agency respond to a public health emergency which may include, but is not limited to, outbreak investigations, staffing mass dispensing or immunization clinics, providing disaster relief, or other incidents (man-made or natural and intentional or non-intentional) as they arise, or any public health response requested by the Health Director. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience

or
Master's in Public  Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience
or
graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing. 
 

Necessary Special Qualifications: Must be nationally certified in school health nursing or must be certified within three (3) years and demonstrate active pursuance toward certification. For national certification requirements, please visit the National Board for Certification of School Nurses http://www.nbcsn.org/examination

Individuals employed in a Local Health Department without a B.S. Degree which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation or a Master's in Public Health, will be required to complete the "Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing" course within one year of employment as a condition of continued employment in accordance with Health Services Commission Rule. Experience in a field of nursing that is closely related to the anticipated work assignment can be substituted for Public Health experience for hiring purposes; however, the employee will also be required to complete the "Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing" course or objectively demonstrate an adequate understanding of Public Health practice within 1 year of employment.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Considerable 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 ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed; 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 record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions; adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information. 
 

Must have or obtain and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Background check and negative drug test are required.

 QUALIFIED CANDIDATES APPLY ONLINE AT:

http://www.ncapha.org/employment_center