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Colorado Springs, CO, CO

Public Health Nurse I/II - Part Time (Grant Funded) in Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado

Job Description:

Hourly rate to be commensurate with qualifications 
Typical Hiring Range:
Public Health Nurse I: $28.92 - $29.80
Public Health Nurse II: $30.37 - $31.28

Performs clinical public health nursing services in department clinics and in community outreach settings. Provides immunizations, immune globulin, placement and reading of tuberculosis (TB) skin tests, health testing, and education for individuals, families, and community groups. This position is subject to grant funding.
  • Manages clinic activities, providing health and history assessment, disease prevention, and health promotion activities.
  • Screens and assesses clients for recommended pediatric and adult immunization services based on standard immunization schedules, itinerary, contraindications, and precautions.
  • Tailors vaccine recommendations and delivery of services based on client needs.
  • Prepares, measures, and administers immunizations to clients in clinic setting ensuring compliance with state regulations; counsels clients about vaccine reactions and effectiveness; assesses for immediate reactions to vaccines.
  • Administers TB skin tests and interprets results.
  • Provides education to individuals, groups, and health care providers with information regarding vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines, tuberculosis, and health maintenance activities.
  • Participates in Public Health outreach activities in the community to include drive through and in-building outreach clinics for testing, vaccine, and immune globulin administration as indicated.
  • Maintains records, files, data collection, and prepares correspondence.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, community partners, and providers.
  • Provides expert Public Health Nursing consultation within the agency and the community. Articulates the mission of public health and develops partnerships to accomplish agency goals. Interprets rules and regulations to sub-groups in the community.
  • Participates in departmental emergency planning and response activities.
  • Promotes public health within the community.
  • Takes personal responsibility to provide exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive Public Health image, constructive working environment, and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required.
  • One (1) year of nursing experience preferred.
  • To qualify for a Public Health Nurse II 
    • Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) or Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) preferred.
    • Two (2) years of nursing experience required.
  • Knowledge of vaccine preventable diseases (to include TB), vaccines, immunization schedules.
  • Ability to communicate, motivate, and organize projects among a broad spectrum of personnel, frequently under deadline pressure.
  • Skill in demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude to cultivate relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Skill in prioritizing and organizing multiple tasks and the ability to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to respond in a flexible manner and reprioritize work as situations change.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
  • Ability to identify problems and work creatively to develop resolutions and recommend corrective actions to supervisor, considering the impact of actions on Public Health.
  • Ability to identify results of efforts and problems identified/potential problems and to develop and recommend corrective actions to supervisor.
  • Knowledge and understanding of company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to write and maintain accurate records and reports to meet management objectives.
  • Ability to maintain the security of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Skill in training and presentation.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and when confronted with persons acting under stress.
  • Ability to work in an environment with potential exposure to infections, blood, and contagious diseases.
  • Skill in using a personal computer and various software packages including Microsoft Office.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle check, drug screen, and physical examination.
  • Must have current Registered Nurse licensure to practice in the State of Colorado; nurses with compact licensure must meet all licensure requirements set forth by the Colorado Board of Nursing within ninety (90) days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid CPR Certification.
Work environment may include potential exposure to infections, blood, and contagious diseases; potential exposure to pets, secondhand smoke, and other environmental hazards. Some travel may be required; work may be assigned in various locations. Weekend and evening hours may be required. Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 25 pounds and bend at waist or knees to get down to child's level. Public Health employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccinations and/or tuberculosis testing as applicable to the specific position and must provide proof of completion of required vaccinations/testing or proof of initiation within sixty (60) days of hire date. This is a part-time position regularly working up to 25 hours per week.

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