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Public Health Nurse 3 - Clinic Coordinator

Company: Marion County
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants. If you have already applied for recruitment #512-2023-1, you do not need to reapply. - -

Are you interested in making an impact on health equity needs related to immunizations and sexual transmitted disease prevention? Marion County Health and Human services is seeking a qualified RN to provide clinic coordination as well as engage with community partners to help increase immunization rates and decrease STD rates. This entails health promotion and community engagement as well as helping maintain clinical standards for the Public Health Clinic and mobile health van. If you have a passion for Public Health and want an interesting job that involves working with diverse populations and community groups, this is the job for you.
-Coordinate and oversee special public health projects and/or services; develop, monitor, evaluate, and update the provision of specific public health nursing services; plan strategies to address community health concerns.
-Works under the supervision of a manager or supervisor, who assigns work, establishes goals and reviews results obtained; may perform nursing duties as set forth in the medical standing orders established for a specialty area.
-Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this class; however exercises lead direction over newly hired nurses and student nurses. Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following Clinical Preventive Services Community Access, Collaboration, Promotion and Education:
Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements a strong immunization and STD health education and promotion system for Marion County in concert with the Clinical Preventive Services Program Manager, HIV/STD Prevention Health Educator and public health staff.

  • Researches best practice for immunization and STD services; recommends those practices for implementation
  • Promotes health equity and utilizes trauma informed care practices
  • Coordinates assessment of immunization and STD health education and promotion needs. Develops plans for ongoing health promotion and education and assures implementation and evaluation of those programs
  • Gathers data and completes reports as required by the Oregon Health Division
  • Writes small grants for immunization and STD services, prepares reports for agency awarding grants
  • Coordinates publicity and media releases to promote -clinical programs.
  • Assesses nursing and clerical staff training needs and provides/coordinates training in order to facilitate attainment of immunization and STD goals -
  • Provides leadership and training to nursing staff in areas of Vaccines for Children (VFC) and 317 eligibility, school exclusion process and STD treatment and prevention
  • Assist with designated Public Health Modernization grant activities.
  • May holds ICS role of Clinic Coordinator at Point of Dispensing ClinicsCoordinate, Assess, Plan, Develop and Evaluate Sexually Transmitted InfectionHIV (STI), Immunization and Employee Infection Clinic Services:
    • Assist with the development and update of program policies and procedures.
    • Participate in chart audits and assist in dissemination of results and plans for improvements.
    • Assist with Clinical Preventive Services staff meetings including; setting the agenda, facilitating, tracking action items, and assuring that minutes are published
    • Assist in assuring that Immunization, Employee Infection, and STI Programs as well as Lab and Pharmacy standards meet the program elements set by the State
    • Assure that educational materials and resource information are accurate and current.
    • Utilize assessment tools such as appointment schedule, productivity reports, Alert, Orpheus, OSHPL -lab reports, and EHR Reports to analyze trends and plan services
    • Act as lead in quality improvement activities; including developing and monitoring performance measures and annual plans
    • Participate in strategic planning process
    • Act as lead worker STD and Immunization services by training new staff, reviewing work, and by providing guidance and technical expertise for new and experienced nurses
    • Coordinate activities with the HIV Prevention and EISO Grant Health EducatorProvide direct service to Immunization, Employee Infection Prevention, and STI/HIV clients at both outreach and Salem clinic locations:
      • Perform nursing assessments: -measures vital signs, obtains medical and social histories, performs lab tests (including performing phlebotomy and processing urine specimens) as indicated, provides education, counseling and referrals
      • Administer medications and immunizations
      • Triage walk-in clients and those phoning in with questions or requests for exam.
      • Document accurately, completely, and in a timely manner -
      • Review lab results and processes appropriately
      • Complete accurate and timely documentation in charts, lab log, and medication inventory
      • Back up for other clinic RN staff
      • Maintain inventory and ordering of medications; maintains documentation and information regarding suppliers and contact information.Tuberculosis (TB) Program Support
        • Helps provide backup support the TB team, as needed.
        • Trained to the TB program, able to take a small caseload as needed
        • Complete chart reviews.
        • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor: May need to work outside of usual 8-5 schedule to attend community meetings or provide services. Participates in OHA required training, meetings and communicationsResponse Level 1: - In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Due to regular assignment, employee may be assigned a leadership role in the provision of essential services or response functions. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100, 700, 200, and 800 on-line or in-person training. Requirements for the Position EXPERIENCE AND TRAININGAssociate's Degree, or diploma, in nursing, plus four (4) years of experience as a nurse in a public health, social services, or community health setting; ORCompletion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, plus two (2) years of experience as a nurse in a public health, social services, or community health setting.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Oregon at the time of appointment.
          • Selected applicants will be required to provide college transcripts at interview.
          • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. -Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. -The policy can be found at: -
          • The finalist for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
          • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found -at: -
          • This position may be subject to the following: -Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
          • This assignment is represented by a union.
          • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
          • Typical Work Schedule: -Monday through Friday days, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.Considerable knowledge of the practice of public health nursing; knowledge and considerable skill in the use of community resources in supporting provision of public health services; -knowledge of systems development and utilization.
            -Working knowledge of interprofessional relationships in the implementation of services.
            -Skill and ability in interpersonal communications; development, analysis and evaluation of systems, and development of comprehensive reports; accept and abide by supervision received; act as technical resource to peers and others in the community; provide oversight and to coordinate programs, projects and/or services; recognize the needs and concerns of people, while maintaining constructive therapeutic relationships; clinic and service operations to improve the quality and/or delivery of client services.
            -Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; climbs 1 flight of stairs; bends forward; stoops; reaches overhead; lifts, carries, pushes and/or pulls up to 30 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 30 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal level of speech; distinguishes colors and shades when performing lab tests; has the ability to complete blood pressure screening; may work in areas exposed noise and chemicals such as dispatch cleaner used in the clinic to disinfect exam rooms and lab PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. - Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. - Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. - Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE
            • One of the following:
              • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
              • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
              • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
                • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
                  • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
                  • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.PandoLogic. Keywords: Public Health Nurse, Location: Salem, OR - 97308

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