Goverment Jobs
Published
April 15, 2019
Location
Georgia
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Job Type

Description

Description

This position is located in Augusta, GA and does not offer relocation assistance. Must be within a reasonable commuting distance. If relocating to the Augusta area, please specify on the application.

The East Central Health District is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse 1 or 2 in TB Control with Richmond County Health Department.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, employee retirement plan, 12 paid holidays, 401K, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

Job Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, provides assistance to Public Health Nurses and county programs. Provides care which includes medical treatments, administering medication and giving injections. Assigned to specific duties within the scope of an LPN practice in Public Health. Provides assigned intake and clerical duties for TB Control .

  • Answer and assist client calls
  • Client computer system intake
  • verification of insurance and some billing as instructed
  • Research data and compile program report to be submitted to state
  • Assist with contact investigations on/off site
  • Assist with DOT as assigned
  • Become TST Skin Testing certified and assist as needed
  • Assist with phlebotomy, lab testing, and patient visits
  • Charting and reporting changes in in client conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment
  • Administer medication and note times and amounts in EHR
  • Measure and record vitals( height, weight, temp., blood pressure, pulse and respiration)
  • Provide basic client care and treatment as supervised by RN
  • Works as part a healthcare team to assess client needs,plans, modify care and implement interventions
  • Document accurately in EHR
  • Perform other dutiesas assigned
Minimum Qualifications

LPN 1
Vocational/Technical degree from an accredited LPN/ LVN School of Nursing AND Current Georgia license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse AND CPR certification AND Completion of all necessary orientation and training for Public Health LPN. No experience necessary.

LPN2
Vocational/Technicaldegree from anaccreditedLPN/ LVN School of NursingAND TWO Years of LPN public health experience ANDCurrent Georgia license to practice as a Licensed Practical NurseANDCPR certification

Special Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Basic knowledge of electronic health records (EHR)
  • Able to stand, bend and stoop for long periods of time
  • Lift at least 30 lbs. unassisted
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Willing to work flexible hours including weekends
  • Physically assist with set up/break down of health fairs and outreach activities
Additional Information

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: [email protected]

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Standard Benefits for FULL Time Salaried Employees
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
No benefits are offered for part time employees.
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The answers you provide to the supplemental questions will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your responses pertaining to specific work experience and education must be clearly shown in the areas for work history and education on your application. Your application must be completed in full before it is submitted. We do not accept additional information after your application has been received by the Personnel Department. Do you accept these conditions?

  • Yes
  • No
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Do you have a relative, friend or acquaintance that works for Public Health?

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    If you answered "YES" to having a relative, friend or acquaintance that works for Public Health, please list the name and location of that employee.

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      Do you have a Vocational/Technical degree from an accredited LPN/LVN School of Nursing?

      • Yes
      • No
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      Do you have a current unrestricted Georgia license to practice as an LPN?

      • Yes
      • No
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      Do you have a current CPR certification?

      • Yes
      • No
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      How many years experience do you have as a Licensed Practical Nurse?

      • No experience
      • 1-2 years
      • 2-4 years
      • 4 or more years
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      How many years experience do you have in Public Health?

      • No experience
      • 1-2 years
      • 2-4 years
      • 4 or more years
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      Do yo have experience in Electronic Health Records (EHR)?

      • Yes
      • No
      10
      Are you willing to accept a salary within the range indicated as it is nonnegotiable?

      • Yes
      • No

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