THIS POSITION REQUIRES APPLICANTS TO BE TOBACCO AND NICOTINE FREE
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is a tobacco and nicotine free campus. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department prohibits the hiring of individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. All individuals who are offered a position with the Health Department are screened for tobacco or nicotine use as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for tobacco or nicotine use will be disqualified from employment, their job offers will be withdrawn, and they will be disqualified from employment with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department for one (1) year from the date of the post-offer health screening.
THIS IS A BILINGUAL POSITION. YOU MUST BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Under the general supervision of Program Managers; provides a variety of specialized public health care nursing services in the areas of assessment, prevention, treatment, case management, quality management, outreach and education to the residents, indigent and underserved populations of women, children and families; may act as a coordinator or lead on assigned program specialty.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)Tasks
Provides patient/client services in a manner that maintains quality care and documentation while ensuring the safety of patients/clients and compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines; may perform audits of charts and facilities; conducts required laboratory proficiency/comparison of laboratory testing; identifies physical, social and emotional needs of clients; works as a team member, collaborating services within the clinics including WIC, Family Planning, Families First, Prenatal, Dental, Primary Care, Child Health, TennCare, etc.
May work in a variety of programs such as Immunization, Communicable Diseases; Occupational Health and Safety related to employees exposed to possible contagious blood and/or body fluids; Vaccination Programs, Infection Control, Radiological Monitoring, Renal Disease Prevention and Management, Homeless, Hispanic, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, etc; assists medical doctors and nurse practitioners by performing assessments of patients medically, mentally, physically and socially.
Teaches patients and/or family about their conditions, preventative measures to control/maintain or improve their condition/situation; refers patients to appropriate resources in community; performs duties of case management in patient homes, nursing facilities, nursing homes; develops protocol and policy changes to meet needs; performs all duties of professional registered nurse; maintains current licensure; researches new medical information; performs other related duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, rules, regulations, policies, practices and procedures related to provision of Public Health Professional Nursing services.
Knowledge of professional Registered Nurse medical methods, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of community and county medical, social, and emotional services.
Knowledge of quality reviews and audit methods, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of specialty methods, practices and procedures related to area of assignment.
Knowledge of patient chart documentation, recordkeeping, case management; and specialized medical procedures related to area of assignment.
Skill utilizing specialized medical equipment utilizing proper universal health and safety precautions.
Skill managing upset and/or confrontational patients/clients or family members.
Skill reading, analyzing, and interpreting medical research, reports, tests, and information.
Skill utilizing verbal and written communication in providing presentations, counseling, educational materials, and instructions related to medical information.
Skill providing case management to indigent or underserved populations.
Skill utilizing customer service/public relations techniques when responding to inquiries and complaints.
Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with one (1) year work experience. An Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing or the equivalent plus three (3) years work experience may be considered; Must possess an active Registered Nurse Licensure, currentCPR certification,and a valid driver's license. Applicant must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
Physical Requirements:Work requires long periods of standing, walking, lifting medical supplies or patients weighing up to 50 pounds, assisting patients in transfers to examination tables, performing routine lab work such as blood draws and specimen collection; extensive contact with infectious diseases, mentally ill or combative patients, home visits, case management and attention to detail. Some positions require occasional travel and on-call duties.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
**Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
"Any overtime hours offered in this position are not guaranteed, but are an estimate subject to change."
Hamilton County offers medical insurance, life insurance, paid leave, and paid holidays to Full Time and Skimp (25 hours per week) Employees. Full time employees also receive Retirement. For a complete listing of Hamilton County Employee Benefits, please visit:
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