07 Aug
Nurse
Wyoming, Lovell

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Join our team at the Wyoming Department of Health! This position performs nursing assessment, diagnosis, treatment, planning, implementation and evaluation to individuals, families, and groups, or to the population as a whole as providing services in the Maternal Child Health (MCH) programs, Ryan White Program, the Immunization Program, and the Communicable Disease Program.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-6780 auri.fermelia@wyo.govESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Provides direct nursing care in the clinic & other settings, through the use of the nursing process, including teaching & counseling patient and family in patient's care.

  • Represent the agency on local/county/state/national boards, committees or organizations.

  • The successful candidate will have prior experience in interviewing, assessing and providing thoughtful, pertinent assistance to new parents.

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in documentation of these interventions and developing plans for further care as indicated.

  • Performs nursing assessment, diagnosis, treatment & evaluation according to the ANA's Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.

  • Arranges for and conducts nursing clinics and classes; teaching individuals and groups about health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Determines priorities and responsibilities based on public health core functions and essential services.

  • Administers adult and child vaccines per program protocols and best practices.

  • Performs the majority of walk-in clinics applying the nursing process, guidelines and orders, and appropriate documentation.

  • Works with the nurse manager and public health response coordinator in relation to emergency preparedness activities.

  • Provides Family Planning Services, HIV/STI testing, Ryan White case management, TB testing, Maternal, and Child home visitation and Lactation Counseling and LT 101 reviews.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES/AGENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Preference will be given to a BSN with work experience in public health nursing.

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming.

Valid driver's license required.KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of laws, principles, practices, and techniques of professional nursing.

  • Knowledge of the maintenance of medical records, charts, reports, and observations.

  • Knowledge of principles of the nursing process and scientific process.

  • Knowledge of public healthcare functions and essential services.

  • Knowledge of applying medical diagnosis and treatment to patient care.

  • Knowledge of scientific concepts as a basis for decision making.

  • Knowledge of physical, biological and behavioral sciences.

  • Knowledge of evaluation services and programs according to standards.

  • Knowledge of work management and leadership theory and practice.

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local law pertaining to healthcare.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Nursing)

Experience:

0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Nursing) with acquired knowledge at the level of an LPN

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:

3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Nursing) with acquired knowledge at the level of an LPN

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Lift medical equipment of varying sizes and weights up to about 50 lbs.

  • Climb stairs to patient homes, drive long distances.

  • Travel throughout the state and to national conferences if requested.

  • Work evenings, nights and /or weekends when the situation requires it.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt.

  • As a condition of employment, the successful applicant employed will be required to:

    • Execute a release of personnel records to the Board of County Commissioners, to be used on an as-needed basis.

    • Complete an Employee Health Assessment, which includes verification of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases. If the successful applicant is found to be non-immune, vaccination will be required, unless medically contraindicated.

    • Yearly influenza vaccination is also required, unless medically contraindicated.

    • BLS/CPR for Healthcare Professionals is required.

    • For every successful applicant, a background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, Department of Family Services and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Supplemental Information

048-Wyoming Department of Health - Public Health - Community Health - Public Health Nursing.

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.


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