Community Health Nurse
Closing Date: Open until filled
The COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE is full-time, 40 hour per week, Civil Service and Union represented.
Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving qualify of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic and environmental conditions. We want to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.
DUTIES: Coordinate and implement community health nursing programs in Columbia County, with primary focus on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services (MCAH). Ensure Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services are available in the County to strengthen families and improve health status of women and children. Develop and coordinate a local delivery system for MCAH services. Provide services via home visits, coordinate referrals to primary care and other agencies, and collect and submit client encounter data while adhering to state requirements.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. At least three years of work experience as a Registered Nurse, two of which must have been in a community health nursing. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above-described duties may be acceptable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current licensure in good standing as a registered nurse in the State of Oregon. Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and an acceptable driving record.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public health nursing; the methods and techniques of nursing; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting; the American Nurses Association standards and policies; the principles of harm reduction; the theories and practices of public health administration; school exclusion requirements; public health laws and regulations, including communicable disease reporting requirements and laws related to prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Skill in the use and care of nursing and medical equipment. Skill in the operation of various software applications programs, including word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail. Skill in using communicable disease control and prevention systems. Skills in organization and project management.
Ability to express ideas effectively, verbally and in writing. Ability to meet deadlines and work independently in cooperation with agency, community and industry representatives. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability to develop and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, County officials and the public.