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CASCADE COUNTY Public Health Nurse Communicable Disease in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Salary: $22.17-$23.67 per hours DOE - BSN; $20.57-422.07 per hour DOE - ADRN***Education/ Experience/Training:***-Bachelor's or Associate's RN Degree in Nursing required.-Experience with administering immunizations preferred.-Course work and/or experience in community health nursing preferred.***Certifications:***--Valid license to practice nursing in the State of Montana.--Applicants must possess a valid Montana Driver's License issued by the State of Montana or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.***Applicants are REQUIRED to submit the following:***--A completed Cascade County Employment Application.--Copy of valid Nursing License issued by the State of Montana.***POSITION DESCRIPTION***The Public Health Nurse ? Communicable Disease (PHN) performs nursing procedures and activities associated with the City-County Health Department's (CCHD) chronic and communicable disease education, prevention and control programs with an emphasis on screening, assessing, administering and monitoring immunizations. The PHN develops and engages in educational and outreach activities and programs topromote increased immunization coverage, awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases, chronic and communicable disease prevention and community public health. The PHN assesses and evaluates public inquiries and responds and/or makes referrals following established CCHD protocols and develops and maintains positive working relationships with community partners, agencies and providers. The PHN engages in health surveillance, investigation and control according to CCHD protocol and performs other related duties as required or assigned.***ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES***The PHN performs activities, including but not limited to, the following programs/services: immunizations; communicable disease investigations and control; HIV prevention; sexually transmitted disease (STD) investigations and control; TB control; worksite health; completes reports in a timely manner; participates in communicable disease surveillance investigation and control activities; participates in chronic disease prevention/health promotion programs and activities; performs efficient and effective public health surveillance activities; assists and /or initiatesplanning and implementing program-based outreach activities; provides health related counseling on the prevention of communicable diseases, particularly STDs; develops and promotes activities needed to decrease the STD rates of Cascade County residents; assesses and evaluates public inquiries and responds and/or refers following established protocols; conducts interviews which include assessment of disease exposure risks, current health status, education and appropriate follow-up plan; collects data, compiles accurate statistical information andprepares accurate records and reports; maintains positive communication and relationships with community agencies; adheres to Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan at all times; works with people of all ages with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles and accepts clients in a non-judgmental and empathic manner; actively seeks and utilizes the most current program specific information; performs other related duties as required or assigned. ***Knowledge and understanding of:***Teaching and learning principles; current nursing procedures and techniques and use of nursing process; applicable public health laws; prevention and control of communicable diseases; community health nursing/community resources; HIPAA Privacy and security rules; Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Windows, Internet, electronic medical record systems; CCHD and County policies, rules, procedures and functions; safetypolicies, rules, procedures and practices.***Skills in:***Customer service; time management and organization; strong written and verbal communication.***Ability to:***Become knowledgeable of and adhere to Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines; become knowledgeable

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