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CASCADE COUNTY Public Health Nurse in GREAT FALLS, Montana

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Associate RN with (2) years of experience in Healthcare or Social Services setting required. Must join MNA Union. Valid license to practice nursing in the State of Montana. Copy must be submitted with application. Valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Public Health Nurse's (PHN) primary function within the CCHD (City-County Health Department) Family Health Services Division is to provide a variety of generalized public health nursing services focused on improving maternal and child health, preventing child abuse and neglect, encouraging positive parenting and promoting child development and school readiness. The PHN promotes, identifies and teaches social, behavioral and positive healthy habits to pregnant women and parents of young children while using a core set of interventions including newborn screening and vaccinations. The PHN provides resources to pregnant women, families and foster parents, particularly those considered "at-risk" with necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn. The PHN engages families in healthy living practices while being culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and empathetic to the client's personal needs and provides families with information about injury prevention, available community resources and services and assists parents in developing and fostering healthy self-concepts, self-help skills and self-reliance. Facilitates parenting classes and has active involvement with various community committees and collaborative efforts with community partners, staff and agencies and performs other related duties as required or assigned. WAGES $22.17 - $22.67 per hr. DOE BSN $20.57 - 22.07 per hr. DOE ASNSEE Complete Job Vacancy Announcement for full job duties and responsibilities of this position.