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Missoula County Public Health Nurse - Immunization in Missoula, Montana

Public Health Nurse - ImmunizationSalary$30.00 - $32.20 HourlyLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Part-time, less than 40 hours/weekJob Number2023-00266DepartmentMissoula Public Health- Health ServicesOpening Date12/05/2023Bargaining UnitMFPE - RN UnitWork SiteMissoula CountyScheduling/Hours of WorkPart time 24 hours per weekDefinitionThis is a part-time opportunity (24 hours per week) with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community.The pay range for this position is $30.00 - $32.20 DOE. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply! The Health Department is seeking a PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE to join their team. This position performs professional level duties in the field of public health nursing for the Missoula City-County Health Department. Will be assigned to clinic services in the Health Services Division. This position is eligible for insurance benefits and Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Federal Student Aid.Details: Priority screening will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established or the position has been filled.To Apply: •Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.•Please attach to your completed application: College Transcripts (unofficial accepted), a letter of interest, a resume, a copy of your MT Nursing License, and current CPR certification.•Incomplete applications will be disqualified.•Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.Representative Examples of WorkPromotes and supports the health of individual families and the community through assessment, teaching, counseling and other appropriate interventions. Duties may involve primary focus in areas such as immunizations. Works with public and private agencies to improve community health through the collection and assessment of health data and the implementation of recommended policies to address critical concerns. Applies the nursing process in identifying patients who have physical, social and emotional needs. Serves as case manager in the assessment of nursing needs of individuals and families. Develops nursing care plans and provides documentation as appropriate or required. Assists individuals and families to identify, access and utilize appropriate community health resources. Provides service in community, home and clinic settings. Provides health-education to individuals and groups, including other health professionals. Acts as a health resource person to other health and social agencies. May assist citizen groups in organizing community health programs. Assists with mentoring and providing guidance for nursing students assigned to the Health Department. Plans, develops and evaluates projects as assigned. Prepares reports to indicate project progress and outcome as needed. Participates in quality improvement projects and strategic work plans. Works within the incident command structure during emergencies. DESIGNATED AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Immunization Clinic Services: Works with all ages to assess historical vaccine records and to administer immunizations based on age and/or medical condition. In addition to vaccinations, may draw blood, administer TB skin tests and interpret results, and do lice checks. Responsible for coordinating with Infectious Disease office on reportable communicable diseases. Works with the public and other health care providers to inform and educate on vaccine-related topics. May be required to work in the International Travel Clinic to perform travel consultations. Primarily works in a clinic setting but may also work in the community setting.Minimum Qualifications•Requires a baccalaureate degree in nursing. •Requires a current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in Montana. •No prior experience is required. •SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires a current Montana driver's license. Requires current CPR certification. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safety of any person. Requires successfully passing a criminal history background check.Physical/Environmental DemandsThe work requires some physical exertion such as bending, walking and lifting boxes of files and small children (up to 40 lbs.). Requires the manual dexterity to perform manual nursing skills, such as drawing blood, giving injections, filling syringes, etc. The employee may risk exposure to potentially dangerous situations, including exposure to communicable diseases. Varies by designated area of responsibility: The employee will be required to provide service in home settings, which may require climbing stairs. The employee will be required to serve in an on-call capacity on a rotational basis that requires carrying a pager and a cell phone. Requires working outside of the normal workday hours. Requires driving a vehicle to off-site locations for conducting immunization clinics or home visiting.Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Websitehttp://www.missoulacounty.us

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