PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 18, 2019
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Two full-time positions available with the Health Department, Communicable Disease Prevention Division (Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic & Tuberculosis Clinic) located at 2400 Troost
Salary Range: $24.96-$39.01/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled


Responsibilities

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic: Performs work directed towards the goals of risk assessment, risk reduction, and optimal sexual health status for individuals, families and communities with the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic. Works with Disease Intervention Specialists to facilitate and navigate referrals and provide case management for individuals with high-risk behavior. Represents the department as a designated specialist or spokesperson for area of assignment in a wide range of contacts. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals in other department programs, state and local agencies and the community. Must be able to work in diverse environments as cross training in all Public Health Clinic areas will occur.

Tuberculosis Clinic: Performs as a public health nurse working primarily in the Tuberculosis Clinic. The position will require nursing care and case management of patients with latent tuberculosis infection and active TB disease. Provides care to patients in the health department and during field visits. Assists in conducting disease investigations related to tuberculosis patients. The Public Health Nurse who will fill the Tuberculosis Clinic position should also possess the willingness to work in the following areas: Immunization, and Sexual Health clinics, as training in these areas may be a requirement.


Qualifications

REQUIRES licensure as a registered nurse as determined by the Missouri State Board of Nursing or a state having reciprocity with the state of Missouri. Must possess a valid State-issued driver's license in accordance with the City of KCMO. Possession of a current license or temporary permit (for transfer from other states). Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. For the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. As a condition of employment with the City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an Influenza (Flu) Vaccination.


Other Information

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For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

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All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.