Public Health Nurse - Immunization Clinic

  • MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Jun 04, 2022
Public Health

Job Description

Definition

TO APPLY :
  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted or requested.
  • Please attach to your completed application: College Transcripts (unofficial accepted), a letter of interest, a resume, copy of your MT Nursing License, and CPR certification.
  • Incomplete applications may be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
Performs professional level duties in the field of public health nursing for the Missoula City-County Health Department . Will be assigned to immunization clinic services.

Representative Examples of Work

Promotes 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 infectious disease, asthma, immunizations, maternal and child health, etc. 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. 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. 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 Demands

The 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.

Job Address

Missoula, Montana United States View Map