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Public Health Nurse

Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $68,138.00 - $93,693.00 Annually Closing: 9/17/2022 11:59 PM Arizona Definition Under the general direction of the Public Health Agency. This position teaches, counsels, conducts epidemiological investigations, and provides public health nursing services to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Promotes and protects health of diverse community populations using knowledge from nursing, social and public health sciences, this position promotes and protects the health of populations in the community. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt. Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification. Examples of Tasks Tasks:

  • Direct Care: Performs nursing assessments and screenings.
  • Responds to health questions by individuals and/or families during home visits, in clinics or schools, or while giving health demonstrations and lectures to community groups to educate the public on preventative health measures.
  • Visits homes of individuals and/or families in the community and gathers initial background information used to assess their health needs and problems to develop a health care plan.
  • Initiates patient education efforts and preventative health measures within scope of practice for a public health nurse.
  • Interviews patients and/or families to evaluate health needs on environmental hazards in the homes.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of a family care plan and nursing services provided.
  • Initiates appropriate interventions according to health care priorities identified in conjunction with primary care provider.
  • Conducts investigations of disease outbreaks; visits suspected areas and interviews persons who have contracted the disease to compile information on symptoms and environmental factors.
  • Implements actions to curtail the spread of communicable diseases by instructing high-risk individuals or groups in the proper control measures.
  • Administers medication as prescribed by physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Monitors medications and determines efficacy of medications, side effects and drug interactions.
  • Provides medication education to patients.
  • Administers hearing and vision tests to screen possible hearing and vision problems and refers these problems to the physician.
  • Measures patients vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height, and weight) and growth process.
  • Assists with HHS employee health efforts including annual influenza vaccination clinic and COVID vaccine PODs.
  • Participates as a member of multi-disciplinary consultation and review teams including case assignments. 2. Administration: Assures adherence to established policies, procedures and standing orders.
    • Assists as needed with the coordination of all health related appointments and referrals.
    • Coordinates health care aspect of patients if they transition to another facility, hospital, treatment center or other.
    • Documents accurately, legibly and completely in Electronic Health Record (EHR), patient charts. Includes subjective and objective data, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness and patient education provided.
    • Develops and documents nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans.
    • Establishes and maintains documentation and communication flow between staff at Salt River Clinic
    • Appraises quality and effectiveness of documentation, education materials and equipment periodically and makes recommendations to clinic leadership for change when necessary.
    • Follows through to ensure that agreed upon changes are implemented and maintained.
    • Maintains program data.
    • Prepares and submits required reports as needed.
    • Participates in case staffing as required. 3. Miscellaneous: Performs other duties as assigned to maintain and enhance the health care program and Department of Health and Human Services service operation.
      • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency in nursing through continuing education, staff meetings, training and conferences, etc. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Characteristics:
        • Knowledge of history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
        • Knowledge of theory, principles and scope of practice for public health nursing.
        • Knowledge of federal, state, and agency laws and regulations governing public health nursing practice.
        • Knowledge of health counseling methods.
        • Knowledge of standard nursing procedures.
        • Knowledge of current and emerging issues in Public Health.
        • Knowledge of disease processes.
        • Knowledge of data collection and analysis.
        • Knowledge of theory and practices of management in nursing services.
        • Knowledge of assessment, preventative and therapy procedures in a correctional setting.
        • Knowledge of interview techniques, and the methods used to gather data.
        • Knowledge of counseling theory and techniques plus learning principles and strategies.
        • Knowledge of medical, public health and social service resources available to Native Americans including, but not limited to, Indian Health Service, Medicare, Medicaid, ALTCS, SSI, etc.
        • Knowledge of public health practices and concerns.
          • Skill assessing client needs and developing care plans.
          • Skill observing, assessing and documenting patient behavior and progress.
          • Skill with verbal and written communication and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and health professionals.
          • Skill maintaining accurate records and compiling timely reports.
          • Skill in utilizing various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office and correlated units.
          • Skill performing emergency medical procedures including first aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support.
          • Skill applying professional nursing methods and techniques.
          • Skill in taking temperature and blood pressure readings, and administer tests and medications.
          • Skill applying and interpreting federal, state, and agency laws and regulations governing professional nursing practices.
            • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, subordinates, supervisors, health care professionals, Tribal officials and representatives of resource agencies.
            • Ability to work as a member of a team.
            • Ability to develop health care plans in conjunction with other professionals.
            • Ability to incorporate cultural differences, health beliefs and learning styles.
            • Ability to evaluate health needs and environmental hazards.
            • Ability to provide health counseling to patients and families.
            • Ability to identify and address programmatic problems.
            • Ability to collect, analyze, report and use data.
            • Ability to develop and implement program protocols.
            • Ability to maintain confidentiality and meet HIPPA requirements
            • Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment including cellular phones, photocopiers, FAX machines, calculators and personal computers. Minimum Qualifications Qualifications: Education and Experience: An Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and certification as a Registered Nurse (RN) required. Bachelor Degree preferred
              • Valid and unrestricted Arizona Registered Nurse license required.
              • 1 years experience in Public Health Nursing required. Experience may include volunteer work, community service or employment with a Visiting Nurse Association hospital or other community-based public health agency, organization or health department that provides direct public health services to the population or, that contract such services to local health departments.
              • Experience working with Native American Communities preferred.
              • Experience working in a health clinic as a Registered Nurse preferred. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered. Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill. Special Requirements
                • May be required to work beyond normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
                • Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children".
                  Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate. In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to application 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date. The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Public Health Nurse, Healthcare , Scottsdale, Arizona

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