Immunization Public Health Nurse

Livingston, MT

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Description

Park County is seeking an Immunization Public Health Nurse to join their team in Livingston, Montana!

TO APPLY: Complete application form at jobs@parkcounty.org

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm

Pay: $24.13-$29.86/hour DOE

Position overview:

This is a multifaceted job with daily fluctuations based on the needs of the community.  It requires strong RN nursing skills and knowledge as well as the ability to quickly change roles.  This position will facilitate programs that include home visiting, immunization clinics, communicable disease surveillance, follow-up, reporting and on-call status while ‘off the clock’, community collaboration and outreach, public health emergency preparedness activities, community educational offerings and innovative approaches to reach at-risk populations to improve public health in Park County.  This position is the direct supervisor to the nursing staff employed by the Park County Health Department and acts in a supportive role for the Livingston School District Nurses. The position requires the highest level of confidentiality.

Immunization

  1. To coordinate with all Park County schools and daycare facilities to facilitate immunization clinics that include influenza, HPV, TDap and meningococcal immunizations.

 

  1. To coordinate with local volunteer services and high-risk employers to facilitate immunization clinics and/or offer in office immunizations by appointment.  These organizations include EMS, law enforcement, Southwest Chemical Dependency program, school district, City/County employees and others deemed appropriate.

 

  1. To conduct timely flu vaccine clinics for community members and local businesses during appropriate times of year. Order vaccines and supplies as needed.

 

  1. To fulfill Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant immunizations requirements quarterly reports to the State.

 

  1. To maintain State Immunization, grant requirements including quarterly reporting to the State.  Acts as Immunization grant liaison.

 

  1. To maintain and update County Bloodborne Pathogen policy including completion of continuing education annually for County employees and throughout the year for new hire

Communicable Disease

  1. To assure communicable diseases are reported and treated accordingly to recommendations outlined in most current edition of “Control of Communicable Disease Manual” (compiled by the American Public Health Association) as well as guidance by the State DPHHS CD/Epi staff and in accordance with Montana State Code.

 

  1. To assume primary responsibility for communicable disease calls and questions from other County departments, local medical staff, providers, and State DPHHS CD/Epi staff.  Follows up in required time frame.  Although designated health department nursing staff can act as back-up, this nurse will be the first called.  These calls can happen outside normal hours of operation. 

 

  1. To respond timely to State monthly test calls upon receiving notifications.

 

  1. To work closely with Park County child care facilities/businesses, schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other areas of communal residence or operation to provide guidance should any communicable disease be reported.

 

  1. To fulfill Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant CD/Epi requirements including quarterly reports to the State.

 

  1. To maintain active surveillance of communicable diseases throughout Park County. And to enforce quarantine as needed, with guidance provided by Health Officer and Board of Health.

 

  1. To provide educational outreach to the Park County Community as time allows to prevent spread of communicable diseases.

 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (PHEP)

 

  1. To complete required FEMA training - listed under certification section.

 

  1. To maintain PHEP grant related duties, policies and protocols, and quarterly reports to the State.  Acts as PHEP grant liaison.

 

  1. To work in conjunction with Park County DES on countywide protocols and assists in facilitating yearly table-top or mock emergency preparedness exercises.

 

  1. To attend quarterly Local Emergency Preparedness Council meetings.

 HOME VISITING NURSE

  1. Maintains State DPHHS Montana Home visiting grant including reporting, invoicing, and data collection.

           

  1. Facilitates home visiting with parents and children who have asthma aged 0-18 years old.  Educates and works with families ‘where they are at’ to assist in controlling or eliminating asthma using evidence-based practices.

           

  1. Does outreach with providers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, etc. to facilitate ongoing referrals for program.  Ideal outreach goal is 15 new referrals/year.

 

  1. Attends monthly web-based conference calls and yearly statewide conference, which may require in-state travel.

Knowledge:

This work requires utilization of strong RN skills and knowledge.  Nursing knowledge including infant and maternal assessment, immunization purpose and schedules and communicable disease physiological processes and treatment as well as emergency preparedness protocols.  It is essential to have the knowledge or ability to learn local and State resources related to public health.  Strong communication skills, innovation, and efficiency is required. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are essential with these referring agencies. Comfortable public speaking skills. Ability to work effectively with other professionals. Must be very familiar with medical terminology, medical and legal (HIPAA) guidelines. Ability to work independently while understanding the importance and value of collaboration is a must. Experience being an active member of your health community is valuable. A motivated and well-organized individual is a must in this multi-faceted job.  Also a must is an individual who is able to work with people of varying backgrounds and is able to set aside judgements and meet people ‘where they are at’. 

 Education and Experience

Must have a degree (minimum Associates) in Nursing.  Must be a Registered Nurse. Experience working as a nurse with 3-5 years is preferred.  Experience working with the general public and people of varying backgrounds is needed. Experience with medical billing will be helpful. Experience working in the public health field would be terrific! 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

            Montana State Board of Nursing License - Active

            Current Montana Driver’s License

TO APPLY: Complete application form at jobs@parkcounty.org

 

 

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