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SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (SCHOOL HEALTH, 12-MONTH) - MULTIPLE

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Public Health Services

DATE POSTED:            

August 09, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

Until Filled

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$54,712.00

MAXIMUM HIRING SALARY:

$73,000.00

POSITION NUMBER:            

Multiple

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time, 12-month appointment

 

Durham County Public Health's School Health team is growing! We are hiring for 10 newly-established school health nursing positions. School health nurses provide important preventive health services to help students achieve physical and mental health and reach their academic potential.

 

Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is under consideration for all of these openings.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

This Senior Public Health Nurse position is employed as a school nurse in the School Health Program. Responsibilities for the school health nurse include assessment, planning, and evaluating nursing interventions for students with chronic health conditions. Provides direct care and facilitates the practice components of case management. Provides instruction to students, school staff, and families regarding health issues and skilled procedures. Independently evaluates students presenting with health problems or concerns, arranges for appropriate care coordination and referral for students with health problems. Develops individual care plans for students with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions; instructs and monitors for safe medication administration. This Senior Public Health Nurse (School Health Nurse) practices in school settings and strategically collaborates with school district staff to increase the district’s capacity to address student health. May be required to provide nursing services and health support in Public Health Medical Division clinics, programs, and community response programs.

 

THIS IS A FULL-TIME, 12-MONTH POSITION.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Must be able to work independently and make sound nursing judgments in a variety of complex health situations.
  • Must have the ability to record the services rendered accurately and interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a BSN in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation, or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Requires license to practice as Registered Nurse in NC by NC Board of Nursing; General Statutes of NC, Chapter 90, Article 9.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh