SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (SCHOOL HEALTH, 10-MONTH) - MULTIPLE

Date: Feb 6, 2024

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 18, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY MIN:  

 

$64,093.00

MAXIMUM HIRING SALARY:

 

$108,882.00

POSITION NUMBER:        

    

MULTIPLE

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time, 10-MONTH APPOINTMENT

 

 

**This is a full-time, permanent, 10-month position. This means that you wil work for 10 months of the year, August to June, and be off for eight (8) weeks during summer break. You will not be receiving pay during these weeks since you are not working; however, your benefits do continue during this time. During the 10 months that you are working, you will pay a prorated amount to cover the cost of your benefits during the weeks that you are not working**

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW

 

This Senior Public Health Nurse position is employed as a school nurse in the School Health Program. Responsibilities for the school health nurse includes assessment, planning and evaluating nursing interventions for students with chronic health conditions.

 

THIS IS A 10-MONTH, FULL-TIME, POSITION.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • 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 the appropriate management of, 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.

 

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 accurately record the services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instruction.
  • 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.

 

**NOTE**:

To further the mission of the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) to partner with our community to advance health equity, protect the environment, and promote health and wellness for all, DCoDPH is implementing the employee vaccination and tuberculosis screening policies. All DCoDPH employees are considered healthcare personnel (HCP) working in a health care setting with the potential for exposure to patients and/or infectious materials and, therefore, are required to comply and provide documented proof of the following:

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination/immunity; 
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox) vaccination/immunity; 
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis);
  • Tuberculosis (TB) baseline screening within the last twelve (12) months prior to employment.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination/immunity – only required for DCoDPH employees with potential Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) exposures.

 

Identified DCoDPH HCP with potential Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) exposure have an additional requirement for the Hepatitis B vaccination. Required vaccination, serological testing to determine immunity, and baseline tuberculosis screening are available for all Public Health employees who elect to become DCoDPH patients upon request and at no cost.

Proof of vaccination and tuberculosis screening must be provided to Human Resources within seven (7) business days prior to the date of employment.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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