Public Health Nurse II - Clinical/Immunization Coordinator
Job Title: Public Health Nurse II - Clinical Services/Immunization Coordinator
Department: Crook County Health Department
Reports To: Clinical Services Supervisor
Salary Grade: $23.77 - $31.96
Position Closes: Open Until Filled
I. Job Purpose:
Under the supervision of the Clinical Services Supervisor, the Public Health Nurse II performs a variety of duties in public health nursing programs including family planning, immunization, HIV counseling and testing, STD infection check exams, and communicable disease follow-up. This position is the Immunization Coordinator for the Department.
- Number of Employees Reporting to This Position: 0
II. Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Performs skilled nursing services and client education in a clinical setting, including but not limited to:
-Clinical Family Planning services.
-HIV Counseling and Testing
-Infection check exams
-Communicable disease follow-up
-Basic lab tests and blood draws
· Assesses client’s medical needs by performing limited examinations, reviewing and discussing medical histories, evaluating existing treatments, administrating treatment based on department protocols, and monitoring results.
· Promotes health and prevention of disease in clinic and community settings including educational presentations.
· Refers clients to appropriate health and social agencies or practitioners.
· Maintains required documentation and statistical data, and compiles required reports as needed.
· Develop and maintain effective, harmonious and positive work relationships with others.
· Maintain regular and predictable work attendance.
· Attend health related workshops as arranged.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
· Participate in county’s emergency response functions, as assigned.
· Attends staff meetings and educational sessions on regular basis.
· Participates in CCHD activities both planning and execution as assigned.
- Understands terms and concepts associated with childhood and adult immunization and the diseases they prevent.
- Describes and applies current Oregon Health Division Immunization Schedule for specific ages.
- Understands CCHD policies and procedures for administering vaccinations.
- Interprets Oregon School Law accurately and implements standards for sites required to report in Oregon.
- Communicates effectively and accurately with various media outlets.
- Understands terms and concepts related to Incident Command Systems (ICS) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions.
- Competent in administrative tasks using various computer programs, teleconferencing, webinars, and use of general office equipment.
- Interviews each parent/client for possible precautions and contraindications specific for each vaccine and possible reactions.
- Describes and demonstrates proper vaccine storage and handling.
- Administers vaccine in a safe manner using universal precautions and sharps safety according to standing orders and procedures.
- Demonstrates safe child comfort restraint and immunization technique per CCHD policy.
- Describes procedures accurately for immunization related emergencies.
- Completes all forms, consents, records, and other documentation as required by Crook County and Oregon Health Division.
- Competently documents in electronic medical record software.
- Understands terms and concepts involved in determining payer source for vaccine with local, state and federal programs or private insurance.
- Creates and implements clinic policies and procedures.
- Collaborates and develops community partnerships.
- Promotes educational outreach efforts to increase immunization rates in Crook County.
- Participates in data collection for local, state and federal programs.
- Maintains regional partnerships and coalition participation.
- Pursues grant writing opportunities for program promotion.
- Coordinates mass immunizing clinic events including logistics, organizing mass transportation, security, parking, traffic flow, emergency staff and accommodations for public.
- Attends continuing education re: changes in vaccine epidemiology.
- Participates in the AFIX Immunization Project and metrics.
III. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Equipment used – Personal computer and related software, telephone, printer, copier, facsimile.
o Use of computers for word processing, data analysis, and Microsoft Outlook.
o Medical equipment such as syringes, autoclave, microscope, hemoglobin machine, oxygen, sharps containers, stethoscope, tympanic thermometer, otoscope, and sphygmomanometer. Personal computer and related software, printer, photocopier, telephone, facsimile and other office machines.
- Knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules that govern environment health programs and standard for follow up of disease investigations and outbreaks.
- Knowledge of laboratory testing procedures.
- Skills in writing clear and concise correspondence and ability to document in an electronic health record system.
- Knowledge and ability to perform client interviews.
- Knowledge of Public Health Nursing policies, practices, and procedures.
- Knowledge of Community Resources
- Ability and skill to work independently and make effective decisions within nursing scope of practice.
- Ability and skill in counseling and working with the public (upset clients).
- Ability and skill to learn and operate special software programs used by the department.
- Ability and skill to learn the established practices and procedures of the department.
- Ability and skill to contribute to a positive work environment and provide excellent customer service.
- Ability to accept supervision and carry out precise detailed instructions.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
- Ability to explain established policies and procedures using judgment and diplomacy.
- Trained in Incident command Functions.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Ability and skill to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work with biohazards in the laboratory.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary and travel when required.
- License Required: Associated Degree in Nursing or BSN and public health experience preferred, but not required. Valid RN license for State of Oregon.
- Experience: Additional preparation related to community health nursing, or a combination of education and experience preferred.
- Must hold a current nursing license from the State of Oregon in accordance with ORS 678.010 to 678.360.
- Must hold a valid Oregon driver’s license and valid CPR card.
- Prior to or on date of hire:
- Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
- Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).
- Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).
V. Position Details:
- The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.
- This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.
- Work location is Crook County Health Department and off-site locations at times.
- Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt
- Crook County is an equal opportunity employer.