Registered Nurse – Public Health Dept. – PT (32 hrs/wk)

In by Stephanie Grover

  • Part Time
  • Miles City, MT
  • $30.40 - $32.38 an hour/DOE

Website One Health (Formly Known as Bighornvalley Health Center)

Building healthy families one person at a time

Miles City is looking for a Registered Nurse (Public Health Dept – Title X).  The person in this position provides public health nursing to individuals, families, and population groups in the clinical setting and community setting. Nursing actions are directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction, and health status improvement for individuals, families and communities. Nursing activities include, but are not limited to, systematic analysis of health data, care plan development, health education and advocacy, care coordination, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to promote the health of a population. Public Health Nurses often collaborate and consult within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams in order to achieve desirable outcomes for families and communities. Public Health Nursing interventions occur at individual, family, community and system levels depending upon the responsibilities of the position and the issues involved.  Serves as a care manager to populations within program scope.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Performs comprehensive individual and family assessments, implements interventions and documents in established electronic medical record forms and databases. Assessments may include physical, psycho-social, behavioral and social determinants of health care.
  • Uses public health surveillance/disease specific investigation methods in screening, case investigating and contact finding of communicable and infectious diseases that threaten the health of the community.
  • Refers complaints regarding environmental health problems and environmental health hazards to initiate enforcement or corrective actions as required.
  • Provides targeted education and counseling to individuals, families and community groups that are adapted to their unique needs, lifestyle, cultural and socio-economic situation in support of health promotion, disease prevention and patient self-management.
  • Obtains and completes appropriate patient consent forms, ensures patient confidentiality and maintains orderly medical records. Follows established
  • Public Health medical records policies and procedures as well as the State and
  • Federal laws that govern the release of health care information.
  • Collaborates in development and delivery of programs and activities for individuals, families and population groups that promote health and prevent disease, in settings including, but not limited to all One Health buildings/sites, homes, community organizations and businesses, schools, and the community in general.
  • Collaborates in the development of and contributes to use of quality improvement (QI) and performance management (PM) processes and/or techniques to improve the effectiveness of public health programs. This includes but is not limited to creating. Implementing, and evaluating performance standards and identifying, implementing, and assessing program quality improvement processes.
  • Actively participates in and acts as a liaison with other community agencies and professionals in collaborative efforts to assess for and address health priorities.
  • Collaborates in community health assessment and health improvement planning and intervention activities. Participates in the analysis of data to identify trends, health problems, environmental health hazards, and social and economic conditions that adversely affect the public’s health.  Participates in One Health’s research and demonstration projects that seek to improve the health of individuals and communities and determine new ways to address health issues.
  • Advocates on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participates in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available organizational and community programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of state professional practice guidelines for registered professional nurses, the American Nurses’ Association
  • Scope and Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing any other Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to practice as a nursing professional.
  • Adheres to applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, such as those concerning exposure to blood borne pathogens, toxic substances, airborne pathogens or exposure to other hazards during routine assignments or assignments during public health emergencies.
  • Provides evidence-based practice with continuous quality improvement.
  • Collaborates in and contributes to developing a work environment where performance management, continuous quality improvements and evaluation activities in professional practice is pursued.
  • Coordinates activities among and between other community and governmental agencies, such as the Montana Department of Public Health, that enforce laws and regulations that protect the public’s health.
  • Collaborates in the development of evidence-based nursing and public health nursing practices and programs in collaboration with universities, other nursing agencies, businesses, trade associations, other staff and the public.
  • Collaborates in the development, implementation and evaluation of long- and short-range policies, plans and programs for primary care, public health and public health nursing in the community.
  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities.
  • Examples of methods may be: one on one, group settings and face book.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients and staff. Effectively “hands-off” communication when appropriate and necessary for care coordination.
  • Educates local and state policy makers and community stakeholders on public health issues.
  • Adheres to ethical principles and One Health’s policy in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information.
  • Collaborates in activities such as time studies that contribute to the development of budgets and the efficient use of resources.
  • Performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with job classification and training provided, in response to threats to the public’s health.
  • Participates in response teams to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases; food-, water-, and vector-borne outbreaks; chronic diseases; environmental hazards; injuries; and health disparities.
  • Participates in organization and community emergency response training and drills consistent with job classification in support of public health emergency and disaster preparedness.
  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Certificates/Licenses: 

Required

Bachelor of Science or Art in Nursing for all NEW hires
Montana Registered Nurse (RN) license
BLS Certification (or within four (4) months of hire)
National Incident Management System/Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) 100, 200, and 700a certification within four (4) months of employment
Valid driver’s license

Experience:

Preferred

Two (2) years of public health nursing

Benefits: With multiple clinic sites across Montana, One Health provides medical and behavioral health services to rural populations through a community-based, integrated approach to health care. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes paid time off, seven paid holidays, discounted health care for employees and their family members, 403(b) retirement plan, as well as paid medical insurance for all employees working at least 20 hours/week.  One Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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