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Public Health Nurse II

Company: Chelan Douglas Health District
Location: East Wenatchee
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description CHELAN-DOUGLAS HEALTH DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: Public Health Nurse II Summary Description: This position involves extensive interaction with WA State Department of Health, community agencies/businesses, medical personnel, school district staff, and health district staff to respond to the COVID19 pandemic and other communicable/non-communicable diseases. To ensure the highest level of services are provided, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions): Develops and implements policies and procedures for the agency's COVID19 response, including but not limited to, workplace safety polices, contact investigations, and contact tracing. Communicates effectively with DOH/EPI, medical /dental providers, school staff, agency partners and the public as needed. Utilizes data reporting systems, including but not limited to WDRS, CREST, PHIMS for reporting and surveillance of communicable diseases. Works collaboratively with the Regional Epidemiologist. Communicates with congregate and workplace settings regarding COVID/other communicable diseases and provides guidance regarding infection control practices to prevent the transmission of disease. Works collaboratively with medical providers, including but not limited to, monitoring for hospitalized COVID19 cases/ COVID19 deaths and managing COVID19 death review panel. Performs clinic/case management duties in Communicable Disease, as assigned. Coordinates specific program areas including development, implementation, and evaluation of program objectives. Utilizes fax and email distribution lists to inform partners of new guidance. Helps develop and organize education to providers and the public regarding COVID19/other communicable/non-communicable diseases. Produces data reports as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of professional nursing principles and concepts. Knowledge of community resources. Strong communication skills in oral and written forms. Ability to use nursing judgment and knowledge. Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with other staff and allied professionals within the community. Maintain accurate records. Current computer skills. Level Requirements (Minimum): Experience & Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or two years of Public or Community Health nursing experience Current Washington State Nursing license A valid Washington State driver's license or ability to obtain one. Per the Governor's Proclamation 21-14, CDHD requires a COVID vaccination for in-person business. Therefore, all employees are required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire, except as required by law Desired: Bachelor degree in nursing from a school with NLN accreditation Bilingual preferred A combination of education, training, and experience which has provided theoretical and practical knowledge will be evaluated for equivalency. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess distance, color and depth; required to regularly communicate with others and exchange accurate information. Able to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment; able to remain stationary at a computer for extended periods and move around their assigned workspace. Frequently move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds. May require work on evenings, weekends, and holidays. PPE for this position may require N-95 respirator, face shield, gloves. N-95 fit testing may be required. This Job Description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give you a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of what this position requires. As the nature of business demands change, so may the essential functions of this position. Chelan-Douglas Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company Description Chelan-Douglas Health District serves two counties in Washington. Chelan County has a population of approximately 77,200 people with the county seat, Wenatchee, recognized as one of the top retirement locations in the United States. Douglas County, a major producer of apple wheat and cattle, has a population of approximately 43,429. The area straddles the beautiful Columbia River in central Washington and has a semi-arid climate with 9 inches of rain and up 300 days of sunshine each year. Skiing, hiking, backpacking and camping opportunities are widely available in pristine wilderness throughout the region. Fishing and water sports are available in the Columbia River, Lake Chelan, and numerous other lakes and streams.

Keywords: Chelan Douglas Health District, Yakima , Public Health Nurse II, Healthcare , East Wenatchee, Washington

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