Caring for our Native Community since 1970.


Public Health Nurse Manager

position type: full-time salary range: To Be Determined Based on Experience department: Community Health and Wellness county: Humboldt County location: Arcata
open date: July 27th 2020 closing date: Open Until Filled notes: All are welcome to apply. In accordance with 42 CFR 136.42 American Indian Preference will be given. attachment: Please download this PDF

Job Description

The Public Health Nurse Manager supervises the Community Health Care Section Staff and administers community health care programs that meet the needs of the UIHS service population and are culturally appropriate by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Hires, manages, orients, and evaluates staff assigned to the Community Health Care Services Section. • Provides and/or coordinates ongoing training for Community Health Representatives (CHRs) on the following, but is not limited to home visiting, taking vital signs, initiating referrals, charting and assessment using SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan). • Refers and coordinates the care of clients by CHRs. Works with CHRs to advocate for maximum use of clinic resources within the community. • Provides skilled public health nursing services to clients and families through referrals. Visits homes to determine client and family needs and provides needed public health nursing services. Gives treatments to clients following the designated Health Care Provider's instructions. • Records client responses to illness, treatment, and client education in the electronic health record, and other appropriate records of care. Documents all client-related activities according to section policy and procedure. • Instructs family in care and rehabilitation of client, and the maintenance of health and prevention of disease for family members utilizing sound public health nursing standards. • Coordinates case management services through referrals and follow up on referrals to other UIHS divisions and appropriate community agencies for assistance. • Documents care and communicate appropriately with other UIHS staff and other health/social service providing programs such as the County Department of Public Health. • Coordinates and evaluates community health care services to ensure balanced and adequate programming and to formulate progressive, culturally appropriate, programs designed to meet the changing needs of communities. Obtains and maintains knowledge of current public health trends and communicable disease issues. • Directs collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistics significant to program planning and budget preparation.

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