Public Health Nurse/Registered Nurse, Elk Valley Location
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Assists the Public Health Nurse Manager (PHNM) to administer community health care programs that meet the health needs of the United Indian Health Services’ service population. Visits homes to determine client and family needs, develops plan to meet needs, and provides needed community nursing services. Assists community members and health field personnel to assess, plan for, and provide needed health and related services. Participates in programs to safeguard health of children, including child health conferences, school health, and group instruction for parents, immunization, and injury prevention programs. Participates in the American Indian Infant Health Initiative (AIIHI) program and activities. Assists in the applications for grant/funding and assists with the completion of required reports needed by grant/funding agency. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing to a high level. Must be able to work with American Indian people and be sensitive to their culture.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: (Degree's must be from a US Accredited School) • Level I: High school diploma or equivalent and five years specialized experience, training and/or certification. • Level II: Associate's degree (AA) in health or education with specialized training/certification. • Level III: Bachelor's Degree in Health or education with specialized training/certification.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: • Must have or be able to obtain CPR certification within six months of hire and maintain such. • Shall possess a valid driver's license. • Must be able to be covered by agency's vehicle insurance and provide proof of valid private vehicle coverage.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.). • Must be able to work with American Indian people and be sensitive to their culture. • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources. • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve the Mission, Vision and Guiding principles of UIHS. • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.