This position is in the Communicable Disease Program.
HIRING AUTHORITY: Health Officer
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period.
CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m.
Under direction, provides direct nursing services in a clinical, geographic or programmatic area; performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Provides direct nursing care in an assigned area, using appropriate authorized nursing skills.
Teaches, consults and acts as public health resource person to individuals, families, community groups and other health care professionals.
Documents appropriate data, activities and outcomes in the client records, utilizing the required recording format.
Works with clients to assess their needs, provide information or assistance and resolve problems.
Assists in coordinating the activities of an assigned clinic and/or program area.
Draws medications into syringes ensuring accuracy for dosage.
Generates, evaluates and chooses the best alternative in order to make a determination, draw conclusions or solve a problem.
Operates an automobile while performing assigned duties.
Participates on selected agency committees as directed.
Assists and participates with the orientation of staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience):
A Bachelor Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
Be licensed by the Michigan Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse, or be in the process of securing Michigan licensure.
A minimum of one (1) year of professional nursing experience.
Previous public health or community health nursing experience is preferred.
SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Thorough knowledge of nursing principles and practices.
Organizational ability and initiative.
Ability to adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other professionals and the public.
Knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other technology applications.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Ability to effectively speak, write and understand the English language.
Ability to speak and understand a language other than English is preferred.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license and an operable insured automobile for authorized travel.
Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Lifts, moves and carries clients, equipment and supplies that weigh up to 50 pounds.
Bends, stoops, reaches and stands for long periods of time while providing direct nursing services.
Manual dexterity for administering injections, tying tourniquets, drawing blood and related procedures.
General Requirements and/or Disclaimers
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of personnel so classified.
Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State's Emergency Management Act and the County's Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by these statutes.
Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Michigan Nurses Association Unit I bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.