Full Job Description
Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov .
Public Health Services
DATE POSTED :
July 02, 2020
CLOSING DATE :
JOB TYPE :
The primary responsibility of this position is to function as a STI/HIV clinic nurse who will provide client-centered interviews, provide risk reduction counseling, provide treatment of reportable and non-reportable STIs according to the NC Public Health Program Manual in accordance with the CDC and per standing orders written and signed by the agency Medical Director.
Part of the Communicable Disease Program, the Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic, provides medical examination, screening, evaluation, and treatment to clients with a focus on sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV, and syphilis; provides STI/HIV education to encourage and promote prevention; provides referrals for immunizations, substance abuse, sexual abuse, mental health or other medical issues (hypertension, diabetes, asthma, etc.) as needed; participates and facilitates research activities through collaboration with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Division of Infectious Diseases and Duke University Medical Center; reports all cases of bacterial STI, HIV, syphilis, and other communicable diseases to the NC Division of Public Health.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs.
Understanding of best practices, safety standards, and therapeutic outcomes related to the specific area(s) of practice.
Working knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities.
Working knowledge of available resources and organizations.
Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions.
Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to accurately record services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instructions.
Some ability to oversee the work of others.
Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, accessing information
Requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation, or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer