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Walworth County Limited Term Public Health Nurse (HHS) in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Seekingtwo full-time, limited term RN or LPN Public Health Nurse to provide services in public health programs that promote and maintain the health of individuals, families, groups, and the community. Positions are responsible for applying the nursing process and public health principles, interventions, and essential services including educating, counseling, preventing disease and promoting wellness. This position is required by Wisconsin DHS chapter 140. This is a limited term position that is anticipated to finishby the end of the year. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Provide health assessments and educational services using the nursing process and essential public health services to individuals and groups using public health interventions based on best practices for the identified public health setting. Provide clinical nursing services for immunizations. Conduct epidemiologic investigations, surveillance and control of communicable disease as mandated by DHS Chapter 145 and 252 and case management, referral, and follow-up with consumers and providers as applicable. Participate in department and community emergency response training and drills in support of public health emergency and disaster preparedness consistent with job classification. Prepare and maintain Public Health Department records and reports in accordance with agency policies and State requirements. Respond to inquiries from the general public and provide technical assistance and consultation to community agencies and health care providers regarding communicable disease. Deliver targeted, culturally appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand health promotion and disease prevention, policies, regulations and local code. Adhere to ethical and legal principles and department policy in the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of data and information. Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Associate or Bachelors degree in nursing from an accredited program required with a minimum of six months of relevant experience, internships or clinical experience may qualify. Previous experience with a public health agency preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Proven experience in ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals as well as ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles is essential. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Wisconsin drivers license Proof of minimum liability insurance coverage Wisconsin Practical Nurse or Wisconsin Registered Nurse through WI Department of Safety and Professional Services. CPR certification Interactions and Communications Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise. Ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural populations. Decision Making This position has authority to make decisions that are consistent with policies and precedents; supervision and managerial direction is available as requested. These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or the work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process. Thinking and Problem Solving In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges and problems occurring in this position must be addressed within broader, department-wide procedures and practices. Tools & Equipment Used Syringe Copy Machine Medical supplies FAX Machine Medications Personal Computer/Printer Telephone Calculator WORK ENVIRONMENT*The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, unclean homes, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the employee is expected to travel to consumer homes as part of their normal work duties. _PHYSICAL DEMANDS_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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Selection Process: TO INCLUDE: Formal Walworth County Electronic Application Education & Experience Review Verification of Nurse License Verification of Driver's License Oral Department Interview Reference Check Background Check Post Offer Physical Exam Drug Screen Other job related tests may be required. *Job Code: 2020-00121 Job Title: Limited Term Public Health Nurse (HHS) Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $30.98 - $40.36 Hourly Job Type: Limited Term Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin Department: Health & Human Services

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