Lane County Community Health Nurse 1 or 2 - Registered Nurse (Customer Service Center) (B067 / B022) in Springfield, Oregon

Community Health Nurse 1 or 2 - Registered Nurse (Customer Service Center) (B067 / B022)

Salary

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Location

Springfield, OR

Job Type

Regular

Department

Health & Human Services

Job Number

201800293

Closing

Continuous

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Description

The Community Health Centers have been providing quality primary care and behavioral health services to the citizens of Lane County since 2004. We provide a broad array of services to over 18,000 adults and children annually in an outpatient setting. The CHC is the primary source for uninsured and underinsured. Our clinics are Federally Qualified Centers whose mission is to serve the community by offering excellent care and eliminating barriers to healthcare. Our staff must show dedication to providing care with compassion and willingness to work with a diverse population.

Duties include, but are not limited to: triaging patients in a customer service center, mostly consisting of telephone triage but walk-ins also occur; primary focus on pediatric patients although adult patients may be included as well; patient education; and training others.

Community Health Nurse 1:

As a member of a total health care team, provides entry level professional nursing duties relating to public health and community health care services in health promotion, prevention and disease control programs; and performs related duties as assigned.

Community Health Nurse 2:

To provide a variety of professional population-focused community and public health nursing services in health promotion, prevention and disease control programs; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.

Community Health Nurse 1: $27.40 - $38.02 / hourly

Community Health Nurse 2: $31.77 - $44.07 / hourly

Schedule:Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm.

This is a AFSCME-Nurses represented position

In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

This2018-2021 Strategic Planfocuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following

Community Health Nurse 1:

Assesses, plans and evaluates individual, family and community health needs in consultation with health team.

Implements general public or community health nursing services in an assigned geographic area of responsibility or special program.

Arranges or conducts health classes or group meetings with teachers, school nurses, parents, industrial groups and expectant parents, as assigned.

Performs home or office visits, explaining basic concepts of prevention of disease and promotion of mental and physical health.

Assists families in understanding health needs and methods of meeting needs through education, direct service and referral to appropriate health resources.

Exchanges information with physicians and other health workers for more effective care of the individual patient in consultation with health team.

Schedules delivery of health services including home visits, office visits, groups, clinics, or telephone consultations, as appropriate.

Confers with pupils, teachers, administrators, school nurses, parents and physicians on specific health problems.

Participates in conferences with other disciplines and agencies to coordinate services and plan joint action.

Maintains records for nursing services to families, schools and clinics, and makes reports as required.

Provides public and community health nursing services in special settings such as hospital coordination, disease investigations and mental health and drug programs in consultation with

health team.

Dispenses medication under standing orders of a physician, and supervises and monitors its effects on a patient.

Collects laboratory samples and interprets their results where applicable.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Community Health Nurse 2:

Utilizing independent judgment, assesses plans, and evaluates individual, family and community health needs.

Plans and implements general public or community health nursing services in an assigned geographic area of responsibility or special program.

Plans and directs clinics or special programs with clinics.

Arranges or conducts health classes or group meetings with teachers, school nurses, parents, industrial groups, and expectant parents.

Performs home or office visits, explaining basic concepts of prevention of disease and promotion of mental and physical health.

Assists families in understanding health needs and methods of meeting needs through education, direct service and referral to appropriate health resources.

Plans and exchanges information with physicians and other health workers for more effective care of the individual patient.

Organizes and coordinates the development of community organization and planning for health services with community groups.

Schedules visits with school administrators and teachers in a district and assists them in identifying health problems and interpreting medical reports and recommendations.

Confers with pupils, teachers, administrators, school nurses, parents, and physicians on specific health problems.

Participates in conferences with other disciplines and agencies to coordinate services and plan joint action.

Maintains records for nursing services to families, schools and clinics and makes reports as required.

Organizes trains and supervises volunteer workers.

Provides public and community health nursing services in special settings such as hospital coordination, disease investigations and mental health and drug programs.

Dispenses medication under standing orders of a physician, and supervises and monitors its effects on a patient.

Collects laboratory samples and interprets their results where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

Community Health Nurse 1:

Knowledge of:

Practices, principles, procedures, and theory of public and community health nursing.

Laws, rules and regulations governing the provision of public and community health care nursing.

Community resources available for public and community health nursing problems.

Illnesses and diseases associated with public health, and the treatments available.

Policies and protocols of relevant program and clinic operations.

Public health and community health care education.

Examination, assessment and treatment techniques.

Ability to:

Screen and assess levels of wellness.

Understand and apply nursing knowledge and principles in public health and community health care services.

Identify, use and coordinate with community resources and other health care programs.

Work with a team nursing approach, and monitor and assess medical conditions.

Provide educational services to target populations, patients and the general public.

Work with patients of varying ages and backgrounds.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish, maintain and update a variety of reports, charts and documentation associated with public and community health care.

Community Health Nurse 2:

Knowledge of:

Practices, principles and theory of public and community health nursing.

Laws, rules and regulations governing the provision of public and community health care nursing.

Community resources available for public and community health nursing problems.

Community and state health standards and practices.

Illnesses and diseases associated with public health, and the treatments available for such diseases.

Practices and operating characteristics of available public and community health programs.

Policies and protocols of program and clinic operations.

Practices, principles and policies of public and community health education.

Examination and assessment techniques used to analyze a variety of health situations including sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, tuberculosis, communicable diseases, immunization status and risks, maternal/child health and other public health situations.

Ability to:

Independently assess, identify and treat illnesses and diseases associated with public and community health nursing services following medical standing orders and acting within nursing scope and standards of practice.

Interpret laws, rules and regulations as applied to health care and education.

Identify, use and coordinate with community resources and other public health care programs.

Identify problems and generate solutions within the scope of the department, division, program or clinic.

Provide educational services to target populations, patients, and the general public.

Determine needs of the community as applied to public and community health nursing services.

Examine patients and assess their physical well-being.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish, maintain and update a variety of reports, charts and documentation associated with public health care.

Experience and Training; Additional Information

Community Health Nurse 1:

Training:

Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is required.

College-level coursework in the social sciences, and additional nursing training within a community or public health curriculum desirable.

Experience:

Nursing experience in public health or community health care services desirable.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Community Health Nurse 2:

Training:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:

Two years of responsible population-focused community or public health nursing experience.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

• Possession of a current State of Oregon Registered Nurse license at time of appointment.

• Diploma

• NPI

• CPR/BLS by time of hire

• Immunization records and TB test within 10 days of hire

Notes:

Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify licensure status.

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS POLICY

The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.

Careers with Lane County Offer Extraordinary Benefits

At Lane County, we value our employees and we show it with our extraordinary benefits. We know that you chose public service for more than a paycheck, and our outstanding benefits are designed to help you Live Well, Live Lane - throughout your career. Read on to learn what great benefits await you in a career with Lane County.

Benefits to keep you & your family well -Physically

Health insurance coverage becomes effective the first of the month following your first 30 days as an eligible employee.

Medical/Rx/Vision- Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for you and your eligible dependents. The plan options and costs per month for 2018 are outlined below:

If you enroll in the HDHP the County will contribute to your HSA: $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family) annually. This amount is prorated based on date of hire.

Eligible employees who complete a Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA), Biometric Screening, and Comprehensive Health Review (CHR) at the Live Well Center receive a $20 per month credit.

Wellness Clinic- The Live Well Center is for Lane County benefits-eligible employees, spouses and dependents (ages 2 and up) who are enrolled in the Lane County health plan. Marathon Health manages the Live Well Center and their clinical team provides confidential, affordable care for your acute and preventive healthcare needs. The Live Well Center also provides health coaching, chronic disease counseling, comprehensive primary care services, and much more.

Dental- Lane County provides dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Lane County provides this counseling and concierge service to employees and members of their immediate households.

Fitness Center Membership- Lane County provides employees with a free membership to a local fitness center. Employees may add their families at a discounted rate.

Benefits to keep you & your family well -Financially

Retirement- Lane County pays for, and enrolls employees in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) following six full months of employment. (Current members are eligible upon hire.)

Disability- Lane County pays a portion of wages for eligible employees through Short-Term Disability, and provides Long-Term Disability coverage. Lane County complies with all State and Federal disability laws for employee, family, parental and pregnancy leaves regulations.

Time Management- Lane County provides employees with a generous bank of hours to be used for sick, vacation, family emergencies and personal days.

Holidays- Lane County provides nine paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance- Lane County pays for employee group term life insurance.

County-paid training & development to keep your career well

On-site Classes- Lane County offers a variety of on-site classes to develop employees' soft and technical skills.

Online Training- Lane County offers a variety of online classes through LEAP to help employees continually improve their skills.

Conferences & Seminars- Lane County pays for employees to attend professional conferences to encourage continuous learning and professional development.

Lane County offers these other valuable benefits

Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings- Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program 457(b) to save for retirement.

Vision- Eligible employees may purchase supplemental vision insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance- Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents/spouse.

Aflac- Optional employee-paid voluntary group coverage is available through Aflac.

Group Discounts- Group discounts may include homeowners and auto insurance, pet health insurance, credit union membership.

The above information describes typical benefits available for Regular Full-time Employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, employment status (regular, temporary, or extra help) and/or bargaining group.Paid medical, dental and vision coverage for dependents is determined by labor agreement or APM, as applicable. Physicians should contact their supervisor for health plan options and rates. Please note thatTemporaryandExtra Helppositions are not typically eligible for benefits. This is only brief summary of benefits available to eligible Lane County employees. In all cases, plan documents govern.

For additional information about these extraordinary benefits contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272, or Lane County HR at (541) 682-3124.

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Do you possess or will you be able to obtain a current State of Oregon Registered Nurse license by the time of appointment?

  • Yes

  • No

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Please list any Microsoft, medical management, and/or EMR computer programs with which you are familiar and would rate yourself as "proficient".

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Describe any training or experience you have working with diverse populations.

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