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Purpose of the Position: Under broad supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols and/or procedures. Focuses on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. Cares for population with special needs during disasters/emergencies and biological and chemical protocols. Provides case management and follow-up of all known TB clients to ensure timely and appropriate treatment. Collaborates with local physicians, hospitals, substance abuse centers, correctional facilities and community organizations to promote TB education and insure continuity of care. Adheres to HIPAA regulations. This position works to promote the health and safety of the residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties.
Essential Functions (include but are not limited to):
• Identifies high risk populations and tailor interventions based on the needs of the population and the resources available.
• Provides treatments, administers medication/vaccines and provides preventive and maintenance care to patient/families consistent with care plan and/or physician treatment plan.
• Screens and refers clients to other community service providers.
External candidates: will be hired as a RN 2
Internal candidates: are eligible for a lateral transfer as an RN 2 or RN 3; must be currently working in the same job code
RN 2 Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certification OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND One year of PHN experience AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification.. $58,284 Annually/Pay Grade L
RN 3 Minimum Qualifications - Internal Only: Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND One year of nursing experience AND current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certification OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND Two years of nursing experience AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification. $65,243 Annually/Pay Grade M
*** Current state employees’ salary will be subject to State Personnel Board rule provisions. If you have questions regarding salary, please do not hesitate to contact WA***
Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Professional experience in public health nursing. Experience in the specialized area of assignment. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Some public health and infectious disease experience is helpful. The ability to translate English to Spanish and Spanish to English orally and written.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
This position does not require a lot of physical exertion. May require some lifting, but no more than 50 lbs. Not always a sedentary position; will require some walking to/from and in/out of chair. It does require the flexibility of working in various areas of the clinic when necessary and some outreach. Confidentiality and precise data entry is a must. Punctuality and assigned work schedule.
* THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANY TIME ONCE A SATISFACTORY APPLICANT POOL HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED
Cobb and Douglas Public Health Cobb and Douglas Public Health a nationally accredited health department, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia since 1920 promotes and protects the health and safety of the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties in partnership with several other agencies. CDPH is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based on age, genetics, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, race or religion.
TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at: www.cdph-ess.com. Click on "Employment Opportunities" and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application process.
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Thank you for your interest in CDPH. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
Requirements for this position may be subject to: Pre-Employment Drug Screening, Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting, Previous Employment Reference Check, Specific Immunizations, Motor vehicle check, and/or Education and/or Licensure verification.
If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: Natasha.Hart@dph.ga.gov
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