Public Health (PH) Registered Nurse

This position has been filled.

Public?: 

Public

Division: 

Health

Reports To: 

Public Health (PH) Director

Type of Position: 

Regular Full Time

Location: 

Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026

General Description

 
The purpose of this position is to provide professional nursing care to a patient population exhibiting a variety of illness and injury. The incumbent is subject to the administrative supervision of the Public Health Director, Clinical Services Director, Executive Director and/or Deputy Director of Health, and under the operational supervision of the System’s Medical Director when appropriate to patient care. The incumbent supervises the activities of Licensed Practical Nurses assigned to the Department, as well as nursing students conducting internship, field training, or practicums in the Public Health Nursing Department.

Responsibilities & Duties

 
  • Provide employee health screenings and maintain all clinic employee health records, including documentation of immunizations in OSIIS.
  • Provide training for Basic Life Support CPR training to all clinic employees and maintain records.
  • Provide wound care evaluation and treatment to patients (both in the clinic or in the home) in coordination with patient’s primary care provider or wound care provider.
  • Provide health promotion education (i.e. group or individual tobacco cessation counseling, tobacco prevention education, etc…) as indicated and/or ordered by primary care provider.
  • Coordinate and provide community outreach influenza clinic at the fall General Council meeting and as needed at AST Building Blocks Day Care.
  • Provide planning and coordination for the annual health fair in coordination with Health Fair Planning Committee.
  • Provides screening of patients to obtain preliminary health histories, makes a physical assessment of patients’ condition using proper nursing protocols, recognizes and reports any unusual or abnormal behavior that may indicate a need for urgent care.
  • Documents within the patient’s medical record any nursing observations and assessments, nursing interventions, therapeutic measure, and nursing notes related to the medical care of the patient.
  • Provides assistance to the Health System’s Medical Director and other primary care providers with medical care and treatment of patient to ensure quality and continuity of care within the parameters of appropriate professional nursing standards.
  • Promotes continuity of care by providing medically relevant health care instruction and patient education.
  • Upon designation, functions as assistant to the Clinic Infection Control Nurse and helps to provide training to the Clinic staff for infection and hazardous exposure control including exposure determinations, eliminating and reducing exposure risks, hazard communication, handling of infectious waste, post-exposure procedures and record keeping.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities including quality assessments, surveys, and checklist assessments. Also participants as a member of the Clinic Safety and Security Committee.
  • Provides written reports to the PH Director, Clinical Services Director, Medical Director and/or Executive Director, Health System, as may be required.
  • Provides assurance of Confidentiality of Medical Records.
  • Upon designation, functions as the Safety Trainer for the Clinic Safety and Security Committee and performs training sessions to assure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Clinic Administrator, Medical Director, designate and the Executive Director, health.
  • Participate in community outreach by attending community events, health fairs, and other events as requested and approved by director.
  • Organize and lead the AST Tribal Health annual health fair.
  • Organize, plan and execute any grant programs that fall within the department.
  • Organize, plan and execute activities throughout the year that support and educate our population.  Provides health promotion activities.
  • Create monthly newsletter that addresses pertinent health education to be published for the community to read.
  • Completes any others activities or duties as assigned.
 
 

Qualifications

Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free /Smoke Free Workplace
 
  • Must have at least two (2) years of professional nursing experience, including at least one (1) year of supervisory experience covering a wide range of nursing services from screening and assessments to patient education, counseling, and treatment of minor and chronic illness. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a degree and certified as a Registered Nurse.
  • Must have a professional knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures, working knowledge and application of proper nursing protocols, training and knowledge of pharmaceuticals and their side effects and complications of use.
  • Ability to observe and react to adverse signs exhibited by patient and the ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Able to educate and counsel with patient regarding their medical care and treatment as ordered by a physician.
  • Must be a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR instructor or obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have wound care certification or obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be able to effectively relate within local community.
  • Must be able to respond effectively to oral and written directives.
  • Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
 
 

Posted Date: 

3 months 23 hours ago