Public Health Nurse II (Child Health Newborn/Postpartum Home Visits)
$ 41,134 – $ 53,473 (hiring range)
Open until filled
Rutherford County & McDowell County (travel required)
Description of Work:
• This position will be a Program Coordinator for postpartum/newborn home visits.
• Will perform Postpartum home visit assessments. A means for follow-up on mother’s health, to counsel on family planning, to arrange for additional appointments and referrals, to educated on postpartum care and provide anticipatory guidance.
• Newborn home visit assessments. A means for follow-up on infants health, to counsel on infant care, to follow-up on newborn screening, to arrange additional appointments and referrals, to educated on newborn care and provided anticipatory guidance.
• Child Health (expanded role). Includes lab procedures, hearing, vision and developmental assessments, history, taking and reviewing of systems physical assessment, identification of health problems, refers as necessary to follow up. Provides health education, anticipatory guidance and counseling. Review immunization status and administers necessary immunizations.
Minimum Education And Experience:
ADN plus two (2) years of professional nursing experience including one (1) year in public health or BSN plus one (1) year of public health nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practices, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs; considerable knowledge of and skill in obtaining a health history and performing physical examinations sufficient enough to determine if there is any deviation from normal, based on training and where applicable; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; considerable knowledge of the available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed; general knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health. Ability to deal with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to secure the cooperation of clients, to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships; ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instructions. Training received through the Maternal Health Assessment course to help develop expertise in this area. The ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to (828) 287-6059.