Disease Prevention Public Health Nurse

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is looking for a REGISTERED NURSE.  This position works with the Disease Prevention Clinic-80% of the time and Adult Health Department-20% of the time.  This position will perform assessments, diagnosis, treatment, planning, implementation and evaluation for individuals, families and groups, or to the population as a whole, providing services to all age groups within the programs of Immunization, Family Planning, Sexual Health, Tuberculosis, General Disease Prevention and Education, counseling clients regarding health issues and health promotion.  In the Adult Health position, the nurse would conduct functional assessments to evaluate level of care required for individuals in their home environment for Home Based and Community Waiver Services under the Wyoming Department of Health.   

This position also participates in epidemiological (vaccine preventable) investigations and participates in public health emergency response activities.

Working at the Casper Natrona County Health Department offers a typical work week- Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm with minimal evenings and weekends.  It is a dynamic working environment- with lots of opportunities for training in adult learning principles, quality improvement, education and related support in a variety of systems identified in the work plan to help be successful in this position.  There is autonomy in this position, looking for creative skills to emphasize health and well-being while giving back to the community. 

Salary range is $60,819 to $75,062.  Benefits include enrollment in the Wyoming Retirement System, fair compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance including vision and dental, 13 major paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave based on monthly accrual of 8 hours per month of each, and supplemental insurances are available.  This is a non-exempt position and eligible for over time compensation.

Qualifications: A valid driver’s license and a current RN license. Upon hire, the candidate must successfully complete a medical evaluation, immunization review, and drug and background screening.

How to apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to careers@cnchd.org.  Position is open until filled. For more information about the Casper health department and a complete job description:  casperpublichealth.org.

TITLE:  Public Health NurseEmployment Status:
DEPARTMENT:  Disease Prevention/Adult HealthAT-WILL EMPLOYEE
SUPERVISOR:  Disease Prevention Clinic ManagerFLSA Non-exempt    /      Exempt
REVISED:   9/2022 *This job description may be changed without prior notice*Regular Employee *Regular hours worked 40/week
The City of Casper-Natrona County Health Department is committed to protecting and enhancing the public health and well-being in Casper and Natrona County.
The Casper-Natrona County Health Department reserves the absolute right to terminate any employee at any time.  All employees are at-will.
A nurse in the disease prevention clinic -80% of the time performs assessments, diagnosis, treatment, planning, implementation and evaluation to individuals, families and groups, or to the populations as a whole providing services in Immunization programs, Family Planning Programs, Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs, Tuberculosis Management Services to all age groups.  Settings include clinic, classrooms and groups and counsels clients regarding health issues and problems.  The position participates in the Adult Health program-20% of time to assist with LT101’s.  This position participates in epidemiological (vaccine preventable) investigations and becomes competent in public health emergency preparedness activities. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (May include but not limited to): 
Immunization Program: Works with general public to determine immunization needs.Administers needed immunizations.Provide immunization education to clients and general public. Family Planning Program: Educate general public on family planning options.Educate general public on various contraceptive methods.Works closely with medical providers for management and follow-up with clients.Conducts presentations and classes in a variety of settings in the county. Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs: Completes screening examinations for clients.Completes medical follow-ups with clients.Obtains partner contact information.Completes follow-up with partner contact information.Conducts presentations and classes in a variety of settings in the county. Tuberculosis Management Services: Provide Tuberculin screening tests for general public.Case management for latent tuberculosis infections.Works closely with medical providers for active tuberculosis cases.Communicates with Wyoming Department of Health on communicable disease cases. Epidemiological Investigations (vaccine preventable diseases) Report vaccine preventable disease incidents to Wyoming Department of Health.Interviews clients to determine degree of exposure to public.Contact individuals potentially exposed to disease.Gather data to report findings to Wyoming Department of Health.  Adult Health: In the Adult Health position, the nurse would conduct functional assessments to evaluate level of care required for individuals in their home environment for Home Based and Community Waiver Services under the Wyoming Department of Health.
Working space within the Disease Prevention Clinic in the Casper-Natrona County Health Department and works with approximately six employees in the immediate department and 45 employees in the whole department.  There are typical office and clinical furnishings and equipment, intermittent busy and loud indoor environment; communication via phone, electronically and in person.  Interaction with the public, regular interaction with the whole population.  This position requires participation in Emergency Preparedness Training and Public Health emergencies. 
Vision adequate for daily work, corrected vision of 20/40- on the Sneller scale.Hearing adequate for daily work corrected hearing of 30 decibels on the 1000, 2000 frequency scale.The ability to lift twenty pounds from floor to waist level.Reasonable accommodations will be addressed, based on the position description.   
Potential exposures to communicable disease from direct/or indirect personal contact.Use of vehicles/or equipment.Variety of environmental conditions both inside and outside at work sites.Injury due to awkward positions and prolonged computer work.  Exposure to chemical agents, to include reagents, sanitizers and other chemicals that may be associated with routine and incidental assignments.
Preferred Qualifications: Associates required but Baccalaureate Degree or higher preferredExperience with public health programs Minimum Qualifications: Current Wyoming License as a Registered Nurse (RN).Speak, read and write English language.Proficient computer skills.Successfully complete medical evaluation on hire.Successfully complete immunization review on hire.Successfully complete drug screening on hireSuccessfully complete Background and Central Registry CheckPossess a valid State of Wyoming driver’s license.
Ability to maintain relationships based on trust, support and growth with team colleagues, administrative staff and community partners.Able to work on own initiative with minimum of supervision.Ability to chart services accurately.Independent judgement, personal direction, and resourcefulness are needed to interpret and apply guidelines.Ability to openly communicate with other employees and the general public in a positive fashion and handle difficult people is expected in a positive open environmentAbility to follow written and oral instructions.Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks, including filing and bookkeeping.Possess problem solving and planning skills.Knowledge of office practices and procedures.Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Control procedures.Ability to follow CLIA standards.Ability to use Electronic Medical Record Systems proficiently.  Ability to travel to various locations in community safely.   
Assists with the recruitment of nursing staff.Participates in professional development opportunities to improve knowledge and skills.Participate on local community boards as requested and approved.Precept students to public health nursing.Provide program education to resident physicians. 
The above statements describe the general duties, which constitute the work of this position and shall not be considered a detailed description of all of the work requirements inherent to this position.

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