Maternal Child Health Nurse

Job Announcement:

Job Title: Maternal Child Health Nurse

Opening Date: October 28, 2021

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary: $56,160 – $58,240

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt, Benefitted

Location: Casper, Wyoming

Position Description:

A nurse in this position performs medical case management (MCM) services to pregnant women, newborns/infant/toddlers, and their families.  These services include client centered services linking clients with health care, psychosocial, and other services.  This position ensures timely and coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health care and support services as well as continuity of care through ongoing assessment of the client’s needs and personal support systems.  A nurse in this position will perform assessment, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluations to individuals receiving services in their homes and in the public health office setting.  CNCHD expects the nurse to participate and collaborate with other community organizations serving the same client population.  This position may participate in epidemiological (vaccine preventable) investigations.  The employee in this position will become competent in public health emergency preparedness activities.

Maternal Child Health Specific Duties and Functions:

Presumptive Eligibility: 

  • Provide Presumptive Eligibility screening for Title XIX. 
  • Provide information on programs to the general public and health care providers provided by Maternal and Child Health Program at CNCHD. 

Wyoming Hand in Hand (MECSH):

  • Conduct home visits during pregnancy and first two years of child’s life. 
  • Provide information on pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, newborn care and breastfeeding.
  • Chart services accurately. 
  • Educate parents and family members on infant/child care, child development, and nutrition/feeding, to include breastfeeding. 

Outside Community Organizations:

  • Attend assigned meetings.
  • Participate in community functions and outreach as appropriate.

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.  

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 hire. 
  • Successfully complete Background and Central Registry Check. 
  • Possess a valid State of Wyoming driver’s license. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Baccalaureate Degree or higher. 
  • Experience with public health programs a plus. 

Responsibility/Accountability: 

This position reports to the Maternal Child Health Program Manager. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • 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 judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness are needed to interpret and apply guidelines. 
  • Ability to openly communicate with other employees and the general public in a positive fashion. 
  • Ability 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.
  • Ability to travel to various locations in community safely.

ADA Essential Requirements:

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.

Must have the ability to lift twenty pounds from floor to waist level.

Reasonable accommodations will be addressed, based on the Position Description.

Potential Hazards Includes:

  • Potential exposures to communicable disease from direct/or indirect personal contact.
  • Use of vehicles/or equipment.
  • Variety of environmental conditions 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.

Performs Other Duties as Assigned:

The above statements describe the general duties, which constitute the work of this position and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent to this position.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent and resume to the Maternal Child Health Program Manager.  You may submit your letter of intent and resume electronically or mail a hard copy to the following address:

Tonya Nolen, RN CLC

Maternal Child Health Program Manager

Casper-Natrona County Health Department

475 South Spruce Street

Casper, Wyoming 82601

Phone: (307) 577-9754

Email: careers@cnchd.org Website: www.casperpublichealth.org

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