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RN Registered Nurse (Community Health Nurse)

Lane County Eugene Full-Time
$32.41 - $44.95 / hour
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To provide a variety of professional population-focused community and public health nursing services in health promotion, prevention and disease control programs; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Information about position:
Duties include, but are not limited to: triaging patients, conducting Nurse-Only visits, assisting providers as necessary, patient and staff education, training others, vaccine monitoring.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
*This is an AFSCME Nurses represented position*
Information about division:
The Community Health Centers have been providing quality primary care and behavioral health services to the citizens of Lane County since 2004. We provide a broad array of services to over 18,000 adults and children annually in an outpatient setting.  The CHC is the primary source for uninsured and underinsured. Our clinics are Federally Qualified Centers whose mission is to serve the community by offering excellent care and eliminating barriers to healthcare.  Our staff must show dedication to providing care with compassion and willingness to work with a diverse population.

Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care.  As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past.  Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other.  Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.
In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The URL blocked - click to apply focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Utilizing independent judgment, assesses, plans and evaluates individual, family and community health needs.

Plans and implements general public or community health nursing services in an assigned geographic area of responsibility or special program.

Plans and directs clinics or special programs with clinics.

Arranges or conducts health classes or group meetings with teachers, school nurses, parents, industrial groups, and expectant parents.

Performs home or office visits, explaining basic concepts of prevention of disease and promotion of mental and physical health.

Assists families in understanding health needs and methods of meeting needs through education, direct service and referral to appropriate health resources.

Plans and exchanges information with physicians and other health workers for more effective care of the individual patient.

Organizes and coordinates the development of community organization and planning for health services with community groups.

Schedules visits with school administrators and teachers in a district and assists them in identifying health problems and interpreting medical reports and recommendations.

Confers with pupils, teachers, administrators, school nurses, parents, and physicians on specific health problems.

Participates in conferences with other disciplines and agencies to coordinate services and plan joint action.

Maintains records for nursing services to families, schools and clinics and makes reports as required.

Organizes, trains and supervises volunteer workers.

Provides public and community health nursing services in special settings such as hospital coordination, disease investigations and mental health and drug programs.

Dispenses medication under standing orders of a physician, and supervises and monitors its effects on a patient.

Collects laboratory samples and interprets their results where applicable.
Knowledge of:
Practices, principles and theory of public and community health nursing.

Laws, rules and regulations governing the provision of public and community health care nursing.

Community resources available for public and community health nursing problems.

Community and state health standards and practices.

Illnesses and diseases associated with public health, and the treatments available for such diseases.

Practices and operating characteristics of available public and community health programs.

Policies and protocols of program and clinic operations.

Practices, principles and policies of public and community health education.

Examination and assessment techniques used to analyze a variety of health situations including sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, tuberculosis, communicable diseases, immunization status and risks, maternal/child health and other public health situations.

Ability to:
Independently assess, identify and treat illnesses and diseases associated with public and community health nursing services following medical standing orders and acting within nursing scope and standards of practice.

Interpret laws, rules and regulations as applied to health care and education.

Identify, use and coordinate with community resources and other public health care programs.

Identify problems and generate solutions within the scope of the department, division, program or clinic.

Provide educational services to target populations, patients, and the general public.

Determine needs of the community as applied to public and community health nursing services.

Examine patients and assess their physical well being.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish, maintain and update a variety of reports, charts and documentation associated with public health care.
Experience and Training:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:
  • Possession of a current State of Oregon Registered Nurse license at time of appointment.
  • Diploma
  • NPI
  • CPR/BLS by time of hire
  • Immunization records and TB test within 10 days of hire

Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify licensure status.
This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.   Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable

The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.
Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

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