Nurse

Nurse

Description and Functions





Open Until Filled


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Use your skills in nursing to make a difference in scenic Sheridan County located at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in Sheridan, Wyoming. Enjoy a family-friendly schedule and experience more autonomy and creativity. This is a full-time position responsible for the implementation of public health programs, such as immunization programs for children and adults, chronic disease management, communicable disease, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-6780 auri.fermelia@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Performs nursing assessment, diagnosis, treatment & evaluation according to the ANA&'s Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.

  • Arranges for and conducts nursing clinics and classes; teaches individuals and groups about health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Determines priorities and responsibilities based on public health core functions and

    essential services.

  • Administers adult and child vaccines per program protocols and best practices.

  • Works with nurse manager and public health response coordinator in relation to emergency preparedness activities.

  • Performs the majority of walk-in clinics applying the nursing process, guidelines and orders, and appropriate documentation.


Qualifications



PREFERENCES/AGENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Preference may be given to applicants that have a BSN with work experience in public health nursing.

Applicant must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming.

Driver's license required

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of laws, principles, practices, and techniques of professional nursing.

  • Knowledge of the maintenance of medical records, charts, reports, and observations.

  • Knowledge of principles of the nursing process and scientific process.

  • Knowledge of public healthcare functions and essential services.

  • Knowledge of applying medical diagnosis and treatment to patient care.

  • Knowledge of scientific concepts as a basis for decision making.

  • Knowledge of physical, biological and behavioral sciences.

  • Knowledge of evaluation services and programs according to standards.

  • Knowledge of work management and leadership theory and practice.

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local law pertaining to healthcare.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Nursing)

Experience:

0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Nursing) with acquired knowledge at the level of an LPN

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:

3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Nursing) with acquired knowledge at the level of an LPN

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming


Necessary Special Requirements



PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be able to:

  • Lift medical equipment of varying sizes and weights up to about 50 lbs.

  • Travel throughout the state and to national conferences if requested.

  • Work evenings, nights and /or weekends when the situation requires it.


NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt.

  • As a condition of employment, the successful applicant employed will be required to execute a release of personnel records to the Board of County Commissioners on an as-needed basis.

  • In addition, the successful applicant will be required to complete an Employee Health Assessment, which includes verification of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases. If the successful applicant is found to be non-immune, vaccination will be required, unless medically contraindicated.

  • Yearly influenza vaccination is also required, unless medically contraindicated.

  • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for every successful applicant. BLS/CPR for Healthcare Professionals is required.


Supplemental Information



048-Wyoming Department of Health - Public Health - Community Health - Public Health Nursing.

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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