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Community Health Nurse

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Establish relationships with other Department and grant partners as applicable and set up schedule of meetings with grant staff or other community partners in person, through conference calls or via videoconferencing.
  2. Establish a timeline for completion of all activities in the grant and report to Director on progress of program goals and budget.
  3. Participate in program funder conferences, technical assistance calls, workshops and trainings to expand knowledge of position and work with funders to communicate program goals and progress to other program partners. Work with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to determine what state, local and contractor resources and opportunities are available that could coordinate with district program needs.
  4. Plan, schedule and participate in necessary assessments with identified entities. Utilize results to strategically develop work plans and budgets to accomplish required goals of the programs. Work with the program staff and partners to develop individual training and program goals. Develop strategic timeline and work plan for program so that goals and roles are clearly defined for all partners and staff.
  5. Prepare quarterly reports on program goal progress, and progress toward improving outcomes for funder, partners, and ECDHD Board of Health.
  6. Promote the programs purpose and goals among community and state contacts.
  7. Conduct communicable disease surveillance and containment activities in compliance with the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) contracts, including phone interviews with clients, contact tracing when needed, computerized reporting, obtaining medical records, and seeking recommendations from DHHS and healthcare providers of clients.
  8. During influenza season, responsible for ILI Surveillance including weekly data collection and reporting to the State.
  9. Manage the Lead Surveillance program, including reporting to the State.
  10. Develop and conduct public presentations regarding varying topics related to public health, wellness and safety upon request.
  11. Provide referrals to appropriate community agencies and resources as needed.
  12. Assist with emergency response efforts to disease outbreaks and/or disasters when requested.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of from an accredited college or school in nursing required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or school of nursing is preferred.
  • Must hold a Registered Nurse license in state of Nebraska. Nebraska licensures must be maintained at all times.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with agency employees, officials, partner agencies/entities, and the public.
  • Readily assumes responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and articulate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise objective judgement.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret technical information.
  • Ability to organize tasks, establish priorities and meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Five years’ experience working as a nurse in a program working in a community setting.
  • Experience as lead/charge nurse; experience in public or private agency.
  • Experience in implementation/oversight of program.
  • Experience in grant writing, program development, management, evaluation and fiscal management.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking

 

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