The Weld County Public Health department in Greeley, CO is recruiting for a Registered Nurse to join our team.
Public Health Nurse I-II (Generalist)
Public Health Nurse I-II (Tuberculosis and Communicable Disease program) Starting Salary Range: $61,647 to $82,063 (dependent upon qualifications)
The ideal candidate will have experience in public health clinical programs and experience with electronic medical records. Candidate should have the ability to adapt to different types of clinical situations on a daily basis. This public health nurse generalist will be assigned to a multi- disciplinary public health team and responsibilities will include working in the Immunization, Family Planning and STI programs.
Public health nursing is primarily population focused and includes caring for individuals, families, and communities using nursing, social, and public health sciences. Nurses are assigned to a multi-disciplinary public health team and work to provide individualized clinical, care coordination and case management services. Additionally, all nurses participate in public health emergency response activities and perform public health nursing services in accordance with public health standards and practices, within the scope of the Colorado Nurse Practice Act.
The Public Health Nurse I may provide clinical services such as immunizations to adults and children, reproductive health and STI services, tuberculosis testing/treatment and communicable disease testing and follow up; provide medical care coordination services for a caseload of children and youth with special health care needs; provide individualized, in-depth case management services to identify and address medical and psychosocial needs for a caseload of children, mothers, and families and connect them with appropriate resources and services.
The Public Health Nurse II is proficient with assignments, displays a high level of initiative, effort, adaptability, and commitment. The position assumes expanded responsibilities and skills, increased involvement with Health Department operations and initiatives, obtain additional certifications, and work autonomously. In addition, the Public Health Nurse II may provide clinical services such as immunizations to adults and children, reproductive health and STI services, tuberculosis testing/treatment and communicable disease testing and follow up; provide medical care coordination services for a caseload of children and youth with special health care needs; provide individualized, in-depth case management services to identify and address medical and psychosocial needs for a caseload of children, mothers, and families and connect them with appropriate resources and services. May serve as team lead.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with the application.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.
Required Experience: Two years of professional work experience with maternal and child health, family planning, pediatrics, case management, communicable diseases or closely related field in a public health setting is preferred, but not required for the Public Health Nurse I. It is required for the Public Health Nurse II.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary skills will be considered.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: • Current Colorado nursing license in good standing is required. • Have and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and use of personal, insured vehicle is required to perform job duties. Dependable transportation and auto insurance, maintained at all times, as required by State law, is required.
About Weld County Government - Public Health & Environment
Home to 31 incorporated municipalities, including growing cities, charming towns, thriving businesses and thousands of acres of prime agricultural land. As Colorado’s third largest county, Weld County covers 3,987 square miles in the northern part of the state and is larger than the size of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia combined. The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers, mild winters and a growing season of approximately 138 days. The land surface is fairly level in the east, with rolling prairies and low hills near the western border. Elevations in the county range from 4,400 to 5,000 feet. The South Platte River and its tributaries, the Cache la Poudre, the Big Thompson, the Little Thompson, the St. Vrain, and other smaller streams, flow into Weld County from the south and west, leaving the county on the east. With available services, location, resources and livability, Weld County offers unbounded opportunity for families to live, work and play. We have one more important ingredient as well: A positive attitude toward growth. We love being here, and we’d love having you here too!