Community Health Nurse II – STD
City of York
Community Health Nurse II – STD
The purpose of this position is to provide clinic assessment, diagnosis and treatment of STDs and educate individuals to promote health and prevent the spread of disease. This is accomplished by providing professional nursing diagnosis, treatment or screening services mainly in clinic setting; acting as liaison between medical providers and patients; being the lead nurse in clinical areas specific to programs; researching and implementing evidence-based programs; linking clients to community resources and services; preparing and reviewing reports; coordinating program specific services in office or clinic settings; establishing and reporting on goals, training on emergency preparedness; presenting health information to the public; communicating effectively with local health care providers and public; investigating diseases. Interviewing individuals about public health conditions; maintaining confidentiality of patients; developing and maintaining relationships in the community and with other health care providers.
Works with individuals and/or families to address public health issues by conducting treatment, screening or education through home visits, clinic or community services. Assuring adherence to state and federal guidelines and clinical practices. Communicating with state, local and/or national partners regarding outbreaks or communicable diseases. Following Bureau protocols and procedures for program specific reports and services. Coordinating clinic delivery of services as appropriate. Leadership role in mentoring and training staff in program protocols, procedures, services.
Establishes and maintains relationships in the community by communicating with local health care providers regarding client diagnosis and/or treatment. Participating and collaborating with local coalitions/task forces to improve the community's health. Representing the City in local, state or national meetings. Developing new or existing partnerships for public health services within the community. Presenting to community organizations on public health issues.
Coordinates program specific services by assuming lead nurse responsibilities in development and implementation of evidence-based programs or services. Assuring proper inventory of supplies, educational materials, and other items for efficient delivery of program services. Developing and updating policies and procedures for program services, in cooperation with supervisors and other staff. Documenting and reporting program activities; facilitating local meetings or initiatives related to program(s) to improve community health; attending state, national meetings related to program, coordinating and creating educational messages for the public and individuals; establishing and maintaining relationships and communications with local health care providers; ordering labs, x-rays, blood tests, etc. Maintaining continuing education credits related to program and/or public health nursing in general. Utilizing computer programs relevant to program specific areas, such as PA National Electronic Data Surveillance System (NEDSS, PA State Immunization Information System(SIIS), Electronic Food Outbreak Registry System (EFORS), and electronic health record, CureMD. Identifying and coordinating program technical and supply needs.
Other miscellaneous activities accomplished by collecting data on program activities; documenting in charts, software programs, etc. Researching and disseminating evidence-based information regarding programming to improve health. Conferring with Medical Director or Director of Personal Health Services. Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Nursing is required, Registered Nurse licensed to work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Over five (5) years up to and including seven (7) years.
Registered Nurse License issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.