Overview

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Closing Date:  4/15/2022

Under general direction, is responsible for public health nursing services and supervisory work in the Communicable Disease Division (CDD)/Tuberculosis Prevention and Care of the San Antonio Metro Health District. Renders assistance to the Health Program Manager or Physician in analyzing, planning, developing, and coordinating public health nursing services in a local area. Working conditions are primarily inside an office and clinical environment. Must be willing to comply with all OSHA regulations and current immunization policies. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2.  Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1, all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions:
Position is assigned to supervise clinical and support staff at the Tuberculosis clinic for Metro Health.
Serves as a case management expert ensuring that the case management between public health, hospitals, and health care systems for TB patients is a collaborative model that includes patients, nurses, physicians, and other practitioners in the community.
Analyzes, plans, develops, and coordinates public health nursing services in a public health facility.
Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff members.
May provide public health nursing consultant services for non-family groups, such as child care centers, schools, nursing homes, and industries depending on area of assignment.
May participate in case conferences with physicians, hospital personnel, and representatives of other agencies depending on area of assignment.
Serves as subject matter expert, instructor or leader for group educational projects such as TB Nurse Case Management in collaboration with the Heartland National TB Center.
Interprets policies, functions, and philosophy of the agency to professional and lay groups.
Shares responsibility for the orientation, teaching, and supervision of inexperienced staff nurses, students, and nonclinical staff which includes sitting, standing, reaching, walking, and frequently lifting and carrying equipment up to 10 pounds to demonstrate nursing techniques.
Works with faculty members of schools of nursing in guiding student field experience in public health nursing.
Develops and conducts presentations.
Writes records, insuring confidentiality of client.
May serve as first responder during public health emergencies depending on area of assignment to include lifting and carrying equipment up to 30 pounds while administering care to patients.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Three (3) years of full-time successful experience as a practicing Registered Nurse, at least one (1) year of which shall have been experienced in a recognized public health agency.
No substitution for education allowed.
License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing.
CPR/AED/BLS certified.
Bilingual English/Spanish.
Tuberculosis/Infectious Disease experience.
Supervisory experience.
Analytical / Assessment skills and apply fundament concepts of public health, including social, economic, and global factors to facilitate all aspects of TB care and to improve and protect the health of the individual and the greater community.
Policy development and program planning skills to set direction and goals for clinical staff.
Knowledge of TB concepts, processes and procedures.
Knowledge of infection control practices.
Knowledge of applicable public health law.
Ability to adapt communication style and prevention strategies to a client.
Ability to prioritize activities and manage multiple responsibilities and utilize time management skills.

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About City of San Antonio Metro Health District

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