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Overview

Please apply online at https://www.pittcountync.gov/512/Job-Opportunities.

Purpose of Position: To coordinate and manage the TB program for the Health Department. To serve as a resource to other health department employees in their roles providing TB treatment & prevention. Serve as liaison between local physicians, hospitals and other community facilities regarding TB cases. Serve on the Health Department’s OSHA/Infection Control committee for TB/airborne and bloodborne pathogens and follow-up employee exposures. Provide clinical services for clients requesting a variety of services from the Health Department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs; for employees in expanded role positions, considerable knowledge of, and skill in obtaining a health history and performing physical examinations sufficient enough to determine if there is any deviation from normal; considerable knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed; general knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities; ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others; ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and make decisions; ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships; ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.

Minimum Education and Experience: Completion of approximately three months of training that includes both a didactic and on-the-job supervision phase in the expanded role specialty to which assigned and graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and two years of Public Health nursing experience; or a Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and three years of professional nursing experience including two years of Public Health nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience [Note: three months training can be obtained concurrently with other experience required for position]. Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and two years of Public Health nursing experience; or a Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and three years of professional nursing experience including two years of Public Health nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Will accept applications for a PH Nurse II at Salary Grade 72 ($58,546 – $92,533) working against a Public Health Nurse III. Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience. Necessary Special Qualifications: A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with a good driving record.  Proof of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine or immunity by serological testing and other tests or vaccines required by agency.  Immunized against Hepatitis B prior to employment or begin upon employment prior to clinical work.

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