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RN- PUBLIC HEALTH

Cherokee, IA

REGISTERED NURSE – PUBLIC HEALTH 

If you are looking to make a difference and drive your success, you have come to the right place. Cherokee County Public Health’s mission is to provide quality services across the healthcare continuum to the community in a caring atmosphere while maintaining quality healthcare professionals. We are looking for a candidate with a passion to serve the citizens in our service area. Monday -Friday shifts 32/40 hours weekly. 

As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible to provide direct services for the child and adolescent health and oral health program targeting underserved populations, provide health education and promotion within the community, perform disease outbreak investigations, provide child immunizations, and improve health equity for Iowans to reduce the burden of preventative diseases.

You will:

  • Provide direct preventive services within the scope of practice; including but not limited to developmental screening, lead and hemoglobin screening, and providing immunizations.
  • Develop, maintain, and cultivate relationships with schools and daycares within the service area and local partners
  • Educates those in positions of responsibility, such as parents, to recognize early signs of disease and deviations from normal health and to initiate appropriate action and provide home care instructions including alternatives for diet.
  • Provides in home visits to assess the health and well-being of health maintenance and postpartum patients.
  • Assists with and develops health promotion and risk reduction teaching for wellness and emergency preparedness programs on an individual or community group basis.
  • Review and update the patient’s history and complete data entry through an electronic management system.
  • Orders, stores and maintains office and clinic supplies and equipment; maintains health equipment; ensures supplies are orderly, clean, and well stocked.
  • May perform basic office tasks such as filing, calling patients, scheduling appointments and other office duties within the Public Health office.
  • Improve health equity, promote quality improvement, and policy development.
  • Work with the public, exhibiting courteous behavior, non-judgmental attitude, being culturally aware and maintaining client confidentiality.

To thrive in this position, you should be comfortable providing services to individuals across the lifespan but especially with children. You should have the ability to travel within the assigned region. You should be able to lift up to 50 pounds to setup portable equipment and workstation. You should have the ability to communicate effectively and have a proactive attitude toward finding and recruiting new partnerships within the community and creating and maintaining educational resources.

To be considered for this position, you are required to be a Registered Nurse and must have a current license for nursing in Iowa. Candidate should have knowledge of principles and practices of preventive health and an interest in public health.

Skill to: Instruct patients of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in the techniques, practices, and methods of promoting and maintaining their health; implement standard office procedures and use modern office equipment effectively; organizational skills to maintain health supplies and equipment; develop, review, update and recommend health programs protocols, policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulations and guidelines; maintain effective working relationships with the public, other health care professionals and patients/clients; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Competitive wage and benefits offered include: paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, retirement program, tuition assistance, funeral leave, jury duty, flex spending, EAP, health and wellness program.

Status: Full Time

Category: Medical/Health

Occuaption: Nursing

Industry: Healthcare Services