PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (open until filled)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 11, 2020
Public Health

Job Description

Several positions available with the Health Department, Nurse Family Partnership Division, Communicable Disease Prevention Division and the Public Health Preparedness located at 2400 Troost
Salary Range: $24.96-$39.40/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; however, flexibility with work schedule is essential.

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled

As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza (Flu) Vaccination.


Responsibilities

Nurse Family Partnership: Seeking RN experienced and trained in Maternal and Child Health to provide home visits to first-time pregnant mothers through the Building Blocks of Missouri/Nurse-Family Partnership program. Delivers skilled education and guidance which focuses simultaneously on the mother's personal health, environmental health, life course development, the maternal role, family and friends, and quality of caregiving. Home visits begin prior to the 28th week of pregnancy and continue for two years after the child is born. Maintains a caseload of 25 clients and see families at home every 1-2 weeks, and must be able to travel in Jackson, Cass, Clay, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray counties in the Kansas City area. Learns and adheres to national and state standards prescribed for this evidence-based program.

T uberculosis Clinic: Performs nursing care and case management of patients with latent tuberculosis infection and active TB disease. Works in concert with Disease Investigative Specialist to provide appropriate assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and documentation of case management activities. Possesses the willingness to work in the following areas: Immunization, and Sexual Health clinics, as training in these areas may be a requirement.

Immunization Clinic: The Immunization Clinic serves clients across the life span. Cross trains to work in the Immigration/Refugee clinic and the Adult Travel Clinic. When not in the clinic, works closely with schools and community partners. Works well with a team and some autonomy.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic: Performs work directed towards the goals of risk assessment, risk reduction, and optimal sexual health status for individuals, families and communities with the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic. Works with Disease Intervention Specialists to facilitate and navigate referrals and provide case management for individuals with high-risk behavior. Represents the department as a designated specialist or spokesperson for area of assignment in a wide range of contacts. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with individuals in other department programs, state and local agencies and the community. Must be able to work in diverse environments as cross training in all Public Health Clinic areas will occur.


Qualifications

REQUIRES licensure as a registered nurse as determined by the Missouri State Board of Nursing or a state having reciprocity with the state of Missouri. Possession of a current license or temporary permit (for transfer from other states). Must possess a valid state-issued driver's license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. For Nurse Family Partnership, preference given for an accredited Bachelor's degree in nursing, background in Maternal & Child Health, or those who are bilingual. For TB & Immunization Clinics, preference given to bilingual candidates. For Immunization Clinic, preference also given for 1 year of experience in Med Surg.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

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The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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