Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Orange County Health Department has an opening for a temporary part-time Public Health Nurse II. Under the general supervision of the Public Health Services Manager, an employee of this class is primarily responsible for leading the Community Mobile COVID-19 testing team.
Typical work activities include identifying community testing sites, supervising testing staff, providing training, collecting specimens for COVID-19 testing, and assisting with set up and break down of mobile testing sites. Bilingual applicants in Spanish and English are preferred.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the residents we serve. Each position is a key contributor to the work in the department to address systemic racial inequities and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, age, color, disability, national origin, or sex. This work requires us to confront inequities of the past, reveal inequities of the present and develop effective strategies to move all of us towards an equitable future for all people in Orange County.
Examples of Duties: Examples of Essential Functions:
Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities. Other related duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
Leads Community Mobile COVID-19 Testing Team and coordinates testing locations with COVID-19 Task Force Epidemiology Group and community partners.
Supervises Certified Medical Assistant(s)
Coordinates test result notifications
Coordinates staff training for specimen collection, donning and doffing of PPE, and documentation.
Obtains patient specimens via nasal mid-turbinate (NMT), anterior nares, and nasopharyngeal swab (NP) methods.
Assists with set up and break down of mobile testing sites.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health, public health nursing, and social work.
Knowledge of principles of racial and health equity.
Knowledge of public health laws pertaining to communicable diseases, sexually-transmitted diseases, and immunizations.
Knowledge of relevant department, local, state and federal laws, procedures and regulations.
Knowledge of universal precautions, CPR, basic life support and first aid, and emergency medical procedures.
Knowledge of available resources and agency guidelines.
Skill in specimen collection using multiple different methods.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing and one (1) year of professional nursing experience;
or Graduation from a School of Professional Nursing and two (2) years of professional nursing experience;
or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Requires an unrestricted license to practice nursing in North Carolina.
Requires valid North Carolina Driver License.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBLE HAZARDS
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of standing, sitting, pushing, walking, bending, pulling, stooping, kneeling, lifting, carrying, fingering, grasping, reaching, talking, hearing, handling and repetitive motions of the hands/wrist/feet.
Ability to perform light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to perform extensive reading and operate a computer terminal.
Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
Worker is potentially exposed to communicable diseases such as COVID-19.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities
Orange County Government