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The Public Health Nurse serves as a member of the health care team and as an advisor to individuals and families, pregnant teens and young parents in home environment in the Indian Communities within an assigned geographic area under the supervision of the Community/Clinical Nursing Director. Goal is to reduce morbidity, reduce incidence of teen/unwed pregnancy, encourage good parenting skills, and health families, and appropriate immunization of specific age groups. This is considered a Category I position for potential exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other Hazardous Materials under OSHA.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties of this position shall include, but are not limited to the following:
- Professionalism; ability to supervise and lead by example; committee participation; timely submission of reports.
- Clinical performance; pre and postpartum home visits; chronic patient home visits.
- Community development; health prevention/maintenance; health fairs/WIC.
- Assist in providing prenatal and parenting classes.
- Case management: patient care conferences with CHRs weekly.
- Coordination and liaison activities: public health department, local hospitals, and medical clinics.
- Immunization: coordinate with Site Manager, Childhood/flu vaccination.
- Documentation: referrals, home visits.
PROFESSIONAL NURSING DUTIES:
- Accomplish 80 home visits per month.
- Does not compromise patient confidentiality.
- Impacts on overall RSBCIHI services by active committee participation.
- Consistently manages personnel effectively leading by example.
- Conducts home visits on all identified postpartum clients within ten days of discharge.
- Responds to referrals and properly documents within five working days of receipt. All reports are submitted in timely fashion.
- Work with pregnant teens and young parents in home environment providing instruction on developmental stages of children, bonding techniques, and recognition of achievements.
- Work with Licensed Family Therapist to develop family enhancement workshops to reduce the likelihood of teen pregnancy.
- Initiate services at time of birth or as soon as possible.
- Provide for intensive home visitations by staff for as long as necessary.
- Provide for long-term service for families and children from 0-5 years of age (AIIHI).
- Conduct risk assessments to identify families in need.
- Arrange and coordinate caseload in order to maintain significant in-home contact with each family to meet their needs.
- Assist in parenting and nurturing skills, self-esteem building.
- Attend and participate in monthly staff and quarterly AIIHI work group meetings.
- Coordinate and schedule patients for transportation as necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
- This position requires working on weekends and evenings as needed.
Specific items, processes, or outcomes that the individual in this role is accountable for.
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing. Possess a Current California Nursing License and a Public Health Nurse Certificate. Healthy Families Training (within one year of employment)
Minimum of one year of Nursing work experience. Must be computer literate. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience preferred.
Specific abilities or expertise necessary for the position.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license. A current DMV printout is required
Current CPR Certification that meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association or Red Cross (Can be obtain prior to orientation)
Maintain strict confidentiality, security and safety of health records.
Function as a member of the health care team by communicating clearly and effectively with patients, physicians and other staff members and the patient’s family.
Work a variable work schedule, evenings and weekends, to meet client and program needs.
Must be able to work with the Indian Community, and be sensitive to the Indian culture and its needs.
The work involves periods of sitting, standing, and the routine risks of travel. Work is performed in the department office, in the clinic, in patients’ homes, in group settings, and outdoors, as indicated. Exposure to contagious and infectious diseases is a common risk.
You are also advised that this organization is required to give preference in employment and training to qualified Indian candidates (Title 2 U.S. Code 472 and 473) and Public Law 93-638 provided the applicant has submitted appropriate verification of Indian preference for employment.
NOTICE OF DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc., has adopted a Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Policy, in part, to satisfy its obligations under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. It is unlawful for any employee to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance in the workplace. In addition, Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc., must be notified within five (5) calendar days of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace. Employees who are suspected of violating Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc.’s Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Policy may be required to submit to inspections of their persons, vehicles or personal property. This may include medical testing for alcohol and/or drug use.
ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:
$41.35 – $44.71 per hour
- Medical, Dental and Vision to all Full-Time Employees
- Paid Time Off, Extended Illness Time
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Time off for Bereavement and Jury Duty
- 401(k) – Retirement Programs
- Life Insurance- 2 Times Your Annual Pay (Limit Applies)
- Long Term Disability
- Supplemental Benefits- Accident, Critical Illness, Life, Short Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Employee Fitness Program
- Tuition Reimbursement Program for Native American Employees Career Advancement Opportunities
Soboba Indian Health Clinic (23119 Soboba Rd San Jacinto, Ca 92583)
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