$ 58,547.06 Public Health Nurse Specialist Gainesville

Published date: August 9, 2017
  • Location: Gainesville, Hall County Health Department, United States

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (GA) invites applications for the position of:
Public Health Nurse Specialist
SALARY:
$40,982.94 - $58,547.06 Annually
OPENING DATE:
08/09/17
CLOSING DATE:
08/23/17 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:
Location: Hall County Health Department, 1290 Athens Street, Gainesville, GA 30507 Recruitment: This position is open to all qualified applicants Pay Grade: L Position: 00001599 In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
District 2 Public Health serves 13 counties in the northeastern portion of Georgia and includes Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties. The mission of public health is to promote and protect the health of people in Georgia wherever they live, work and play. We embrace this mission by serving individuals, families, and communities to improve their health and enhance their quality of life.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under broad supervision, provides professional nursing
care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies and/or
procedures. Focuses on the prevention of illness, injury, or
disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the
health of populations. Cares for population with special
needs during disasters/emergencies and biological and
chemical protocols.
 Lab testing including specimen collection of urine, vaginal fluid and venipuncture if necessary
 HIV counseling and testing
 Follow-up on positive lab results and treatment
 Notification of positive lab results to the District Office
 Physical exams for adolescents and adults
 Evaluation and treatment of patients referred from the District Office and physician offices
 Treatment of STI's
 Syphilis treatment
 Provide aftercare services for patients referred by Rape Response
 Serves as a community resource
 Collaborates with all health department clinics
 Serves as a preceptor to nursing students
 Participates in community events as requested
 Cross trained to all other programs
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND One year of PHN experience AND Current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certification OR Associate's degree/diploma in Nursing from an accredited college AND Two years of RN experience AND Completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND Current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To be considered for employment at District 2 Public Health you must complete an online application. This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then "Careers", locate position then click "Apply" to begin your application. Please make sure you have selected the specific job you are interested in and qualified for. You will receive an email or telephone call if you are selected to participate in the interview process. Please do not send hard copies of application materials. All information can be uploaded to the online system. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Notifications will be sent only to applicants who are selected for interviews. Applications must include an email address and daytime phone number where applicant can be reached. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Pre-employment drug screen and criminal records check (fingerprinting) are required. Note: An applicant who has a disability requiring special accommodations should contact this office. In accordance with Georgia's Drug Free Workplace Act, it has been determined that certain positions warrant pre-employment drug testing. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information regarding employment with District 2 Public Health please visit our website at www.phdistrict2.org.


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