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Public Health Nurse (RN)- Vaccine Equity Coordinator

Company: Pinal County
Location: Florence
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionA career with Pinal County isn't just a job. This is an opportunity where you can make a difference serving your community and benefit from an employer who takes care of and values its people. Pinal County proudly invests every day into the future of our 2000 employees, and we have the best employees around! We offer a suite of impressive benefits including retirement plans that are some of the best Arizona has to offer! A team of amazing people who are committed to making Pinal County a great place for its citizens and its employeesVariety of Top Tier Affordable Medical Plans - Six Different Medical Plans to Choose From; Some with Zero Employee Premium CostDental and Vision Plans Telehealth Retirement Plans with Employer Contributions - Guaranteed Lifetime Benefit!Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program through the Dept of EducationTuition Reimbursement ProgramAlternative Work SchedulesPaid Vacation And Sick Leave Ten Paid HolidaysCivil Service Leave Van Pool OptionsShort-Term Disability - Employer PaidBasic Life Insurance - Employer PaidPaid Sabbaticals After 15 Years of Continuous ServiceFlexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care and Medical ExpensesEmployee Assistance Program & Wellness ProgramSuite of Voluntary Benefit Options including additional Life, Accident, Critical Illness and Cancer Insurance Working at Pinal County is an investment in YOU. Apply today and find out why Pinal County is more than just a job. Read more about the role to see if it's good match for you. If not, check out our other listings at . Notice to applicants: The hiring salary for this position is dependent upon experience, qualifications and position funding; starting salaries above the first quartile require additional approval. This position is Grant Funded and continued employment is contingent upon available funding. This announcement may be closed as soon as a sufficient number of qualified applicants have applied. JOB SUMMARY Provide experienced nursing services teaching, evaluating needs, administering care and accurately charting family planning, STDs, immunizations for adults and children, and Well Woman.Example of DutiesWork in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description . TYPICAL CLASSIFICATION ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Assess and evaluate birth control needs of client with consideration of physiological, psychological, social, and environmental factors.Mandatory reporting of sexual and physical abuse per protocol and nursing guidelines.Provide accurate information for smoking cessation, overall healthcare, nutrition, and pre-natal education.Teach based on Arizona Family Health Partnership guidelines.Distribute and administer birth control method as prescribed and conduct quarterly family planning clinic audits.Collect potentially infectious specimens and maintain safety precautions.Provide teaching and comfort to initial HIV positive clients and prepare for results from state.Order, maintain, store, and administer appropriate vaccines for adults and children from appropriate private and public lots.Teach per guidelines from CDC, ADHS, and VFC programs.Perform monthly clinic audits.Work with case managers to follow proper protocols to maintain grant status.Maintain supplies and anticipate needs of clinic for seasonal requirements of the community.Assure sterile equipment and maintain quality standards.Translate (bi-lingual) information for co-workers on as needed basis.Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.Perform other related duties as required. POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES: This RN will serve as the Clinical Vaccine Equity Coordinator. Specific duties include but are not limited to:Providing subject matter expertise on COVID-19 in partnership with community organizations and agencies serving populations that may have a high vulnerability risk for COVID-19 and/or limited health resourcesParticipate in community events, community fairs, and/or town halls and collaborate and/or contract with local community health workers, immunization coalitions, and patient navigators to improve education and outreach to prioritized communities of focus Coordinate and participate in vaccine efforts in collaboration with community partners and contractorsMinimum Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a valid unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.Current license to practice nursing in the State of Arizona. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two (2) years of professional nursing experience, preferably in public health programs.Valid Arizona State Driver's License.Bilingual (Spanish and English)Supplemental Information KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of policies, guidelines, and standards of the Arizona State Board of Nursing and Nurse Practice Act.Knowledge of applicable Arizona Revised Statutes and County Ordinances regarding public health.Knowledge of Federal and state public health program regulations and requirements including Arizona Department of Health Services and Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, procedures, and standards.Knowledge of regional public health protocols, communicable disease issues, and reporting standards.Knowledge of regional community service agencies and other public assistance programs.Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software, including Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS).Ability to provide effective nursing services and proper use of medical instruments and laboratory equipment.Ability to assess community needs and identify public health issues and trends.Ability to use courtesy and respect in providing nursing services and responding appropriately to emergency situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is light and requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. The work also requires the ability to balance, finger, feel, grasp, handle, reach, perform repetitive motion, kneel, lift, pull, push, speak, hear, stand, stoop, walk, operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment, and demonstrate visual and mental acuity. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands.

Keywords: Pinal County, Gilbert , Public Health Nurse (RN)- Vaccine Equity Coordinator, Accounting, Auditing , Florence, Arizona

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