Posted 4 weeks ago

Public Health Nurse

Company: DuPage County Health Department (DCHD)
Category: Healthcare

 Addison, Lombard, West Chicago, Westmont

Type: Full Time, Part Time

The DuPage County Health Department has several openings for Public Health Nurses. New team members will provide comprehensive public health nursing services to a diverse multicultural population in a variety of settings. In this position you will be responsible for providing professional nursing treatment and care to clients.
Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, with one of these days working in their clinic, from 10:30 am to 7:00pm. (Saturdays (8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.) on a rotating basis). Several full- time openings in Addison, Westmont and Lombard and a part-time position in Addison.
As a full-time DuPage County employee, you will be eligible for full comprehensive benefit package which includes, Tuition reimbursement, Student Loan Forgiveness, 12 Paid Holidays in addition to paid time off. For a full list of the benefit package, click on the benefit tab.
Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct public health nursing services to assigned caseload; administers health care and nursing services in homes, clinics, schools, daycare facilities, and community settings.
  • Assists with the training of staff; provides appropriate leadership and direction and promotes positive morale, creativity and teamwork among staff.
  • Delegates work assignments to co-workers as assigned; educates clients, both individually and in small groups, on a variety of health-related topics.
  • Organizes and participates in clinics as assigned; completes assessments and reassessments of needed health care and social services; develops individual care plans; provides appropriate referral information to clients; counsels individuals and families with their health needs and concerns.
  • Completes paperwork, medical forms and health histories in a timely manner.
  • Administers and records medications; provides nursing consultations; administers immunizations and screening tests
  • Presents classroom or other community-based presentations.
  • Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion in making position related decisions.
  • Participates in emergency response activities as assigned.
  • Maintains required training, licensure, and/or certification.
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to patient privacy laws.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures.
  • Available to respond to clients and/or customers, either in person or over the phone, during assigned business hours and/or clinic times.
  • May serve as clinic or conference charge nurse.
  • May conduct follow-up investigations on reported cases of communicable disease; may provide observational experience for college nursing students, assuming overall responsibility for the shared case.