GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT Public Health Nurse (RN) in TEXAS CITY, Texas

Would you LOVE to use your nursing skills to offer important and public health information to people in Galveston County? Are you ready for the challenge? Galveston County Health District is seeking a new Public Health Nurse (Registered Nurse)! The right candidate will be responsible for a variety of public health nursing services that benefit community populations in Galveston County. We can offer you: Excellent benefits; including an amazing retirement package, rich paid time off plans, FREE life insurance, FREE long term disability, FREE medical insurance, FREE parking and much, much more! Team-oriented environment Salary: $56,180.80 57,865.60 annually We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply. Required: Current licensure as an RN to practice in the State of Texas by the Texas Nursing Board 1+ year of employment experience as a practicing RN Skill in providing clinical nursing assessments and routine nursing procedures Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and reasoning in the assessment of patients Ability to follow Standing Delegation Orders (SDOs) of a licensed physician and/or county health authority Public speaking and presentation background CPR Certified Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles Customer Service Oriented Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent Computer Skills MS Office Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements Must pass Criminal Background check and drug screening Preferred, but not required: Formal public health training or certifications; any experience in a local health department and/or any experience using population-based activities to address a public health concern is preferred Traditional Duties: Perform activities as outlined by the DSHS Preventative Health Services Block grant including, but not limited to, participate in community health activities, GCHD Flu campaign and Back to School Immunizations campaign, etc. Adhere to current grant requirements that call for activities that mobilize community partnerships in identifying & solving community health problems Actively promote monthly health and wellness activities for GCHD staff Perform nursing duties which aid in the protection and promotion of the public's health Perform other clinical tasks as designated by the Local Health Authority under Standing Delegation Orders (SDOs) in accordance with the Texas Medical Board and Nursing Board Enter necessary data in appropriate databases (Immtrac, TWICES) Perform immunizations at designated clinics Perform direct observed therapy and clinical care for tuberculosis patients Perform home visits including home assessments for elevated blood lead levels Assist in the location of patients with critical findings Maintain monthly logs to provide accountability for services rendered Gather and report statistical data monthly on outreach completed Provide orientation, education, and supervision of staff nurses, students and auxiliary workers and volunteers on Public Health and the role of Community Health Nurses Assist with Tuberculosis and Immunization Program areas To apply please visit http://www.gchd.org/about-us/career-opportunities and fill out our online application. Applications can be submitted by fax to (409) 938-2284, emailed to apply@gchd.org or in person at 9850-A, Suite A-111, Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591. No Phone Calls Please ADA/EEO/DFWP Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County