Anoka County PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE - FAMILY HEALTH in Anoka, Minnesota

Are you looking for a rewarding career in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area where you can make a meaningful difference in others' lives and enjoy a positive work-life balance? Our diverse Anoka County team brings next-level talents, personalities and experiences together in ways that make us both effective and efficient. Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust. We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path at Anoka County! Apply today to join our team. Public Health Nurse Family Health Our commitment to the community shines in the Community Health and Environmental Services department. Every day our public health nurses strive to protect the health and safety of our community by promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. Join Anoka County to be a part of our great team protecting the future health of our residents. Anoka County Public Health Nurses plan, implement, and provide direct services to clients and families. These positions include provision of services to low income, high-risk pregnant women, including adolescents, parenting, chronically ill/disabled children as well as community outreach and prevention efforts. This full time benefit eligible position is contingent upon Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funding. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY): Duties and Responsibilities These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Public Health Nurse Family Health. Through evidence-based practice provides assessment, counseling, health education, and follow-up to Family Health client caseload, including high risk pregnant women/adolescents and parenting families/adolescents, and chronically ill/disabled children. Provides family planning information and counseling to families and individuals as needed. Assists young families with children by providing information and guidance on growth and development, social and emotional difficulties. Develops nursing care plans by matching patient/client needs with professional abilities and provides or delegates the needed care. Refers program participants to community agencies, health providers and social services Assists in coordinating program services with WIC, Public Health Nursing and Social Services staff; Collaborates with other community agencies such as schools, health providers and others to meet the needs of the high-risk Family Health clients and serve as a resource to the agency and community groups regarding maternal and child health concerns. Assists in developing nursing protocol for management of high risk pregnancy conditions and chronically ill/disabled children. Represents the agency to the public, participates in educational presentations, and participates in ongoing program outreach. Participates in Emergency Preparedness activities and other department activities as assigned.