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LINN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Albany, OR, United States
20 days ago
LINN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Albany, Oregon, United States
20 days ago

Description

Applicant for this position must possess the capability to perform work in the in an office setting via phone. The following duties are essential functions requiring the critical skills and expertise needed to meet job objectives. 

  • The position will speak with clients by phone who have or have been exposed to a reportable disease or condition. This position will be majority phone and computer based work.
  • Provide professional Public Health nursing services in all areas of communicable disease including but not limited to Tuberculosis clients, enteric diseases, sexually transmitted infections, and outbreaks of disease. Works under standing orders and telephone orders signed by Linn County Health Officer. Reviews medical histories and evaluates treatment.
  • Provide education for the specific disease or condition and help prevent further transmission.  
  • Takes reports of communicable diseases from labs, local and out of County health care providers and State Acute and Communicable Disease program; initiates thorough investigation in a timely manner and according to State Acute and Communicable Disease Program Investigation Guidelines, and County Health Officer review. 
  • Reports investigation results in writing to State Acute and Communicable Disease program via computer database in accordance to established time frames. Must follow applicable OARs. 
  • Works with hospitals, primary care offices, health centers, schools, log term care facilities, Oregon Health Authority, other county health departments, and pharmacies.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Maintains records and charts of nursing services provided to clients and makes reports as required. Follows strict medical confidentiality guidelines as required by federal, state and HIPAA laws.


Requirements

Qualified candidate must possess a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of  Oregon, and able to perform the duties as listed in the official job description for this position. Candidate must also have a valid Oregon Driver's License, have a clean driving record, and pass a criminal history check. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63142738
  • Location:
    Albany, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE - Communicable Disease
  • Company Name For Job: LINN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Discipline: Clinical Nurse,
    Community Health Nurse,
    Public Health Nurse
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: None

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