Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:24 PM
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: Community Health Nurse :
Salary: 29, : 35,
Posting Closing Date: 09/12/2017
The duties and responsibilities of this position include those functions and tasks of a generalized Community Health Nursing Program, primarily in the clinic. Is responsible for providing technical and professional medical/public health nursing information, advice and treatment to patients, families and public groups. Is under the supervision of a Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor. Assists Supervisor in the management of the clinic. A valid Florida registered nurse license, a valid Florida drivers license and an automobile is required for this position.
Performs preliminary and exit interview on Family Planning clients. Counseling clients regularly regarding SBE, STDs, HIV, Rubella immunizations, reproductive anatomy and physiology. Assists client in making arrangements for auxiliary services, e.g.: colposcopy clinic, nutritional counseling, and referral to other clinics, mammograms, ultrasounds, transportation and social services. Performs limited physical examinations including: height, weight, and hemoglobin, venipuncture for blood tests, blood pressure, temperature and urinalysis.
Demonstrates and implement techniques of nursing care and counsel for promotion of Health and prevention of sexually transmitted and communicable diseases. Help the client to maintain a state of wellness though periodic screening procedures, health counseling, provides treatment under providers standing orders and or referral. Performs pre and post:test HIV/AIDS counseling and Hepatitis screening. Provides education/support to promote individual reproductive and sexual health choices and the prevention of STIs including HIV/AIDS.
Reviews incoming Family Planning labs . All abnormal labs given to appropriate ARNP for review and follow up. Notifying clients needing treatment or follow up by telephone or letter. Maintains tickler system for STD results. Makes referral for follow up when necessary (Private Doctor, clinic). Schedules clients for treatment and follow up. Reviews positive results with ARNP. And carries out follow up per orders.
Counsels clients on permanent sterilization procedures via Title X guidelines. Completed necessary documentation Vasectomy and Bilateral Tubal Interruption Procedures. Schedules physical exams for male clients at FDOH:Marion and females clients at providers office. Faxes and mails the appropriate information to providers and facilities. Maintains the required sterilization reports and submits these quarterly per Title X guidelines.
Interviews clients for STI Testing and treatment to obtain general and sexual health history, including primary complaint, history of present illness, and review of social history as to activities with sexual partners and past or pertinent illnesses including allergies and nutritional status. Counsels clients and contacts in regard to risk reduction to STIs including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); provides one to one educational services for the client regarding diagnosis and treatment. Counsel, assess and treat clients with sexually transmitted infections in accordance with providers orders, program guidelines and CDC recommendations
Dispenses contraceptive devices, medication and literature. Instructs clients in Family Planning methods. Monitors clients for symptoms of birth control side effects. Instructs and counsels clients concerning benefits and risks of alternative methods. Performs pregnancy testing and counseling according to protocol and Title X and ACOG guidelines. Refers clients for prenatal care when indicated. Documents all test results and counseling in clients EHR.
Performs other related duties, including working where assigned in other clinical areas a
• Location: Ocala
• Post ID: 18484267 ocala