PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV COVID-19 Community Vaccine Outreach

at The City of Houston
Published August 19, 2022
Location Houston, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV COVID-19 Community Vaccine Outreach

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV COVID-19 Community Vaccine Outreach

Salary

$53,248.00 - $88,000.00 Annually

Location

8000 N. Stadium, TX

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Houston Health Department

Job Number

28665

Closing

8/18/2022 12:00 AM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

28665

Division: Director's Office

Section: Immunization - COVID-19 Community Vaccine Outreach

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday and Rotating Weekends*

Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Houston Health Department is actively searching for a skilled individual who is self-motivated and willing to provide essential services as a Public Health Nurse IV which includes the following:

  • Shares responsibility with other nursing staff members in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of the various public health nursing programs.

  • Educates the community regarding public health services; may instruct specialized preventive health courses.

  • Develops and conducts lectures and demonstrations on new techniques for nurses in public or private clinics.

  • Participates in the orientation, training and guidance of new employees and nursing students.

  • Coordinates public health services and training with other City agencies and services

  • Reviews, evaluates and develops public health care/nursing services for utilization within health center or community settings.

  • Provides community liaison and referral services; disseminates public health information for outreach projects.

  • Assists with developing clinical and administrative procedures and policies. May handle special projects as directed.

  • Conducts and participates in Quality Assurance initiatives and auditing processes.

  • Performs assessments, exams and specimen collection; administers/distributes medications to clients per established protocols; and consults with advanced licensed medical professionals to determine most appropriate plan of care.

  • Verifies, reviews, and enters patient medical history and records on patients' diseases, operations, immunizations, assessment, treatment and other pertinent information in the electronic health record and databases.

  • Drive from site to site with personal or city vehicle and must have a valid drivers license to be in compliance with AP 2-2.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV FOR COVID-19 COMMUNITY VACCINE OUTREACH

  • Serves as a lead on a community-based vaccine strike team

  • Administers COVID-19 vaccines

  • Conducts registration at COVID-19 vaccines sites

  • May be assigned to transport vaccines

  • Other duties as assigned

  • May be reassigned to other clinical services as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions.The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Four (4) years of nursing practice or experience as a medical professional in a clinic or hospital setting are required.

A Master of Science degree in Nursing, a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas, in addition to (1) one year of nursing experience may be substituted for the experience requirement.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Texas. CPR certification is required. RN License and CPR certification must be maintained and current for continued employment.

PREFERENCES

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.Preference will be given to candidates who are:

  • Willing and able to work outside normal business hours including nights and weekends

  • Willing to drive to various locations throughout Harris County

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

None

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes

This position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION:

GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Grant and Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 22

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-4632.

If you need special services or accommodations, 832-393-4632 (TTY 7-1-1).

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

Medical

Dental

Vision

Wellness

Life insurance

Long-term disability

Retirement pension

457 deferred compensation plan

Employee Assistance Program

10 days of vacation each year

10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

Flexible schedules

Professional development opportunities

Transportation/parking plan

Section 125 pretax deductions

Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html

01

Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Are you a current City of Houston employee and working at Houston Health Department?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Which of the following best describes your level of education?

  • High School Diploma

  • An Associate of Science degree in Nursing

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

  • A Master of Science degree in Nursing

  • None of the Above

    04

    Did you graduate from an accredited school of nursing?

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Please indicate your level of experience regarding this position?

  • Up to 1 year

  • 1 to 2 years

  • 3 years

  • 4 or more years

  • No experience

    06

    Are you licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas?

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    Do you have a valid CPR certification?

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Please describe which of the following communicable disease experiences you have obtained.

  • STD

  • Turberculosis (TB)

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Herpes

  • Measles

  • Syphilis

  • Other communicable diseases

  • None of the above

    09

    How many years of supervisory experience do you have?

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to 2 years

  • 3 to 5 years

  • 5 or more years

  • None of the above

    10

    Please indicate languages in which you are fluent (reading, writing, and/or speaking). Check all that apply:

  • English

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Other

  • None

    11

    Are you willing to use your personal vehicle to perform necessary job functions and receive reimbursement for travel?

  • Yes

  • No

    12

    Are you willing to work after scheduled work hours and weekends?

  • Yes

  • No

    13

    Are you a current temporary employee working the HHD COVID response project?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question