Community Health Nurse I

Maryland government jobs
Washington County, MD
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
Full Time
## GRADE 15 ## LOCATION OF POSITION Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Washington County Health Department 1302 Pennsylvania Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742 ## Main Purpose of Job The main purpose of this position is to provide community health nursing services to individuals, families and the community; work with professionals from other disciplines to plan and implement nursing services for health programs in schools, day care centers, clinics and other settings; participate in identifying community health needs and participate in the development of solutions using health department and community resources; assess the current health status of the patient, identify nursing needs, develop and implement a plan of patient care in conjunction with other members of the health team and the patient; provide the nursing care intervention identified in the care plan as delineated in the Nurse Practice Act (medication administration, tracheostomy care, IV therapy, sterile dressings, etc.); evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions and revise the patient care plan as necessary; record health status of patients, treatments administered, and other appropriate information in the patient's record and report to the patient's physician and to the nursing supervisor as indicated; educate and assist patients in understanding present health status, developing self-care measures and improving and maintaining maximum health care status; provide counseling, guidance, and education necessary in the treatment of physical, mental, and emotional health problems to patients and their family members and other caregivers; make appropriate referrals to a variety of community resources; participate in the investigation of communicable diseases; maintain accurate statistics; participate in community health events involving health promotion and disease prevention programs; participate in nursing research as assigned; and perform other related duties. ## MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS **Education:** Determined by the Maryland State Board of Nursing under the licensing requirements for Registered Nurse. **Experience:** None. ## LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS 1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. **A copy of your license must be attached to your application.** 2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland. ## SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Employees in this classification will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached. ## SELECTION PROCESS Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the US, a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. ## BENEFITS Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. ## FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS Online application process is **STRONGLY** preferred. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at *Department:* DHMH Local Health - Washington County *Date Opened:* 3/13/2017 2:45:00 PM *Filing Deadline:* 3/27/2017 11:59:00 PM *Salary:* $19.83 - $31.56/hour (Salary Negotiable) *Employment Type:* Full-Time *HR Analyst:* Carolyn Chase *Work Location:* Washington County