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Community Health Nurse

Company: City of York
Location: York
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary


The purpose of this position is to work with individuals or families in the community to provide public health education and services that promote health and prevent the spread of disease. This is accomplished by providing professional nursing diagnosis, treatment or screening services through home visits, clinic or community setting: acting as liaison between medical providers and patients. Linking clients to community resources and services; preparing and reviewing reports; coordinating program specific services in office or clinic setting; establishing and reporting on goals; training on emergency preparedness; presenting health information to the public; communicating effectively with local health care providers and the public; investigating and interviewing individuals and families about public health conditions; maintaining confidentiality of patients; developing and maintaining relationships in the community and with other health care providers. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Health, Medical Director or Director of Personal Health Services.

Essential Functions

Works with individuals and/or families to address public health issues. This is accomplished by conducting treatment, screening or education through home visits, clinic, or community services. Assuring adherence to state and federal guidelines and clinical practices. Communicating with state, local and/or national partners regarding outbreaks or communicable diseases. Following Bureau protocols and procedures for program specific reports and services. Coordinating clinic delivery of services as appropriate.

Establishes and maintains relationships in the community. This is accomplished by communicating with local health care providers regarding client diagnosis and/or treatment. Participating and collaborating with local coalitions/task forces to improve the community's health. Representing the City in local, state or national meetings. Developing new or existing partnerships for public health services within the community. Presenting to community organizations on public health issues.

Coordinates program specific services by providing leadership for programs(s) services. Assuring proper inventory of supplies, educational materials, and other items for efficient delivery of program services.Ordering labs, x-rays, blood tests, etc.Developing and updating policies and procedures for program services, in cooperation with supervisors and other staff. Documenting and reporting program activities. Participating in local initiatives related to program(s) to improve the community's health. Attending state, national meetings related to program. Coordinating educational messages for the public and individuals. Establishing and maintaining relationships and communications with local health care providers through phone, email, fax. Maintaining continuing education credits related to program and/or public health nursing in general. Utilizing computer programs relevant to program specific areas, such as PA National Electronic Data Surveillance System (NEDSS), pa State Immunization Information System (SIIS), Electronic Food Outbreak Registry System (EFORS) and electronic health record, CureMD.

Miscellaneous activities; collecting data on program activities, documenting in charts, software programs, etc. Attending meetings. Confers with Medical Director or Clincal Program Manager. Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Maintaining Confidentiality

Written and Verbal Communication skills

Building Relationships

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience


Current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Registered Nurse (RN/LPN) License.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required.

Over one year up to and including three years in related field of employment.

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Experience using PA National Electronic Data Surveillance System, PA State Immunization Information System, Electronic Health Record.

Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver's License.

This position is subject to Article 165.07, Residency Requirements, of the Administrative Code of the City of York, which states that as a City employee you are required to reside in the City within 6 months from the first date that you achieve permanent employment status. However, due to the current declared state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Mayor has issued an Executive Order waiving the residency requirement of Article 165.07 for positions in the York City Health Bureau. Therefore, you will be required to comply with the residency requirement of Article 165.07 by the later of 6 months from the first date that you achieve permanent employment status or within 6 months from the date that the current declared state of emergency is lifted.

Must pass a background check, Drug Test and the PA Child Abuse History Clearance check.

Note: Child Abuse History Clearance must be dated within one year from the date of application and must show that "no record exists".

Click here to visit the PA Department of Human Services website for more information on the Child Abuse History Clearances.

Click here to submit your application for PA Child Abuse History Clearance online. This method is strongly suggested as you will receive immediate access to your results. Paper application forms are available in the City of York's Office of Human Resources.

The City of York is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

Keywords: City of York, Baltimore , Community Health Nurse, Other , York, Maryland

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