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Job Title: Community Health Nurse-Communicable Disease-TB Case Manager (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)
Job Number: 6315-155
Organization: Multnomah County Health Department
Posted: 8/11/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Portland,  OR    USA
Position Description: The mission of Communicable Disease Services (CDS) is to promote and protect the health of individuals and communities in our County by providing communicable disease prevention, treatment, screening and education services in collaboration with community partners.

This Community Health Nurse (CHN) carries out our mission using the nursing practice model to assure completion of communicable disease investigation and control activities.

This position requires a working knowledge of communicable disease, and population- level public health or epidemiology; a demonstrated ability to work autonomously from standing orders and state investigative Guidelines; and the ability to document and work in an electronic health record.

Essential job functions include:

Provide Case Management for active or suspect tuberculosis cases which includes collaborating with outside providers and the case management team to provide care to clients from diverse backgrounds who may have other complex medical conditions. Conduct epidemiologic investigations to identify contacts to TB cases as well as coordinate their testing and follow up care. Provide advice and consultation to Multnomah County providers and the public on tuberculosis. Provide TB screening outreach activities and preventive therapy for specific populations. Participate in the Communicable Disease team phone triage system and act in a surge capacity for large communicable disease investigations or outbreaks. Participate actively in quality improvement and other projects in CDS. Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills: A Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program; OR An Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program and two years of registered nurse level experience is required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Oregon. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid state issued driver's license. Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills. Master's in Public Health is preferred. At least one year of RN work experience in investigating communicable diseases and providing health screenings and immunizations in occupational health services. Training in quantitative analysis and at least one year (cumulative) prior experience performing activities that provide exposure to the practice of epidemiology. See Council of State and Territorial epidemiologists Tier One competencies at r1.pdf

Organization Description: Vision:Healthy people in healthy communities.

Mission: In partnership with the communities we serve, the Health Department assures, promotes and protects the health of the people of Multnomah County.

Values: We believe that health is a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (World Health Organization, 1978) We honor the diversity of the individuals and communities we serve and value their differing approaches to health and well- being. We believe in partnerships to improve the health of our communities. We believe the department's actions should assist our communities in addressing underlying factors that affect good health. We value effective leadership as a fundamental tool to improve the health of our communities. We believe in being responsible stewards of the public trust and resources. We value a diverse staff and believe our staff should be selected with care, treated with respect, held accountable for their performance and encouraged in their personal growth. We believe in continuously improving the quality of our work. We believe in balancing scientific knowledge and practical experience with the wisdom and beliefs of those we serve to improve the health of our communities. We emphasize prevention, health promotion and early intervention.

Goals: Assure individuals, families and communities gain greater control of the factors that influence their health. Improve the health of our diverse communities. Be an adaptive learning organization that serves as an effective and accountable local public health authority and provider of community health services.

Closing Date: 11/11/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Keri Caffreys,  Community Health Nurse-Communicable Disease-TB Case Manager (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)
Contact Location: 421 SW Oak St

Portland   OR  97204
United States
Contact Location: 421 SW Oak St
  Portland   OR  97204
  United States
Contact Phone: 503-988-7472 
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