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Job Title: Community Health Nurse- Communicable Disease Investigations
Job Number: 6315-165
Organization: Multnomah County Health Department
Posted: 6/11/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Portland,  OR    USA
Compensation: $70,073.28 - $90,723.60 Annually
Position Description: Overview THIS WORK MATTERS!

Communicable Disease Services is a unit within the Public Health Division of the Multnomah County Health Department. Our unit provides communicable disease prevention, treatment, screening and education services in collaboration with community partners. Within CDS, the Investigations and Case Management Team provides rapid response to reportable diseases, including case investigation, case management, outbreak response and implementation of preventive measures to control disease spread in the community.

As the Communicable Diseases Community Health Nurse you will:

Carry out the mission through using the nursing practice model to deliver immunizations, prophylaxis, disease screenings, case and outbreak management, health education/training and consultation, epidemiological surveillance and investigation, and participate in special projects.

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: Required Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid Oregon driver's license 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 current American Heart Association BLS/CPR card, or ability to obtain BLS/CPR within 30 days of hire 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 Preferred Special Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: Working knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of clinic patient care Ability to anticipate patient and provider needs Masters in Public Health or other relevant field Working knowledge in how to access, interpret and apply computerized client data information Working knowledge of programs and services available to clients Ability to effectively screen and gather required information in a professional, culturally competent and customer service oriented manner Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Ability to be flexible and manage multiple priorities Ability to maintain composure and work objectively with clients who may be hostile or verbally abusive *Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position

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: 9/11/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Keri Caffreys,  Community Health Nurse- Communicable Disease Investigations
Contact Location: 421 SW Oak St

Portland   OR  97204
United States
Contact Location: 421 SW Oak St
  Portland   OR  97204
  United States
Contact Phone: 5039887472 
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How to Apply: Visit link and complete: 1. A completed online application 2. Responses to the supplemental questions

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