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Job Title: Tuberculosis Nurse Case Manager
Job Number:
Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 4/1/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Compensation: 30.68
Position Description: Purpose of Job The purpose of this position is to care for patients being screened, tested, and/or treated for tuberculosis (TB) in the East Region Tuberculosis Program (ERTBP).

Essential Functions The Tuberculosis Nurse Case Manager is responsible for the following essential functions:

Provide tuberculosis (TB) education, counseling, and screening Administer TB skin test and/or perform TB blood test; administer TB medications and provide education related to medications; monitor for side effects

Collect lab specimens consisting of natural sputum and/or sputum induction, blood, urine, or other samples

Determine extent of illness and ascertain period of infectiousness

Provide and manage the care of patients with suspected or confirmed TB infection

Ensure standards of public health practice are met with each TB patient

Assess barriers to care for each TB patient including factors that may influence medication adherence

Coordinate all medical care to reduce fragmented service across multidisciplinary settings

Conduct, supervise, and participate in contact investigations and site visits

Compile case management notes that will be presented to the physician on a weekly basis

Reach out to facilities requesting education related to TB infection

Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office

Ensure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours

Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: Minimum Training & Qualifications

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing

Current certification as a Registered Nurse

Minimum of two (2) years’ related experience

Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be considered to qualify for the position

Must maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license and have reliable transportation due to travel requirements

Organization Description: Type : INTERNAL & EXTERNAL

Location : HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Posting Start : 04/01/2024

Posting End : 04/15/2024

MINIMUM HOURLY RATE: $30.68

Closing Date: 7/1/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jennifer Robbins,  Tuberculosis Nurse Case Manager
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Avenue

Knoxville   TN  37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Avenue
 
  Knoxville   TN  37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 18652155284 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: jennifer.robbins@knoxcounty.org
Web Address: https://knoxcountytn.munisselfservice.com/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=20240083&sr
How to Apply: Apply through employer website.

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Web Site Delete Date: 4/15/2024