LENOIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT - PERMANENT/FULL-TIME
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II
DATE: August 20, 2012 SALARY: $37,814 - $39,729
PAY GRADE: 72 POSITION NO. 5110-20-041
CLOSING DATE: August 31, 2012
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The PHN II is responsible for an assigned patient case load of
county residents that varies. The primary purpose of this position is to provide
community outreach services by making home visits for the purpose of case
management or any other nursing activity that involves functioning independently
outside of the agency for children 0-5 years. The nurse is responsible for providing Care
Coordination for Children case management services; to assist with obtaining
community resources to ensure a positive health outcome; ensure medical services are
properly utilized; follow up with any risk factors that may be detrimental to a healthy
outcome by using the Life Skills Progression, Community Health Assessment and
implementing a plan of care; and to ensure healthy outcomes and provide updated data
to the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance data base - Case Management
Information System (CMIS).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of and skill in applying
the nursing practices, principles and techniques, especially in public health.
Knowledgeable in working in CMIS. Ability to exercise good nursing judgment and make
decisions independently. Awareness of and inter-relationship with other agencies in the
community. Knowledge of current issues in public health. Ability to increase knowledge
and keep current of nursing changes by attending workshops. Knowledge of available
resources and organizations and ability to coordinate these as needed. Ability to secure
patient or family cooperation. Ability to record, interpret and utilize records and reports
as well as medical instructions. Stay abreast of current social and economic problems
relating to public health within the community.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited
school of nursing for registered nurse.
APPLICATION PROCESS: County employees who wish to make a change in employment
to this position should make application to April Martin, Human Resources Department,
Lenoir County Government, P. O. Box 3289, Kinston, NC 28502. All outside applicants
must complete a PD107 State Employment Application. Incomplete or unsigned
applications will not be processed.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER