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RN/Senior RN - Nurse Liaison Program

Company: Arapahoe County
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION

This posting has been re-opened and if you have already applied, you are still being considered and will not be able to apply to this posting again. - - -

No nights, no weekends, paid holidays, no overtime!! - Are you tired of working in the hospital with no time off, being overworked and underappreciated? -Public health nursing is a great change of pace from the exhausting work of bedside nursing to promoting wellness and serving the families in our community.

This is a hybrid position which allows for three days in the office and two days working remotely. The hybrid schedule requires flexibility to accommodate home visits Monday-Friday based on the family's availability. -

Registered Nurses (RNs) serve as an integral part of Arapahoe County's Public Health Department, providing nursing care and services at clinics, home visits, and community outreach events with a focus on promoting health and disease prevention.
This position will specifically work in the Nurse Liaison Program, a nurse home visiting program. This position will be providing public health nursing services in the home setting to children and their families. -

-The Arapahoe County Public Health Nurse Liaison assists Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) by conducting home visits and public health nursing assessments on the families referred that meet specified criteria. -The Nurse Liaison assessment is designed to take an in depth look into three areas: the child's medical needs, the child's development, and caregiver resiliency and stability. The Nurse Liaison conducts home visits and completes nursing assessments with families referred by ACDHS during the 60-day intake assessment period and documents findings into required reporting programs. The Nurse Liaison works closely with ACDHS case workers in creating plans and providing education and resources to the families they serve. This position serves referred families within Arapahoe County and requires transportation and home visitation travel. -NOTE:
The anticipated hiring range for a Registered Nurse is $62,602.54 to $93,904.46 per year.The anticipated hiring range for a Senior RN is $72,908.68 to $116,465.44 per year.This position will be located at 15192 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014.


DUTIES


Direct Patient Care
--- Provides safe, effective, evidence-based patient care, including clear, accurate documentation, and referrals. Uses critical thinking skills and nursing expertise to effectively assess patients and care for their health.
--- Performs direct patient care during home visits, clinic visits, or at outdoor community clinics, fairs, and outreach events.
--- Maintains medical expertise, skills, and abilities to follow established processes and guidelines aligning with evidence-based care practices.
--- Collaborates with team members to provide resources and care/treatment options within the patient care setting. Escalates patient care situations as appropriate or necessary.
--- Documents patient cases and complies with timely documentation standard for patients and employees.

Community Outreach
--- As stipulated by grant deliverables, actively participates, and provides patient care and consultation via community outreach at indoor and outdoor clinics, events, and fairs.
--- Collaborates with community members, such as school personnel, childcare, and providers to form partnerships and relationships that improve community health outcomes.

Senior RN
--- Serves in a Lead capacity while performing Registered Nurse duties
--- May provide program leadership to professional and support positions and on-site supervision of the day-to-day activities of assigned programs. Lead accountability includes performing and delegating
nursing tasks, interpreting program policy and procedures for staff, and working on special projects as assigned.
--- Assists personnel with technical expertise in providing public health services in compliance with policy, procedures, and program protocols adopted by ACPH. Assists Public Health Nurses with resolving complex and difficult issues and situations.
--- Serves as a liaison between the Public Health Nurses and program leadership for to day-to-day program operations.
--- Assists in evaluation and implementation of nursing programs; makes recommendations to administration concerning planning activities. Recommends program policy and procedure through the supervisor to the manager for review, approval and implementation.
--- Coordinates the organization, assignment, and utilization of nursing personnel with adjacent program areas to facilitate staffing coverage for collateral programs and services.
--- Instructs staff in the methods, techniques and procedures utilized in assigned programs and services.

Emergency Preparedness and Response
--- Responds, as required, to support public health emergencies, incidents, and events. Employee participates in all exercises and drills on emergency preparedness and response, as required. Completes trainings identified as appropriate for this level employee and initiates corrective actions and responses pursuant to Federal, State, and Local laws, statutes, and regulations.
Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Registered Nurse
--- Strong case management, nursing assessment, and health education skills.
--- Relates well to all kinds of people, builds rapport, and establishes trust and confidence
--- Ability to deliver hard messages sensitively and compassionately
--- Ability to stay calm and in control during emergency situations
Senior RN
--- Ability to lead and mentor high performing teams
--- Ability to use critical thinking skills and nursing expertise to effectively assess patients and care for their health
--- Ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage time appropriately
--- Ability to uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure patient confidentiality standards are adhered to
--- Must be a role model for teamwork and dependability
Behavioral Competencies (these are required for all positions at ACG):
Accountability
Accessibility
Inclusivity
Integrity


REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:
Registered Nurse
--- Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
--- Professional Qualifications: Must be (or within the first 3 months of employment) licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Colorado or a Compact State. BLS and CPR certification.

Senior RN
--- Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
--- Professional Qualifications: Licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Colorado or a Compact State. BLS and CPR certification.
--- 6+ years of nursing, public health nursing or related community or clinical work

Preferred Education and Experience:
--- Master's degree


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Pre-Employment Additional Requirements:
--- Must successfully pass pre-employment testing which includes an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) and background check.
Post-Employment Additional Requirements:
--- Must stay up to date on any required training, certifications and licensures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
--- Work is primarily conducted in homes and community settings, with travel to other locations or outside agencies to provide program services or attend meetings. Continuously works closely with co-workers and clients.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
--- Manual dexterity for performing exams and completing charts.
--- Frequent and continual driving, walking, sitting, upright bending/stooping, twisting, kneeling, and squatting.
--- Frequent light lifting/carrying of equipment/supplies and infants (under 15 lbs.), and occasional to frequent moderate lifting/carrying (15 - 49 lbs.) infants and small children.
--- Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate in person and via phone to respond to inquiries, and present information to individuals and groups as well as communicating important topics through language translator services.
--- Reading comprehension is necessary to understand client records and medical documents.
--- Position requires continual and extensive driving to client residences and other community-based settings, including high risk (increased crime) neighborhoods. In the course of traveling to and working in other locations, may experience exposure to noise, dust, solvents, fumes, smoke or gases, slippery/uneven walking surfaces, sun, road hazards, traffic considerations, motor vehicle accidents, and exposure to inclement weather such as driving in snow, ice, etc. Potential for exposure to community related crimes while on duty.
--- Work conducted primarily indoors, such as client home environments which can be unpredictable, with potential exposure to environmental allergens, smoke, pets, vermin, bed bugs, cockroaches, potentially hostile clients or family members. Occasional client contact will occur outdoors.
--- High possibility of exposure to air/blood borne pathogens, insects, vermin, and other household and nature animals, as a result of continuous contact with the public, in community-based environments.
--- Potential exposure to high risk and emergent situations i.e. Client with suicidal ideation, child abuse or domestic violence situations, aggressive clients/family members/pets.
--- At high risk for compassion fatigue secondary to provision of care for high risk, complex clients and family situations. Frequent exposure to highly intense emotional situations such as client disclosures of current or past intimate partner violence, child abuse, or other traumas, potential exposure to situations of infant mortality/infant or fetal loss, etc.

Below, please list any special physical demands associated with this position. For instance, exposure to hazardous environments, blood borne pathogens, extreme heat/cold, use of power equipment or machinery, wearing of PPE (personal protective equipment). Must use PPEs

Definitions:
Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: -If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (i.e. uploading or attaching documents to your online application), call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627. -Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt uploading (attaching) it. - -

Keywords: Arapahoe County, Aurora , RN/Senior RN - Nurse Liaison Program, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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