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PONDERA COUNTY Pondera County Public Health Nurse in CONRAD, Montana

The Pondera County Health Department protects and promotes the health of Pondera County citizens and the environment through the efforts of dedicated and skilled employees and application of sound public health principle. The Department?S role is to identify community health problems, diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community, and enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. The mission of the Department is to prevent disease and illness, promote healthy choices and deliver quality health care. Job Summary: With the assistance of the Pondera County Board of Commissioners and Federal and State agencies, function as the Department Head for the Pondera County Health Nursing Department.The Pondera County Public Health Nurse plans, implements and provides comprehensive nursing services in preventive health, home health, and clinic programs through assessment, diagnosis, teaching, counseling, and prevention services to individuals, families, and groups to promote health and wellness to the public. This includes coordinating and administering public health programs, maintaining patient and program activity records, preparing required reports and obtaining adequate public health funding. This position works with all levels of health care professionals, public and private agencies, and general public to fulfill Federal, State, and County health care requirements. This position will require travel and work outside of normally scheduled hours and will accrue overtime compensation time under the guidelines of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable Montana Statutes.Identify health needs in the community to create and facilitate programs to promote health and welfare including, but not limited to, maintaining contact with various volunteer organizations coordinate and/or participate in public education efforts such as news releases, displays and Health Fairs for the County citizens. Assess community health strengths, needs, and expectations to adopt a plan to utilize available medical resources and standards of nursing practices to serve families and individuals through health promotion and to serve those who are at risk of illness, injury, disability, or death. For complete job description contact Cut Bank Job Service or Pondera County Courthouse.