CASCADE COUNTY Public Health Nurse-Home Visiting in GREAT FALLS, Montana
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with (2) years of experience required. Valid license to practice nursing in the State of Montana. Valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must join MNA Union. Successful applicant shall serve a 6-month probationary period and will have a criminal background check conducted. Description: The Public Health Nurse at the City-County Health Department works in the Family Health Services Division and primarily provides a variety of generalized public health nursing services in clinics, homes, schools and institutions using a core set of interventions, including but not limited to, home visiting, case management, screenings, referral and follow-up, health education and counseling, client consultation, outreach, case finding, immunizations and community collaboration. This position further provides home visiting under various models such as Parents as Teachers to at risk families by using a strength-based approach to challenge parents to find effective approaches and solutions for issues related to parenting and child development. The PHN offers support to pregnant mothers and caregivers of young children, may compile medical and other health data needed to prepare and provide medical summaries for children in foster care to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division; provides families with information about available community resources and services, assists parents in developing and fostering healthy self-concepts, self-help skills and self-reliance, performs nursing and developmental screening activities, performs skilled nursing duties as needed and facilitates parenting classes. The PHN performs other duties as required or assigned.Cascade County is an Equal Opportunity EmployerSee Job Vacancy Announcement for complete job duties and responsibilities.