Staff Registered Nurse (Public Health)
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
This position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of care for patients/clients across HHS departments/programs. The clinical settings include ambulatory care, public health, senior living, behavioral health, substance disorder programs, family and community services. The RN will work collaboratively as an active member of the interdisciplinary HHS team to provide evidence based therapeutic patient/client/family and family centered care.
• Associate’s Degree in nursing and current Minnesota RN licensure required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Three to five (3 – 5) years of experience in relevant clinical area required.
• Experience in working across departments to provide a continuum of care for patients/clients/families strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments, develop and implement plan care completing evaluation of interventions. Must be able to work in collaboration with the clinical and therapeutic team members to adjust the plan of care accordingly. Must be willing to develop comfort utilizing telehealth to communicate with their patients/clients/families.
• Demonstrated ability to document care accurately and timely to support timely billing.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver staff and team education.
• Must possess initiative and ability to work independently and in a team.
• Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality of patient information.
• Knowledge of professional clinical theory, trends, and evidence based practice.
• Knowledge and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention.
• Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
• Knowledge of HHS policies, procedures and MLB statutes.
• Knowledge of Federal, state, and local resources available to patients/clients/families.
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to delegate and work with a team.
• Ability to effectively plan, direct and coordinate clinical services/programs keeping in the forefront the needs of the community.
• Ability to learn, assist or coordinate programs for clinical education, employee health, infection control, clinical skills, population health management and preventative care.
• BLS certification required (training provided).
• Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must have reliable personal transportation and proof of current insurance coverage.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Triage patient/clients.
• Assists in patient/client care coordination and referral management
• Provides direct patient care.
• Observes all policies and procedures, infection control principles, sharps exposure and disposal, safety, etc.
• Participates in staff training.
• Assists and supports supply chain management through inventory and storage of medications, sterile, and non-sterile supplies. Expired stock will be disposed of in accordance with OSHA and internal policies.
• Disposes, sanitizes and stores instruments in accordance with policy.
• Provides input to policies and procedures.
• Participate on committees as assigned.
In the Medication Assisted Treatment for substance disorder programs
· Coordinate the medical/therapeutic care of patients/clients with active substance use disorders.
· Provide patient/client advocacy and education to ensure patient/client understands and is actively participating in his/her care.
· Patient/client assessment inclusive of the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale.
· Initiate induction and management of medication assisted treatment under the clinician direction.
· In collaboration with the clinical and therapeutic teams performs triage, inductions, care management, stabilization and education of patients/clients in the MAT program.
· Follow State and Federal guidelines in providing care to opioid dependent patients in collaboration with licensed, prescribing physicians and pharmacy.
· Attend and participate in MAT and other meetings as directed. If absent, responsible for reading minutes of meetings and signing the documentation.
· In collaboration with the HHS team will manages MAT patient/client referrals.
In the Public Health and Home Visiting Programs:
• Participate in various health clinics covering topics such as STD, cancer screening, elder care, communicable diseases, SIDS, high-risk pregnancies, child neglect and abuse, TB, and blood pressure or cholesterol screening.
• Provide patient/client counsel and education.
• Visit patients/clients in their homes to complete assessment, monitor health status, provide education, and provide clinical services.
• Provide community education on public health through lectures, health fairs, in- services, etc.
• Document all services delivered.
• Provide care management and coordination with state and local agencies.
• Conduct community clinics, including however not limited to WIC, MCH, and MAC.
• Provide maternal – health services; instruct new mothers in nutrition and parenting.
• In collaboration with HHS participate in and teach CPR and first aid training.
• Maintain information currency on public health issues.
In the School Setting:
• Consult with teachers, school administrators and other school staff regarding student care
• Administer medication as ordered
• Monitor student immunization records
• Educate students and staff on health procedures
• Obtains a health history and provides health assessments
• Screens and evaluates findings of in vision, hearing, growth, assessment
• Identifies abnormal health findings.
• Develops and implements student plan of care if needed
• Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel.
• Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources
• Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents, and school personnel
• Plans and implements school health management protocols
• Provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/illnesses
• Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases.
• Provides direct health education, and health counseling to assist students
• and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health.
• Provides consultation in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives
• Communicate appropriately, collaboratively, and effectively with students,
• parents, administrators, other school personnel, health care providers, and community agencies
· Work exposes employee to biohazard, chemical hazard, and other hazards. Proper protective procedures and equipment must be utilized to minimize the associated risks.
· Work exposes employee to hazardous chemicals.
· Work is performed indoors in a controlled climate area.
· Nature of work is such that the employee experiences infrequent periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with clients, family members, and others.
· Hours are typically 8:00-5:00; may require extra hours and occasional 'emergency call.
• Local travel may be required. For RNs working in home care travel may involve the hazards of traveling in untoward conditions.