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Registered Nurse II-Preventive Health-Hampton ( Re-post)

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Under direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, provides culturally competent technical nursing services, patient education and counseling for individuals in public health clinics or homes. Provides nursing care per agency policies/procedures, standing medical orders, and patient specific medical orders. Provides quality customer service and maintains strict confidentiality while providing services within agency/program policies/procedures. Provides Preventive Health Nursing support to other sites within the Beaufort operational area as needed.
Utilizes the nursing process to assess the health of clients including: obtaining an appropriate history and risk assessment; obtaining appropriate stat lab, including pregnancy test and referred lab.
Develops and implements individual plan of care based on subjective and objective findings to include: provision of BCM; provision of emergency contraception to appropriate clients; distribution of condoms with instructions on proper use and risk-reduction counseling; treatment of STI's; provision of immunizations; provision of pregnancy options counseling; provision of required/recommended vaccine counseling including needed appointments; provision of risk-reduction counseling to include STI's, reproductive health planning, methods of birth control benefits; refer as indicated for abnormal findings, mental health, tobacco cessation, substance abuse; refer as indicated for precautions and/or contraindications.
Provides follow-up as indicated to include: teens; abnormal pap smear; positive laboratory test; referrals.
Participates in Emergency Preparedness and Response to include: maintain personal and family emergency plans; actively participates in preparedness training, exercises and drills; participates in routine shelter, PPE, packaging and shipping, disease investigation/containment, and mass prophylaxis training; in an emergency, is subject to 24 hour duty on call and deployment to other areas of the state; assignment may or may not be limited to sheltering, outbreak investigation, mass prophylaxis or other needed activities.
Maintains professional licensed nursing accountability by: application of scope/standards of PHN practice, the SC Nurse Practice Act, and agency policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:
MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
State Minimum Requirements: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require a valid driver's license. Also, some positions require certification in Basic Life Support and/or Basic/Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Preferred Qualifications:
Additional Comments:AGENCY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Nursing and current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina or a compact state. One (1) year of nursing experience.
Must have current driver's license or ability to obtain transportation. May be required to use personal vehicle. CPR certification within first 6 months and then as required. Must be able to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods. May be required to work evenings (after 5pm) and/or Saturday clinics. May have to travel to other sites.
Knowledge and skill in the techniques and practices of the nursing profession. Knowledge and skill in the use of the nursing process. Ability to adhere to standing orders, policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to interact in a culturally competent, professional manner. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to function as a team member. Ability to provide individual health teaching and counseling.
All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.
In accordance with the State's Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DHEC employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.
If the state minimum and agency additional requirements require a degree, applicants will be required to upload a copy (official or unofficial) of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that some of the areas of the agency may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. (yes or no) required.
DRIVING RECORD: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.



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