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Registered Nurse Senior - Clinical

Company: City of Austin, TX
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Registered Nurse Senior Job Requisition Number COA086925 Position Number 117075 Job Type Full-Time Division Name APH Quality of Life Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

* Graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus two years of experience in clinic, hospital and/or public health nursing.

Licenses or Certifications:

* License to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
* Must have current healthcare provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card and will be required to maintain a current certification during employment.

Notes to Applicants

Position Overview

Under general direction or working independently, administer and coordinate activities of an assigned Public Health and Health Equity Community Engagement program area. This position will coordinate and implement a variety of outreach programs, projects, and health fair events as it relates to health equity with the focus on African American, Hispanic and Asian demographics.

In addition, they will be responsible to administer health screenings that include but are not limited to blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and A1C testing with referrals. Provide excellent customer service, communicate all information and ideas clearly and accurately, and respond to any feedback provided from the health screenings.

APH Information

* This position supports Austin Public Health's Mission and Core Purpose identified in the Austin Public Health Strategic Plan.
* Departmental Competencies related to the position can be found on Austin Public Health's website.

Immunization Requirement

* Due to high-risk areas, Austin Public Health employees must comply with the department's immunization policy.


* If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Regarding your Application:

* A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to evaluate your qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. The application and resume must include dates (month and year) for each job history entry. In addition, the resume information must match the information on the application.
* Please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications when responding to the supplemental questions on the application.
* Work experience listed must include month, year and a verifiable Supervisor or Human Resources phone number. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
* Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.
* The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

Salary and Benefits:

* Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

If you are selected to interview:

* Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of the initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
* This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation (CBI).
* If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required.

Electronic Notification to Applications:

* Applicants will be notified via e-mail to communicate important information related to the status of their application as part of an ongoing effort to increase operational efficiency, promote a green environment and minimize delays and costs.
* Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide are current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our e-mails or fail to check your inbox in a timely manner
* Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please note that the Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.
* When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned activities that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends with possible deployment to locations other than the Austin Public Health.
* COVID-19 considerations: This position is not exclusively telework based during the COVID-19 pandemic and will require in-person work on a regular basis upon hire. We will provide a full suite of PPE when in-person contact is necessary.
* This position is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSF) Program. This program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.

Pay Range

$29.83 - $38.78 per hour


Mon - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hours may vary depending on business needs

Work weekends depending on business needs

Job Close Date

09/23/2022 Type of Posting External Department Austin Public Health Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 928 Blackson Ave. Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

* Experience working in immunizations and conducting health prevention classes for chronic illness.
* Experience in clinic, hospital, and or public health nursing.
* Demonstrated experience working independently.
* Understanding of equity, root causes of health disparities, and social determinants of health.
* Bilingual English/Spanish.
* Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

* Interview patients and review records to ascertain medical history, current physical condition, symptoms of illness, etc.
* Obtain routine information such as height, weight, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure and provide basic physical assessment.
* Assess physical condition of patient using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation, and percussion.
* Assess the physical, social, and emotional needs of patients and families in clinics or in their homes.
* Develop a health care plan in cooperation with the patient/family, significant others, and members of the health care team.
* Formulate, direct and/or execute plan of care and any needed interventions.
* Provide nursing care, which may include immunizations, phlebotomy, collecting urine, hemotocrit tests, routine tests, specialized tests, vital signs, pregnancy tests, dipstick urinalysis, and prepare other specimens.
* Counsel client and family concerning health assessment and care.
* Teach and counsel patients, families, and groups on the prevention of disease, disability, hygiene, and health maintenance.
* Refer patients and families to other services or for follow-up treatment based on assessment of health care needs.
* Maintain complete and accurate records, logs, and statistics of patient status and care provided.
* Monitor work to ensure quality assurance or other standards are met.
* Prioritize the workload and referrals made to other co-workers/services.
* Work in collaboration with management to develop and implement protocols, policies, and procedures.
* May identify patients/groups with potential high risk of physical and emotional illness through analysis of statistical records.
* May conduct investigations and provide instructions in preventive measure of communicable diseases, immunization programs and casework.
* May coordinate daily clerical activities including setting patient appointments and scheduling providers.
* May maintain patient follow-up procedures, including broken appointment and abnormal lab follow-up procedures, immunization tickler/tracking system, abnormal laboratory results, and maintains patient tickler file.
* May assist in developing and implementing a nursing quality improvement component to monitor the deliver of nursing triage services.
* May perform triage activities by telephone or in person by making referrals and providing appropriate medical advice and assistance as required.

Responsibilities - Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

* May provide leadership, guidance, and technical support to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

* Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health nursing.
* Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
* Knowledge of related cultural, social, environmental and economic forces in family and group relationships.
* Knowledge of medicines and their application for treatments.
* Knowledge of holistic health care treatments.
* Knowledge of instruments and equipment used in providing routine and specialized patient care.
* Knowledge of current community resources available.
* Skill in providing nursing care, customer service, and personal services.
* Skill in setting priorities and making judgments concerning health care.
* Skill in teaching and interviewing techniques.
* Skill in effectively instructing and directing the work of others.
* Skill in recording and reporting accurate information.
* Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, families, community groups and organizations, physicians, City employees, and the general public.
* Ability to communicate information and ideas.
* Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented.
* Ability to perceive pertinent details.
* Ability to record and report accurate information.
* Ability to interpret symptoms and assess the patient's status.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * This position requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus two years of experience in clinic, hospital and/or public health nursing. Do you meet these requirements?
* Yes
* No

* * Are you licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas?
* Yes
* No

* * This position requires a current healthcare provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card and will be required to maintain a current certification during employment. Do you meet this requirement or have the ability to do so by the time of employment?
* Yes
* No

* * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
* Yes
* No

* * Due to working in high risk areas, applicants applying for this position must comply with the departments immunization policy as a condition of employment. Can you meet this requirement?
* Yes
* No

* * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
* Yes
* No

* * Please describe any other experience you have that is relevant to the preferred qualifications for this position.

(Open Ended Question)

* * In the prior twelve months have you been employed by, owned any interest in, or been an officer or board member, for any business entity, including a non-profit organization, that is transacting any business with the City of Austin, including a recipient of any contracts, grants, or any funds of any kind from the City of Austin?
* Yes
* No
* Don't know

* If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain below.

(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

* Cover Letter
* Resume

Optional Documents

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