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Registered Nurse - Clarke

Company: Georgia Department of Public Health
Location: Athens
Posted on: July 4, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionPay Grade: KJob Code: HCP190Click HERE for VideoWho we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.BenefitsWhat we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact. No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact - Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
  • Enjoy Workplace Flexibility - Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team- Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity - Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture - Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work - Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like youThe Northeast Health District is seeking a Registered Nurse for the Clarke County Health Department. Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies and/or procedures. Provides services in all programs; immunization, WIC, Family Planning, Women's Health, Diabetes, Hypertension, STD, etc. to the general public. Assess each patient's condition, develops a plan of care, provides treatments, educates patients, and makes referrals as appropriate. Provides outreach services and other key preventive health services to the community. Travel to other health departments or clinics within District 10 may be required.As a Registered Nurse within the Clarke County Department at the Georgia Department of Public Health, you will join a dedicated group of public health professionals that help support the overall mission and vision of protecting lives of Georgian residents in a variety of ways.Job ResponsibilitiesYou will support the Department by utilizing your expertise to fulfill the following responsibilities:
    • Under broad supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies and/or procedures.
    • Focuses on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations.
    • Cares for populations with special needs during disasters/emergencies and biological and chemical protocols.
    • Provides treatments for sexually transmitted infections, performs well-women exams including pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, and provides preventive and maintenance care to patient/families consistent with the care plan and nurse protocols.
    • This position will also administer medications to include (Birth control, STI treatments, TB medications and vaccines).
    • This position requires the ability to function as part of a team as well as the ability to provide direct client services in a clinic setting.Minimum QualificationsAssociate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registration Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification.Note: No experience required.Preferred QualificationsAssociate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND One year of nursing experience AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification.ORBachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certificationAnnual salary $60,000. Plus, generous benefits include 13 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans.No phone calls, applications accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.Additional InformationGeorgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.Employment InformationCurrent State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: is an Equal Opportunity EmployerDue to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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