COVID-19 Community Health Nurse - Testing/Immunization LD

Multnomah County Health Department | Portland, OR, United States

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Posted Date 4/22/2021
Description

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$38.56 - $49.57 Hourly

Department:

Job Type:

Limited Duration

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


The Opportunity:

This is an open to fill recruitment; which means the job posting will close once we have hired our new team members. If interested in this opportunity, please apply immediately as we are scheduling interviews.

This Work Matters.

Come join our team in doing historical work with our Multnomah County community!

These positions are limited duration full time positions expected to last up to two (2) years, however it may end sooner.

A Community Health Nurse is responsible for the provision of care in the Communicable Disease Program. Expertise is utilized for assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, treatment, counseling, referral, and follow-up of individuals infected with communicable diseases. These diseases may include TB, HIV and other STDs, COVID-19, and other communicable diseases as required. The position provides screening, testing, evaluation, outreach activities and preventive therapy to targeted populations.

The position also has surge capacity responsibilities in communicable disease outbreak situations, which may include a role in the Incident Command System when activated.

We are looking to fill multiple, full time limited duration Testing/Immunization Community Health Nurses (CHN) positions. This Community Health Nurse position has required KSA's for the following:

  • Latinx Culture and Spanish Language
  • African American Culture
  • Asian Culture
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Pacific Islander Culture

These positions are expected to connect with individuals and families in the response to COVID-19 actions and related events, with duties performed in culturally diverse communities.

As a COVID-19 Community Health Nurse for Testing and Immunization, your essential functions will include but are not limited to:

Testing Processes:

  • Providing Communicable disease screening, counseling, testing and referral as directed under MCHD guidelines and procedures, at community test sites and community screening events, as assigned, including TB, COVID-19, STDs, HIV.
  • Applying, wearing and correcting adjustments to fit Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.
  • Documenting clinical visits in the Electronic Health Record. Apply assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, treatment, counseling, referral, and follow-up of individuals infected with communicable diseases.

Evaluating and Providing Results:

  • Reviewing and evaluating charts and lab forms, entering data into lab database, providing results via phone to clients including health education, follow-up planning, and referrals to necessary services, following the medical authorization of the Medical Director.
  • Provider line: Responding to requests for information from external providers, regarding shared clients treatment and care.
  • Completing Results Services responsibilities in the Electronic Health Record following HIPAA, Health and State guidelines and requirements, etc.
  • Triage medical questions and concerning, applying nursing standards and protocols.

Case Interviews and Data Collection:

  • Receiving and reviewing non-negative test results for reportable diseases and other test results as designated by the MCHD Medical Director. Complete case investigation and linkage to other needed services to persons reported to have a positive lab result.
  • Managing test results as directed by Health Department guidelines and State of Oregon investigative guidelines.
  • Initiating investigation within 48 hours of reception all assigned, workable contacts. Identify, locate, notify and refer for examination and/or treatment the contacts of persons infected or potentially infected with communicable disease(s) including field visits to locate people who may be hard to reach.
  • Providing individual risk reduction counseling as indicated during the case investigation process.
  • Documenting case investigation and contact tracing activities in ORPHEUS.

Community Partnership:

  • Providing health education to community based organization staff, clients, and other community members, including information related to communicable disease and health inequities.
  • Participating in planning, implementing, and evaluating of collaborative community testing events with community and health department partners.

As a Health Department employee you will create a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Oregon.
  • One of the following:
    • A Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program; OR
    • An Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program AND two years of registered nurse level experience is required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid Oregon driver's license.
  • BLS/CPR certification required

Required Knowledge, Skill and Ability (KSA): This position must demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the origins and results of the health disparities experienced by individuals and families related to racism and social-economic injustices.

  • Bilingual Spanish: (Additional 4% hourly premium)
    • This position requires the ability to speak, write and read fluently in both the Spanish and English languages. (language proficiency is required).
    • This position requires advanced knowledge of and/or extensive experience with the Hispanic/Latino/Latinx community. This would be demonstrated by knowledge of the traditions, values and customs of the community being served, as well as the ability to identify specific examples of experience working directly with individuals and families who identify with the Hispanic/Latino/Latinx community.); and/or
  • Cultural Competencies: This position requires advanced knowledge of and/or extensive experience with the communities list below. This would be demonstrated by knowledge of the traditions, values and customs of the community being served, as well as the ability to identify specific examples of experience working directly with individuals and families.
    • African American culture
    • Indigenous culture
    • Latinx Culture
    • Asian Culture
    • Pacific Islander Culture

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING & EVALUATION:

REQUIRED:

The Application Packet: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so could be deemed as an incomplete application.

1. An online application; AND

2. Resume demonstrating you meeting minimum qualifications; AND

3. A cover letter addressing the following:

  • Clearly identify and demonstrate your lived and/or working experience working with the community you are applying for (African American community, Indigenous community, Hispanic/Latinx community with a requirement of being bilingual Spanish, Asian community, Pacific Islander community); and
  • How you meet the qualifications for this position; and
  • Why you are interested in the position

Note: Please be mindful of checking your email inbox for messages upon submitting your application. You may be emailed requesting for additional items from the Recruiter or hiring manager. If a response is not received in a timely manner your application may not be considered.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications
  • Phone screen
  • Oral exam
  • Consideration of top candidates
  • Language assessment (if applicable)
  • Background, reference, and education checks

Note: The application, resume, and cover letter should clearly demonstrate your work experience/skills and how they relate to the descriptions provided in the ‘Overview’ and ‘To Qualify’ sections of this job posting. Please be thorough, as these materials will be used to determine your eligibility for an interview.

  • Internal applicant: If you are an internal candidate (current employee, including on-call, regular, probationary, limited duration, and temporary employee), your job application will consist of the career profile that you complete in Workday. Before you apply, please make sure to do the following:
    • Navigate to your profile in Workday (see: employee launch guide) and click on the “Career” section of your profile. Complete all sections of your career profile (Job History, Education, Skills, Languages, Certifications, etc.).
    • When completing the application on Workday as an internal candidate, you will need to scroll down to see the “Resume/Cover Letter” section on your screen. This is the place where you may upload your resume and cover letter by clicking the “Upload” button for EACH document you’d like to upload. There will be no other prompts for you to upload your resume and cover letter.
  • External applicant: When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate (including volunteers, unpaid interns, contractors, and community partners) through https://multco.us/jobs, you will come to a page where you will see the "Resume/CV" section. This is the place where you may upload your resume and cover letter by clicking the “Upload” button for EACH document you’d like to upload. There will be no other prompts for you to upload your resume and cover letter.
  • Do not click the “Submit” button before you upload your documents.

After You Apply:

  • Please save a copy of this job posting for your reference, as it will not be available for you to view online after the job posting closes.
  • Log in to your Workday account before the job posting closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions to complete. These can be found under the “My Applications” section. You must complete these tasks or actions before the job posting closes.
  • Check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Only apply once for this opportunity.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, regular, temporary, limited duration, and on-call positions.

Type of Position: This limited duration, hourly, ONA union-represented, full-time position is eligible for overtime.

Schedule: Hours could be Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with flexible hours on the weekend depending on the ever changing situation with Covid-19.

Benefits: Multnomah County offers a generous benefits package (Medical/Vision, Dental, free TriMet bus pass, and many more!). For more information about our benefit offerings, please visit: https://multco.us/benefits/new-employee-benefits


Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter:

Deborah Lee

Email:

deborah.j.lee@multco.us

Phone:

+1 (503) 9884624 x84624

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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