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Immunization Nurse

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

Lakewood, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Apply By09/20/23 DivisionPublic Health Division Management LevelIndividual Contributor Scheduled Weekly Hours40 Benefit EligibilityThis position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement. DescriptionIf you're a solid nursing professional with proven experience that's seeking more than a paycheck, Jefferson County Public Health is currently hiring an Immunization Nurse.This position provides you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. We are seeking a game changer, someone that loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with.This Immunization Nurse position in Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) involves clinic and community setting public health nursing work to promote and protect the health of individuals, families, and populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences. This position is located with the JCPH clinic services which provides immunization services and sexual health services to our community. The Public Health Nurse works as part of a team to deliver high-quality, preventive health services.Please note this position has a 4-day work week, with occasional Friday evenings, and weekend shifts.Target Hire Range: $67,000.00 - $75,000.00 USD AnnualCompensation will be determined based on education, experience, and skills.Benefits: Jefferson County offers a generous benefits package that supports your personal and professional life. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, remote work options and more. For more information, click here for our Total Rewards summary. About Jefferson County Public HealthCreating health equity, which means everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health, is a guiding principle of Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). All positions within the agency are expected to contribute toward achieving health equity in Jefferson County. JCPH is committed to the diversity of its staff, as well as providing culturally responsive programs and services that help to reduce health inequities in Jefferson County. As such, JCPH welcomes and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply for positions within the agency.JCPH MissionPromoting and protecting health for all people across the lifespan through prevention, education, treatment, response and regulation.JCPH VisionBy 2030, we will achieve success with Healthy People, Healthy Places by purposefully serving and engaging the community, acting efficiently and effectively to address public health needs, using actionable and high-quality data and cultivating a thriving workforce.JCPH Vision SloganHealthy People, Healthy PlacesGuiding Principles
  • Respect : We approach all people with esteem, understanding, dignity and empathy.
  • Equity : We approach all people with fairness, impartiality and a willingness to help others.
  • Collaboration : We work collectively for the mutual benefit of the community through the sharing of information, responsibility, resources and ideas to achieve our mission.
  • Trust : We act with benevolence, integrity, transparency, reliability and competence.
  • Innovation: We empower our staff to develop ideas, measure processes and improve methods to achieve our vision.
Read more at JCPH About Page ! Essential DutiesInvolves professional nursing work and case management in a clinic health care setting to include but are not limited to:
  • Work as part of a nursing team to deliver care in a culturally appropriate and client-centered manner to diverse populations.
  • Conduct care coordination and health management with clients in the areas of immunization and sexual health.
  • Review client immunization records for accuracy, educate about vaccine effectiveness, safety, and potential reactions, assessment for vaccine appropriateness and health status, and administer immunizations to infants, children, teens and adults.
  • Interview clients to obtain personal and routine health data in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Document and communicate client care through maintaining accurate, complete, and timely electronic medical records.
  • Collaborate and partner with other local and state health agencies and community stakeholders.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to community partners and the public on topics such as immunizations, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, and others as requested.
  • Participate in community outreach events and offsite immunization clinics as requested.
  • Precept and/or mentor nursing students and new employees.
  • Participate in program planning and evaluation, quality improvement processes, and policy and procedure development.
  • Participate in ongoing relevant professional education.
  • Represent JCPH and the public health nursing discipline on internal and external committees and workgroups to promote its concepts including health equity and social determinants of health
  • Other duties as assigned.
QualificationsResearch shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience. Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing and minimum one-year of public health work related experience or equivalent.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Colorado, or in a state that has enacted the RN Nurse Licensure Compact at time of employment.
  • Current CPR Certification at hire.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
  • Preferred - two (2) additional years of experience above the minimum requirements
  • Strongly prefer experience in public health nursing, including family planning, sexually transmitted infection,and immunization experience.
  • Experience in use of Electronic Health Records.
  • Spanish speaking ability preferred, but not required. JCPH has a policy to additionally compensate workforce members who are able to demonstrate bilingual language skills.
Additional Information
  • Must provide immunization record at time of hire or prove immunity to comply with departmental Communicable Disease Control Policy within 30 days of hire date.
  • Offer of employment contingent on upon successful completion of criminal history, MVR check, education verification and references.
  • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.
How To ApplyApplications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs Questions
  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or careertalent@jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us
EducationExperience:Work Experience: Minimum one year CertificationsLicensed Registered Nurse - State of Colorado LanguagesCategory:Health & Human Services