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Supervisory Public Health Nurse

at Pueblo of Laguna

Pay: $51,763 to $77,645/year
Posted: 8/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2019-70

Job Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responds to self-referrals for assessment of symptoms of illness and to referrals by other medical service providers for patient aftercare.
  • Develops holistic patient care plans to address assessed needs.
  • Provides medical guidance, emotional support, motivation, and education (including patient’s right to make independent decisions) to manage and coordinate care for chronic health conditions and diseases.
  • Documents and maintains comprehensive patient care records in accordance with established standards.
  • Reviews patient care records developed by assigned staff; determines quality of care and services provided to patients/clients; ensures compliance with established care plans.
  • Reviews patient care records and other documentation developed by assigned staff to ensure compliance with grant(s) and/or program reporting requirements.
  • Conducts home visits to administer care including vital screenings, wound care management, immunizations, and assessment of social environment.
  • Coordinates case management and care coordination meetings.
  • Evaluates status of patient; consults with physicals and/or other medical providers for revision of care plan if required. Initiates referrals as necessary to other resources.
  • Coordinates Public health incident and emergency responses.
  • Maintains an updated and secure medical supply inventory. Accurately records and reports non-functioning equipment and any loss of supplies.
  • Plans and develops community health initiatives in collaboration with medical care providers, patients, and other relevant programs.
  • Consults with local schools regarding student- based health needs and coordinates in provision of assistance and services.
  • Reviews and evaluates program operations to determine impact and effectiveness; provides recommendations for expansion, adjustment, and/or improvements in services. Ensures the implementation of recommended changes.
  • Supervises/manages the day-to-day operations of nursing staff within the department.
  • Conducts performance evaluations of staff, recommends disciplinary actions, staff changes, or reassignments.
  • Improves staff effectiveness by coaching, counseling, training, and modeling.
  • Compiles data and services delivery reports; develops other required narrative and statistical reports.
  • Documents patient information and services provided in Problem Orientated Medical Record (POMR) format.
  • Maintains required certifications, licensure, clearances, professional and technical knowledge by attending relevant training, conferences and seminars.
  • Responds to emergency management operations as designated by the Emergency Operation Commander EOC.
  • Ensures the confidentiality of client information in accordance with HIPPA regulations and other relevant patient privacy protection laws.
  • Contributes to a team effort to accomplish tasks and achieve results.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skill / Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • New Mexico Registered Nurse licensure (NCLE-RN) required.
  • Six years of work experience, including three years of supervisory experience, in public or community health nursing or closely related field, required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  • Fluency in the Laguna language preferred.

Important Notes


Application Instructions

Send the official Pueblo of Laguna application to polemployment@pol-nsn.gov