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Posted: Thu Nov 09 2023

Public Health Nurse IV

Houston, TX
Salary:$50.01 Per Hour


Public Health Nurse IV (2-Openings)
Houston, TX 77054
Contract / M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Pay Rate: $50.01

Our client is actively searching for a skilled individual who is self-motivated and willing to provide services as a Public Health Nurse IV which includes the following: Collaborate and perform visits to local hospitals to provide education regarding Tuberculosis; including Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) and the benefits provided in the rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). Maintain clear and concise documentation of encounters and education provide to hospital staff in the greater Houston area. Under general supervision provides holistic patient care in a variety of settings, including but not limited to provision of direct patient care in a health center the patient’s home correctional facilities, mobile unit or via telephonic case management or as needed by the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control. Coordinates the nursing care by developing a complete and accurate case management plan for each patient; assists and plans patient activities per the case management plan. Collects bacteriological specimens and blood work and monitors the results for appropriate follow up. Provides education to patients, internal and external partners on Tuberculosis. Assists in daily management of the medication room, including checking medication into the data base and verifying medication dosages prior to dispatch to Public Health Investigators. Administers, reads, and interprets Tuberculosis screening tests (Mantoux and IGRA) and provides assessment for appropriate follow up. Triages patient medications and side effects. Appropriately refers patients who have side effects to provide utilizing nursing process and judgment according to policies and procedures. Refers patient as appropriate for other medical and social needs. Drive from site to site with personal or city vehicle and must have a valid Texas driver license to be in compliance with A.P. 2-2 policy

Requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is preferred. Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
Four years of experience as a practicing registered nurse are required. A Master of Science degree in Nursing and two years of experience in general nursing, including one year of supervisory experience, may be substituted for the experience requirement.

The position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required.
There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions .The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal
Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed  requirement.

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