Community Health Nurse

Compensation

: $69,820.00 - $96,690.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



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Community Health Nurse
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Community Health Nurse
Salary
$57,741.00 - $87,687.00 Annually
Location
Delaware County, PA
Job Type
Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
Department
Department of Health
Job Number
CS-20193###-####0
Closing
11/14/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Code
30820
Position Number
00041004
Union
SEIU
Bargaining Unit
P4
Pay Group
ST08
Bureau/Division Code
75110
Bureau/Division
Bureau of Community Health Services/Southeast District
Worksite Address
151 W. 5th Street
City
Chester
Zip Code
19013
Contact Name
Kenneth Culton
Contact Phone
717-###-####
Contact Email
...@pa.gov
+ Description
+ Benefits
+ Questions
THE POSITION
"How would you like to help improve the health of your community? Community Health Nurses provide education and clinical services to help people improve their own health. Community Health Nurses also work with partners in the community to make sure Department of Health programs are available and relevant, and investigate threats to public health. Become part of our team today!"
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
+ Full-time employment
+ Work hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Monday - Friday; 1 hour lunch period
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The work preformed by a Community Health Nurse helps to ensure the health of the community where they work and live by: Linking DOH program resources with community partnership activities via meetings, teleconferences, clinics, etc., to achieve agreed upon goals and measures.
Provides clinical services for immunizations, TB, HIV/AIDS and STD, including specimen collection, according to the BCHS Public Health Policies, Procedures and Standing Orders Manual to promote patient health and prevent or control disease.
Provides consultation/technical assistance to individuals, health professionals and community partners on pertinent public health issues to promote patient/public health.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Qualifications:
+ Must meetPA residency requirement For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelinkand click on Residency
+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirement Must meet the Necessary Special Requirement
+ Necessary Special Requirement Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing;ORpossession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
+ Condition of Employment Employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one-year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
+ Must be able to perform essential job functions.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ...@pa.gov.
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION
+ Score valid for this specific posting only
+ Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
+ Provide complete and accurate information or:
+ score may be lower than deserved
+ application processing may be delayed
+ disqualification may result
+ May only testonceunder this announcement
+ Email notice of test results provided
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*
Work/Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work and we want you to enjoy it!
We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.
Career Development
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Other Rewards
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.
*Eligibility rules apply.
01
Do you possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing?
+ Yes
+ No
02
If yes, please list the number and expiration date of your license.
03
Do you possess a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing?
+ Yes
+ No
04
CS-INSTRUCTIONS - You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.
All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.
Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.
If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.
+ Yes
05
WORK BEHAVIOR 1 PROVIDES BASIC NURSING SERVICESProvides direct delivery of nursing services such as instructing patients on how to properly take medicine, educates patients on medication side effects or adverse reactions; implements emergency treatment; educates patients on health wellness activities; identifies environmental and safety factors in homes and other sites; informs care managers on safety and/or abuse issues in the home; and provides caregiver support information to families.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior at the community level by coordinating/assessing services with other agencies, organizing community response to health needs, developing policies and procedures related to delivery of nursing services, assessing quality of services, etc.
+ B. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as providing education and guidance on disease control/management to health care providers or agencies; identifying environmental and safety factors (hazards in the home and workplace which could lead to fall risks; identifying life threatening disease, etc.); and making appropriate referrals to agencies for individuals and families, etc.
+ C. I have experience related to this Work Behavior such as teaching clients and families about disease, diagnostic studies and treatment; administering medication(s); etc.
+ D. I have no experience related to this Work Behavior.
06
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ The type(s) of nursing services you provided
+ The actual duties you performed
+ Your level of responsibility
07
WORK BEHAVIOR 2 CONDUCTS INTERVIEWS AND DOCUMENTS INFORMATIONInterviews patients/clients and/or their family members and records information to document accurate case history; identifies problems or health needs, e.g., AIDS/HIV infections, diabetic problems, cardiac problems, high risk pregnancy, immunization history, allergy information, dementia, cognitive skills, etc.; develops accurate family history of health disease and immunization; and observes and documents family interactions.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as developing recording systems (interviewing formats, standard documentation), overseeing record reviews, or conducting quality assessments on records (record completeness, etc.).
+ B. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior by conducting complex interviews such as HIV counseling; screening for child, elder, or domestic abuse; gathering information from sexual partners; assessing individuals for depression/suicide tendencies; assessing language barriers; etc.
+ C. I have experience related to this Work Behavior such as taking health histories using a standard documentation format.
+ D. I have no experience related to this Work Behavior.
08
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the five items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ The type(s) of information you collected in an interview
+ The ways in which you observed the family interactions
+ The actual duties you performed
+ Your level of responsibility
09
WORK BEHAVIOR 3 ASSESSES HEALTH AND HEALTH PRACTICESAssesses cultural patterns, socioeconomic and education levels, religion, etc. and the impact on health and health practices; adapts nursing plans based on principles of cultural competency (communicating in primary language or utilizing interpreters, obtaining health information in native language, understanding the value system of various cultures, etc.).
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as developing and adapting approaches to problems of diverse populations that take into account cultural differences, e.g. conducting outreach programs, developing tools to address language and literacy barriers, etc.
+ B. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as tailoring delivery of health services and education to clients based upon cultural, social and behavioral factors which includes rewriting pamphlets and educational materials in primary language, preparing easier to understand medication administration, identifying resources to assist clients, etc.
+ C. I have experience related to this Work Behavior such as assessing an individual related to their socioeconomic and educational levels, religion, etc. and the impact on their health and health practices.
+ D. I have no experience related to this Work Behavior.
10
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ The ways in which you assessed cultural patterns, socioeconomic and education levels, religion, etc. in health and health practices
+ The actual duties you performed
+ Your level of responsibility
11
WORK BEHAVIOR 4 DEVELOPS PLAN OF CAREDevelops a goal-directed plan of care program based on the nursing diagnosis for individuals, families, or communities to access the services necessary to resolve their health care problems; evaluates the effectiveness of nursing interactions; develop policies and procedures which provide a basis for the plan of care program; and revise plans of care as needed.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as developing policies and procedures that provide the basis for a plan of care.
+ B. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as conducting community assessments and developing a plan of care for a targeted population.
+ C. I have experience related to this Work Behavior such as developing an individual's plan of care based on the nursing diagnosis.
+ D. I have no experience related to this Work Behavior.
12
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ The type(s) of plans of care you developed
+ The actual duties you performed
+ Your level of responsibility
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WORK BEHAVIOR 5 PLANS, DIRECTS OR COORDINATES A COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING/SERVICE PROGRAMPlans, directs, or coordinates a Community Health Nursing Service/Program within a designated area; explains procedures, regulations and program objectives to officials, private citizens, etc. to raise awareness of community health issues and services/programs; evaluates and monitors existing community health program services and recommends changes as needed to ensure optimum provision of services; reviews, interprets, and evaluates records statistics, and questionnaire and survey results to assess community needs; and consults with other employees, agencies and program areas to plan and coordinate community health programs to best meet the needs of the community.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as utilizing leadership, team building, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships; developing, implementing and evaluating community health assessments; identifying internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (e.g., strategic planning, etc.).
+ B. I have professional experience related to this Work Behavior such as collaborating with community partners to promote the health of the population; applying the basic health sciences including behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental public health, etc. to coordinate community intervention; facilitating collaboration with internal and external groups to ensure participation of key stakeholders; etc.
+ C. I have experience related to this Work Behavior such as identifying how public and private organizations operate within a community and establishing and maintaining linkages with key stakeholders, etc.
+ D. I have no experience related to this Work Behavior.
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In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the six items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ The type(s) of community health programs you coordinated/directed
+ The type(s) of community health services you monitored
+ The type(s) of records/statistics you evaluated/interpreted
+ The actual duties you performed
+ Your level of responsibility
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Address
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Website
mployment.pa.gov
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