The City of Houston PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV in Houston, Texas

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV

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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE IV

Salary

$73,242.00 - $80,184.00 Annually

Location

8000 N. Stadium, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Health and Human Services

Job Number

19343

Closing

5/2/2018 11:59 PM Central

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  • Benefits

  • Questions

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted from: All Persons Interested

Division/Section: Community Health Services/Nurse Family Practice

Workdays & Hours: M-F, 9AM - 6PM*

Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Houston's Health Department is seeking a professional individual who will perform the following duties:

Performs home visiting in accordance with the Nurse Family Partnership model and guidelines and carries a caseload of up to 25 active clients. Assess the physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to health and life course development. Develops a therapeutic relationship with women and their families that promote problem-solving self-sufficiency. Assists women and their families to establish realistic goals and measurable outcomes for promoting their health and life course development. Provides motivational interviewing to assist women and their families in attaining targeted goals, in areas including prenatal and postpartum care, nutrition, parenting, child health care, family planning, and special health problems.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Four (4) years of experience as a practicing registered nurse are required. A Master of Science degree in Nursing and two (2) years of experience in general nursing, including one (1) year of supervisory experience, may be substituted for the experience requirement.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Valid Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2). Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

PREFERENCES

Applicant who speaks, reads and writes English/Spanish preferred.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

None. However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Grants & Special fund positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 22

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-4897.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html

01

Are you willing to work in a non-traditional settings and willing and able to work non-traditional work hours?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

03

Which of the following best describes your level of education and experience?

  • An Associate of Science degree in nursing and four (4) years of experience as a practicing registered nurse.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and four (4) years of experience as a practicing registered nurse

  • A Master of Science degree in Nursing and two (2) years of experience in general nursing, including one (1) year (or more) of supervisory experience.

  • None of the above

04

Are you licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or have you registered to receive your license to practice nursing in the State of Texas?

  • Yes

  • No

05

How many years of experience as a practicing registered nurse do you have?

  • No experience

  • More than 1 year, less than 2 years

  • More than 2 years, less than 3 years

  • 4 or more years

06

Are you willing to use your personal vehicle and get mileage reimbursement for daily travel to client's home visits and off site trainings?

  • Yes

  • No

07

Other than English, which of the following languages do you speak, read and write? (Check all that apply)

  • Spanish

  • Vietnamese

  • Chinese

  • I only speak English

08

Did you graduate from an accredited school of nursing?

  • Yes

  • No

09

If you graduated from an accredited School of Nursing, please list the School Name, year you graduated and the degree received.

10

Please indicate the number of years of experience you have in supervising employees?

  • 1 - 2 years

  • 3 - 4 years

  • 5 or more years

  • I do not have supervisory experience

11

Do you have a valid/current driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

12

Which of the following duties have you performed? (Check all that apply)

  • Home visits

  • Assess physical, emotional, social & environmental needs of women and their families

  • Interviewed women and their families to assist with prenatal, postpartum care, parenting, nutrition and other health needs

  • I do not have experience with either of these duties

13

Are you a current Houston Health Department employee?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question