Job Type: Full-time/Full Benefit Package/New York State Retirement
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is looking for a team lead community health nurse. This individual will work with clients to identify healthcare needs for clients, connect individuals to care, while providing relevant education. Support will be provided from a supervising community health nurse, but the expertise of the chosen candidate will be relied upon for assessing client’s needs.
This is a CSEA Union position, located in Canton, NY, with excellent benefits including Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, generous vacation time allowance, enrollment into a New York State & Local Retirement System, and the option for the St. Lawrence County’s health insurance or opt out of the insurance and receive a buyout in the amount of $2,000 for single coverage or $4,000 for family. Additional information on benefits can be found here: https://www.stlawco.org/Departments/HumanResources/EmployeeBenefits
This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for performing community health nursing duties in the County Health Department. The duties include assessment of health care needs of clients, development, coordination and implementation of care/service plans, conducting community health programs; and consultation within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams in order to achieve desirable outcomes for individuals, families and the community The position is distinguished from that of Registered Professional Nurse in the Health Department in that a Community Health Nurse possesses specialized training to analyze the interaction of individuals and their environment in providing a holistic health care plan. The work is performed under the general supervision of a Supervising Community Health Nurse with wide leeway allowed for the use of independent judgment in assessing patients’ needs and implementing care plans. The position acts as a team leader over the work of registered nurses and support staff and in the provision of services to clients. The incumbent does related work as required.
A) Licensure and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State with a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing from an approved program; OR
B) Licensure and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State with a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing from a non-approved program supplemented by content which can be equated to the approved program; OR
C) Licensure and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State with either:
1) A Baccalaureate Degree in a health or human services field; OR
2) Two (2) years experience in clinical care; OR
3) Two (2) years experience in providing prevent services in a local health department
Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the job
Applications can be obtained from the St. Lawrence County Human Resources Department by phone request at 315-379-2210 or through email using our web form here: https://www.stlawco.org/Departments/HumanResources/Contact.