Registered Nurse II – Summerville Health Dept – PH


Job title: Registered Nurse II – Summerville Health Dept – PH

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

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Pursuing Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork, and Embracing Service Under supervision of the Clinical Team Lead and/or Site Supervisor, provides culturally competent nursing care for individuals, families, and the community. Provides nursing care per agency policies/procedures, standing medical orders, and patient specific medical orders. Promotes quality customer service and maintains strict confidentiality.

Utilizes the nursing process, assesses the health of clients and develops and revises care plans. Documents care/services when provided per agency policies/procedures.

Implements care plans to include identifying and initiating appropriate interventions, to include appropriate specimen collection and laboratory testing; education and counseling based on identified needs; administering/dispensing medications/treatments according to standing medical orders or individual patient medical orders and initiating/follow-up on referrals when indicated. Involves the patient in decision-making. Promotes wellness through activities directed toward prevention and reduction of risk factors, early detection of disease and control and management of identified health problems. Coordinates case finding and services with other disciplines, agencies and providers. Participates in regional Continuous Quality Improvement Activities. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Minimum Requirements: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require a valid driver’s license. Also, some positions require certification in Basic Life Support and/or Basic/Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Agency Additional Requirements: A Bachelor of Science in Nursing and current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina or a compact state. Knowledge and skill in the techniques and practices of the nursing profession .Knowledge and skill in public health nursing theory and practice including social and public health sciences. Ability to plan, implement and evaluate care. Ability to prepare and provide health teaching and counseling. Ability to apply Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) concepts to practice. Ability to apply judgement while adhering to standing orders, policies/procedures and the Laws Governing Nursing. Ability to interact in a culturally competent, professional manner. Knowledge of community resources.

Must have current driver’s license or ability to obtain transportation. May be required to use personal vehicle. CPR certification within first 6 months and then as required. Able to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods. Ability to work evenings (after 5pm) and/or Saturday clinics. Occasional regional travel is to be expected.

Participates in an emergency or disaster as outlined in the DHEC Emergency Plans. During such times, the incumbent should regard himself/herself as being on 24-hour call and subject to duty when such events occur and/or are anticipated to occur. Occasional regional travel should be expected.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirement: One (1) year of nursing experience.

Additional Comments

Immunization: All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, Varicella, and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

Public Health staff with job-specific risk of COVID-19 exposure who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or provide documentation of prior vaccination, or who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical contraindications or religious exemption, will be required to receive routine periodic COVID-19 testing by DHEC. Vaccinated employees will not be required to receive periodic testing but may elect to be tested to monitor their health status.

State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State’s Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DHEC employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.

College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.

Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Expected salary: $53120 – 61120 per year

Location: Dorchester County, SC

Job date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 07:32:31 GMT

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