Overview

The Ellis County Health Department is hiring a full-time Public Health Nurse – LPN or RN.  Help us make a difference in community education, health, and wellbeing while enjoying our steady hours and benefits!

Job Summary: This is a highly specialized professional public health nursing position which includes direct nursing services in clinic and community settings, as well as consultative and referral responsibilities. Work includes coordination of public health nursing services with related programs of other community or state agencies involved with the health and welfare of the public or individuals. Duties include services relating to immunizations, the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, sexually transmitted illnesses, communicable disease, labs, nuisances, and other child/adult public health nursing programs.  Work is performed with latitude for professional independence in accordance with established department, state, or federal policies. Work is performed under the general direction of the Health Administrator and reviewed through conferences and reports for results achieved. This position has a confidentiality level of 4.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates immunization records and provides necessary vaccinations or other action based on the latest immunization schedule and applicable policy/procedure;
  • Obtains lab specimens for the screening and/or diagnosis of communicable or other disease, illness, or drug use;
  • Provides screenings for hypertension, diabetes, anemia, cholesterol, and urinalysis, and determines appropriate action based on policy and referral criteria;
  • Performs and reads tuberculosis Mantoux skin testing for screening in tuberculosis prevention and control;
  • Administers vaccinations as ordered by client’s personal physicians (allergy, B12, rabies, etc.);
  • Screens for head lice, scabies, pubic lice, or other health pests and provides appropriate action based on department or state protocols;
  • Provides physical assessments and documentation including health history, vision, hearing, developmental screenings, and lab testing with appropriate referral and follow up;
  • Performs necessary nursing services including screenings, education, documentation, referral, and follow up to the WIC program following all WIC policy and procedure;
  • Conducts pre-counsel, post-counsel, and obtainment of lab specimens for testing of HIV following specific KDHE and department policy;
  • Provides health education to the public or individuals regarding communicable disease, illness, STD’s, prevention of risk factors, and other issues as requested;
  • Collaborates with community agencies (physicians, hospital, Head Start, jail, school, etc.) regarding client care, treatment, referral, and follow up;
  • Assists in epidemiological surveillance for the prevention and control of communicable disease;
  • Provides assistance for the obtainment of specimens for DNA testing as ordered by the Court/County attorney; and
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements: Current State of Kansas LPN or RN License and current BLS certification. Preferred requirements: 1+ year recent nursing experience. Availability to work the following hours: Monday- Thursday: 7 am- 5 pm & Friday: 7 am- 11 am

Benefits 

  • Working for Ellis County provides an opportunity to do meaningful work in a stable environment.  Careers in local government allow you to impact your community in a BIG way!
  • Employer sponsored health and dental insurance + vision plan offerings, employer sponsored life insurance, KPERS retirement-disability-life insurance, voluntary deferred compensation plan with employer contributions, 10 paid holidays, longevity bonus and service recognition, and other supplemental plan offerings.
  • Flexible paid time off (starting at 168 hours accrued your first year) and employee assistance plan for work/life support.
  • Supportive team environment, training and development offerings, and tuition assistance for approved courses/certifications to assist with career advancement goals.

How to Apply:  Ellis County is an EOE.  View the expanded job description and submit your Ellis County application online.  https://www.ellisco.net/Jobs  Ellis County Paper applications may also be delivered or mailed to Ellis County KS Administrative Center, C/O Human Resources, 718 Main Street, Hays, KS 67601

About Ellis County

"Ellis County: Let us serve you."  As Ellis County employees, we provide a variety of public services to our community.  The home of over 28,000 residents with a retail trade area of over 75,000, Ellis County features an economic blend of higher education, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, oil production, tourism, and is a retail hub for Northwest Kansas.  Ellis County is located on I-70 roughly halfway between Kansas City and Denver.

Find your fit in one of our many departments:  Administration, Appraiser, Attorney, Building and Grounds, Clerk, EMS, Environmental, Fire/Emergency Management, Health, Information Technology, Landfill, Noxious Weed, Public Works, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, and Treasury!