City of Houston Job Openings – Public Health Nurse

Website City of Houston

Job Description:

The Houston Health Department is seeking a Public Health Nurse III who, under general supervision, provides direct nursing care and health nursing services in a health center, mobile unit, hospital or patient’s home. Coordinates nursing activities and assists with planning and administration.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administers and issues medication and immunizations; administers and evaluates tests; performs physical assessments.
  • Prepares and submits required reports and maintains clinical supplies in work area. Performs quality assurance activities. May be required to make home visits to patient’s home or worksite.
  • Interviews and counsels patients regarding good public health practices; makes referrals to other agencies when necessary.
  • Provides direct patient care and public health consultations.
  • Participates in the orientation, training and guidance of new employees and nursing students.
  • Ensures follow-up of patients with unsatisfactory or abnormal laboratory reports.
  • Coordinates the health care activities of nursing teams, including staff assignments and work schedules.
  • Assists in planning and coordinating public health care/nursing services within health centers or community settings.
  • Maintains and reviews records of referrals.

Job Requirements:

  • A Master of Science degree in Nursing, a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas, in addition to one (1) year of nursing experience may be substituted for the experience requirement.
  • Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Texas. CPR certification is required. RN License and CPR certification must be maintained and current for continued employment.
  • Three (3) years of nursing practice or experience as a medical professional in a clinic or hospital setting are required.
  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is preferred.

Job Details:

Company: City of Houston

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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