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Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Registered Nurse - Ryan White Clinic in Athens, Georgia.
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Under broad supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies and/or procedures. Focuses on the prevention of illness, injury, or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. Cares for population with special needs during disasters / emergencies and biological and chemical protocols.
Ryan White RN – Athens
The Northeast Health District’s Specialty Care Clinic is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to provide professional nursing and clinical care services in accordance with nurse protocols for clients with HIV/AIDS. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience working with culturally diverse and/or vulnerable populations, including sexual minorities and persons who have mental health or substance misuse disorders. Broad knowledge and at least 1 year of experience managing HIV, STI/STD, and other communicable diseases in the clinical setting is preferred.
The Specialty Care Clinic is the primary provider of Ryan White services for patients across the Northeast Health District’s 10 counties: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton.
The position is based in Athens, GA and does not offer relocation assistance. Must be within a reasonable commuting distance. If relocating to Athens, GA, please specify on the application.
Job Responsibilities Under general supervision, this expanded role Public Health Nurse (PHN) works on a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for coordinating and providing assessment, planning, implementation, and related clinical services in a primary care outpatient setting for clients who have HIV/AIDS and other associated health conditions. This position plays an essential role supporting clients through the HIV Care Continuum, utilizing outreach and harm reduction principles and practices to engage and retain clients in care to achieve long-term viral suppression.
General duties include but are not limited to:
Fulfill nurse protocol training requirements in HIV, STD, Immunization, and other relevant areas to function as an expanded role PHN.
Provide direct nursing care including physical assessments, education, treatment, and develop and document a plan of care consistent with the clients’ level of need.
Screen and refer clients to other community services providers as needed. Assist with referrals and follow-up treatment planning as indicated.
Provide sexual health promotion and prevention education, including counseling clients and family regarding the importance of medication adherence for viral suppression.
Participate in staff meetings and assist with developing and implementing quality improvement projects as needed.
Maintain accurate medical records, assist with data entry and quality assurance monitoring such as internal chart audits and grant reporting.
Assist with completing case reports and surveillance activities for notifiable diseases in collaboration.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND One year of PHN experience AND Current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certification
Associate's degree/diploma in Nursing from an accredited college AND Two years of RN experience AND Completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND Current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification.
At least 1 year of experience managing HIV, STI/STD, and other communicable diseases in a clinical setting.
Experience working with culturally diverse and/or vulnerable populations, including sexual minorities and persons who have mental health or substance misuse disorders.
The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credentials recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE). DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you require ac...commodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer