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Community Health Nurse

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direction of the Chief Executive Officer the Community Health Registered Nurse provides support for community health planning activities, agency and community relations, resource development for community health improvement projects; and to do related work as required. This position is responsible for working with the community to support community health planning and/or support activities to improve the health of Native Americans in the NVIH service area.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list, but rather to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.


1. Supports the operation of the Community Health Section. Provides oversight and support for community health programs.


2. Provides effective support and works with NVIH staff, and the community to support all phases of community health planning; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; apply interpersonal skills to enhance collaboration with community members and local agencies toward health outcome improvement skills.


3. Applies interpersonal skills to enhance collaboration of NVIH staff, community members and agencies toward common health outcome improvement goals.


4. Contributes to the agency's effort in identifying top priority health issues.


5. Assists in outreach to "hard to reach community members" to obtain input for community health planning activities.


6. Acts as a liaison to coordinate planning activities with other NVIH departments and community agencies to avoid duplication of efforts.


7. Coordinates the development of health outcome evaluation methodology to ensure inclusion in any request for funding.


8. May serve as a member of local or State community health groups or committees as designated by the Chief Executive Officer.


9. Demonstrates effective team member orientation; actively promotes the mission of the Agency in interactions with community agencies, the public and fellow agency staff.


10. Assists in hiring and supervises, including participating in any disciplinary process when appropriate.


11. Prepares or oversees the preparation of a variety of correspondence and reports.


12. Other duties as assigned.


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All who work for NVIH are expected to:


- Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;


- Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;


- Maintain safe practices; and


- Abide by the NVIH's policies and procedures as they may from time to time be updated.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, AND LICENSES:


1. Community outreach, organization or coalition building. Health related program development and implementation.


2. Writing, securing and managing grant activity (preferably with a health-based organization); and a baccalaureate degree in public health, business public administration, political science, community health, or related field or comparable related experience preferred.


3. A Master's degree, BSN preferred, but not required (preferably with a specialization in public health, public administration, health administration, or business administration, or a directly related field) may be substituted for five years of experience.


4. Think creatively, e.g. develop new approaches as needed, focus on results, exercise initiative, demonstrate ingenuity, think strategically, and show sound judgment in identifying and pursuing sources of program funding


5. Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, concise and effective manner and utilize word processing software and the Internet with a high level of competence.


6. Work independently under limited supervision, prioritizes work assignments, show excellent organizational skills, and work well under pressure of deadlines.


7. Valid California Registered Nursing License (PHN certificate preferred)


8. Valid California driver license and proof of personal liability automobile insurance as required by California state law.


9. Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code Section 472 & 473). In other than the above, Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity and At Will Employer.



Company Description
"Excellence in Healthcare Services to Native Americans & All Community Members."
NVIH has Medical clinics in Willows, Woodland, Chico Children's Health Center and at our main Chico site. We also have Dental clinics in Willows, Chico, Woodland, and Red Bluff, as well as a Mobile Dental Clinic.



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