SC Department of Public Safety Registered Nurse II-Preventive Health-Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

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Under general supervision, provides culturally competent nursing care for individuals, families and the community. Provides nursing care for Preventive Health and/or Immunizations clients per agency policies/procedures and standing medical orders or patient-specific orders. Promotes quality customer service and maintains strict adherence to HIPAA guidelines.

*I. Utilize the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to individuals and their families: *Assess the health of clients per program policy to include obtaining appropriate history and risk assessment, performing physical exams, obtaining appropriate lab work, determining treatment eligibility and documentation of care per agency guidelines. Develop and implement individual plan of care per program policy based on subjective and objective findings to include patient-specific counseling, education, referral, treatment, and follow-up services. Provide follow-up interventions per program guidelines; document follow-up attempts and referral per program and agency guidelines.

*II. Maintains efficacy of Agency medications and vaccines dispensed: *Maintains appropriate, secure storage of all medications with required pharmacy and VFC program documentation. Inventory and order medication and vaccine in accordance with Agency, program, pharmacy and site guidelines. Maintain required documentation of medication/vaccine dispensing, wastage, inventory, and stock orders.

*III. Maintains professional licensed nursing accountability by: *Upholding Nursing Code of Ethics and maintaining SC licensure. Providing client services in accordance with agency standing orders and program policies governing practice. Obtaining all program and applicable nursing education including BLS certification. Maintenance of 15 hours of continuing education annually.

*IV. Participates in Preparedness/Response and other activities to include: *Participation in appropriate training, exercises and drills to include shelter, POD, expanded EPI team activities, and site Emergency Operations. 24-hour call during event and deployment to locations throughout the State. Completion of SCEIS, PCAS and other documentation within agency guidelines; other activities 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

Current BLS certification. Knowledge and skills in the following areas: techniques and practices of the nursing profession; 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 Quality Improvement (QI) concepts to practice; ability to apply judgment while adhering to standing orders, policies/procedures and the SC Nurse Practice Act; ability to interact in a culturally competent, professional manner; knowledge of community resources.

Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, climb stairs and lift a minimum of 35 pounds. Use of personal vehicle may be required. This position involves work with Personally Identifiable Health Information (PHI) and requires employee to maintain up to date HIPAA training certifications at all times.

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.

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.

If the state minimum and agency additional requirements require a degree, applicants will be required to upload a copy (official or unofficial) of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that some of the areas of the agency may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. (yes or no) required.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred requirement: one (1) year of nursing experience.

Salary: $48,622.00 - $89,956.00 Annually

Location: Berkeley County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 84483/61008440

Closing: 12/16/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: EA30

Position Number: 84483/61008440

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 7

Hiring Range - Min.: $48,622.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $53,622.00

Opening Date: 08/02/2018

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date. (Rosalind Mitchell, Human Resource Manager II, Phone: 803-759-3041, mitcherd@dhec.sc.gov)

Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH Region-Low Country

Address: 8423A Old State Road Holly Hill, South Carolina, 29059

Phone: 803-759-3041