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Nurse, Licensed Practical

Company: State Of Idaho
Location: Caldwell
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Notice: Idaho's Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District Employees are neither County nor State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive state benefits. District employees are exempt from the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.* Vision:A Healthier Southwest Idaho.* Mission:To promote the health and wellness of those who live, work and play in Southwest Idaho.* Values:Accountability, customer-focused, and teamwork influence the work we do and difference we hope to make.Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, and Owyhee counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public?Southwest District Health is recruiting a Licensed Practical Nurseto join the dedicated group of public health professionals in theirClinic Services Division.This position will provide Licensed Practical Nursing services, interventions, and assessments for a wide variety of programs and services which can include District Care (including outreach), Immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), Women's Health Checks, Reproductive Health, Tuberculosis Clinic, and Colposcopy Clinic. This position may be required to work in all Southwest District Health (SWDH) offices. The primary focus of this position will be immunizations.This budgeted, regular full-time positionoffers a competitive benefits package including: PERSI (the Nation's Best State Retirement System), excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time-off includes vacation and sick leavethat begins accruing immediately upon hire and 11 paid holidays per year. We offer an optional 401Kand multiple savings plans, wellness programs, ongoing training opportunities, and more!* Immunize adults and children in accordance with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines and immunization schedules assuring all immunizations are entered in Idaho's Immunization Reminder System (IRIS) and the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).* Participate in, and organize, immunization clinics both in SWDH locations and at partner organization locations, including large-scale flu and pandemic exercises.* Develop and monitor quality initiatives for the immunization program.* Explore and develop relationships with new community partners to expand vaccination services throughout the district, especially to underserved areas/communities.* Performs practical nursing care or assists a registered nurse or physician in routine to complex situations.* Complete intake for patient visits.* Complete blood draws, tuberculosis testing, and other point of care testing.* Administer family planning medications and Depo injections per order.* Utilize infection control procedures and universal precautions while engaged in any type of work at SWDH.* Participate in proactive, preventative, intervention-based health education to improve health care status of clients and the community.* May be assigned to assist during public health emergencies and will be required to participate in preparedness exercises and training.You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions.Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the state of Idaho or state licensure as a Practical Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418, in one of the following compact states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin.MQ Specialty:* Valid Driver's LicenseThe successful candidate will have a history and background supportive of department's mission goal and be required to complete apre-employment drug test and a criminal history background check to include fingerprints.Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodation to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Human Resources officeat (208) 455-5318.To learn more about Southwest District Health, please visit you would like to become a part of our team, we encourage you to apply.If you have questions about this position, please contact us at:Email:hr@phd3.idaho.govPhone: 208.455.5318by Jobble

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