Community Health Nurse – Lead Educator

March 23, 2017

Company Name:
City of St. Joseph Missouri

Title of Position:
Community Health Nurse - Lead Educator

Provides nursing services for the community/region under the Lead Poisoning Prevention Health Education Program through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Conducts lead poisoning prevention education and outreach to community members and professionals. No supervisory or budgetary responsibilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1.PROVIDES nursing care/intervention activities designed to meet the assessed needs of the individual client or community via in-home assessment, outreach events or services provided in a clinic setting. 2.PROVIDES initial home assessment and education to families and children less than seventy-two (72) months of age that meet the lead level requirement as determined by the DHSS. 3.INVESTIGATES, REPORTS and FOLLOWS UP on all manner of health issues that might endanger the health, safety or welfare of the public. 4.PLANS and PARTICIPATES in special health clinics or outreach activities as related to the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 5.PROVIDES education and referral of clients or general public to appropriate service agencies. 6.INITIATES and assists in clinics to identify children with lead poisoning through lead testing. 7.MAINTAINS accurate data and nursing notes for the purpose of record referral by staff; by state program representatives for audit purposes; or for use as a data base for program support, including client records; and PREPARES reports for use by supervisors and district or State health staff. 8.APPLIES guidelines established by the DHSS as well as all other grant specific deliverables and duties. 9.MAINTAINS professional interaction with other members of the health care community in delivering necessary client services. 10.MAINTAINS regular and reliable attendance. Other Duties and Responsibilities 1.PROVIDES health-related information to individuals upon request. 2.MAINTAINS confidentiality and follows the guidance provided through HIPAA. 3.PREPARES necessary paperwork for clients. 4.MAINTAINS all medical supplies and equipment necessary for clinic and home assessment services. 5.ATTENDS training opportunities according to need, timeliness and funding. 6.COLLABORATES with local Lead Case Management RN and regional Lead Risk Assessor 7. PERFORMS all other related duties as assigned.

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Annette Lanham

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