SC Department of Public Safety REGISTERED NURSE II in Abbeville County, South Carolina
**THIS POSITION IS A REPOST! PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY!
Careers at DHEC:_ *Work that makes a difference!_ Pursuing Excellence, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork, and Embracing Service*
Utilizing the agency core values of Embracing Service, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork and Pursing Excellence within the agency's health services clinics. Implements and adheres to agency/program/billing manual policies and procedures for efficient and effective service delivery.
Works across multiple programs including Preventive Health and Immunizations. Provides culturally competent nursing care for individuals and families, per agency policies/procedures, standing medical orders, and patient specific medical orders. Promotes quality customer service and maintains strict confidentiality.
Must have knowledge and skill in the techniques and practices of the nursing profession; in 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 Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) concepts to practice; ability to apply judgement while adhering to standing orders, policies/procedures and the Laws Governing Nursing; and ability to interact in a culturally competent, professional manner.
Additional Information and Routine Duties: 1. Utilizes the nursing process to provide direct care services to individuals in public health settings as assigned, which includes: Evaluation of male and female clients, performing pelvic examinations, STD/STI evaluation and treatment, contraceptive distribution, reproductive health services, and immunizations. Maintains appropriate agency and patient records. Makes appropriate community referrals. Provides appropriate counseling and patient education based on identified patient needs, assesses the health of clients, and develops and revises care plans. Documents care/services when provided per agency policies/procedures.
Assesses immunization needs and provides routine immunizations for children and adults per standing orders and immunizations policies/ procedures in multiple settings that include community outreach events and epidemiological response events.
Implements care plans to include identifying and initiating appropriate interventions, appropriate specimen collection and laboratory testing; education and counseling based on identified needs; administering/dispensing medications/treatments according to standing medical orders or individual patient medical orders and initiating/follow-up on referrals when indicated. Involves the patient in decision-making.
Promotes wellness through activities directed toward prevention and reduction of risk factors, early detection of disease, control and management of identified health problems. Coordinates case finding and services with other disciplines, agencies and providers.
Inventories and orders vaccine based on clinic needs. Participates in regional Continuous Quality Improvement Activities. Maintains nursing licensure and needed CEUs. Participates in disaster response efforts including Special Medical Needs Shelters.
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’s of Science in Nursing and current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina or a compact state.
Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring.
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.
SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Salary: $49,594.00 - $91,755.00 Annually
Location: Abbeville County, SC
Job Type: FTE - Full-Time
Job Number: 61007006/104281
Closing: 11/28/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Class Code: EA30
Position Number: 61007006
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)
Pay Band: Band 7
Hiring Range - Min.: $49,594.00
Hiring Range - Max.: $53,133.00
Opening Date: 08/12/2020
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.
Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH-Region-Upstate
Address: 200 University Ridge Greenville, South Carolina, 29602