Lane County Community Health Nurse 2 - Registered Nurse (Nurse Family Partnership) (B022) in Eugene, Oregon

Community Health Nurse 2 - Registered Nurse (Nurse Family Partnership) (B022)


$26.33 - $36.54 Hourly


Eugene, OR

Job Type



Health & Human Services

Job Number



9/5/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

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This position will work in the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. This program delivers education and support for low income, at risk, first-time mothers who meet the qualifications for enrollment in the NFP program. The successful candidate must be able to work autonomously

One of the essential functions of this position is to travel within Lane County (occasionally outside Lane County) to complete scheduled home visit appointments in a timely manner.

The Lane County Public Health Maternal & Child Health programs function to ensure that mothers and babies are healthy in Lane County. The MCH program provides education and support for women with social or health concerns during pregnancy and after the birth of their child.

To provide a variety of professional population-focused community and public health nursing services in health promotion, prevention and disease control programs; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Schedule:Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm.

This is a AFSCME-Nurses represented position

Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following

Utilizing independent judgment, assesses, plans and evaluates individual, family and community health needs.

Plans and implements general public or community health nursing services in an assigned geographic area of responsibility or special program.

Plans and directs clinics or special programs with clinics.

Arranges or conducts health classes or group meetings with teachers, school nurses, parents, industrial groups, and expectant parents.

Performs home or office visits, explaining basic concepts of prevention of disease and promotion of mental and physical health.

Assists families in understanding health needs and methods of meeting needs through education, direct service and referral to appropriate health resources.

Plans and exchanges information with physicians and other health workers for more effective care of the individual patient.

Organizes and coordinates the development of community organization and planning for health services with community groups.

Schedules visits with school administrators and teachers in a district and assists them in identifying health problems and interpreting medical reports and recommendations.

Confers with pupils, teachers, administrators, school nurses, parents, and physicians on specific health problems.

Participates in conferences with other disciplines and agencies to coordinate services and plan joint action.

Maintains records for nursing services to families, schools and clinics and makes reports as required.

Organizes, trains and supervises volunteer workers.

Provides public and community health nursing services in special settings such as hospital coordination, disease investigations and mental health and drug programs.

Dispenses medication under standing orders of a physician, and supervises and monitors its effects on a patient.

Collects laboratory samples and interprets their results where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Practices, principles and theory of public and community health nursing.

Laws, rules and regulations governing the provision of public and community health care nursing.

Community resources available for public and community health nursing problems.

Community and state health standards and practices.

Illnesses and diseases associated with public health, and the treatments available for such diseases.

Practices and operating characteristics of available public and community health programs.

Policies and protocols of program and clinic operations.

Practices, principles and policies of public and community health education.

Examination and assessment techniques used to analyze a variety of health situations including sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, tuberculosis, communicable diseases, immunization status and risks, maternal/child health and other public health situations.

Ability to:

Independently assess, identify and treat illnesses and diseases associated with public and community health nursing services following medical standing orders and acting within nursing scope and standards of practice.

Interpret laws, rules and regulations as applied to health care and education.

Identify, use and coordinate with community resources and other public health care programs.

Identify problems and generate solutions within the scope of the department, division, program or clinic.

Provide educational services to target populations, patients, and the general public.

Determine needs of the community as applied to public and community health nursing services.

Examine patients and assess their physical well being.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish, maintain and update a variety of reports, charts and documentation associated with public health care.

Experience and Training; Additional Information

Experience and Training:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

• Possession of a current State of Oregon Registered Nurse license by time of appointment.

• Immunization records within 10 days of hire


• CPR/BLS by time of hire

• Diploma

The following are preferred but not required:

• Experience in maternal-child health, home health, and/or mental health services.

• Bilingual in Spanish


Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify licensure status.

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.

Lane County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner. Contact a recruitment specialist at 541.682.3124.

Careers with Lane County Offer Extraordinary Benefits

At Lane County, we value our employees and we show it with our extraordinary benefits. We know that you chose public service for more than a paycheck, and our outstanding benefits are designed to help you Live Well, Live Lane - throughout your career. Read on to learn what great benefits await you in a career with Lane County.

Benefits to keep you & your family well -physically

Health insurance coverage becomes effective the first of the month following your first 30 days as an eligible employee.

Medical/Rx/Vision- Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

Medical/Rx/Vision for AdminPro, FOPPO, Local 626, Non-Represented, and Prosecuting Attorneys positions- Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for employees and their eligible dependents. The plan options and costs per month are outlined below:

If you enroll in the HDHP the County will contribute to your HSA: $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family).

*Eligible employees who complete a Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA), Biometric Screening, and Comprehensive Health Review at the Live Well Center receive a $20 per month credit.

Wellness clinic -The Live Well Center is for Lane County benefits-eligible employees, spouses and dependents (ages 2 and up) who are enrolled in the Lane County health plan. Marathon Health manages the Live Well Center and their clinical team provides confidential, affordable care for your acute and preventive healthcare needs. The Live Well Center also provides health coaching, chronic disease counseling, comprehensive primary care services, and much more.

Dental- Lane County provides dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)– Lane County provides this counseling and concierge service to employees and members of their immediate households.

Fitness Center Membership– Lane County provides employees with a free membership to a local fitness center. Employees may add their families at a discounted rate.

County-paid benefits to keep you & your family well-financially

Retirement-Lane County pays for, and enrollsemployees in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) following six full months of employment.

Disability -Lane County pays a portion of wages for eligible employees throughShort-Term Disability, and provides Long-Term Disability coverage. Lane County complies with all State and Federal disability laws for employee, family, parental and pregnancy leaves regulations.

Time Management –Lane Countyprovides employees with a generous bank of hours to be used for sick, vacation, family emergencies and personal days.

Holidays –Lane County providesnine paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance -Lane County pays for employee life, and accidental death & dismemberment term insurance.

County-paid training & development to keep your career well

On-site classes –Lane County offers a variety of on-site classes to develop employees' soft and technical skills.

Online training-Lane County offers a variety of online classes to help employees continually improve their skills.

Conferences and Seminars– Lane County pays for employees to attend professional conferences to encourage continuous learning and professional development.

Lane County offers these other valuable benefits

Deferred Compensationretirement savings- Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program 457(b) to save for retirement.

Vision– Eligible employees may purchase supplemental vision insurance.

Supplemental LifeInsurance– Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents/spouse.

Aflac– Optionalemployee-paid voluntary group coverage is available through Aflac.

Group discounts– Group discounts may include homeowners and auto insurance, pet health insurance, credit union membership.

The above information describes typical benefits available for Regular Full-time Employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, employment status (regular, temporary, or extra help) and/or bargaining group. Paid medical, dental and vision coverage for dependents is determined by labor agreement or APM, as applicable. Please note thatTemporaryandExtra Helppositions are not typically eligible for benefits. This is a only brief summary of benefits available to eligible Lane County employees. In all cases, plan documents govern.

For additional information about these extraordinary benefits contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272, or Lane County HR at (541) 682-3124.


Are you licensed to practice in the State of Oregon or could you be by time of hire?

  • Yes

  • No


Is your license now, or has it ever been encumbered, monitored, reprimanded or in diversion? If yes, please explain:


Training and Orientation for this position will require travel to Denver, CO for one week at county expense. Are you able to attend orientation in Denver, CO?

  • Yes

  • No


Please list years of experience and employer working with families and young children; please be specific in what role/position you were in while obtaining this experience. Please also include any experience working with mental health, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, child development, and children/youth with special health care needs/disabilities. This information will be reviewed separately from your application; please be specific.


Change is inevitable in healthcare. Describe a situation where you had to adapt to change. How did you do this?


Describe your understanding of health disparities, and explain the importance of cultural competence in addressing healthcare needs for diverse populations.

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