Fort Bend County

  • Registered Nurse -Specializing in TB Case Management - Clinical Health Services - Missouri City

    Job Locations US-TX-Missouri City
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/29/2018 2:52 PM)
    ID
    2018-3182
    Job Code
    18-313
    # of Openings
    1
    Min Start Salary
    USD $2,057.60/Bi.
    Category
    Public Health
    Max Start Salary
    USD $2,420.00/Bi.
  • Overview

    Responsible for implementation of the Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control program.  To include coordination of care, education regarding transmission and for appropriate treatment of patients and social network affected by tuberculosis (TB) disease.  Participates in planning of programs, policies and objectives for work group and department.  Missouri City Location - Grant Funded.

    Responsibilities

    Ensures treatment regimen is appropriate for patients along with ensuring patient adherence to therapy via directly observed therapy (DOT).  Ensures patient receives and follows up with medical evaluations and laboratory work.  Ensures that contacts to TB cases and/or suspects are identified, located, prioritized, evaluated and treated to prevent the spread of tuberculosis disease.  Ensures that the patient and social network receive and understand education of TB disease, transmission and treatment.  Provides coordination of care by facilitating exchange of information between family, medical providers, laboratories, pharmacies and public health infrastructure; ensures expert consultation has been sought and provides referrals as needed.  Seeks training, education, and resources regarding patient care. Assist other staff members as needed.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

    Qualifications

    Associates degree in Nursing and State Certified Registered Nurse.  Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.  One year experience in public or community health nursing.  Good verbal and written communication, supervisory, and organizational skills, and the ability to deal effectively with the public, and other employees.  Must provide own reliable transportation (and proof of insurance).  First Aid/CPR certification and Defensive Driving must be completed within three months of hire date.  May be required to work weekends and holidays.  Bilingual – Read/Speak Spanish preferred.  Missouri City Location - Grant Funded.

     

    SALARY RANGE:  Public Health Grade 11, $2,057.60 - $2,420.00 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position

     

     

    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

                                                                                 

    Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

    on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

    origin, or any other reason protected by law.

      

    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs

     

     

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