Job ID: 14410
Agency: Department of Health – Family and Community Health
Salary: Depends on experience
Closing Date: 08/12/2020
The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.
Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.
This opening is for a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) with the SD Department of Health in the Pennington County Community Health office located in Rapid City, SD. The RN will provide a variety of program services including Women, Infants, and Children’s Program (WIC) to promote nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices, pregnancy related program services, immunizations, school-based preventive health services, public health emergency preparedness, health education to individuals, families, and communities, and other public health services. Accountabilities include psychosocial, physical, nutritional, and other health related assessments of individuals and populations to determine needs; developing plans of care and measurable outcomes to meet identified needs; provision of care within the plan of care to meet identified outcomes; documentation of care and outcomes to maintain accurate client records and facilitate continuity of care; and evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions and progress towards meeting outcomes of care. Lifting is required to complete anthropometric measurements of infants and young children. Travel to other sites within a geographical area may be required.
Licenses and Certifications: Must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse in South Dakota.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:The ideal candidate must communicate effectively, demonstrate empathy and integrity, maintain professional knowledge, and adhere to standards of nursing practice. Candidate must have the knowledge, skills and abilities to work both autonomously and as a contributing and supportive member of a healthcare team. Must use sound judgement, analysis, and discretion within the framework of defined policies, procedures, and scope of practice. The ideal candidate will be organized, plan ahead, and set goals and priorities. Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients and families, co-workers, and community partners. Will lead individuals/families/community in identifying strategies to help achieve and maintain optimal health. The ideal candidate will work cooperatively with his/her team to help achieve DOH public health strategic goals, and will demonstrate a commitment to representing the DOH mission, vision, and values. Knowledge of:maternal and child health and nutrition;nursing practice and scope of practice standards;childhood vaccination schedule and immunizations.
Skill to:adapt to multiple computer system software applications.Ability to:work with culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations;multitask, prioritize complex situations and adapt to quickly shifting priorities.VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
Apply at: https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=BE4
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources,500 East CapitolPierre, SD 57501-5070,Telephone: 605.773.3148, Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”