Remote TB Case Manager /Community Health Nurse (RN) – Oregon

Job Overview

  • Clinical License RN
  • State(s) OR

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

 

Pay Range:

$46.41 – $59.65 Hourly

 

Department:

Health Department

 

Job Type:

Regular Represented

 

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

 

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

July 13, 2024

The Opportunity:

This Work Matters!

 

We seek leaders, achievers and doers who bring skill and passion to a challenging and evolving environment.  At the Multnomah County Health Department we are all inspired by the mission: We work with communities to advance health equity, protect the most vulnerable, and promote health and wellness for everyone and we uphold the values: Compassion and Care, Empowerment, Racial Equity, Creativity and Integrity. We create a culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse population we serve in our communities.

 

The Community Health Nurse, also known as the TB Case Manager, provides comprehensive community and clinic health services directed towards the prevention of disease, the promotion of health, and the clients self care. In this role you will use professional judgment in comprehensive assessments, screenings, nursing diagnosis, case management, while providing health information and education.

 

An Ad Hoc Telework schedule may be possible after the successful completion of on-boarding.

 

Bonus: As a newly hired Community Health Nurse, you will receive a signing bonus of $2,500. This bonus will be paid in one lump sum on the next regularly scheduled pay date after you start employment with Multnomah County. Furthermore, there will be a retention bonus of $2,000 after your 1-year anniversary date. This signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.

 

As the Community Health Nurse/ TB Case Manager, you will:

  • Manage a roster of suspect and/or confirmed active tuberculosis cases that are assigned on a rotating basis with other TB case managers.
  • Provide initial assessment and medical history, and develop a comprehensive plan of care for people with tuberculosis disease.
  • Work collaboratively with the Multnomah County Health Officer, infectious disease and other community providers to assure appropriate and timely treatment through either direct service or coordination of services.
  • Assess clients’ needs for in-person and telephone response for urgent and non-urgent medical information; provide TB education using appropriate language and education levels and promote client autonomy and self management.
  • Assist clients obtaining other medical or social services or nutritional support as indicated.
  • Conduct TB contact investigations (CI’s) for pulmonary TB cases within 72 hours of initial contact with the case, including interviewing cases; assessing TB case potential for transmission, and visiting sites where possible TB exposure occurred for environmental assessment of potential transmission.
  • For people identified as contacts, provide TB skin tests or IGRA, TB symptom review, and facilitate a chest x-ray(s); conduct TB evaluation including medical history and risk assessment; and conduct second round testing on contacts as indicated.
  • Evaluate clients for eligibility for initiation of preventive treatment for latent TB infection; provide education on preventive treatment, and initiate clients on appropriate TB medication regimen following standing orders, nursing assessment and established nursing procedures.
  • Maintain clinical skills as dictated by the client population and the clinical practice; review cases with the providers and team as needed.
  • Provide phone advice and consultation to Multnomah County health care providers and the public on Tuberculosis and communicable disease issues on a rotating assignment with other members of the CDS team.
  • Complete all state and federal reporting requirements according to guidelines and policies; and use appropriate electronic systems for documenting and tracking medical (e.g., EPIC) and public health (e.g. ORPHEUS) information.
  • Mentor, coach and offer clinical expertise to team members; delegate the care of individuals and groups of clients to members of the team based on the scope of practice and clinical skills needed by the clients.
  • Support the quality improvement process through team, role, and designated specialty workgroups.
  • Respond to public health emergencies and participate in exercises as a trained member of the Health Department Incident Management Team.

 

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a Health Department employee you will create a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County’s attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

 

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • A license to practice as a registered nurse as outlined by Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 678.021).
  • A current BLS CPR certification.
  • A valid Driver’s License.
  • Must pass a reference check.

 

Preferred Qualifications/ Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Tuberculosis case management experience
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally and effectively communicate orally and in writing with a variety of people, answering questions and explaining technical information
  • Deep understanding of disparities that inform equity driven approaches to the work
  • Experience working with culturally, socially, and racially diverse populations

 

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

 

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications
  • An evaluation of application materials to identify the most qualified candidates
  • Consideration of top candidates/interviews
  • Background, reference, and education checks

 

Pay Equity: Please be advised that the pay range listed for this position is intended to provide general guidance on the earning potential for the role. However, actual compensation will be determined in accordance with the Oregon Equal Pay Law and will take into account factors such as the candidate’s relevant experience and education. Candidates should expect that initial offers will be made within the listed pay range and may not be at or near the top of the range.

 

The Application Packet: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so will be deemed as an incomplete application.

  • A completed online application.
  • A resume that explains all related experience (paid or unpaid) and training in your resume.
  • A cover letter that expands on your resume, addressing how you qualify for the position, and why you are interested in the role.

 

Note: The application, resume, and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/ skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

 

Please be mindful of checking your email inbox for messages from the Recruiter as you may be emailed requesting additional information. If a response is not received in a timely manner your application may not be considered.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Type of Position: This salaried position is eligible for overtime.

Type: Represented

FLSA: Non Exempt

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Work Location: This position works onsite at Gladys McCoy building, 619 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.

 

Serving the Public, Even During Disasters: 

Everyday, Multnomah County staff work together to serve as a safety net for our communities. During a disaster, this safety net becomes even more critical. All County employees have a role in serving the public during inclement weather, natural disaster, or other types of community emergency response. During these emergency responses, while typically there begins with a call for volunteers, county employees may ultimately be reassigned from their current position to a role in the emergency response in order to support the critical needs presented by our communities. For more information, please visit the Disaster Service Worker Information page.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO Know Your Rights poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

 

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

 

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

 

Questions?

Recruiter:

Chandra Montgomery

 

Email:

chandra.montgomery@multco.us

 

Phone:

+1 (503) 9884733 x84733

 

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

 

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

 

Job Profile:

6315 – Community Health Nurse

 

 

 

 

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