STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B21

Class No. 4417

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) public health nursing work in a clinical or non-clinical setting. Work involves planning, developing, and coordinating nursing activities for the care of individuals, families, and communities, and providing for the assessment, care, and treatment of patients. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Analyzes data, provides written report of findings, and makes recommendations for corrections of deficiencies.

Collaborates with community leaders to address community health needs and/or provide program-specific and public health information.

Collaborates with epidemiology staff to plan and implement surveillance of communicable diseases and other health conditions, and plans interventions at the community or regional level.

Consults with central office and regional staff on programmatic issues.

Coordinates and implements the delivery of direct public health services and essential public health services to individuals, families, and communities.

Develops, revises, and implements policies, procedures, and standing delegation orders.

Gathers, analyzes, and reports data from community assessments and other studies.

Interprets public health law, program rules, and policies for agency staff and contractors.

Plans and develops the implementation of education activities for health professionals and students.

Provides consultation, training, and technical assistance to agency staff and contracted providers.

May review requests for proposals and make recommendations for funding of contracted services.

May participate in quality assurance monitoring reviews to determine compliance with policies and procedures.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in nursing work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in nursing or from an accredited nursing program is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of public health laws and regulations; of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; and of quality assurance principles and procedures.

Skill in using reasoning to identify problems, in considering appropriate resolution of situations, and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the delivery of direct public health services; to conduct community assessments; to provide patient care; to prepare and maintain records; to communicate effectively; and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be registered as a registered nurse by the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17