Provides case management for those patients who are suspected of having or have Tuberculosis (TB); develops treatment plan and monitors care to ensure the patient is educated about TB, that treatment therapy is continuous, that contacts are examined, and that problems related to adherence are identified; audits records and assures all details of reporting are complete; maintains record work, i.e. lab report posting / charting in a thorough and timely manner; performs serologies and other diagnostic testing as indicated; serves as a liaison between the community and the department; assists with clinic and directly observed therapy (DOT) outreach duties as needed; conducts educational activities for staff and the public; assists with community TB screenings and research studies as needed; performs other duties relating to TB management as assigned; and participates in on-call rotation. public.
Bachelorís degree from a state approved school of nursing preferred; or Bachelorís degree in another discipline and a Masterís degree from a state approved school of nursing preferred. Diploma or Associates Degree in nursing combined with a documented ability to competently perform all functions of this classification may be considered. All public health nurses are required to complete a department approved Certificate in Public Health as a condition of continued employment.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.
Requires ability to work with diverse populations, ability to work as a member of a interdisciplinary team, and strong communication skills.
Must successfully pass the Respiratory Mask Fit Test.
May require flextime working hours and some weekends.
Valid class ďDĒ driverís license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.
Bilingual ability a plus.
Must be able to demonstrate the following competences:
Organize, prioritize and schedule tasks
Perform tasks efficiently
Work independently to accomplish tasks and achieve goals
Listen effectively and communicate productively with peers and the public
Address complaints and resolve conflicts
Work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Give appropriate attention to detail and produce accurate work products
Use analytic thinking to collect, analyze, and interpret data from multiple sources
Identify problems and seek creative solutions
Collaborate productively with co-workers, external partners, and the public