Community Public Health Nurse

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Features

Position TitleCommunity Public Health Nurse
DepartmentHealth & Human Services Division
Period to Apply09/09/2022-Open Until Filled
SupervisorCHR Manager/HHS Deputy Director
Pay Rate$28.31 per hr.
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
LocationOhkay Owingeh

Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the Health & Human Services Division Director, the Public Health Nurse provide public health services to individuals, families and to groups in the Ohkay Owingeh Community. Nursing actions are directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction and health status improvement for individuals of all ages in the community based on professional nursing and public health principles, concepts and practices. Nursing activities include, but not limited to, serving patients by visiting homes; determining patient and family needs; developing health care plans; providing nursing services and treatments; referring patients with social and emotional problems to other community programs and/or outside agencies depending on the service needs. Design and deliver health education campaigns and disease prevention activities, such as immunizations and screenings; and inform the public about locally available programs and services to improve access to care.
Work under the direct supervision of the CHR Manager/HHS Deputy Director



• Provide individual nursing assessments, screen, and counseling of clients; referrals and follow-up as needed; training, technical assistance; and nursing delegation to personnel regarding the health of client.
• Plan and provide comprehensive nursing services to individuals, families and communities; provide skilled nursing services to individuals and families in homes, schools and/or outreach clinics.
• Perform comprehensive individual and family assessments which include health history, physical assessment, growth monitoring and developmental assessments. In addition, provide baseline assessment and appropriate referral for issues including psycho-social family functioning, substance abuse or domestic violence, and basic needs including food, housing, income, resources and supports and access to health care.
• Must prepare grant budgets, requisitions and requests for payment in accordance with OO Accounting Procedures.
• Prepare grants proposals and monitor secured grants (research, implementation, data collection, written reports, and fiscal planning/management).
• Obtain and complete appropriate patient “consent for Care” forms, ensure patient confidentiality and maintain orderly medical records.
• Must be familiar with community resources that assist youth and families in the communities we service.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
• Provides referrals to appropriate programs or agencies as necessary.
• Prepares and maintains required documentation and reports.
• Ensures contract compliance for Grants, and Major Federal Programs; insures compliance with State and Federal regulations.
• Develops and maintains effective inter-department working relationships and communications.
• Maintains professional accreditation.
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.


• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations.
• Ability to interpret applicable Federal, State, County, and Local Laws, Regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.
• Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
• Skill in program development, promotion, and social marketing.
• Independently use time efficiently to prioritize and perform multiple tasks to meet multiple concurrent deadlines and manage large volumes of work.
• Work effectively under pressure and cope with multiple interruptions to meet deadlines.
• Establish and maintain effective professional working Departments/Programs, Clients, Peers, and the General Public.
• Comply with office and personnel procedures.
• Develops and maintains effective inter-department working relationships.
• Knowledge of Traditional form of Government and Pueblo customs and traditions.
• Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
• Ensures contract compliance for Grants, and Major Federal Programs; insures compliance with State and Federal regulations.


• A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited Nursing School Program and five (5) years’ experience as a professional Public Health Nurse in a Public Health Organization or Tribal Community, and/or willing to work with a combination of education and experience.
• Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of New Mexico
• Maintain current CPR certification
• Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos insurance Carrier.
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
• Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.


• Manual dexterity to operate computers and other necessary office equipment.
• Able to work in fast-paced, multi-task environment.
• Able to bend, reach, kneel, twist and grip items in assigned work area.
• Employee may regularly be required to sit; use hands to, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
• The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.


Work is generally performed in an office setting with moderate noise level. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work will be required. On-call for emergencies as required. Travel is required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.
The Position Description identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her Supervisor.


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