Careers

Registered Nurse (RN) -
Public Health/Home Care and Harm Reduction

Full-time Flex (24-40 hours/week)

$30.00/hr. plus benefits 

City-County Health District — Valley City, ND 58072

POSITION SUMMARY:

Acts as an integral member of the public health team and assists in the care of clients in the clinic and/or home setting under physician’s orders, with assignment and supervision provided by the Registered Nurse Manager. Develops, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates an evidence-based, communitywide harm reduction program in Barnes County. Harm reduction includes providing stigma-free health services to people who use drugs. Including: referral to Recovery/Peer Support and Medication Assisted Treatment, Syringe Exchange, Overdose Prevention Education, Rapid Testing for Infectious Disease, Safer Sex Education, and Referral to Treatment.

HOURS OF WORK:

Flexible scheduling between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  May include some evening, weekend, and holiday hours on-call hours on rotation.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  2. Requires possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Dakota.

  3. Basic knowledge of public health and home health nursing practices and procedures.

  4. Knowledge of other health, educational and social agencies in the community.

  5. Must have skills in administering medications by injection.

  6. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  7. Ability to exercise independent judgment and make independent nursing decisions.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must have genuine interest and concern for all clients.

  2. Must have a clean and neat appearance.

  3. Must be courteous and kind in manner.

  4. Can work harmoniously and skillfully with other staff members, clients, and their families.

  5. Must be flexible and able to tolerate change or changing demands.

  6. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile.

  7. Personal protective equipment is available and will be utilized appropriately.

ENVIRONMENT:

Our public health care team members perform duties in a variety of environments, including travel to and from client homes. The climate is not routinely controlled. Frequently there is exposure to blood, body tissues, and other potentially infectious fluids. There can be exposure to loud and unpleasant noises, unpleasant odors, unclean homes, and dust. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, or visitors. General office setting in the department facilities, as well as community sites including clients’ homes and workplaces. Work performed in the community is sometimes subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions such as snow, ice, cold, heat, noise, rain, humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job. Travel to and from field locations may subject workers to an increased risk of driving hazards. The worker may be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, biological agents, communicable diseases, insects and other disease vectors, and animals through the course of employment. In all settings, employees may occasionally need to relate to members of the public who exhibit challenging, atypical, or hostile behaviors and /or communication.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to orally communicate with the public.

  2. Ability to read, write, and speak in English.

  3. Ability to drive a car.

  4. Ability to use and read various medical equipment.

  5. Ability to lift objects weighing 20 pounds.

  6. Flexibility to provide in-home hands-on physical assessments.

  7. Ability to see well enough to perform skilled nursing tasks.

  8. Ability to hear well enough to communicate effectively.

  9. Ability to kneel, walk and have the strength and endurance to deal with varying levels of client mobility.

  10. Ability to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.

  11. Ability to follow, complete and remember daily routines and requirements.

  12. Ability to withstand the emotional rigors of public service.

  13. Possess a high level of emotional resilience and maintain ability to respond thoughtfully, empathetically, and appropriately when presented with stress (either work related or personal).

  14. Ability to respond to change, disruption, or difficulty while maintaining good functional capacities.

Our Core Values:

Our public health care team works with clients with varied and diverse backgrounds in an empathetic, non-judgmental, respectful, and professional manner. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Our public health office is open Monday thru Friday. We provide school health services, jail health administration, home health care, W.I.C, Health Tracks visits, family planning services (coordinated thru Stutsman county), substance use prevention programs, tobacco cessation and control, passenger safety, and more.

City-County Health District is the local public health unit serving Barnes County, North Dakota, located in the county seat of Valley City. We have a diverse program offering in addition to our office and home-based nursing services. We serve the entire population, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.

Dignity

We treat all people with understanding, compassion, and equity.

Integrity

We consistently model and uphold the core values of public health.

Quality

We use evidence-based practices to provide quality services and education.

Accountability

We do what will best protect and promote the public’s health in our work and partnerships.

CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) -
Public Health/Home Care

Part-time (10-19 hours/week)

$18.00/hr

City-County Health District — Valley City, ND 58072

POSITION SUMMARY:

Acts as an integral member of the public health team and assists in the care of clients in the clinic and/or home setting under physician’s orders, with assignment and supervision provided by the Director of Nursing and agency Registered Nurses.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Holds and maintains licensure as a Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA in the state of North Dakota.

  2. Prior home care experience preferred.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must have genuine interest and concern for all clients.

  2. Must have a clean and neat appearance.

  3. Must be courteous and kind in manner.

  4. Can work harmoniously and skillfully with other staff members, clients, and their families.

  5. Must be flexible and able to tolerate change or changing demands.

  6. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile.

  7. Personal protective equipment is available and will be utilized appropriately.

ENVIRONMENT:

Our public health care team members perform duties in a variety of environments, including travel to and from client homes. The climate is not routinely controlled. Frequently there is exposure to blood, body tissues, and other potentially infectious fluids. There can be exposure to loud and unpleasant noises, unpleasant odors, unclean homes, and dust. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, or visitors. General office setting in the department facilities, as well as community sites including clients’ homes and workplaces. Work performed in the community is sometimes subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions such as snow, ice, cold, heat, noise, rain, humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job. Travel to and from field locations may subject workers to an increased risk of driving hazards. The worker may be exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, biological agents, communicable diseases, insects and other disease vectors, and animals through the course of employment. In all settings, employees may occasionally need to relate to members of the public who exhibit challenging, atypical, or hostile behaviors and /or communication.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Able to speak, read, and write in English.

  2. Able to read assignments, directions, and labels.

  3. Able to communicate and respond clearly on the telephone and respond to spoken needs.

  4. The ability to physically transfer, lift, or assist clients whose average weight is 160 pounds with or without the aid of mechanical devices as needed and using appropriate body mechanics.

  5. Able to spend 80% of the work shift standing and/or moving about.

  6. Able to carry full bath basins, trays, and position clients.

  7. Able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, twist, bend, and squat to perform essential job functions.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Able to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.

  2. Able to follow, complete, and remember daily routines and requirements.

  3. Able to comprehend and utilize professional education materials.

  4. Able to enact emergency procedures.

  5. Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  6. Able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

EQUIPMENT:

Must be able to use: adjustable and standard beds, side rails, gait belt, Hoyer lift, scales, thermometers, watch, bathing equipment, water faucets, wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, electric shavers, catheters, bedpans, telephone, computer, and electronic health records.

Our Core Values:

Our public health care team works with clients with varied and diverse backgrounds in an empathetic, non-judgmental, respectful, and professional manner. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Our public health office is open Monday thru Friday. We provide school health services, jail health administration, home health care, W.I.C, Health Tracks visits, family planning services (coordinated thru Stutsman county), substance use prevention programs, tobacco cessation and control, passenger safety, and more.

City-County Health District is the local public health unit serving Barnes County, North Dakota, located in the county seat of Valley City. We have a diverse program offering in addition to our office and home-based nursing services. We serve the entire population, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.

Dignity

We treat all people with understanding, compassion, and equity.

Integrity

We consistently model and uphold the core values of public health.

Quality

We use evidence-based practices to provide quality services and education.

Accountability

We do what will best protect and promote the public’s health in our work and partnerships.