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SC Department of Public Safety Registered Nurse I/Hourly/Immunizations/Goose Creek in Berkeley County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities Careers at DHEC: Work that makes a difference! Pursuing Excellence, *Inspiring Innovation, _Promoting Teamwork and Embracing Service_ *Under general supervision, provides culturally competent nursing care for individuals, families and the community. Provides nursing care for Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Immunizations clients per agency policies/procedures and standing medical orders or patient-specific orders. Promotes quality customer service and maintains strict adherence to HIPAA guidelines. * I. Utilizes the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to individuals and their families: a. Assesses the health of clients per program policy to include obtaining appropriate history and risk assessment, determining vaccination eligibility and documentation of care per agency guidelines. b. Develops and implements individual plan of care per program policy based on subjective and objective findings to include patient-specific counseling, education, referral, treatment, and follow-up services. c. Provides SC Certificate of Immunizations to eligible clients per VFC, Agency and program guidelines. II. Maintains efficacy of Agency vaccines dispensed: a. Maintains appropriate, secure storage of all vaccines per VFC program documentation. b. Inventory and order vaccine in accordance with Agency, program, pharmacy and site guidelines. c. Maintains required documentation of vaccine dispensing, wastage, inventory, and stock orders. III. Maintains professional licensed nursing accountability by: a. Upholding Nursing Code of Ethics and maintaining SC licensure. b. Providing client services in accordance with agency standing orders and program policies governing practice. c. Obtaining all program and applicable nursing education including BLS certification. Maintenance of 15 hours of continuing education annually. IV. Completion of SCEIS, PCAS and other documentation within agency guidelines; other activities as assigned. Minimum and Additional Requirements State Minimum Requirements:* Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Some positions require a valid driver's license and/or certification in Basic Life Support. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Institutions of Higher Learning must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation*. * Agency Additional Requirements*: An Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina or a compact state. Current BLS certification. Knowledge and skills in the following areas: techniques and practices of the nursing profession; public health nursing theory and practice including social and public health sciences; ability to plan, implement and evaluate care; ability to prepare and provide health teaching and counseling; ability to apply Quality Improvement (QI) concepts to practice; ability to apply judgement while adhering to standing orders, policies/procedures and the SC Nurse Practice Act; ability to interact in a culturally competent, professional manner; knowledge of community resources. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, climb stairs and lift a minimum of 35 pounds. Use of personal vehicle may be required. This position involves work with Personally Identifiable Health Information (PHI) and requires employee to maintain up to date HIPAA training certifications at all times. Preferred Qualifications Preferred requirement: one (1) year of nursing experience. Additional Comments *Immunization: All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, Varicella, and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment. State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State's Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DHEC employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster. College Transcripts: *Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application may upload an unofficial copy of the transcript as an attachment to the application. Please note that the agency will require an official, certified copy of the transcript or diploma prior to hiring. *Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver's license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record. SC DHEC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC DHEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Salary: $20.09 - $37.16 Hourly Location: Berkeley County, SC Job Type: Temporary - Part-Time Job Number: 116609 Closing: 8/11/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Class Code: EA20 Position Number: 116609 Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00) Pay Band: Band 6 Hiring Range - Min.: $35.00 Hiring Range - Max.: $35.00 Opening Date: 07/21/2021 EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Agency Specific Application Procedures: If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date. (Christal Jones, Human Resource Assistant-Lowcountry Public Health Region, Phone: 843-953-2574, Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions. Agency: State of South Carolina DHEC-PH Region-Low Country Address: 4050 Bridge View Drive North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405 Phone: 803-759-3041