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Supervisory Public Health Nurse

Location: Jemez, NM
Company: Pueblo of Jemez
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Responsible for planning and directing nursing duties or services in support of population-based care with the goals of promoting health and preventing disease and disability; utilizes the nursing process that includes the components of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes, identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation; supervises the community health representative staff and performs administrative duties with patient care


  • Develops and interprets the goals and objectives including polices, procedures, and nursing standards for the Public Health Nursing program and the Community Health Representative Program.
  • Assesses the health status of populations using data, community resource identification, input from the population and other stakeholders, and professional judgment.
  • Submits written reports on program activities and accomplishments, implements the program plan for Public Health Nursing and Community Health Representative Program.
  • Monitors the health care and immunization rates of students attending the local schools within Jemez Pueblo.
  • Plans, organizes, administers, coordinates, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • Makes effective recommendations regarding selection of staff; provides for training and professional development of staff; administers discipline as required.
  • Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards; provides input into the budget and administers the budget for the program.
  • Ensures proper scheduling of services and allocation of resources; evaluates program effectiveness and efficiency, ensures that such programs meet standards and regulatory requirements and professional standards; performs quality control of functions and staff.
  • Provides advice and assistance to staff; investigates complaints and resolves problems regarding service delivery.
  • Provides and manages direct patient care activities as it relates to Public Health Nursing.
  • Assumes authority to make changes within the nursing functional area and work assignments of staff within the employees’ scope of practice or ability.
  • Provides nursing services for a variety of conditions and to people of various ages.
  • Analyzes assessment data to determine the population diagnoses or priorities.
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan that is based on population diagnoses or priorities.
  • Develops a plan that identifies strategies, action plans, and alternatives to attain expected outcomes; implements the identified plan by partnering with others.
  • Coordinates programs, services, and other activities in implementing the identified plan.
  • Employs educational strategies to promote health, prevent disease, and ensure a safe environment for populations.
  • Identifies, interprets, and implements public health laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Establishes partnerships while interacting with representatives of the population, organizations, and health and human services professionals.
  • Collaborates with representatives of the population, organizations, and Jemez Health & Human Services professionals in providing for and promoting health of the population.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily y. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Required: Bachlelors Degree of Science in Nursing, AND six (6) years of professional experience in public health program management; two (2) years of which were in a supervisory/managerial role.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing with Bachelor's Degree in Community Health Nursing or closely related field. Experience in Community Health Nursing may be substituted for the degree as long as it encompasses more than 4 years.

Required Knowledge and Skills continued

Knowledge of:

  • Medical record keeping and the standard format for information on charts and other medical documentation.
  • Safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work.
  • Routine infection control procedures and practices.
  • Proper techniques for documentation of examination and treatment information.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Computer software utilized by the clinic.

Skill in:

  • Planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating the work of others.
  • Coordinating public health services and activities.
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
  • Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Assessing client medical status and situations and taking or recommending appropriate action.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Maintaining confidentiality and adherence to the Privacy Act (HIPAA).
  • Preparing accurate, clear and concise medical documentation and records.
  • Using software applications related to duties.
  • Compiling and summarizing information and preparing periodic or special reports related to the nursing area and client population.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with customers.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s license.
  • Valid New Mexico Registered Nurse license.
  • CPR and First Aid certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office and clinical setting; agility and dexterity to use standard office and medical equipment; stamina to sit and stand for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone and in person.

Work is subject to exposure to bodily fluids and other biohazards.

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