Under the direct supervision of the Nurse III, Director of
Nursing and the medical supervision of the Regional Medical
Director, performs general nursing duties for the Texas Department
of State Health Service (DSHS) - Public Health Region (PHR) I.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing public
health nursing services to HIV/STD, Tuberculosis, Immunizations,
Preparedness and Response/Epidemiology, and Community Health
Improvement program clients.
Safe operation of either a state-owned vehicle or personal
vehicle is required to conduct state business and an acceptable
driving record must be maintained in accordance with DSHS Policy
OS-3901, Fleet Operations and Management & Procedures and standards
developed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Compliance with DSHS Immunization Policy required: serologic
evidence of immunity to, or documented evidence of vaccination
against, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Tdap,
annual vaccination against influenza (and hepatitis B if
applicable). Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance
with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
EJF 1 (40%) Performs public health nursing duties for the
Immunization program, including but not limited to:
Administer vaccines and observation of potential adverse
effects, unusual symptoms, and reactions.
Conduct immunization clinics in Public Health Region 1 (PHR-1)
- Collaborate with school nurses, county officials and local
coalitions to assess immunization
Maintain clinic records to include documentation of vaccine
history, vaccine administration,
- consent forms, and other TVFC (Texas Vaccine for Children)
required and recommended immunization
- Facilitate obtaining signature of local authorized medical
physician for standing orders and/or contracted
- Prepare and complete clinical program reports
EJF 2 (30 %) Performs comprehensive case management TB
Identifying persons who have clinically active Mycobacterium
Case managing persons who have or who are suspected of having
Identifying and managing persons infected with Mycobacterium
Providing laboratory and diagnostic services
- Providing training and education
EJF 3 (15%) Performs public health nursing duties for the
HIV/STD program, including but not limited to:
Performs HIV/STD testing and screening services, appropriate
nurse exams and treats patients with STDs
Interpretation of laboratory tests.
Functions as a liaison and consultant to private healthcare
providers regarding HIV/STDs.
- Provides education on HIV/STD prevention and services
EJF 4 (10%) Performs public health nursing duties for the,
Preparedness and Response/Epidemiology, and Community Health
Improvement, HIV/STD programs, including but not limited to
Maintain ability and skills to perform duties associated with
Preparedness and Response/Epidemiology.
- Maintain ability and skills to perform population-based
services associated with Community Health
- Attend and participate in all nursing and other associated
trainings required by PHR 1 to maintain ability and
skills associated with public health nursing
(5%) Perform other duties as assigned. Duties may include:
Public Health Preparedness activities to include training in POD
(Point of Dispensing), RSS (Receiving, Staging, Storage), and ROC
(Regional Operations Center) functions; Participation in local,
regional, and statewide exercises. Responding in regional emergency
situation as needed; and other duties assigned include but are not
limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting
role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or
recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such
participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment
and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, nursing processes,
nursing science, and clinical skills.
Knowledge of principles and practice of public health nursing
and health care management.
- Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures including
venipuncture, assessment, and
specimen collection, shipping or submission
Knowledge of the principles and practices of epidemiology and
Knowledge of Communicable Disease reporting laws.
- Knowledge of computer software (i.e Microsoft Word, Microsoft
Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Power
Skill in planning, organization and time management, and problem
Skill in collecting and analyzing data.
Skill in interpreting and understanding complex policies and
- Skill in interpreting laboratory findings, physical
signs/symptoms and information on medical
Ability to train others
- Ability to administer medication via various routes (I.e. oral,
cutaneous, intradermal, topical
- Ability to perform drug calculations, conversation of units of
measure, and process of dispensing
Ability to work closely with public and private health care
providers to enhance disease reporting.
Ability to manage multiple projects and/or assignments.
Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in
Ability to organize and present information in a clear, concise
and effective manner.
Ability to prepare written reports and coordinate special
- Ability to function independently. Registration or Licensure
Must be currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in
the State of Texas.
Must possess a valid Class C Texas Driver's license or
equivalent from another state. Initial Selection Criteria:
RN licensed in Texas (required)
Experience functioning independently (Required)
Experience in Public Health Nursing and health care management
Experience in working in a clinical settings (preferred)
Experience in interpreting and understanding complex policies
and procedures (preferred)
Experience conducting communicable disease investigations
Experience planning, organization and time management
Experience solving problems and exercising sound judgment
Experience preparing written reports (preferred)
Experience maintaining confidential records (preferred)
Headquarters to be in the Dumas office. Only applicants who are
interviewed will receive written notification of selection results.
Applicants must list Employer Posting Number on State of Texas
application to be considered for this posting. Applications and
attachments may be submitted as follows: 1) Online at https://jobshrportal.cpa.texas.gov/ENG/careerportal/default.cfm,
2), fax application to 1-866-245-3646.
Employee must provide transportation. If an employee operates a
personal or state motor vehicle in performance of their official
duties, the employee must possess a current valid driver's license
for the appropriate type of vehicle.
Requisition ID: 481535 MOS Code:
66B, 290X, 46NX
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the
hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a
disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line
application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at
1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need
accommodation to participate in the interview process, please
notify the person scheduling the interview.