Duties: Promotes the health of individuals, families, and the community through education, counseling and appropriate preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Provides nursing service in homes and clinics, including services such as immunization of children and adults; communicable disease control; childhood lead poisoning; adolescent school services; case management of children with special needs; women, infants and children; nutrition education and family planning services. Participates in the determination of priorities for nursing services according to identified community needs and the kind and amount of available nursing service; maintains communication with professional and lay members of the community and with other social service agencies regarding public health services; provides supportive care by listening, managing client interactions and making referrals to appropriate agencies and organizations; documents client interaction, activities, phone calls and follow-up. Participates in activities to promote professional advancement through conferences, workshops and professional readings. Performs a variety of assessments and uses problem-solving techniques to determine a client’s level of health risk. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
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