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Turks and Caicos Islands Government

Public Health Nurse

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Job Code: KHB1-20-24
Posted On:
Closing On:
Friday, 15th May 2020
Sunday, 31st May 2020
Department: Primary Health Care
Location: North Caicos and Providenciales

Job Description:

MINISTRY:                           Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services

 

DEPARTMENT:                     Primary Health Care Department 

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent in this position will be required to deliver effective comprehensive primary health care services focused on disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance in the clinic, homes and communities through the utilization of the nursing process.    

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies health needs in the community and create and facilitate programs.
  • Conducts and supervises the health care delivery services in the clinics, communities and schools, including the delivery of educational programs.
  • Conducts child health clinic sessions, including the administration of immunization (EPI vaccines).
  • Conducts and or supervises antenatal clinic sessions.
  • Conducts home visits to determine clients’ needs including physical assessments, obtaining blood pressure and temperature measurements and other data and developing information on health history, diet history, and family health status.
  • Administers treatment for tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) clients and educate clients on potential side effects, and monitor for adverse reaction.
  • Participates in in-service education.
  • Conducts staff performance appraisal exercises for junior staff.
  • Ensures effective operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements notifying the relevant personnel for repairs; maintain equipment inventories; evaluate new equipment and techniques.
  • Accurately document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Coordinates efforts with physicians
  • Participates in in-service education
  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications and becoming a member of the Health Professions Board.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Adheres to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Nursing, with a certificate or diploma in Registered Nursing.
  • Post graduate education and training in Midwifery and Public Health/Community Health Nursing.
  • A minimum of (2) years’ experience in Public Health Nursing.      

SALARY: Grade 7 - $41,205.00 per annum plus allowances

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page. Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.Applications should be addressed to The Director, Office of the Human Resource Management Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Applications can be hand delivered, Faxed to 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc. Hand delivered and fax applications must have clearly marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of position being applied for. On emailed applications the subject line must reference the Job Reference Number (KHB1-20-24) and the Job Title.

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without supporting documents will not be processed

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31ST MAY 2020

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