Salary Range:$82,000.00 To $82,000.00 Annually
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II – KAYENTA, NAVAJO NATION, ARIZONA
Salary up to $82,000
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public’s health.
The Public Health Nurse II provides operations oversight, technical assistance, team/project leadership in the Navajo Nation (NN) Incident Command Structure (ICS) Public Health Task Force for COVID-19 and Kayenta Service Unit, and other partners with a focus on COVID-19 prevention and response. They provide expertise regarding case investigation, contact tracing, infection prevention and control practices, occupational health, vaccine management and delivery, outbreak preparedness and response to pathogenic infections (e.g. COVID-19, influenza, hantavirus, measles, pertussis).
• Lead teams of Community Health Representatives and Public Health Nurses in case investigation, contact tracing, homes support, outbreak investigation
• Develop, implement, and evaluation standard operating procedures, quality improvement projects, trainings, and assessments for case investigation, contact tracing, infection prevention and control practices, occupational health, vaccine management and delivery, outbreak preparedness and response to pathogenic infections
· Coordinate the epidemiological responses more broadly within the NN ICS for COVID-19 and other respiratory outbreaks to determine causes and corrective actions
· Analyze and report out on the quality of the epidemiological responses for COVID-19 and other respiratory outbreaks in the Kayenta service unit area
· Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, recommending and implementing changes in processes
· Use critical thinking skills to coordinate appropriate care plans and direct critical interventions
· Collaborate effectively with agency administration to provide services for community emergency intervention
· Other duties as assigned
· Minimum required
o Registered Nurse with current license to practice in any state in US.
o At least 1 year of experience leading teams or large projects, supervising, teaching, or in an administrative role
o Ability to maintain professionalism in the face of difficult situations
o Experience with case investigation, contact tracing, infection control, vaccine preventable diseases, and epidemiology
o Experience with marginalized populations and caring for patients with chronic diseases, substance use and mental health a plus
o Highly detail oriented, works well within a diverse team, demonstrates a high degree of initiative and flexibility, able to communicate effectively in a positive and professional manner, able to prioritize activities when under tight deadlines, and possesses analytical skills.
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular experience reviewing and editing documents.
o Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial; energetic; and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.
o Awareness of local systems and resources helpful not necessary
o Experience working with tribal organizations and/or communities
o Cultural competence in working with tribal organizations and/or tribal members
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.