YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

CLASS SPECIFICATION

CLASS TITLE: Community Programs Nurse

BAND:

C

GRADE:

4

SUBGRADE:

1

CLASS CODE:

5391

DEPARTMENT:

Aging & Long Term Care

ACCOUNTABLE TO:

Administrative Supervisor

 

OVERTIME STATUS:

Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Incumbents are responsible for conducting nursing assessments of community and residential based adults and children and for monitoring delivery of services.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Community Programs Nurse classification is a stand alone classification distinguished by the nursing duties performed.

DUTY

NO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

BAND/

GRADE

1.

Provides written documentation of completed home visits including identified problems, resolutions and suggestions.

C4

2.

Observes and assesses quality of care and service which includes: determining at risk clients for priority visits; assessing training level of providers; instructing service providers; assessing the client / provider rapport; intervening if necessary; and documenting and informing the case manager or social worker home visit results.

C4

3.

Assesses medical conditions and environment and records client changes; informs case manager of recommended service plans and changes. Refers clients to other community resources.

C4

4.

Provides professional expertise to client, families, providers, case managers and social workers.

C4

5.

 

Delivers classroom instruction to providers to include providing testing and assessing performance.

B2

6.

Performs other duties as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Professional nursing principles and assessment techniques;
  • Administrative Codes of State programs;
  • Adult Family Home licensing requirements;
  • Boarding Home licensing requirements;
  • Community resources for pediatric to geriatric client care; and
  • Customer service techniques
   

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Assessing clientís medical conditions, illnesses and environments;
  • Interviewing clients;
  • Using a personal computer and related software applications, and operating basic office equipment;
  • Planning, directing, coordinating, assigning, delegating and supervising the work of nurses, volunteers and support staff;
  • Preparing reports and documentation;
  • Giving presentations, public speaking, and facilitating meetings;
  • Maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels, with other elements of the profession and with the public; and
  • Communications, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

Associateís degree in Nursing , two years of professional nursing experiences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):

  • Washington State Registered Nurse License;
  • Valid Washington State Driverís License

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, crouching, standing, mobility, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbent may be subject to travel or exposure to blood, body fluids, chemicals and potentially violent or hostile clients.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. If the use of arm and or leg controls requires exertion greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Classification History:

Draft prepared by Fox Lawson and Associates LLC

Date: 5/98 Approved: 1/1/99