ABOUT THE JOB
This position is designed to be a part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team which is a multidisciplinary team providing intensive services, community based outpatient services for  participants with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring disorders.

As a nurse for the ACT team you will be providing nursing care and coordination to ACT program participants in a community setting. Primary responsibilities of the ACT team nurse include: managing the medication system; administering medications and injections; screening participants for medication side effects and medical conditions; coordinating care with medical providers; facilitating health promotion, prevention, and education activities; and educating the team about medications, side effects, and health conditions. The majority of these services are provided in the community. The ACT team nurse may also perform case management tasks such as providing consultation to home care providers, managing participant care schedules, accompanying ACT participants to medical appointments, and advocating for ACT participants during interactions with outside organizations.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited school for licensed practical nursing and three years of experience in public health or in a clinical setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
*Possession of a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Oregon at the time of appointment.
*Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to and use of a personal automobile as a condition of employment.

General Statement

Polk County, the Organization:
Polk County takes pride in knowing that our employees are what makes the County a great place to work.  We have a strong desire for each employee to feel respected; connected to the department they work for as well as other County departments and the community at large; and know that they are critical to County business.  We understand that work may be necessary, but not what should define each individual.  We all have diverse personalities and interests away from the job, and at Polk County we encourage our employees to be connected to something bigger than work.

Benefits:

  • Polk County offers generous employee benefits including, but not limited to:
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 8 hours of vacation earned monthly (increasing with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave earned monthly
  • 4-5 Personal Leave Days earned each fiscal year (Depends on position; prorated depending on date of hire
  • PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) – 100% employer funded contributions
  • Full health benefits with employee paying only 10% of the premium which covers all members of the employee’s immediate family
  • Life Insurance – employer paid
  • Qualifying employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • HRSA/NHSC approved site for certain positions

Our Community:
Polk County is located in the Willamette Valley just an hour from the Pacific Coast to the west and an hour from Portland to the north. The population is approximately 87,000 and the county spans about 744 square miles, with two thirds of the western part of the county being forest. National protected areas include the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Siuslaw National Forest.

The County is part of the agricultural richness the Willamette Valley has to offer. In recent decades, the valley has also become a major wine producer, with Polk County being one of the best in the area. The valley is often known as the “Oregon Wine Country”. Polk County has over 25 wineries alone.

Polk County also houses the beautiful liberal arts college, Western Oregon University, and is only 30 miles from Oregon State University. Western was an inaugural winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. This award recognizes universities and colleges that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and action towards fostering a campus community that celebrates all the many facets of diversity. WOU is one of the most diverse universities in Oregon and has a higher percentage of Latino students in the Oregon University system.

Qualifications

Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience, education and training requirements for this position.

Supplemental Information

** A cover letter is required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans’ Hiring Preference, you must attach the Veterans’ Preference Form (available on our website) and your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **

** DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the interview if you are selected to interview. **

Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)