Alamosa, Colorado

Community Health Nurse

County Nursing Service -- Alamosa, Colorado

1- or 2-year term
Ages 20+
Mennonite Voluntary Service voluntary service/United States/527314/Community Health Nurse

  • Function in collaboration with agency staff and other community workers.
  • Receive professional direction from the nursing supervisor or consultant/specialist as well as administrative direction from the board of health.
  • Teach and counsel individuals, families, and groups for the prevention of disease and disability, and for maintenance of health.
  • Perform other related functions as required.
  • Participate in community educational events and offer health education classes, as requested.
  • Do outreach and home visits with a special focus on pre- and post-natal needs of mothers and infants


  • Degree of Nursing (RN).
  • Education--A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a school accredited by the National League for Nursing
  • For expanded functions, the completion of an organized educational program in a specific clinical area is required.
  • Knowledge of the practice of community health nursing.
  • Knowledge of public health programs.
  • Knowledge of the role of the professional nurse as team leader.
  • Knowledge of interprofessional relationships in the implementation of programs.
  • Knowledge of the use of community resources.
  • Ability to provide skilled nursing care.
  • Ability to set priorities and make judgments in regard to caseload management and level of skills appropriate for delegation of functions to associates on the health team.
  • Ability to recognize the needs and concerns of people and to maintain constructive relationships in dealing with them.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to accept and utilize supervision.
  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Colorado (or eligible).
  • Special certification as appropriate
  • Active drivers' license
  • Open to regular travel for home visits
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • Prefer one-year of hospital or broad community nursing experience



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