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TDOH - Statewide RN Community Nurse Navigator

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TDOH - Statewide RN Community Nurse Navigator - 2200000091 


TDOH - RN Community Nurse Navigator

Salary: $72,800

These positions are statewide and will have a reporting center that will be located at the various extension offices throughout the state.

Here are the areas we are still needing nurses in:

Southeast Region:                          2 positions available

Upper Cumberland region:           1 positions available

South Central Region:                    2 positions available

Mid Cumberland Region:               0 positions available

West Region:                                    1 positions available

This position supports the College of Nursing’s TDOH Community Nurse Navigator Project to increase the immunization status of children and older adults in Tennessee. This position will develop and coordinate all activities to improve immunization rates in the counties assigned. The registered nurse will perform at the top of his/her training and education.


Main Job Responsibilities:


Support the TDOH Community Nurse Navigator Project through professional nursing community health assessment:


    Through the training provided, acquire in-depth knowledge regarding immunizations and working with communitiesConduct baseline and follow up assessment of each of the assigned counties of the barriers to immunizations, immunization rates, and places to obtain immunizations for children and older adultsIdentify priority counties to begin interventions based on data obtained

Support the TDOH Community Nurse Navigator Project through public health and other interventions that improve immunization rates in counties in Tennessee:


    Provide feedback to project director, evaluator, Dean and Associate Dean regarding activities and progress in immunization ratesDevelop and implement immunization outreach programs for counties in conjunction with extension agentsWork collaboratively with community agencies to identify and implement interventions that will improve immunization rates in children and older adults  Work closely with the UT System Nursing programs to identify and implement interventions together to improve immunization rates in children and older adults. Supervise students as needed

Support TDOH Community Nurse Navigator Project by participating actively in project activities with project team by:


    Keep accurate record and gather data as requested by the projectContribute to reports, manuscripts and presentations about the projectActively participate in regular grant meetings

Required Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree; RN license; at least 1 year of experience
Preferred Education & Experience:

    Nursing care experience preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


    Knowledge of nursing care functioning in a RN roleCompetent with technology and EHRAbility to multi-task and prioritizeGood communication skills both written and orallyAble to work well in a team environment
In addition to the applicant file in Taleo, applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience along with a resume and      names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: College Of Nursing
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2022, 8:45:06 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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