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City of San Antonio Public Health Nurse - Immunizations Outreach Team (Grant Funded) in United States

Public Health Nurse - Immunizations Outreach Team (Grant Funded)

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Public Health Nurse - Immunizations Outreach Team (Grant Funded)


$64,097.02 - $96,145.66 Annually


TX 78202, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time

Job Number



SA Metro Health District

Opening Date


Closing Date

1/21/2024 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status


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Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for providing nursing care and related nursing services under the direction of a Public Health Physician and senior level professional nursing staff. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment with occasional exposure to hazardous materials, bodily fluids and frequent exposure to infectious diseases. Exercises functional supervision over assigned staff.

This position is a "grant funded" position, therefore unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2 ( . Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD)is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1 ( , all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision-making that directly impact the communities we serve.

Work Location

Immunization Clinic, 210 N. Mel Waiters Way (78202)

Work Hours

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday; may include evenings and weekends as needed

Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses immunization status and administers age appropriate vaccines to infants, children, adolescents and adult clients.

  • Counsels and recommends information to international travelers and administers appropriate immunizations.

  • Assists with the orientation, teaching, and supervision of assigned staff.

  • Provides skilled nursing care to individuals and families.

  • Provides immunization information to staff, clients, other professionals and the public.

  • Administers medications, vaccines, and lab work in accordance with proper standards.

  • Assesses client needs and follows up with appropriate referral for problems at a clinical level.

  • Participates in case conferences with physicians, hospital personnel, and representatives of other agencies.

  • Maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies; orders vaccines and other medical supplies.

  • Conveys information regarding the policies, functions, and philosophy of the department to professional organizations and other community groups as assigned.

  • Collects and compiles daily revenue reports.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification for Healthcare Providers.

  • License to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with storage, handling, and administering immunizations.

  • Public Health experience.

  • Experience with childhood vaccinations.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Applicant Information

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, methods, and techniques of basic science and of community health, social, and human resources.

  • Knowledge of modern medical office procedures and practices.

  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.

  • Ability to apply professional nursing principles, techniques, and basic science in homes, clinics, and the community.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to compile data and prepare routine reports.

  • Ability to exercise judgment in application of nursing care.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.

  • Ability to stimulate patients and families to constructive and self improvement actions.

  • Ability to grasp and apply the basic principles of administration and operation of a health program.

  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.

Benefits Information

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:


  • Part-Time, Temporary, and non-City positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.

Additional Information

The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.

If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department ( so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.