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2. Public Health Nursing Competencies represent a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the broad practice of public health. . 3. The 8 domains:. Analytic Assessment SkillsPolicy Development/Program PlanningCommunication SkillsCultural Competency SkillsCommunity Dimensions of Prac

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2. 2 Public Health Nursing Competencies represent a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the broad practice of public health.

3. 3 The 8 domains: Analytic Assessment Skills Policy Development/Program Planning Communication Skills Cultural Competency Skills Community Dimensions of Practice Skills Basic Public Health Sciences Skills Financial Planning and Management Skills Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

4. 4 For each domain there are a list of actions that describe the attributes and skills needed to achieve competency.

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6. Application to Practice Orientation tool selected for model Identified for Jefferson County Management Excellence Program Project

7. 7 Pilot Process Existing orientation tools reviewed for content Ideas shared from other county competency project Language adapted for PHN competencies

8. 8 Pilot Process (continued) Three month initial trial with new and experienced PHNs Used quarterly evaluation meeting time Supervisor group met monthly to review findings and make revisions Pilot progressed for one year with new PHNs

9. 9 Implementing Tool for JCDHE Program Areas Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Surveillance, Immunizations, Travel Clinic, Resource PHN Maternal Child Health (MCH) Prenatal Plus, Partners for Healthy Families, Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs Clinic Services Family Planning, STD, HIV, Adult Health, Cancer Control

10. 10 JCDHE PHN Competency Orientation Tool

11. 11 Domain #1: Analytic Assessment Skills For each program area we selected specific skills, knowledge points and attitudes applicable to that domain. Here is an example of domain #1.For each program area we selected specific skills, knowledge points and attitudes applicable to that domain. Here is an example of domain #1.

12. 12 Domain #8: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills I’d like to highlight this domain because it provides a measurement of leadership skills at the staff nurse level.I’d like to highlight this domain because it provides a measurement of leadership skills at the staff nurse level.

13. 13 Empirical Findings and Recommendations Self-scoring for introspection Review during quarterly evaluation meetings Goal setting guide Quad Council document defines ratings, clarifies terminology

14. 14 Comments from Pilot “Tool requires critical thinking, introspection, and reprioritization.” “This is a road map for where I want my career to go.” “This is dynamic and flexible and there is always room for improvement.” “This is a conversation between you and your supervisor.” “Tool demonstrates unique level of critical thinking, skill and impact that PHN practice requires.”

15. 15 Next Steps Encourage use of model for public health professionals to evaluate their level of competency and identify/take opportunities for growth Apply to job descriptions, interview questions, and evaluation materials Share work and experiences with PHN groups in other counties and states Pilot of PHN Competencies Immunization template for Colorado

16. Colorado State Immunization Template (Pilot)

17. 17 Suggested Reading: Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals http://www.phf.org/competencies.htm Quad Council PHN Competencies http://www.astdn.org/publication_quad_council_phn_competencies.htm Public Health Nursing, Volume 23, Number 2 (March/April 2006) *Special issue on PHN competencies* To locate JCDHE orientation tools go to: JCDHE website http://health.jeffco.us NACCHO Toolbox www.naccho.org/toolbox

18. 18 Christine Schmidt Public Health Nurse Supervisor JCDHE 303-239-7136 [email protected]

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