Rio Blanco needs a nurse


Rio Blanco County is looking for one more nurse for their public health office.

Diane Banta, director for the county health department, said it is the perfect job for a registered nurse who wants to work part time and make a difference.

"The job is 25 hours a week in the Meeker office," she said. "Most of the job is sharing information and educating the public."

Banta, a longtime public health nurse said the job was extremely rewarding.

"You meet and help some amazing people," she said. "And you're always learning something."

The position has been open since October and Banta would like to see it filled soon. Rio Blanco Public Health provides the same kind of services as the Visiting Nurse Association does in Moffat and Routt counties.

"We do everything you expect from public health," Banta said. Among the services provided are immunizations, family planning and education along with WIC (Women, Infants and Children) information and certification.

Banta said other services are "all-hazard planning" under the Homeland Security Act, as well as health care for special needs children.

"The Rangely office also provides these service to Dinosaur and the surrounding area for Moffat County," she said.

For more information, call Diane Banta at 675-8866.

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