Public Health Nurse
Ramsey County, MN - Maplewood, MN

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You must have a current Minnesota RN license and a Minnesota PHN Certification number before you can apply. If you do not provide your Minnesota RN license number and your PHN Certification number your application will not be approved.

The current vacancies are in the Family Health Section of the St. Paul/Ramsey County Department of Public Health.

To provide a full range of public health nursing, health case management and community health services to individuals, families and the community; and to perform related duties as assigned.

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Examples of Work Performed:
Perform independent health assessments of individuals, families and communities by evaluating their physical, mental and social and environmental health status; and provide nursing and community health intervention based on assessment of need and current community resources.

Make skilled nursing observations and assessments of client health care status by monitoring and documenting such things as vital signs, pulse, presence of edema, heart and lung auscultation, blood and urine laboratory values, intake and output, consciousness and orientation levels; by completing a health history and evaluation, and evaluating living arrangements.

Provide case management for clients by developing care plans, consulting with other health care providers such as physicians and social workers, refer clients to other health care resources, participate in team meetings, coordinate health care services provided by ancillary personnel such as, home health aides, and instruct clients and families on methods of positive health maintenance; initiate and conduct interdisciplinary conferences.

Provide orientation and training to Public Health Nurses, Home Health Aides, Health Education Program Assistant; and Public Health Licensed Practical Nurses by providing leadership in the area of case management techniques, current medical and nursing technologies, current public health trends, and community resources.

Intervene in emergency situations by notifying proper authorities such as police, physicians, child protection agencies and personnel in medical facilities/emergency rooms; provide information to court officials in cases of child and adult protection.

Develop and provide health education and consultation services to community members, clients and family members, other professionals and Ramsey County employees on a one-to-one and group basis through home visits, clinics, health promotion and community outreach activities, respond to requests for information by phone or in person; coordinate and conduct health fairs; develop written and oral educational materials and curricula; and, teach classes on topics related to public health issues, disease prevention and recognition, and safety and injury prevention; facilitate youth at-risk support groups on public health issues at local schools.

Serve on or chair internal and external work groups, task forces and advisory committees for the purpose of influencing and developing policy and procedures related to various community public health issues.

Initiate contacts with potential grant sources and assist with the drafting of proposals for funding; manage grants by maintaining data related to activities and draft periodic reports to grantors as required.

Document cases, health promotion and community activities by preparing reports and necessary paperwork, develop and maintain required records and write case histories.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a university or college accredited by the National League for Nursing.

Experience: None

Other: Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota, must have a Minnesota Public Health Nursing Certificate, and a valid drivers' license.

Substitutions: None

Exam/Screening Process Information:

The names of all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications stated above and who file a properly completed application and supplemental application will be placed on the eligible list for employment.

Names will remain on the list for six months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time of posting of the eligible list.

Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should submit or update their veteran's claim form by Monday, February 5, 2013.
Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact Jennifer Otley at or by phone at (651) 266-2721.