Public Health Nurse - Adult Services
Sherburne County, MN - Elk River, MN

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To provide LTCC and assessment services to the elderly and disabled population in a community setting, provide ongoing CAC case management, and provide Managed Care (SNBC, MSHO, MSC+, EW) care coordination as assigned. The most important impact Public Health Nurses have on the county is the nurses’ ability to empower individuals, families, communities, and systems to be self sufficient in meeting their health and wellness needs. This is accomplished through the provision of skilled nursing using the components of the nursing process: assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.

Examples of Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department’s approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.
  • Provide Care Coordination to enrollees of the various pre-paid Medical Assistance Plans.
  • Carry out the responsibilities of the lead agency for conducting Long-Term Care Consultation Assessments and determine eligibility.
  • Provide Case Management services to individuals and families who qualify for the CAC Waiver.
  • Respond to Public Health emergencies and preparedness trainings.
  • Provide outreach services to target populations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in nursing (no related field allowed or accepted) and completed course work which included theory and clinical practice in public health nursing. Required current licensure by the State of Minnesota as a Registered Nurse, certification from the Minnesota Board of Nursing in Public Health Nursing, and current Minnesota driver's license.

Supplemental Information:
  • Ability to analyze problems and assist in establishing procedures for their resolution.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to make objective decisions.
  • Ability to interpret complex rules and policies as they apply to programs.
Accountabilities Shared By All Employees
  • Performs job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission and values.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and county-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
  • Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
  • Seeks opportunities for further personal growth and development.
  • Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County's business.
  • Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
Salary Range
$21.78 - $32.67/hour (Grade 12, Union position)

Hours of Work
This position has a usual work schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include occasional evening and weekend hours.