Public Health Nurse I / II (Two Special ...
Washington County, MN - Stillwater, MN

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Certification as a Public Health Nurse in the State of Minnesota Registration as a Professional Nurse in the State of Minnesota Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes; individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver's license.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon: 1) Successfully passing a criminal history check, 2) Completion of a tuberculosis screen, 3) Drug screen testing, and 4) Receipt of favorable responses to Sexual Exploitation inquiries per MN Statute 148A. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE : Recent experience with maternal child health (maternity/prenatal, postpartum or pediatric clinical work), public health or home health nursing. Experience providing home visits to families Experience working with families who are at high risk for poor health outcomes (i.e. low socioeconomic or mental health issues) Experience working with diverse cultures and interpreters Experience with electronic documentation, maintaining timely and accurate records Advanced degree or certification related to maternal child health SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES : Responsible for providing long-term Evidence Based Home Visiting services to prenatal, postpartum and parenting families facing significant stress. Will also provide general Public Health Nursing duties within the Public Health Department.

HOURS / DAYS : 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday with occasional evening or weekend commitments. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs. ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE : $47,195 - $62,816 (This position may be hired at the Public Health Nurse II level, depending on qualifications.)

This is professional public health nursing work of a varied nature. Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of public health nursing duties in homes, clinics, and other community settings. Work involves cooperating with personnel in schools, local medical facilities, families, childcare providers, and a variety of other health and social service agencies. Work involves counseling individuals and groups in prevention of illness and injury and maintenance of individual, family and community health. Work assignments may be in variety of areas including, but not limited to, family health, disease prevention and control, long-term care services, and health promotion; ability to work in cross-functional assignments is expected. Work assignments are normally specific in nature with consultation and direction provided by other staff as well as the supervisor. This position is periodically required to work evenings and weekends. Work is performed under the general supervision from the Programs Manager within limitations provided by department policies, procedures and established practice standards. Work is closely reviewed through observation of practices, conferences and reports.

Education and Experience: Requires Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with Public Health Nurse Certification and registration as a professional nurse in the State of Minnesota. One year of nursing experience is desired.

Education/experience for intermittent part-time positions only: Completion of a nursing program resulting in an Associate of Arts degree or diploma degree required. Registration as a professional nurse in the State of Minnesota required.

Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes; individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver's license.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon: 1.) Successfully passing a criminal history check, 2.) Completion of a tuberculosis screen 3.) Drug screen testing and 4.) Receipt of favorable responses to Sexual Exploitation inquiries per MN Statute 148A.

Knowledge of: The application of nursing practice; knowledge of public health nursing theory.

Ability to: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills to new situations; ability to prepare accurate reports and documentation; ability to understand written and oral instructions; ability to accept and use supervision; ability to make nursing decisions within practice standards; ability to assess nursing needs and to develop and carry out care plans; ability to work with others as a member of a team; ability to use a personal computer; ability to report to work on a regular and timely basis.

1. Performs assessments of individuals and families by evaluating their physical, mental and social health status; determines eligibility for various programs and develops plan of care; makes referrals to meet client needs as appropriate.

2. Provides case management services for clients who are receiving home and community-based services to assure safe and appropriate living conditions; authorizes and requests services from contracted vendors; consults with physicians, vendors and social workers in provision of services.

3. Assesses immunization status of children and adults; administers immunizations to children and adults.

4. Teaches and counsels individuals, groups and organizations regarding personal and community health issues/concerns.

5. Orients and monitors public health aide on assigned cases.

6. Completes records and documents nursing actions; prepares reports as requested.

7. Participates in program evaluation and the development of new programs; works with other public health nurses to assure program goals are met.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The essential functions for this classification are #1, 2, 3, & 6.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves office (30-40%) and outside field work (60-70%). Lifting requirement may include frequent lifting up to 25 pounds. Exposures may include, but are not limited to, disagreeable odors, elevated noise levels, communicable diseases, body fluids and persons with behavioral challenges. Equipment used includes, but not limited to, general office equipment such as telephone, personal computer, calculator, beeper and medical related equipment such as scale, blood pressure cuff, etc. needed to adequately perform job requirements. Additional physical/mental requirements may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.


This description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty being performed by persons in this classification. This list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.