- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $31.92 - $43.88 gross per hour
Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
This position is .80FTE, working 32 hours/week.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing.
Required Special Qualifications:
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota is required upon employment.
Certification as a Public Health Nurse in the State of Minnesota is required within six (6) months of employment.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Nature of Work
Under general public health nursing supervision, provides public health nursing services in the areas of adult and family health, disease prevention and control, health promotion and emergency preparedness to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and populations in need within the county.
Examples of Work
- Documents nursing assessment and interventions using an electronic health record
- Builds a trusting working relationship with parents and families participating in home visiting
- Assesses and screens families for strengths and risks
- Teaches, counsels, and guides pregnant families about how to have a healthy pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum recovery, and newborn care
- Teaches, counsels, and guides parents/caregivers about nurturing and attachment, child development and parenting, parental resilience, social connections, concrete support for parents, access to healthcare, and social and emotional competence of children
- Collaborates with healthcare providers, early childhood personnel, social workers, and other agencies
- Participates in intra and inter-agency workgroups
- Maintains CPR certification with the ability to perform CPR when necessary. Obtains and maintains other necessary certifications as needed
- Supports the department during disease outbreaks emergency situations that may require non-standard work hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
- Performs related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Prefer experience in working with pregnant women, parenting families and young children
- Considerable knowledge of the application of nursing practices
- Considerable knowledge of public health nursing theory
- Ability to assume responsibility for appropriate judgment in community care settings
- Ability to give skilled nursing care to patients
- Ability to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills to new situations
- Ability to use supervision and guidance
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to make independent decisions
- Ability to assess nursing needs and to develop and carry out nursing care plans
Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
In compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands:
An Equal Opportunity Employer