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Public Health Department Job

PH Nurse III

Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 02/14/2019

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invites applications for the position of:

Public Health Nurse III 118001204



$53,390.42 - $58,729.46 Annually 






This Job Vacancy Announcement is being reposted and previous applicants do not need to reapply to be considered.

This is an advanced specialized professional nursing position that manages the daily operations of Maternity Clinic Services. This position involves managing a team of nurses, implementing the annual Maternal Health Contract Addenda, assisting with budget, coordinating prenatal care and delivery services for patients with Cape fear Valley OB-GYN Clinic, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and the Pregnancy Home Management Program. This nurse practices independently and demonstrates autonomous decision-making skills. The primary purpose is to ensure that pregnant women who obtain prenatal care at the health department receive the best possible care for a healthy outcome. This position serves to manage, consult, develop, execute and evaluate plans that impact the prenatal health care of each pregnant woman who receive services.

In an effort to attract and retain experienced candidates for nursing positions, the Department of Public Health has established a Nurse Experience Hiring Plan.
Experience                                        Hiring Rate

0 – 24 months                                  Minimum salary
25 – 60 months                                5% above the minimum salary
Greater than 60 months                  10% above the minimum salary


Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducts triage of prenatal patients who call or present to clinic
  • Conducts patient interviews and determines their prenatal status and needs
  • Assist the medical providers with examinations and treatments
  • Makes referrals to other medical providers and community resources
  • Coordinates the work assignments and supervises the quality of prenatal clinic services
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports clinical data
  • Assesses, plans and evaluates the prenatal care clinical component of Public Health services
  • Serves as an outreach coordinator to increase public awareness of Maternity Clinic services

Employee is subject to be called upon anytime to help the agency respond to a public health emergency which may include, but is not limited to, outbreak investigations, staffing mass dispensing or immunization clinics, providing disaster relief, or other incidents (man-made or natural and intentional or non-intentional) as they arise, or any public health response requested by the Health Director.   


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and two years of Public Health nursing experience; or a Master's in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and three years of professional nursing experience including two years of Public Health nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Individuals employed in a local Health Department without a B.S. Degree which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation or a Master's in Public Health, will be required to complete the "Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing" course within one year of employment as a condition of continued employment in accordance with Health Services Commission Rule. Experience in a field of nursing that is closely related to the anticipated work assignment can be substituted for Public Health experience for hiring purposes; however, the employee will also be required to complete the "Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing" course or objectively demonstrate an adequate understanding of Public Health practice within 1 year of employment.

Necessary Special Qualifications - A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 

College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Department of Public Health Human Resources, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire.


The clinic coordinator has considerable knowledge of and skill applications of nursing theory, practices, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health, child health and related programs; general knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles and practices of public health including epidemiology and law; working knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health; working knowledge of available resources and organizations. Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and in making decisions; ability to secure the cooperation of clients to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships; ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instructions; Requires the ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others. The clinic coordinator must be competent in the ability to triage.




Position #201800217


Public Health Nurse III 118001204 Supplemental Questionnaire






Do you possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing?


Yes Yes    No No




Please indicate which of the following best describes your nursing education:


Checkbox Master's Degree in Nursing
Checkbox Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Checkbox Associate's Degree in Nursing
Checkbox No Degree or Diploma in Nursing



Indicate the length of your work experience as an RN. *All related experience must be reflected on application:


Checkbox No RN work experience
Checkbox Less than 1 year of RN work experience
Checkbox 1 year but fewer than 2 years of RN work experience
Checkbox 2 years but fewer than 3 years of RN work experience
Checkbox 3 years but fewer than 4 years of RN work experience
Checkbox 4 years but fewer than 5 years of RN work experience
Checkbox More than 5 years of RN work experience



Do you have Public Health Nursing Experience? Examples include: school nurses, home health/hospice nurse (not hospital program) *All related experience must be reflected on application.


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You will be required to use and maintain a personal vehicle to perform the duties associated with this job. Will you be able to meet this requirement?


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Please verify that your application includes the following information: * Employment history including salary, correct dates of employment, employer address and phone number, supervisor's name, and reason for leaving each employer. Applications without the above information will be considered incomplete and not be processed. Please take a moment to review your application before submission to ensure all categories are completed. I have read and understand the above statement.


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