Public Health Department Job
Public Health Nurse III
Halifax, NC (Halifax County)
PUBLIC HEATLH NURSE III
Description: The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the Tuberculosis activities for the control of the spread of TB in Halifax County. Responsibilities include: projecting program needs, compiling information upon which the budget recommendations for the TB program is based and remaining within the budget allocated to the program. Other duties include maintaining thorough knowledge of prevention, mode of transmission, screening techniques, new drug therapy, side effects of drugs, case management of TB patients and TB contacts. Also, will include: review notification from doctor and referrals on all patients; visit hospitalized patient and review chart when possible; counsel and provide basic health teaching to patient in prevention and detection of TB. This position will follow up on Communicable Diseases, management of Respiratory Protection Plan and Fit Testing of all employees, and responsible for Pharmacy Management and inventory of TB medications. This position will work clinic and community shelters as needed and other duties as required.
Requirements: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 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 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. A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina and an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of N.C. is also required.
Compensation: The hiring range for this position is $ 47,929 - $77,807. Halifax County provides a comprehensive employee benefits package, including membership in the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System.
Signing and Retention Bonus: A non-refundable signing bonus in the amount of $3,750 will be paid in the selected applicant’s first paycheck following employment and execution of the Employment Signing and Retention Bonus Agreement.
A retention bonus in the amount of $3,750 will be paid in the selected applicant’s next paycheck following the completion of 12 full months of employment in the same position with the County following the date of payment of the signing bonus.
Application Requirements: An official completed Halifax County Application for Employment (HR1107) and college transcripts are required to fully evaluate your qualifications for this position. The completed application and supplemental materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on or before the closing date; postmarks will not be accepted. All portions on the application, as they relate to your background, must be fully completed. Applications may not refer to a resume’ or other enclosed documents (i.e. “see resume” or “see attached”), nor will these items be accepted in lieu of a completed application. We will be unable to consider incomplete submissions for this position. Unofficial transcripts (e.g. student copies) are acceptable for application purposes. If selected for employment, official transcripts will be required. A criminal background check will be required prior to hiring.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Apply To: Halifax County Human Resources Management
26 North King Street (next to the Historic Courthouse)
Post Office Box 646
Halifax, North Carolina 27839-0646
Telephone: (252) 583-1688
**Applicants That Do Not Meet the Full Qualification Requirements, May Be Offered a Trainee or Work/Against Appointment** (only for positions that are work against eligible)