Public Health Nurse Specialist (PN: 20013746)

State of Ohio Jobs - Columbus, OH3.9

30+ days agoFull-time
Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
Work Locations: Health Department Building 246 N High St 1st Floor Columbus 43216
Organization: Health
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: 8:00a-5:00p (Travel Req)
Compensation: 24.34/hr
Unposting Date: Oct 26, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Nursing

Public Health Nurse Specialist (PN: 20013746) (180003RR)

Job Duties

This position has been reposted to gain a larger applicant pool. If you applied for this vacancy during the previous posting period (August 22, 2018 - September 5, 2018), your application will be considered for this posting.

Assists the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Section in the Office of Health Improvement and Wellness in planning, implementing and evaluating clinical components for chronic disease program quality improvement projects and/or activities for public health, health care and professional associations to reduce morbidity and mortality related to chronic diseases and clinical risk factors (e.g., heart disease, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, stroke, prediabetes, diabetes, obesity). Provides clinical and subject matter expertise in heart disease, hypertension and high blood cholesterol with a focus on health system/practice quality improvement (e.g., Electronic Health Record utilization, workflows for team-based care, blood pressure self-monitoring plans for patients). Monitors and evaluates state-level quality improvement projects/activities designed to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension, manage patients with heart disease/hypertension/high blood cholesterol, establish or expand Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for patients with heart disease/hypertension/high blood cholesterol, and link patients with heart disease/hypertension/high blood cholesterol to community resources. Manages process to secure and implement heart disease/hypertension/high blood cholesterol-related contracts (e.g., RFP development, review and scoring of applications, establishing contracts, maintain regular contact with contractors to monitor progress, approve deliverables, expenditures and invoices); coordinates input/feedback from other chronic disease program staff on contractor performance. Provides technical assistance and consultation to Federally Qualified Health Centers, health systems, local health departments, academic institutions, professional healthcare associations and other interested parties regarding planning and implementing population-based, evidence-based policies, systems and environmental strategies to improve chronic disease prevention, management and outcomes based on current clinical guidelines (e.g., U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute). Works with other state agencies and state-level partners (e.g., Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicaid) to coordinate development and implementation of chronic disease quality improvement projects. Clarifies and interprets clinical care standards and recommendations related to chronic disease and clinical risk factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stroke) for program staff. Participates in planning and developing budgets, grant proposals and annual progress reports for federal chronic disease funding (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Collaborates with internal staff and partners to plan, schedule and evaluate training sessions on chronic disease with a focus on the clinician community. Coordinates development and dissemination of program materials to internal and external stakeholders. Delivers presentations and provides education at state and national conferences on nursing care and practice for various chronic diseases to health professionals, Managed Care Organizations (MCO) and other providers as needed. Serves as a liaison for state and national agencies/organizations concerned with chronic disease prevention and education. Collaborates with voluntary agencies, other professional associations and other Ohio Department of Health (ODH) programs (e.g., Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation, Coverdell Stroke Program) for chronic disease program development and implementation related to heart disease, hypertension and high blood cholesterol initiatives and chronic disease risk factors (e.g., tobacco use, obesity). Ensures heart disease/hypertension/high blood cholesterol strategies and activities align with and support the Ohio State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and other relevant state plans; works with program staff and chronic disease epidemiologists to provide information and data which demonstrates progress on implementation of chronic disease strategies and indicators in the SHIP.

Assists staff in the formulation of chronic disease health priorities; routinely analyzes literature for state-of-the-art chronic disease content, methodologies and techniques. Develops reports of quality improvement activities, recommendations and quality improvement materials. Monitors and updates heart disease, hypertension and high blood cholesterol content on the ODH website. Reviews and responds to inquiries from healthcare professionals, the public, and/or stakeholders/partners. Operates personal computer using various software (e.g., MS Office, Outlook) to enter and retrieve data and/or generate documents; provides technical assistance to other program staff on given projects. Writes activity and progress reports. Attends conferences, webinars and seminars on topics related to chronic diseases to keep up to date on new program approaches, federal procedure changes and disease management techniques.

Serves as representative on relevant councils, committees, collaboratives, and boards (e.g., MTM Consortium, Ohio Cardiovascular Health Collaborative, Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, Ohio Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative). As assigned, serves as a member of a disaster recovery/business resumption team, incident response team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.


Current & valid license to practice professional nursing as Registered Nurse (i.e., R.N.) in Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723.03 of Revised Code; 6 mos. trg. or 6 mos. exp. in nursing; must be able to provide own transportation.

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above may be substituted for the education & experience required, but not for the mandated licensure.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT: Biennial renewal of license to practice as registered nurse in the state of Ohio.

Knowledge of nursing; federal & state laws & departmental rules governing health programs practice standards (e.g., public health nursing; administration, education)*; public speaking or effective communication techniques*; statistical analysis*; budgeting*; employee training & development*. Skill in operation of personal computer &/or video display terminal; audio-visual equipment. Ability to read & comprehend medical manuals, records & journals; gather, collate & clarify information about medical data, people or things; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; prepare & deliver technical lectures to nurses & other professional staff; prepare, review & evaluate records & reports; develop budgets, grants & program plans.

(*)Developed after employment.


Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria:
Bachelors or advanced degree in Nursing;
Experience in program/project planning, implementation and management;
Experience working in chronic disease prevention and management (e.g., heart disease, hypertension, high blood cholesterol);
Experience in computer software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Experience in using Electronic Health/Medical Records;
Experience with health system/practice quality improvement;
Experience providing technical assistance to federally qualified health centers, clinics, health systems, or local health departments;
Experience preparing and delivering presentations;
Experience in grant and report writing.
All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education, active disciplinary record, and work record.

Travel required.

Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide transcripts within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.

All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application using the TALEO System. Paper applications will not be considered. Applicants must clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties above. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.