To promote and protect the health of citizens within Sherburne County and the State of Minnesota through education, prevention services, regulation, and advocacy. Public Health Nurses foster a partnership with many organizations and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns. The most important impact Public Health Nurses have on the county is the nurses' ability to empower individuals, families, communities, and systems to be self-sufficient in meeting their health and wellness needs. This is accomplished through the provision of skilled nursing using the components of the nursing process: assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
These examples of typical duties do not include all possible tasks for this classification and do not limit the assignment of related tasks. Regular attendance according to the department's approved work schedule is required for all Sherburne County positions.
Provision of Public Health Nursing services to a variety of clients, (individuals, families and groups), using the Nursing Process.
Interventions include the use of health teaching, consultation, counseling, screening, referral and follow up, case management, community organizing, collaboration and coalition building, advocacy, social marketing, policy development and enforcement, surveillance, disease and health event investigation and outreach.
Responds 24/7, as needed, during a public health emergency.
Baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in nursing (no related field allowed or accepted) and completed course work which included theory and clinical practice in public health nursing. Required current licensure by the State of Minnesota as a Registered Nurse, certification from the Minnesota Board of Nursing in Public Health Nursing, and current Minnesota driver's license.
Desirable experience/training with the following is preferred: Lactation Consultant/Counselor/Educator (IBCLC, CLC, CLE), CPR, conflict resolution skills, interpersonal communication skills, group dynamics, cultural diversity/sensitivity issues, and computer programs, such as Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and PH-Doc.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to analyze problems and assist in establishing procedures for their resolution.
Ability to organize and prioritize work in a timely manner.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Ability to make objective decisions.
Ability to interpret complex rules and policies as they apply to programs.
Accountabilities Shared By All Employees
Performs job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission and values.
Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and county-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
Informs immediate supervisor of all important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities.
Seeks opportunities for further personal growth and development.
Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County's business.
Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
Hiring Salary Range
$26.81 - $30.40/hour
Full Salary Range
$26.81 - $37.53/hour
1 Full-time, Union position
Hours of Work
This position has a usual work schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include occasional evening and weekend hours.