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Public Health Nurse #013 - Public Health

Company: County of McHenry
Location: Woodstock
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Public Health Nurse #013Public Health Nurse opening in our Communicable Disease program


Public Health Nurse functions as a team member in the Communicable Disease program exercising critical nursing judgment, ensuring the provision of quality nursing care and providing health education in accordance with best nursing practices.


* Conducts surveillance and investigation of reportable diseases based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines and rules and regulations
* Assists Health Department Investigation Team in foodborne and other disease outbreak investigations
* Provides screenings and treatment, under standing orders, for infectious diseases
* Participates in clinical services: HIV counseling and testing, STI screening, testing and treatment, providing pediatric and adult immunizations, administering injections and drawing blood
* Evaluates immunization records to determine and administer appropriate vaccines to children and adults
* Responsible for education and screening to community members and high risk groups
* Proficient in using electronic data systems, enters data, gather statistics
* Position requires travel to offsite clinics and community events as assigned

37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Also requires some evening and weekend clinic hours


* An Illinois license as a Registered Nurse by examination; or an Illinois license by endorsement within six months of the initial date of employment; and
* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN); and/or
* An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN); or Nursing Diploma from an accredited School of Nursing by the Illinois Department of Registration and Education.
* One or more years' experience in delivering patient care and/or public health desirable.

Other requirements:

Proof of being fully vaccinated or have either one dose of a two-dose COVID vaccination series (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson series prior to start date. For those with only one dose of a two-dose series, potential employees must receive the second dose within 30 days of starting employment. Failure to complete the series is automatic termination. In addition, proof of all vaccines are mandatory for employment with the Health Dept., including the Flu vaccine.

What awesome benefits do we offer?

* No cost health insurance for single coverage

* 3 Medical plans to choose from

* Health savings account with company incentive ($1,250 for single coverage) ($2,500.00 for family coverage) paid quarterly

* Dental insurance

* 2 Vision plans

* Accident insurance

* Life insurance with the option to buy additional coverage for EE/dependent(s)

* Comprehensive wellness program

* $250 insurance waiver if health ins is waived (paid quarterly)

* 2 pension plans (IMRF) with company contribution, deferred comp plan/ROTH457

* Tuition reimbursement program (eligible after probationary period ends)

* Generous PTO

* 13 paid Holidays

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening.

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McHenry County is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, Veteran status or disability.

Keywords: County of McHenry, Elgin , Public Health Nurse #013 - Public Health, Healthcare , Woodstock, Illinois

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