Duplin County NC

Public Health Nurse III (Maternal Health Program Manager)

DEPARTMENT:     Health

 SALARY:                 Grade 74         Starting Salary:  $23.5688 Hourly / $49,023 Annually (Based on Qualifications & Experience)


APPLY AT:              Duplin County Personnel Office
                                  County Administration Building
                                  224 Seminary Street
                                  Kenansville, NC  28349


                                 “Equal Opportunity Employer”   


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:   

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the Maternal Health Program of the Health Department.  A high level of nursing skill is required to complete histories, exams, review lab work, and determine appropriate action.  This employee must stay current and have a working knowledge of maternal health, standing orders and case management services.



This list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

93%  Maternal Health Program Manager

  • Monitors health care plan and follow-up for all maternal health clients.
  • Reviews and records all lab results and follow-up as needed for maternal health patients.
  • Coordinates and schedules referrals of pregnant women.
  • Maintains all maternal health records.
  • Supervises maternal health scheduling and follow-up on missed appointments.
  • Collaborates with OB/GYN in client follow-up and scheduling of maternal clients for ultrasound.
  • Promotes linkages with other needed health and human services on behalf of the client.
  • Provides breastfeeding support and education.
  • Arranges for administration of non-stress tests.
  • Remains current in understanding non-stress test results.
  • Refers high-risk pregnant women to Care Management for High-Risk Pregnancy (CMHRP).
  • Provides input into physician orientation with maternal health programs.
  • Coordinates health education materials for maternal health program.
  • Reviews program goals, annual contract addendum, objectives and outcomes for Maternal Health.
  • Collaborates with other agencies in the community regarding issues related to maternal health care.
  • Coordinates, counsels, and arranges for tubal ligations when funding is available.
  • Coordinates and arranges for insertions of IUDs through patient assistance program when available.
  • Provides Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) services as an Enhanced Role Registered Nurse (STD ERRN) per state guidelines, contract addenda, policies and procedures and standing order.
  • Stays informed of current trends in public health and maternal health by attending relevant meetings and trainings as well as reading relevant professional literature and guidelines.
  • Assists with interviewing and provides input in recommendations of new staff.
  • Provides direct supervision including probationary and yearly evaluations of health department staff such as and to include interpreters.
  • Reviews and signs time sheets, travel requests, and travel logs for employees supervised by this position for accuracy.
  • Counsels employees to resolve minor discipline and other problems. Refers to Nursing Supervisor and Health Director for serious problems.
  • Participates in health department staff interviews and make recommends for possible new staff.
  • Coordinates and implements training and orientation of new employees under this position’s supervision.
  • Promotes quality care, use of motivational interviewing, accurate, concise, and complete documentation of services rendered.
  • Evaluates program success on an ongoing basis and implements necessary changes when indicated.

5%   General Health Department Nursing Duties

2% Other Duties


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a BS Degree in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one-year public health nursing experience; or
  • Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one-year public health nursing experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Completion of Principles and Practices of Public Health within one year of hire if did not graduate with BSN with Public Health rotation.
  • Completion of Sexually Transmitted Disease Enhanced Role Registered Nurse (STD ERRN) Training Program
  • Must be or become certified in basic CPR life support.
  • Two years’ experience working with pregnant women and their families.
  • Valid and current NC driver’s license.
  • Reliable means of transportation for work assignments.
  • Current and active NC Nursing License.