Duplin County NC

Public Health Nurse III


SALARY: Grade 74 Starting Salary: $20.5168 Hourly / $42,675 Annually

OPENING DATE: May 9, 2019 CLOSING DATE: June 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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


                   Website: www.duplincountync.com

                  “Equal Opportunity Employer”



The primary purpose of this position is to provide clinical nursing services in the clinic setting. A high level of nursing skills is required to complete histories, exams and determine the appropriate action. This employee must stay current and have a working knowledge of standing orders, child health, adult health, family planning, maternal health, STD, TB, communicable disease, immunizations and abnormal pap smear guidelines.


This list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management for assigning duties not listed herein if such function is a logical assignment to the position.
88% Clinic
• Assesses client’s needs in General Clinic.
• Participates in direct patient care of clients receiving services in the Health Department clinic including adult health services, child health services, STD services, immunizations, communicable diseases and tuberculosis control.
• Refers client to FNP, MD or other Health Department services as indicated.
• Uses nursing assessment skills to manage client’s request/problem using standing orders.
• Maintains knowledge and use of in-house standing orders, lab services.
• Maintains knowledge of immunizations, physical assessment, TB skin testing and treatment, STD treatments and communicable disease.
• Provides and documents appropriately family planning limited history and dispensing of birth control methods.
• Provides pregnancy testing counseling and documentation.
• Obtains history and work-up of AH, MH, FP, and CH patients for FNP.
• Maintains knowledge of HIV control measures to prevent spread of HIV within the community.
• Stays informed of current trends in public health by attending workshops and conferences.
• Dispenses meds from pharmacy according to current pharmacy policies and procedures.
10% Back Up Clinic Manager
• Responsible for the coordination of clinic flow and assessment of patient caseload.
• Assigning of staff based on patients/providers.
• Monitors patient flow to determine number of clients that can be serviced.
• Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for clinical programs.
• Reviews program goals, objectives and outcomes. Uses information to assist the Management Team in planning and evaluating health programs
• Assesses staffing needs daily and adjusts when necessary due to clinic flow, sickness or emergency leave.
• Monitors patient flow to determine number of clients that can be serviced.
• Responsible for keeping adequate amount of clinical supplies on hand and staying abreast of new methods and equipment, including borrowing supplies in emergency situations from other health agencies.
• Inventories and completes requisitions for clinic supplies.
• Assigns nursing students to clinic areas to provide appropriate clinical experience.
• Stays informed of current trends in public health by attending training and reading professional literature.
1% Preceptor
• Precepts senior level ECU nursing students in clinic area to provide appropriate clinical experience.
• Signs student time sheet and complete mid and end of clinic rotation evaluation.
• Collaborates with student advisor.
• Assist/evaluate student public health project.
Ensures that student rotates through all health department services
While the following tests are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by the other unit members.
1% Other Duties
• Serves as a team member during the outreach projects as flu vaccine season, health fairs, etc.
• Serves as team member during disease outbreaks.
• Serves as team member during disasters for staffing of emergency shelters.
• Other duties as directed by supervisor.
• Graduation from a four-year college or university with a BS degree in nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation, four years of Public Health Nursing experience including two years’ experience in a supervisory capacity; or
Additional Training/Experience Desired:
• Experience in pediatrics, maternity, family planning, STD and adult health nursing.
• Completion of Child Health Training Course and/or STD Training Course
• Current, valid NC Board of Nursing Certified Registered Nurse
• Valid NC Driver’s License
• Reliable means of transportation for work assignments
• Certified in basic CPR life support
• Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing