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Community Health Nurse
Title:Community Health Nurse
ID:410000033 11.2020
Department:Health and Human Services
Deadline:Open until filled.
Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m. :N/A
Job Type:Full time
Hours per week:40 hours / week
Salary Range:$26.29 - $27.76 / hr (depending on education & experience)
The Portage County Health and Human Services department is looking to hire a full-time Community Health Nurse!  This position will focus on the following areas:

The Prevention of Illness, Promotion of Health, and Protection of Portage County Residents from Communicable Disease and Other Hazards, which includes;
  • Applies the nursing process to individuals, families and groups in the community setting; such as day cares, schools, home, clinic, jail, and businesses.
  • Performs typical nursing care such as assessment, treatment, education, counseling, and referrals. 
  • Assesses needs pertinent to the health of the individual, families or groups.
  • Works with specialized programs such as control of communicable disease, immunization, school health, AIDS/HIV, and others, and the follow up of these programs.
  • Sets up and operates public health clinics; such as Family Health Clinic and School Immunization Clinics.
  • Collaborates with other community agencies and resources in the planning of public health programs.
  • Arranges and participates in multi-disciplinary meetings as indicated for the individual, family, or group.
  • Makes presentations to schools and other interested community groups on public health issues.
  • Participates in the evaluation of services and the assessment of the health of the community.
  • Travels to patient's homes to provide nursing care.
Program Coordination, which includes;
  • Serves as lead person in program development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs.
  • Serves as a resource for staff, community, and other community providers.
  • Collaborates with supervisor in determining program needs, i.e., supplies, personnel, etc.
What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Graduate from accredited school of nursing with Bachelor of Science degree (BSN) required.
  • Current Wisconsin Registered Nurse License required.
  • Three years public nursing experience required.
  • Minimum of one year working in public health MCH programming required.
  • Current CPR certification or ability to become CPR certified required.
  • Currently be a Nurse in the Community Health Section performing MCH duties.

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week. Benefits include;

- State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
- Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
- EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
- Vacation
- Paid holidays
- Sick pay
- Flexible spending account
- Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
- Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
- Dental insurance
- 457B Deferred Compensation Plan

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer