Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
5 openings available.
Internal Number: 200361
Job Title: Public Health Nurse
Job ID: 200361
Location: Statewide (Ellis County; Ford County; Neosho County; Saline County; Sedgwick County and Shawnee County)
Job Posting Closes: Open Until Filled
Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
Our agency head is Secretary Janet Stanek, who was appointed by Governor Kelly in Dec 2021. We are made up of three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health Care Finance (which includes KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof. This allows us to take a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all Kansans.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes
Annual Salary Range: $48,484.80-$63,250.00
* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
Position Summary & Responsibilities: Kansas local health departments are on the frontlines of public health. KDHE is hiring regional public health nurses to provide training, technical assistance, resources, and support for the 100 local health departments across the state. This position will be the link between local health departments and KDHE.
The position will be remote but will include travel throughout the designated region to attend meetings and provide in person assistance. Applicants are asked to list their first and second location choices. Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse with at least two years of experience in nursing. A bachelor's or master's degree in nursing or public health and public health nursing experience is preferred. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to build successful partnerships and effectively collaborate. The salary range for this position is $48,484.80-$63,250.00. Regions include Northwest (Hays), South Central (Wichita), and Southeast (Chanute). Be a part of the effort to build a stronger public health system in Kansas working to improve the health of all and ready to face the next public health threat.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Conduct site visits to at least four local health departments per month and/or two visits per LHD in the region annually (in-person if practical) for the purpose of supporting the local COVID-19 response and identifying training, technical assistance, and resource needs; ensure information is shared with Local Public Health Program team members.
Provide COVID-19 training and technical assistance to local health departments; provide support for all new local health department administrators to include discussion of KDHE COVID-19, applicable resources and workforce development opportunities; coordinate communication from multiple KDHE programs to local health departments and other public health system partners; develop resource materials for local health departments; assist with development of workforce development opportunities including annual conference, online training, and trainings to address emerging needs; conduct outreach. Training and technical assistance will target local health departments in a designated region of Kansas. This position will assist with collaboration between state/regional staff and local public health agencies for developing and sustaining capacity and knowledge to ensure capacity for emergency operations coordination and an effective response to COVID. This position also provides support for COVID testing and vaccination in surge situations.
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