**Starting salary will determined by the applicant’s years of relevant nursing experience. The current Nurse Experience Hiring Plan has built in progression through the range of the salary grade.
4 Year Degree
This is a 10 month, 35 hours per week professional nursing position that provides primary, secondary and rehabilitative care to students in public schools, home and communities. This nurse practices independently and demonstrated autonomous decision-making skills. The primary purpose is to promote health and prevent disease in the school, home and community. This position serves to manage, consult, develop, execute and evaluate plans that impact student health.
Examples of Duties
Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
Plan and manage the school health program in the schools assigned including the establishment and the evaluation component of school health services policies and procedures.
Provide assessment, planning and evaluation of the health services component of the school health program.
Provide or arrange for routine health assessments.
Assure mandated health related activities are completed.
Serve as coordinator of the health services program and provide nursing care.
Provide health education to students, staff and parents.
Manage the student health record.
Serve as liaison between student, parent, school personnel, physicians, hospitals and the Exceptional Children's Program as it relates to health issues and student health care plans.
This position may require the nurse to provide contraception methods subject to appropriate training and staffing cross-coverage needs.
Employee is subject to be called upon anytime to help the agency respond to a public health emergency which may include, but is not limited to, outbreak investigations, staffing mass dispensing or immunization clinics, providing disaster relief, or other incidents (man-made or natural and intentional or non-intentional) as they arise, or any public health response requested by the Health Director.
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience.
Necessary Special Qualifications- A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the N.C. Board of Nursing.
Preferred Experience: At least one year of school health nursing experience and at least one year of experience in a hospital type setting.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited universities.
College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Department of Public Health Human Resources, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire.
Individuals employed in a local Health Department without a B.S. Degree which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation or a Master's in Public Health, will be required to complete the "Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing" course within one year of employment as a condition of continued employment in accordance with Health Services Commission Rule.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health.
Knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed.
General knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others.
Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions.
Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions; adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.
Must have or obtain and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Background check and negative drug test are required.
Inquiries about this job posting should be directed to Candace Tyler, Department of Public Health Human Resources.
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CCDPH complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. CCDPH does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
The Department of Public Health provides an array of services to the citizens of the County.
Federal, State and County tax money fund the Health Department. Grants and fees for services generate additional funds. The Health Department is governed by the Cumberland County Board of Health, which is composed of up to eleven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
The Health Department was founded in 1911 as the Cumberland County/Fayetteville City Board of Sanitation and Health, but it had no paid employees. In 1923, a part-time physician and two nurses were hired as the first paid employees.
The Public Health Center is located at 1235 Ramsey Street and operates three satellite offices throughout the County.