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Public Health Nurse

DuPage County Health Department
Wheaton, IL
Closing date
Mar 19, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Are you tired of working the weekends, nights, holidays and endless overtime? We offer a great work schedule, benefit package and an attractive starting pay! If you enjoy a variety in your day, providing public health nursing services to a diverse multicultural population in a variety of settings, then we welcome you to apply today, to become part of our team, at our Lombard location. This is an ideal role for new graduates as well as experienced nursing professionals, who love to be out and about working in our community! The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm, with one of these days working in our clinic, from 10:30 am to 7:00pm. (Saturdays (8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.) on a rotating basis). As a full-time DuPage County employee, you will be eligible for our full comprehensive benefit package which includes, Tuition reimbursement, Student Loan Forgiveness, 12 Paid Holidays in addition to paid time off. For a full list of our benefit package, click on the benefit tab. If your passion is a desire to help others and to make a difference in people's lives, then apply today and join our team! We at the DuPage County Health Department, value our employees and take great pride in providing the ability for them to have a good work life balance.

Provides direct public health nursing services to assigned caseload; administers health care and nursing services in homes, clinics, schools, daycare facilities, and community settings.Assists with the training of staff; provides appropriate leadership and direction and promotes positive morale, creativity and teamwork among staff.Delegates work assignments to co-workers as assigned; educates clients, both individually and in small groups, on a variety of health-related topics.Organizes and participates in clinics as assigned; completes assessments and reassessments of needed health care and social services; develops individual care plans; provides appropriate referral information to clients; counsels individuals and families with their health needs and concerns.Completes paperwork, medical forms and health histories in a timely manner.Administers and records medications; provides nursing consultations; administers immunizations and screening testsPresents classroom or other community-based presentations.Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion in making position related decisions.Participates in emergency response activities as assigned.Maintains required training, licensure, and/or certification.Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to patient privacy laws.Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures.Available to respond to clients and/or customers, either in person or over the phone, during assigned business hours and/or clinic times.May serve as clinic or conference charge nurse.May conduct follow-up investigations on reported cases of communicable disease; may provide observational experience for college nursing students, assuming overall responsibility for the shared case.

Completion of a bachelor's degree in Nursing with a current Registered Nurse License from the State of Illinois. One year of nursing experience preferred, but not required. New hires are required to attend, on-site, paid HR new hire orientation in Wheaton.

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