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Public Health Nurse

New Haven, CT
Closing date
May 27, 2024

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
This is a position as a Public Health Nurse in the Department of Health, City of New Haven. The Public Health Nurse will assume responsibility for providing professional nursing care and expertise to individuals and their families in one or more public schools, non-public schools, and in the community. Primary emphasis will be on the health needs of school age children and youth. In this capacity, the nurse strengthens the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning, and by promoting optimal levels of wellness for students and families.

Implementing program objectives;
Collecting data regarding the health and developmental status of the individual;
Identifying and evaluating individual chronic health needs and referring as appropriate;
Assessing and making referrals for injuries (including first aid) and acute illnesses;
Coordinating and implementing mandated screening tests;
Discussing and counseling students and parents/guardians on findings and implications of health assessments/screenings;
Administering medication and providing specialized physical health care procedures as prescribed.

Candidate must possess a valid, current Registered Nurse license issued by the State of Connecticut. Also, candidate should have successfully graduated from an accredited National League of Nursing (N.L.N.) program with a Bachelor of Science degree program in Nursing or, a diploma from a three year hospital school of nursing, or an Associates Degree in nursing and completed two years full-time employment in nursing within the past five years, preferably one year in public health, pediatric, or emergency room nursing or related specialty or any combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description.

Candidate must possess a valid, current Registered Nurse License issued by the State of Connecticut. Must also possess a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and have a valid and current Connecticut driver's license.

In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal.

1) Go to
2) First-time users will click "New User Registration" and create your Applicant Profile
3) Click on available job postings and Apply Online. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.

If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email

Please note that our method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure you monitor your email, including spam or junk, for correspondence from our department.

If you experience technical difficulties in the online application process, please contact our office at 203-946-8252 or email

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