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Public Health Registered Nurse 1 or 2

Georgia Department of Public Health
Newnan, GA
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
DescriptionPublic Health Registered Nurse 1 or 2Coweta County Health DepartmentDistrict 4 Public Health

70 Hospital Road

Newnan, GA 30263

Under broad supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies and/or procedures.

All District 4 Public Health, County BOH employees are deemed essential employees in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event not limited to but including, staffing a shelter, a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or Point of Dispensing site (POD). When you are called on to participate, you are expected and it will be a part of your job requirement to participate, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours. Job Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, provides professional nursing care in accordance with established nurse protocols, policies, and/or procedures.
  • Provides comprehensive physical assessments for all ages and clinical programs.
  • Functions as an expanded role nurse providing patient care consistent with patient's level of need.
  • Develops care plans based on nursing assessment and established protocols.
  • Focus' on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of the population.
  • Serves as patient advocate and refer patients to community partners or private physicians, when indicated.
  • Utilizes Electronic Medical Record to accurately document patient care and enter billing information for reimbursement.
  • Administers and dispense medications and vaccines based on nursing assessment and according to established nurse protocol.
  • Provides education to clients, families, and community partners.
  • Incorporates strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds e.g., cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, gender, age, ethnic, sexual orientation, professional, religious affiliation, mental and physical capabilities.
  • Prepares to respond to public health emergencies and respond as directed.
  • Assists with completing monthly/quarterly reports.
  • Uses individual, team, and organizational learning opportunities for personal and professional development.
Minimum Qualifications PH Registered Nurse Level 1 - (Annual salary - $51,811.56)Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification. Note: No experience required.PH Registered Nurse Level 2 - (Annual salary - $58,547.06)Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse AND CPR certification

ORAssociate's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND One year of nursing experience AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Nurse license AND CPR certification.

Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications
  • Public Health Nursing Experience
  • Residents preferred for Emergency Preparedness Planning for the Health Department
Benefits For Full Time Eligible Employees
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Leave Package
  • Employees Retirement System
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Specified Illness
  • Deferred Compensation (401K & 457 Plans)
  • Atlanta Postal Credit Union
For more information on the State of Georgia Benefits visit - Additional Perks
  • A supportive and rewarding work environment
  • Physical Activity Breaks
  • Worksite Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
To learn more about District 4 Public Health visit - Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

  • District 4 is an Equal Opportunity Employer* The State will not unlawfully consider an applicant's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, genetic information, political affiliation, protected uniformed service, or other legally protected category when making selections.
Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to the followingCriminal Background Check/FingerprintingPre-employment Drug Screening Reference Checks & Immunizations RequiredFor More Information About Public HealthClick HERE for Video

Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.

BenefitsWhat we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact. No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact - Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
  • Enjoy Workplace Flexibility - Experience flexibility in how you work so you can be your best self for you and Georgia Residents
  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team- Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity - Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture - Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work - Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you

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