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Public Health Nurse II - Part-Time

State of Vermont | Brattleboro, VT

State of Vermont
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The Vermont Department of Health Brattleboro District Office has a great opportunity for a nurse who is passionate about improving community health. If you have excellent clinical skills and are looking for new ways to apply your skills outside of a clinical environment, this position may be a great fit for you! Public health nurses participate in the development, refinement and implementation of department programs and public health initiatives at the local level. Public health nurses collaborate with other professionals, community partners and consumers on strategies to improve population health. This position has occasional opportunities for direct client contact, but this is not a major aspect of the position

This is a part-time position which will be scheduled for 20 hours per week, with the potential for increased hours in the future. The position is eligible for benefits!

The Public Health Nurse's primary programmatic focus will be School Health and Healthy Homes. All Public Health Nurses are trained to provide investigative coverage for infectious disease surveillance and immunizations. All Department of Health employees participate in emergency preparedness planning and operation.

All nurses must be competent in clinical skills such as venipunctures, tuberculin skin testing, and vaccinations. This position also requires use of various database systems and Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and candidates should be proficient in these programs.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Serving as a local resource to school nurses and administrators, helping plan activities that utilize Medicaid reinvestment funds and providing technical expertise to support school wellness plans.
  • Serving as lead for the Healthy Homes Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, providing public education, surveillance, testing and collaborating with medical practices to assure testing is being provided in the medical home.
  • Developing and maintaining internal and external collaboration, communication and partnerships to further the goals of the VT Department of Health to include, but not limited to, developing and presenting public health topics to internal and external partners.

  • Who May Apply

    This position, Public Health Nurse II (Job Requisition #1206), is open to all State employees and external applicants. Please note that this is a part-time position.

    This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition:

    PH Nurse I: Job Requisition #1180
    PH Nurse II: Job Requisition #1206

    If you would like more information about this position, please contact

    Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

    Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

    AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

    Environmental Factors

    Duties primarily performed in a standard office setting. Work may be performed in clinic settings and possibly client homes. Exposure to communicable diseases and other stressful situations may occur. Private means of transportation is required. May be required to work evenings, weekends and 12 hour shifts.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Associate's degree in nursing AND five (5) years or more of professional nursing experience INCLUDING three (3) or more years in public health or community health nursing*.


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) AND three (3) or more years in public health or community health nursing*.

    Possession of, or eligibility for, licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont

    *Community Health Nursing is defined as school nursing, home health nursing, home visiting nurses and community nurse health educators.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

    Special Requirements

    Must maintain Vermont licensure as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

    Total Compensation

    As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
    • 80% State paid medical premium
    • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
    • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
    • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
    • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
    • Low cost group life insurance
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Incentive-based Wellness Program
    • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
    Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

    AHS Affirmative Recruitment

    The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here .

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

    Nearest Major Market: Vermont

    Job Code: 1206
    Posted On: 2019-04-20 10:00:59
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Telecommute: No
    Categories: Healthcare, Nursing
    Job Status: Part Time
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