Job Description for Public Health Nurse (LTE)

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Public Health Nurse (LTE)
Limited Term Employment
Wage and Salary:
$58,168 ($27.97/hour)
Application review will begin:
September 21, 2020
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County Health Department engages and empowers the community to practice healthy lifestyles so they are able to create a thriving community where all residents will have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. The Health Department values teamwork, collaboration, family community, accountability and integrity, creativity, striving for excellence, acceptance, and respect while carrying out their variety of programs offered.

The Health Department is currently hiring limited term Public Health Nurse(s) to fous on COVID related tasks during the remainder of the pandemic.

As a passionate, organized, and knowledgeable Public Health Nurse, you will be successful in completing the below key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Work within the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) to identify positive cases within Jefferson County to conduct interviews with patients whom tested positive and refer patients to the Contact Tracing team for follow-up
  • Work with area organizations that have outbreaks. Provide recommendations for isolation and quarantine to protect others and stop the spread
  • Answer questions from community members and organizations on isolation and quarantine requirements and recommendations
  • Review and close cases when interviews and contact tracing is completed
  • Variety of other tasks will be needed

Starting wage: $58,168 ($27.97/hour)

Hours: Telecommuting Monday through Friday; 8am to 4:30pm; due to the pandemic nights and weekends are needed


Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License
  • Valid Driver’s License

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Two years’ experience