Job Description for Public Health Nurse

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Public Health Nurse
Wage and Salary:
$59,337-$66,114 Annual
Application review will begin:
September 10, 2021
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 a Public Health Nurse to provide a variety of professional public health nursing services to residents of Jefferson County.

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

  • Assess individuals and families through interviews, observations, and examinations in home, school, office, and clinic settings in order to provide nursing services, establish care plans, and refer residents to County services
  • Provide variety of nursing services and education including pregnancy tests, mental health injections, substance abuse support, tuberculosis (TB) skin tests, immunizations, Well Child physicals, fluoride dental varnish, and referral to other community resources
  • Provide Maternal Child Health services to pregnant women and families with young children to promote healthy pregnancy, provide breastfeeding support and developmental screening and guidance
  • Conduct Communicable Disease Investigation and follow-up
  • Provide case management for Childhood Lead Poisoning
  • Variety of other tasks will be needed

Starting wage: $59,337 - 66,114 annually
Hours: Monday through Friday; 8am to 4:30pm; due to the pandemic nights and weekends may be temporarily needed
Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details provided at the below link


Qualifications Needed:

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

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Two years’ experience
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician certified
  • Training or knowledge in Communicable diseases

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled, however, initial screening of applicants will begin September 10th, 2020.

Application and position details are available at or Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer