Job Description for Public Health Nurse

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Public Health Nurse
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$32.12 - $33.93 / hour depending on the candidate's experience and qualifications. This rate can increase up to $41.26 per hour based on successful annual reviews.
Application review will begin:
June 20, 2024
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Public Health Nurse
Explore. Thrive. Belong.

Jefferson County is the Heart of the Heartland. We offer the best of Wisconsin living with safe, family oriented, vibrant business and civic communities surrounded by picturesque farmland. Jefferson County is proud of our small-town living options and easy access to major urban centers.


Jefferson County Health Department promotes the health, safety, and well-being of all people in Jefferson County. The Health Department values advocacy, collaboration, empowerment, health equity, integrity, respect, and evidence based while carrying out their variety of programs offered to achieve our vision of healthy lifestyles, communities, and lifestyles.

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. This position is weekdays, with rare weekend hours, where you can enjoy your Monday-Friday schedule. We offer flexibility and competitive compensation! Join our supportive, dedicated team today!


  • Safeguards the community by assessing individuals and families through interviews, observations, and examinations to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
  • Ensures access to and linkage with clinical care by providing multiple nursing services and education, including pregnancy tests, mental health injections, blood pressure checks, substance abuse support, Tuberculosis (TB) skin tests, immunizations, well child physicals, fluoride dental varnish and referral to other community resources.
  • Promotes maternal child and family health by providing services to pregnant women and families with young children that promote healthy pregnancy and parenting, provide breastfeeding support and developmental screening and guidance.
  • Prevents chronic disease and injuries through policy development, community education and collaboration.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in nursing.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in nursing plus two years of experience
  • State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with Communicable Disease control and prevention preferred.


Wage & Benefits
We pay $32.12 - $41.26/hour based on candidate’s successful experience and qualifications.
Jefferson County offers an excellent, comprehensive benefits package. 
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Benefits Highlights
*2 weeks paid vacation* Health insurance*
*Health insurance opt Out Plan*
*Dental & Vision insurance*
*Life insurance*
*Wisconsin Retirement System*
*Health Savings Account*
*Deferred Compensation Program*
*Group Life insurance *

Employees at Jefferson County Value
*Competitive Pay*Excellent Benefits*
*Great Coworkers* Flexibility*
*Advancement & Opportunity*
*Family Feel*

HOW TO APPLY: For a full job description and link to apply online, please visit the County’s website at