Human Resources Department
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SPECIALIST
Salary: K-8 (A-F) $49,420.80- $60,673.60
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date Posted: 02/04/2019
Deadline: Until filled
Provide active and passive disease surveillance and education of reportable communicable diseases including Tuberculosis, affecting Kalamazoo County residents to ensure appropriate investigation, treatment and prevention of further transmission.
Develop and implement effective focused planning for increasing communicable disease (CD) reporting and decreasing transmission in Kalamazoo County residents. Serve as liaison between HCS/MDHHS and community health care/medical providers, clinics, hospitals and the public by way of accessibility and effective communication.
Administer the CD and TB control programs including maintaining CD information and other educational/instructional materials for health care and other professionals in the community providing TB services for people immigrating to Kalamazoo County, and rotation on-call responsibilities as part of a 24/7 operation for reporting communicable disease to Kalamazoo County health care providers. Provide 24/7 response to any Emergency/Bioterrorism events
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging health issues affecting individuals and the community. Effective communication is to be maintained with MDHHS through preparation of reports, proposals and other documentation required by MDHHS. Assist with community outbreak investigations to reduce or eliminate further disease transmission.
Current Michigan R.N. License required with a Bachelor's degree in nursing/health preferred or any comparable combination training, experience, or education. Two years minimum of acute care and/or public health experience. Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, function independently, problem solve and make clinically accurate decisions under high stress conditions. Demonstrate assessment and interviewing and communication skills. Must possess pathophysiology/knowledge of human development, health & disease processes as well as infection control principles. Must obtain TB management certification through MDCH in first year and maintain requirements for continued licensure and certifications. Proficient in use of computers, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly desired.