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Do you desire to make a difference in your community and be off most evenings and weekends? If so, this is the job for you!! Click here for video 

 Public Health Registered Nurse, Level 1

(Based on qualifications/experience)

 Posted Date: June 6, 2024  Closing Date: Until Filled

Position Type: 1 Full-Time Position

Location: Dougherty and Colquitt County Health Departments/WIC/ Albany and Colquitt, Georgia and other counties as assigned

Paygrade: K/Salary Range: $51,811.56

Job Code(s): HCP190


We offer: 13 paid holidays, Educational Support Leave, 3 wks. accrual of Annual Leave & 3 wks. accrual of Sick Leave. A defined benefit retirement plan, plus (employer matched) 401(k) plan. Health and Flexible Benefits (Dental, Vision, Legal, Long Term Care, Dependent Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability, and Spending Accounts.  

General Nature of Work 

·        Provides outstanding customer service.

·        Maintains HIPAA standards related to Privacy and Security.

·        Performs assessments and provides Medical Nutrition Therapy for participants including those who are high-risk.

·        Provides in-service training to WIC staff and community.

·        Conducts hemoglobin/hct testing and obtains measurements.

·        Performs WIC certifications/recertification activities.

·        Maintains CPR Certification.

·        Provides counseling and nutrition education to individuals through remote and on-site appointments and in group classes.

·        Works with Head Start Programs to complete anthropometrics/certifications for eligible WIC participants.

·        May participate in health fairs, serve on committees, make presentations, and assist in other counties as assigned.

·        This position will work Mon-Thurs 10-hour days 7:30a-6p

·        Responds to Public Health Emergencies

Minimum Qualifications

 Associate degree/diploma in Nursing from an accredited college AND Current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license. (Please mail or bring a copy of College Transcript or Diploma to Interview—must have official transcript prior to start date). This position requires the ability to lift up to 45 lbs.and the ability to bend and reach up.


Preferred Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

·        Previous employment with any Department of Public Health or a County Board of Health/Health Department.

·        Experience working with breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

·        Experience working in a  WIC program.

·        Bilingual (Spanish), ability to interpret and translate health care information orally and in writing from English into (Spanish) and from (Spanish) into English.

·        Experience with Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions (GRITS)


A State Merit Application for Employment must be received by this office no later than the deadline. Highlight any experience related to the Preferred Qualifications. This position may require driving company vehicles (Valid driver’s license required) and working some evenings and weekends during special events such as health fairs and responding to disasters. Selected applicant must consent to a motor vehicle record assessment. Points should be less than 10 and/or not negatively impact insurance rates for the agency. Drug screen, criminal background check and immunization records may be required. If selected, male applicants between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of Selective Service Registration. All information submitted is subject to verification. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification. Note: No experience required.

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