PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 1

Recruitment #1908-2219-003

Introduction

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.   

Purpose

Public Health Nurses assigned to the Maternal and Child Health Division or to the Disease Control and Environmental Health Division of the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) engage in a variety of population-based and individual nursing activities in homes, schools, clinics and community settings designed to assure that health care is accessible and available to residents.  While the majority of the positions are dedicated to maternal and child health care outcomes, additional employment opportunities in more specialized nursing assignments may also be available.  These assignments may be in one of the following programs:  Empowering Families of Milwaukee, Communicable and Infectious Disease, Home Environmental Health, Immunization, and the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program.

 

Essential Functions

Communicable Disease Program

  • Perform communicable disease control activities such as detection, intervention, surveillance, education and referral in order to prevent the further spread of infection of reportable communicable diseases (e.g. enteric illnesses, vaccine preventable diseases, water or vector borne infections, and new emerging infections).
  • Work collaboratively with MHD programs to investigate reportable communicable disease outbreak.    

Immunization Program

  • Work with day care programs, schools, and community partners to organize offsite immunization clinics and to educate the community about recommended vaccines and best practices.
  • Administer immunizations during scheduled clinics throughout the city at MHD health center locations.
  • Manage the storage and handling of vaccines within the MHD clinics, provide immunization training for other PHNs, and collaborate with the Associate Medical Director in developing vaccine policies and procedures for MHD.  

Home Visiting Program

  • Conduct in-person home visits and work intensively with at-risk, pregnant women, new mothers, and infants to improve maternal health, prenatal care, and early childhood health, development, and well-being.   

Home Environmental Health Program

  • Work collaboratively with Environmental Lead Risk Assessors and Lead Health Services Assistants in order to conduct home visits.
  • Assess the medical, psychosocial, socioeconomic and environmental status of lead exposed children and their families for the detection of adverse health effects of lead; and provide education and counseling in lead poisoning prevention.  

Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program

  • Provide breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women, coordinate diagnostic services, and enroll women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer into Medicaid to pay for treatment.
  • Provide services that support cardiovascular risk reduction to clients who are enrolled in Wisconsin Well Women Program.  This program also covers some treatment services for women with abnormal test results for high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol.  

Men’s Health Program

  • Deliver Life Course Theory education to community level partners and fatherhood programs and connect health providers, social workers, and child development specialists to services that reduce the social determinants of health risk factors for men and families with young children.
  • Provide health services as part of a multidisciplinary team with the focus on improving the health and medical needs of at-risk males as defined by funding contracts and MHD priorities.  

Sexual and Reproductive Health Program

  • Perform STI and HIV screening, assessment, counseling; treat clients seeking services at Keenan Central Health Clinic using established medical protocols.
  • Participate in the prevention of STI, HIV and other communicable disease through one on one counseling, group education and community outreach.
  • Collaborate with State and Federal partners and providers in the community to perform epidemiological investigation and follow up of suspected or confirmed STI and HIV cases.  

Tuberculosis Control Clinic (TBCC)

  • Perform TB screening, assessment, and provide treatment to MHD clients using established medical protocols and in consultation with the Tuberculosis Control Clinic medical consultant.
  • Conduct and evaluate TB case investigation; participate in case conferences and provide screening services to newly arriving refugees.  

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.  (Note: Students in their final year in school may participate in the selection process but may not be hired until the degree has been completed.)  
  2. Current permit or license to practice professional nursing in Wisconsin OR eligibility to receive such permit or license.  License must be maintained throughout employment.
  3. Valid driver's license and possession of a properly insured vehicle for use on the job is required at time of appointment and throughout employment.  Mileage reimbursement is provided.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.  Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed. 

Desirable Qualifications

Bilingual skills in Spanish, Hmong or another language.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of Nursing practice and patient health assessment related to the community and public health care.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with computer applications, including database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software as well as case management information systems.
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, the public, various City of Milwaukee officials, and other agencies.
  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with coworkers and citizens whose background may differ from one’s own.   
  • Ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple and changing priorities.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and technical materials. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively to individuals and to groups and teach and train others.
  • Written communication skills.
  • Listening skills.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2DN) is $53,044-$59,498 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $54,635-$61,283 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

BENEFITS

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/DER/Benefits2019.

Selection Process

The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to the oral examination. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

This is a continuous recruitment. Applications will be accepted and interviews held as often as required to meet the needs of the City. Qualified applicants will be notified of the time and location of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee. The names of successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list in a rank determined by the final score without reference to the date of the examination. The names of candidates who pass all phases of the selection process may remain on an eligible list resulting from a continuous examination for up to six months.

Additional Information

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Applications and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Conclusion

EEO Code = 206

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.



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