Walworth County Public Health Nurse (BSN) (Health & Human Services) in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

This position is responsible for applying public health principles, interventions, and essential services including educating, counseling, preventing disease and promoting wellness and safety to individuals, families and visitors across the life span.The public health nurse collaborates with internal and external partners such as WIC, Children's Services, Behavioral Health, schools, private providers, and other public and government agencies on community planning, projects and programs.


Division: Public Health

Days: Schedule to be determined based on needs of department. Schedule to be based on 40 hours in a two-week pay period

Work Hours: Normally between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some evenings may be required.

Hours Per Day: Varies Shifts Per Pay Period: Varies

Position FTE: 0.50

Applications are being accepted from current County employees as well as members of the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Provide health assessment and educational services to individuals and groups using public health interventions based on best practices for the identified public health population.

Provide immunization services in accordance with Federal and State immunization protocols.

Provide working knowledge of epidemiologic investigations, surveillance and control of communicable disease as mandated by HFS Chapter 145 and case management of referral and follow-up with consumers and providers as applicable.

Provide nursing assessments, education, intervention, case management and referral services for at risk families, including prenatal, postpartum, infant and children populations.Assess for cultural, environmental, sociological and psychological factors that may influence family health status and safe environment.Refer as identified.

Provide Well Child/Health Check assessments and screening services to Public Health consumers, birth through 18 years.

Provide Chronic Disease assessment and screening services primarily aimed at cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives and exercises.Complete introductory series of National Incident Management System (NIMS) including Incident Command System (ICS) for public health and safety emergencies.

Respond to Public Health emergencies, as needed, including outside regular office hours.

Prepare and maintain Public Health Department records and reports in accordance with agency policies and State data requirements.

Collaborate with other county departments, area service providers, schools and other civic organizations to identify health needs of the community, creating and facilitating programs that promote a broad continuum of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of illness.

Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program required. Experience in public health, home health, health education, or independent living preferred. Previous experience in case management preferred. CPR certification preferred. Proven experience in ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals as well as ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Interactions and Communications

Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise. Ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural populations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Wisconsin driver's license

Proof of minimum liability insurance coverage

Wisconsin Registered Nurse through WI Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Decision Making

This position has authority to make decisions that are consistent with policies and precedents; supervision and managerial direction is available as requested.These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or the work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.

Thinking and Problem Solving

In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges and problems occurring in this position must be addressed within broader, department-wide procedures and practices.

Tools & Equipment Used

Syringe Copy Machine

Medical supplies FAX Machine

Medications Personal Computer/Printer

Typewriter Calculator


WORK ENVIRONMENT**The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS**The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell.The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Selection Process:

TO INCLUDE: Formal Walworth County Electronic Application Education & Experience Review Verification of Registered Nurse License Verification of Driver's License Oral Department Interview Reference Check Background Check Post Offer Physical Exam Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.

Job Code: 2016-00238

Job Title: Public Health Nurse (BSN) (Health & Human Services)

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 11/02/16 5:00 PM Central Time

Salary: $24.21 - $30.08 Hourly

Job Type: Part-time

Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Department: Health & Human Services