MARATHON COUNTY Public Health Nurse in WAUSAU, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Marathon County's Health Department has a full time opportunity for an experienced registered nurse who is bachelor's prepared to join our team. Public health nurses provide a variety of community based health programs in both family health (Start Right) and communicable disease. This position is for a candidate who is grounded in their nursing practice, wanting to further their professional career and contribute to the department's positive work culture. This position requires primarily weekday hours with some evening and weekend work. Identifies and defines current and potential health problems with individuals, families, and population groups; recognizes and investigates potential situations that influence the health problems of risk groups within the community. Prepares a plan of care with client and provides interventions as outlined in policies and procedures. Conducts case management of parent-child health populations. Identifies and responds to reportable communicable diseases as defined by state statues. Actively contributes to quality improvement activities. Conducts community outreach and health promotion activities. Promotes best practices within the organization by bringing forth new knowledge from current research, conferences, and expert consultation to update standards of care. Documents all public health interventions using established systems. Uses guidelines of epidemiological principles and scientific knowledge to collect individual and population data; summarizes, analyzes, and uses data to understand health problems, and designs effective strategies to respond to issues. See full posting on our website: www.co.marathon.wi.us ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Previous nursing experience desired. Experience with women who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or young children and their families on an inpatient, outpatient, or community setting preferred. Experience with vulnerable populations professionally or as a volunteer preferred. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: www.co.marathon.wi.us/jobs.asp Other: Online application required.