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Job Details

Job Code: 137397523

Industry: Healthcare

$58,618.31 - $75,817.88 Annually

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Jun 21, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

Nurse Registered Nurses

Job Description


This position is in the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program.  The Public Health Nurse position within the NFP Program is a home visiting public health nurse.  The NFP Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.  Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency.

*Bachelor degree nurses start at $65,719.58


HIRING AUTHORITY: Director/Health Officer

F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-Exempt

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to a probationary period.

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week). The starting time for this position is currently 8:30 a.m.


Under direction, provides direct nursing services in a clinical, geographic or programmatic area; performs related duties as assigned.


Provides direct nursing care in an assigned area, using appropriate authorized nursing skills.

Teaches, consults and acts as public health resource person to individuals, families, community groups and other health care professionals.

Documents appropriate data, activities and outcomes in the client records, utilizing the required recording format.

Works with clients to assess their needs, provide information or assistance and resolve problems.

Assists in coordinating the activities of an assigned clinic and/or program area.

Participates on selected agency committees as directed.

Participates in the orientation of staff.

Generates, evaluates and chooses the best alternative in order to make a determination, draw conclusions or solve a problem.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing
  • Be licensed by the Michigan Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse, or be in the process of securing Michigan licensure
  • Minimum of one (1) year of professional nursing experience

Preferred Education and Experience 

  • Previous public health or community health nursing experience is preferred


Knowledge of:

  • Nursing principles and practices, and also assigned clinical or programmatic practices.
  • Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other technology applications.

Skill in:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability and problem solving skills

Ability to:

  • Communicate highly complex information to people with varying levels of knowledge.
  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Speak and understand a language other than English (Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian) is preferred.
  • Adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other professionals, clients and the public.
  • Conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.