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Public Health Nurse

Full Time

Macomb County


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Job Details

Job Code: 95778323

Industry: Health Care

$54,469.69 - $69,080.74

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Dec 19, 2022

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

clinical nurse specialists health public health registered nurses

Job Description


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

*Bachelor degreed nurses pay scale starts at $58,959.75


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

  • Bachelors 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
  • Minimum of one (1) year of providing community health, pediatric or maternal/infant nursing services

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 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


  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously
Work Environment N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment     X
Outdoor environment X    
Street environment (near moving traffic) X    
Construction site X    
Confined space X    
Exposures N/S O F/C
Individuals who are hostile or irate   X  
Individuals with known violent backgrounds   X  
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) X    
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) X
Communicable diseases    X
Moving mechanical parts X    
Fumes or airborne particles X    
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste X    
Loud noises (85+ decibels)  X    
Blood Borne Pathogens   X  


  • 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. 

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing     X On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending     X Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights X     Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling X     Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging X     Tasks involve manual digging
Driving   X   Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping     X Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling   X   Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity     X Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry   X   Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds  X  
11-24 pounds  X  
25-34 pounds X    
35-50 pounds X    
51-74 pounds X    
75-99 pounds X    
Over 100 pounds X    
Push / Pull   X   Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching   X   Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting     X Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing     X Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking     X Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running X     Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces


Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.

The Michigan Nurses Association bargaining unit represents this position.  Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.


To apply

To apply, please submit your application online at Public Health Nurse | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)