Description :

The Public Health Department has a regular, full time position open for a Public Health Nurse to work with the Family Health team.  The individual will have the opportunity to work with new parents in the family home visiting program providing education and support related to prenatal care, newborn care and parenting skills; work with the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program providing nutrition counseling and education to young families; and providing health promotion services. 

Registered Nurse; PHN certification required (or eligible for PHN certification).

Performs intermediate professional work assessing the needs of people and the community, functioning as a professional within the Nurse Practice Act, assisting people to recognize, accept and adapt to health problems, increasing knowledge of health through education and health promotion counseling, providing direct nursing services, interacting and coordinating with formal and informal service providers, participating in community health planning, program implementation and evaluation, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Public Health Supervisor.  Limited oversight is exercised over Home Health Aide and Homemaker.

Duties include:


Performs initial and ongoing assessments and evaluations to   determine the health status of individuals and families across the lifespan in their home, clinics and community settings; performs a variety of assessments to determine their risk, exposure and treatment options for a variety of health ailments and screenings.

Summarizes and records data; identifies areas of risk and   vulnerability; develops plans for care including client and family service  goals, potential problems and interventions.

Develops and plans care in coordination with physicians and service providers; coordinates services to monitor cost effectiveness, quality of care and safety of the patient and meeting their overall healthcare needs; provides case management and care coordination services.

Assesses and determines appropriate programs and services for clients; submits service agreements and prior authorizations to the state for reimbursement of services to providers.

Coordinates, schedules and manages a caseload of clients.

Provides skilled nursing care; provides delegated medical functions.

Implements acute and chronic disease prevention and control   measures such as immunization clinics, blood pressure and diabetic screening; administers immunizations and vaccinations; assists with surveillance, investigation, treatment, follow up and enforcement of communicable disease outbreaks within the county.

Provides WIC certifications, nutrition education and counseling; determines and assigns food prescription packages based on   nutritional assessment; makes referrals as appropriate.

Provides educational materials directly and on a referral basis to patients that need ongoing guidance or further education.

Participates and attends regular and irregular meetings, consultations and drills; acts as a member of the healthcare team, coordinating services with internal and external service providers; assists with the monitoring of grant and budget funds.

Assists with keeping and generating specific service related records which complies with local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations and standards.

Provides ongoing needs assessment per the community health   services plan.


Bachelor’s (4 year) Degree in Nursing and one year of professional nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.  A valid State of Minnesota license as a Registered Nurse, a valid Public Health  Nursing Certification, CPR certification, 24 hours of continuing education credits every 2 years, state issued driver’s license (or evidence of equivalent mobility) and proof of car insurance are also required.

Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave, twelve paid holidays, 39.5 hours per week Monday thru Friday (no nights or weekends), and PERA retirement plan. 

Deadline:  November 14, 2018

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Equal Opportunity Employer



Contact :

Submit application to:

Cindy Westerhouse

Le Sueur County Human Resources 

88 South Park Avenue

Le Center, MN.  56057

Telephone: 507-357-8517

Fax: 507-357-8607

Deadline for Applying : 11-14-2018 04:30, PM