Public Health Nurse II

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Public Health Nurse II

Portland , Maine , United States | Nursing | Full-time Apply by: Oct. 12, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Opening Date: September 28, 2022Closing Date: October 12, 2022Job Class Code: 4055

Grade: 22 (Nurses)

Salary: $51,022.40-$66,872.00/yr (In addition, this position offers a 15% stipend)Position Number: 02033-0491

Job duties:

Your responsibilities include care planning and management, conducting home and field visits, conducting clinics and conferences, advising and assisting civic groups on nursing and public health needs, and performing certain senior level administrative functions. Work is performed under limited supervision. State-wide travel is required. You will also:

+ Plan and implement comprehensive orientation and training of new Public Health Nurses and act as a preceptor for nursing/medical students;

+ Plan and conduct caseload and record reviews according to established review procedures;

+ Apply the nursing process to individuals and families including health assessment, care plan development, implementation and evaluation, resource coordination, and/or referral in order to meet demonstrated health care needs.

+ Plan, develop and coordinate client care with hospitals, medical providers, schools, and social services agencies in order to ensure necessary services are delivered.

+ Assess the need for health care clinics; and organize and coordinate physicians, volunteers, providers, families, and community agencies in order to conduct health care clinics within communities.

+ Observe the family environment, identify health problems or at-risk behavior, and contact appropriate resources and agencies in order to respond to family and client needs.

+ Act as team coordinator and collaborate with health professionals, social workers, community agencies, and volunteers in order to provide nursing services in community health programs, schools, conferences, and clinics.

+ Participate in response teams to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases; food-, water-, and vector-borne outbreaks; chronic diseases; environmental hazards; injuries; and health disparities.

Minimum Qualifications:

A four (4) year combination of training and experience which includes graduation from an approved nursing education program and 30 credit hours in one or more of the following disciplines: General, Abnormal, or Adolescent Psychology; Sociology; Human Nutrition; Nursing Rehabilitation; or Community Health; and one (1) year of supervised graduate nurse experience;

- OR - Graduation from an approved nursing education program and two (2) years of experience in public health. Preferred candidates will ALSO have:

+ Knowledge of public health programs, current nursing principles and practices, and nursing process.

+ Knowledge of public health nursing laws, education, and administration.

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

+ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.

+ Valid Maine driver’s license

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse as issued by the State of Maine Board of Nursing.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Application Information:

For additional information about this position please contact Lynnda Parker, Director of Public Health Nursing Program at (207) 287-3121 or by email at To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith at


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC225086092

Posted On: Oct 01, 2022

Updated On: Oct 15, 2022