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Public Health Registered Nurse 1 (Columbus)

POSTING DATE: JANUARY 19, 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE: *OPEN UNTIL FILLED

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified

Full-Time Unclassified Position
PAY GRADE: $51,811.56 Annually

LOCATION: Columbus Health Department, 5601 Veterans Pkwy., Columbus, GA 31904

DUTIES: Under supervision, this position will assist clients in the completion of presumptive Medicaid applications. Duties include, but not limited to providing professional nursing care in accordance with nurse protocols, policies, and/or procedures, functioning as an expanded role nurse based out of the Columbus Health Department, and provide nursing care consistent with the patient’s level of need. This position will utilize the EMR system to accurately document patient care and enter billing information for reimbursement, order and dispense medications based on nursing assessment and according to established nurse protocol and serve as patient advocate and refer patients to community partners or private physicians, when indicated.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND completion of a PHN course within one year of hire AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certification. No experience required. *A copy of college transcripts is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and one (1) year of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodation, should contact the Human Resources office at 706-321-6127.

Benefits for Full-Time Eligible Employees:

  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Leave Package
  • Employees Retirement System
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Specified Illness
  • Deferred Compensation (401K & 457 Plans)
  • Atlanta Postal Credit Union

All Applicants Must Apply At: www.dph.georgia.gov Click on “About DPH” then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to the following:

  • Criminal Background Check/ Fingerprinting
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screening
  • I-9 Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks