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Public Health Registered Nurse 1 (1st Care Program)


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: 1st Care/Plan of Support & Care, Columbus Health Department, 5601 Veterans Pkwy., Columbus, GA 31904

DUTIES: Under supervision, this position will provide case management and nursing assessments to families that qualify for the 1st Care/Plan of Support and Care Program and postpartum moms throughout Muscogee, Sumter, Macon, and Crisp counties. This position will perform in-home comprehensive assessments of client’s health care needs & developmental screenings within the guidelines. Develop comprehensive plans of care for clients and provides case management to patients/families consistent with the plan of care, program deliverables, and District policies and procedures. Will provide developmental screenings, patient education & counseling, advise caregivers and make necessary referrals for other social services. May also assist with newborn hearing screenings, as needed.

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