Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

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DATE POSTED:            

NOVEMBER 16, 2023

CLOSING DATE:           



$77,906.00 - $132,346.00

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide day to day management of the Tuberculosis Clinic and direct supervision of the TB nursing staff for Durham County Public Health.





The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.


  • Provides coverage for Communicable Disease investigations;
  • Provides day to day management of the Tuberculosis Clinic and direct supervision of the TB nursing staff;
  • Provides oversight and direct supervision of the NON-STI, Communicable Disease (CD) nurses and their associated duties and responsibilities;
  • Provides oversight of the CD Program Nurse, the Immunization Clinic and Refugee Health Clinic nurses;
  • Provides direct supervision of the Immunization Clinical Nurse Specialist;
  • Provides clinical services in Immunization, Refugee Health and TB Clinic;
  • Provides coverage for Communicable Disease investigations
  • Performs related work as assigned.





  • Must possess knowledge of and skill in the application of principles and techniques employed in the field of public health in general and in the Communicable Disease in particular;
  • Knowledge of community resources and organizations;
  • The ability to plan, coordinated and supervise the work of others;
  • The ability to deal tactful with others the ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with day to day activities and with potentially volatile situations;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with our internal and external partners;
  • The ability to maintain an effective working relationships with others and to foster a cooperative working relationship among staff members;
  • The ability to accurately record, enter, and analyze data and interpret medical instructions and patient records;
  • The ability to be flexible and receptive to change in dealing with staff needs, agency needs changing patient population, changing program requirements and other community agencies.
  • Basic knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs.
  • Understanding of best practices, safety standards, and therapeutic outcomes related to the specific area(s)of practice.
  • Working knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities.
  • Working knowledge of available resources and organizations.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions;
  • Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to accurately record services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instructions.
  • Some ability to oversee the work of others.
  • Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, accessing information.





Master’s in Nursing and two years of Public Health nursing experience; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and three years of Public Health nursing experience; or a Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of Public Health nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and four years of professional nursing experience three of which must have been in Public Health; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.





  • A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing.





  • One year of professional nursing experience





Durham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Durham County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.



To further the mission of the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) to partner with our community to advance health equity, protect the environment, and promote health and wellness for all, DCoDPH is implementing the employee vaccination and tuberculosis screening policies. All DCoDPH employees are considered healthcare personnel (HCP) working in a health care setting with the potential for exposure to patients and/or infectious materials and, therefore, are required to comply and provide documented proof of the following:

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination/immunity 
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox) vaccination/immunity 
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) baseline screening within the last twelve (12) months prior to employment
  • Hepatitis B vaccination/immunity – only required for DCoDPH employees with potential Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) exposures.


Identified DCoDPH HCP with potential Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) exposure have an additional requirement for the Hepatitis B vaccination. Required vaccination, serological testing to determine immunity, and baseline tuberculosis screening are available for all Public Health employees who elect to become DCoDPH patients upon request and at no cost.

Proof of vaccination and tuberculosis screening must be provided to Human Resources within seven (7) business days prior to the date of employment.



Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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