Date: Sep 9, 2023

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit




DATE POSTED:            

AUGUST 11, 2023

CLOSING DATE:           



$64,093.00 - $108,882.00

POSITION NUMBER:            






** This position is eligible for a $6,000.00 sign on bonus**


**NOTE**: As of 5/18/2022, the minimum requirements for this position has been updated per State guidelines. The full specifications for this role may be referenced here:





This employee functions as a Registered Nurse in the Women's Health Program at Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH).  The Women's Health Program is comprised of the Family Planning and Maternal Health Clinics.  This position functions as a Senior Public Health Nurse in the Maternal Health clinic at DCoDPH. 





  • The Senior Public Health Nurse provides obstetrical/maternal health services including education and counseling to pregnant clients;
  • This position participates in charge nurse duties, orientation and precepting of new Women's Health Program staff and nursing students that rotate through the program; 
  • The Senior Public Health Nurse assists medical providers in performing physical exams and procedures; 
  • The Senior Public Health Nurse also administers injections, follow up on abnormal labs and missed appointments, triage phone calls;
  • This position may be required to work in other clinical areas across the organization;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.





  • Must be able to work independently and make sound nursing judgments in a variety of complex health situations;
  • Must have the ability to record the services rendered accurately and interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions;
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health;
  • Knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed;
  • General knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities; ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others;
  • 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 record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions;
  • Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.





Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience.





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





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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