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Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27705

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



Public Health Services

DATE POSTED:            

January 02, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

Until Filled





POSITION NUMBER:            

40009023, 40007628, 40001138






This Senior Public Health Nurse position is assigned to the School Health Program. Responsibilities include supporting the health and academic success of all students, including those with chronic health conditions. Directs student care and facilitates the practice components of case management. Provides instruction to students, school staff and families regarding health issues and skilled procedures. Independently assesses students presenting with health problems or concerns, arranges for appropriate management of, care coordination and referral for students with health problems. Develops individual care plans for students with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions; instructs and monitors for safe medication administration. This Senior Public Health Nurse practices in school settings and collaborates with school district staff to strategically increase the district’s capacity to address student health. May be required to provide nursing services and health support in Public Health Medical Division clinics, programs and community response programs.


This is a 12-month, full-time school nurse position.




  • Must be able to work independently and make sound nursing judgments in a variety of complex health situations.
  • Must have the ability to accurately record the services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instruction.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.




Requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation, or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Requires license to practice as Registered Nurse in NC by NC Board of Nursing; General Statutes of NC, Chapter 90, Article 9.


Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh