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Madison County Public Health Department Registered Nurse, Virginia City, MT in Virginia City, Montana

Public Health Department Registered Nurse, Virginia City, MT (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Public Health

Job Status: Full-Time

Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

Status: Until Filled

Details: Wage: $34.50 Apply Now (

Position Overview

Madison County Public Health Department’s mission is to protect and promote the health of county citizens and the environment through the efforts of dedicated and skilled employees and application of sound public health principles. The department’s role is to identify community health problems; assess and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community; and enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.

Job Responsibilities

The Public Health Nurse provides comprehensive nursing services in preventive health, home health, and clinic programs through assessment, teaching, counseling, and prevention services to individuals, families, and groups to promote health and wellness to clients. This includes administering public health programs, maintaining patient and program activity records, preparing required reports, and supervising other departmental staff as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - The job requires knowledge of physical, biological and behavioral sciences; assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation practices; medical and patient care practices; knowledge of nutritional principles and practices. Must be willing to learn principles and practice of Public Health Nursing, educational and learning theories, public health funding sources and grant writing, health psychology theories, community assessments, and program implementation and evaluation. The job requires excellent verbal and written communication skills; analytical skills necessary to prepare nursing care plans, coordinate and implement effective nursing care; and to develop solutions to problems concerning a patient's mental or physical well-being. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations; work independently in a dependable manner; be knowledgeable of community resources for referral information; be able to effectively deal with stress. Requires skills in public relations, organizing and prioritizing work; and in developing approaches to sensitive issues that have significant impacts on patients, stakeholders, and health department programs. The job requires the ability to exercise independent professional judgment, to delegate work to others as needed, evaluate services, to project a positive image of the department, and to work effectively in treating patients that range from infants to the elderly.

Education Requirements

The job requires a Registered Nursing Degree and two (2) years nursing experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or higher and certification in Community Health Nursing is preferred. The job requires possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Montana and possession of a valid Montana driver’s license and current CPR certification. Must complete Incident Command Systems trainings 100, 200, and 700 within the first six (6) months of hire.


Criminal Background Investigation is required as part of the Conditional Offer of Employment. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Testing: Individual hiring departments at Madison County may elect to administer pre-employment tests/screenings, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at Madison County, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). Job Notice: The responsibilities outlined in this job notice have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of performance for this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Madison County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.