Public Health Nurse - Immunization

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Jun 11, 2024
Public Health
  • Salary: $30.00 - $32.20 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a part-time opportunity (24 hours per week) with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community.

The pay range for this position is $30.00 - $32.20 DOE. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply! The Health Department is seeking a PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE to join their team. This position performs professional level duties in the field of public health nursing for the Missoula City-County Health Department . Will be assigned to clinic services in the Health Services Division. This position is eligible for insurance benefits and Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Federal Student Aid .

Details: Priority screening will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established or the position has been filled.
To Apply:
  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.
  • Please attach to your completed application: College Transcripts (unofficial accepted), a letter of interest, a resume, a copy of your MT Nursing License, and current CPR certification.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

Representative Examples of Work

Promotes and supports the health of individual families and the community through assessment, teaching, counseling and other appropriate interventions. Duties may involve primary focus in areas such as immunizations. Works with public and private agencies to improve community health through the collection and assessment of health data and the implementation of recommended policies to address critical concerns. Applies the nursing process in identifying patients who have physical, social and emotional needs. Serves as case manager in the assessment of nursing needs of individuals and families. Develops nursing care plans and provides documentation as appropriate or required. Assists individuals and families to identify, access and utilize appropriate community health resources. Provides service in community, home and clinic settings. Provides health-education to individuals and groups, including other health professionals. Acts as a health resource person to other health and social agencies. May assist citizen groups in organizing community health programs. Assists with mentoring and providing guidance for nursing students assigned to the Health Department. Plans, develops and evaluates projects as assigned. Prepares reports to indicate project progress and outcome as needed. Participates in quality improvement projects and strategic work plans. Works within the incident command structure during emergencies. DESIGNATED AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Immunization Clinic Services: Works with all ages to assess historical vaccine records and to administer immunizations based on age and/or medical condition. In addition to vaccinations, may draw blood, administer TB skin tests and interpret results, and do lice checks. Responsible for coordinating with Infectious Disease office on reportable communicable diseases. Works with the public and other health care providers to inform and educate on vaccine-related topics. May be required to work in the International Travel Clinic to perform travel consultations. Primarily works in a clinic setting but may also work in the community setting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
  • Requires a current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in Montana.
  • No prior experience is required.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Requires a current Montana driver's license. Requires current CPR certification. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safety of any person. Requires successfully passing a criminal history background check.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The work requires some physical exertion such as bending, walking and lifting boxes of files and small children (up to 40 lbs.). Requires the manual dexterity to perform manual nursing skills, such as drawing blood, giving injections, filling syringes, etc. The employee may risk exposure to potentially dangerous situations, including exposure to communicable diseases. Varies by designated area of responsibility: The employee will be required to provide service in home settings, which may require climbing stairs. The employee will be required to serve in an on-call capacity on a rotational basis that requires carrying a pager and a cell phone. Requires working outside of the normal workday hours. Requires driving a vehicle to off-site locations for conducting immunization clinics or home visiting.
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This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits– Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan– Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System– Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)– A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave– Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave– Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays– The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

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