at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Posting:Sep 26, 2023, 4:09:13 PMClosing Date:Oct 11, 2023, 4:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:8:30A.M.Shift End Time:4:30P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:NNOC NursesPosting Salary:$34.902 - $47.301
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems

PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.


SHIFT: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Starting salary is commensurate with years of RN experience.
Under the supervision of the Public Health Nurse III, provides public health nursing services necessary to implement Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) programs in an assigned region including but not limited to APORS/HRIF (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System/High Risk lnfant Follow-up), Lead, Newborn Hearing Screening, Genetics, Newborn Screening Program, and Communicable Disease. The primary responsibility of the Public Health Nurse (PHN) is the case management of infants identified as high risk through the APORS/HRIF program.

Typical Duties

Manages a caseload of individuals and families assigned by geographic area, assesses needs and develops a care plan with the individual using principles of case management. Assumes responsibility for follow-up of all cases with in assigned jurisdiction.
Develops individual and family care plans including medically derived recommendations and nursing assessments, incorporating plans to address complex socio-medical problems.
Assesses immunization status of case managed clients and makes recommendations to ensure immunizations are age appropriate and up-to-date according to established guidelines.
Tracks client/family compliance with well child/early and periodic screening, diagnostic and treatment (EPSDT) visits, immunizations, developmental screenings, and specialty medical care appointments.
Refers clients for necessary services including but not limited to primary medical care, Medicaid programs (All Kids, Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE)), mental health, WlC (Women, lnfants, and Children), smoking cessation/substance abuse treatment, and domestic violence resources. Provides follow-up on referrals made for services.
Provides health education on prenatal care, well-child/anticipatory guidance, family planning, and safer sex practices.
Conducts developmental assessments using approved developmental screening tools such as the Ages and Stages or Denver Developmental Screening Tool for infants identified through the High Risk Infant Follow-up (HRIF/APORS) program.
Participates in follow-up of cases with communicable diseases.
Works with community groups and interprets CCDPH programs to promote utilization of services to optimize health.
Assists individuals and families in carrying out recommendations made by their primary care provider and in making necessary adaptations so that the treatment regimens can be followed, including lifestyle and behavior modifications.
Plans with and exchanges information with other health workers for effective care and coordination of the individual client/case.
Maintains comprehensive and up-to-date electronic and paper nursing records.
Selects and administers appropriate prophylactic medications and/or vaccinations based on Emergency Preparedness Protocols.
Performs other nursing duties as assigned.


Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois, required.

Graduation from a NLN accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required. (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)

Must be available for emergency response duty as required.

Must participate in assigned trainings, including on-line training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain the mandated certifications, required.

Position requires moderate to heavy local travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation. (Must provide valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance at time of interview)

Bilingual, preferred.
Fundamental knowledge of the principles of public health nursing including: maternal and child health, epidemiology of communicable and chronic diseases, considerable knowledge of relevant social,... For full info follow application link.


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Job Posting: 11316508

Posted On: Sep 26, 2023

Updated On: Oct 12, 2023

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