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Job Announcement

Title: Public Health Nurse, Full Time
Location: CAIR
Supervisor: Public Health Nursing Supervisor
Closing Date: November 29, 2023
Rate of Pay: $29.87 to $37.34 per hour


General Summary:

Public Health Nurses work directly within our communities to educate people and give them the tools they need to improve health outcomes for themselves, their family and their community. Public Health Nurses utilize the nursing process of assessment, plan development, implementation and evaluation when providing direct nursing care, health education, and disease prevention practices.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the planning, development and implementation of agency programs.
  • Monitor equipment; supply use, and inventories related to Public Health Nurse Scope of Services.
  • Provide primary and secondary care to clients in our American Indian community that will include: immunizations, monitoring of chronic diseases, screening clients, home visits, discharging planning, assessment and referral, and client and community education.
  • Network Fond du Lac Human Services Division services with other agencies and programs.
  • Identify and evaluate community resources.
  • Teaches and supervises family members or others giving care.
  • Initiates nursing measures to prevent complications or to minimize the disabling effects of disease or injury.
  • Performs diagnostic tests as authorized and interprets findings of tests to individuals and families. Obtains laboratory specimens when indicated. Gives preventive immunizations or treatment under medical supervision.
  • Shares in procedures designed to prevent and control the spread of communicable disease. Applies measures for prevention and control as required by local health regulations.
  • Interprets local health regulations and emphasizes individual and group responsibility for reporting of any signs of communicable disease, secures prompt medical examination of individual who are suspected to having been exposed to communicable disease.
  • Plans for coordinated nursing service for individuals and families under their care. Maintains necessary records for analysis and planning of service and for the establishment of priorities for care.
  • Uncovers health problems through observation, interviews, and analysis of records.
  • Teaches basic principles of healthful living in relation to changing needs of individual in all age groups. Adapts and applies information from related fields, such as nutrition, safety education, psychiatry and dentistry.
  • Provides families with information, support and encouragement, which may help them to adopt attitudes and practices that, promote health and reduce anxiety, tension and fatigue.
  • Consults about individual or family health problems with other professional workers such as social workers, nutrition consultants, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
  • Helps the family to accept appropriate medical, hospital, well-being, or other care as necessary. Interprets extent and limitations of services available. Arrange referral and communicate pertinent information to the agency.
  • Maintain current RN license as regulated by the State of Minnesota.
  • Has membership and participates actively on a Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Appropriate work attire required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • B.S.N. is required.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is preferred.
  • Certified Public Health Nurse is required or is able to be obtained within 3 months of employment.
  • One year of public health nursing experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Indian community is desirable.
  • Willingness to accept philosophy, purpose and ideals of organization is required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of staff/client information is required.
  • Personal qualities and abilities to deal with clients and families are required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply nursing principles and practices is required.
  • Ability to assemble, maintain records, and present data in report form is required.
  • Ability to work with patients and families is required.
  • Ability to meet and deal with the public is required.
  • Knowledge of agency procedures is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations.



Application Link

APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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