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Title:  Public Health Nurse Supervisor

Application Deadline Date:  11/03/2021
Req ID:  21722
Department:  Health

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $34.00


The Vermont Department of Health is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced nurse to join a dedicated and caring interdisciplinary team that makes a difference in the health of communities in Vermont. Responsibilities include performance management of nursing and non-nursing staff, coordination, and implementation of local public health programs, as well as providing clinical guidance to nursing and nutrition staff.  Each district office works in a variety of community health areas including chronic disease prevention, immunizations, maternal and child health, healthy homes, infectious disease, substance abuse prevention, school health, and emergency preparedness.  This is a unique opportunity to have a broad impact on Vermonters' health and wellbeing through the delivery of essential public health services and programs. The work involves extensive relationship building with internal and external partners, from a variety of community sectors and helps foster community-level systems change to improve population level health. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Public Health District Director as part of a management team.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Health Nurse Supervisor (Job Requisition #21722), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Heather.Lindstrom@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Class Definition

Performs supervisory, advisory and clinical care functions for a district office, ensuring the provision of a full range of health services to patients with a variety of health needs. Incumbents exercise a high level of independent clinical decision making and provide leadership of clinical and non-clinical staff. Primary patient population is the community with specific population groups defined by the public health area of focus. Duties may include preparing work schedules, assuring appropriate staffing, development and implementation of training and education of staff, and performance evaluation of assigned staff. May interpret and provide input into Department standards, policies and program development. Responsible for resolution of discipline issues, employee environmental concerns and maintenance of effective employee working relationships within their setting. Incumbents may be responsible for direct nursing care to patients as needed and during emergency situations. Individuals in this job class collaborate with and report to the District Director/Administrator, Director of Nursing, Program Director or designee.

Environmental Factors

Duties may be performed in a variety of settings including but not limited to clinics locations and office. Incumbents may be exposed to infectious diseases and bloodborne pathogens. Essential skills include the personal ability to endure stress, act judiciously in personally acting upon or directing others in emergency situations, demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply techniques for varying behaviors, including, but not limited to physical and verbal aggression. Exposure to personal injury or danger may occur based on the patient population and the specialty setting. Ability to meet minimum physical abilities as defined by the setting including, but not limited to extensive periods of standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling and lifting. Duties may include travel and use of personal vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of, or eligibility for, licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont AND five (5) years or more of professional nursing experience in public health or community health nursing* INCLUDING one (1) year or more at a supervisory level OR leading a group or team.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

*Community Health Nursing is defined as school nursing, home health nursing, home visiting nurses and community nurse health educators.

NOTE: Must maintain Vermont licensure as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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