Public Health Nurse II

Machias, Maine, United States Full-time

Opening Date: May 16, 2019

Closing Date:  June 28, 2019

Job Class Code:  4055
Grade: 22 (Nurses)  
Salary: $44,907.20 - $58,822.40/yr.
Position Number: 02033-0231
LOCATION: Machias 


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Job duties:

 As a Public Health Nurse II, you will provide public health nursing services to individuals, families, and population groups. Nursing actions are directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction, and health status improvement for individuals, families and communities. Nursing activities include, but are not limited to, systematic analysis of health data, care plan development, health education and advocacy, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to promote the health of a population. As a Public Health Nurse II, you will often collaborate and consult within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams to achieve desirable outcomes for families and communities. Public Health Nursing interventions occur at individual, family, community and system levels depending upon the responsibilities of the position and the issues involved.
While many of the duties of a Public Health Nurse II are the same as those of a Public Health Nurse I, this position involves mentorship of medical and nursing students, orientation of new staff, and some supervisory functions.

 You will also:
• Plan and implement comprehensive orientation and training of new Public Health Nurses and act as a preceptor for nursing/medical students;
• Perform certain senior level function such as coverage for District Supervisor
• Assess the need for health care clinics; and organize and coordinate physicians, volunteers, providers, families, and community agencies to conduct health care clinics within communities.
• Assess the family environment, identify health problems or at-risk behavior, and collaborate with appropriate resources and agencies to respond to family and client needs.
• Apply the nursing process to individuals and families including health assessment, care plan development, implementation and evaluation, resource coordination, and/or referral to meet demonstrated health care needs.
• Plan, develop and coordinate client care with hospitals, medical providers, schools, and social services agencies to ensure necessary services are delivered.
• Utilize a wide variety of relevant variables to measure health conditions for a community or population.
• Use valid and reliable data sources to make comparisons for assessment.
• Coordinate with PHN education consultant to plan and implement comprehensive orientation training in the District as the preceptor of new public health nurses.
• Use public health surveillance/disease investigation methods in community outreach, screening, and case finding of communicable and infectious diseases that threaten the health of the community.
• Document patient assessment and intervention data in medical records. Use established medical record forms, databases and documentation practices.
• Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups.


 (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).
A four (4) year combination of training and experience which includes graduation from an approved nursing education program and 30 credit hours in one or more of the following disciplines: General, Abnormal or Adolescent Psychology, Sociology, Human Nutrition, Nursing Rehabilitation, Community Health – AND – one (1) year of supervised graduate nurse experience – OR – graduation from an approved nursing education program and two (2) years of experience in public health.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse as issued by the State Board of Nursing.

Preferred candidates will have:

• Knowledge of public health programs, current nursing principles and practices, and nursing process.
• Knowledge of public health nursing laws, education, and administration.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


For additional information about this position please contact Kate Downing, Director of Public Health Nursing Program at (207) 287-3121 or by email at To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.21 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.