Vacancy Announcement

Public Health Nurse I



Salary Range:

$ 38,428 – $ 49,957 – $ 61,488 ( HIRING RANGE )

Closing Date:

Open until filled


McDowell county Health Department (Marion, NC)

Description of Work:

• Collects data for history and review of systems, collects laboratory specimens, and performs pregnancy testing.
• Functions in prenatal clinic by providing public health nursing services according to program guidelines.
• Collects data for history, interviews for problems, functions as a laboratory technician by collecting lab specimens by venipuncture, checking blood pressure, heights and weights and urine specimens. Instructs patient and educates to plan of care.
• Performs the duties of an Intake Nurse, (walk-ins, TB tests, head lice check, pregnancy tests, etc.)
• Administer immunizations according to CDC guidelines and ACIP recommendations.
• Answers all incoming telephone calls regarding all program areas when PHN is needed.
• Will assist in other clinics as needed.
• Other job duties as assigned.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation, or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have a valid license issued by the N.C. Board of Nursing to practice as an RN in NC, CPR certification and a valid NC drivers license.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to:

Foothills Health District
ATTN: Cindy Snyder ( 828-287-6059 – FAX #
221 Callahan-Koon Road
Spindale, NC 28160.

Applications can be obtained from the Personnel Office or downloaded at Resumes without an accompanying PD-107 will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.