Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Public Health Nurse-WIC
Department: Health Updated: 02/2018
Division: Nursing-WIC FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: MNA I Wage Range: Not Available



Perform health and nutrition assessment, measurement, labs and program certification for eligible pregnant and postpartum women, infants and preschool age children (newborn thru 59 months).  Provide nutrition education, information on WIC food packages, breastfeeding education and make client referrals for other services that may be needed. 


·         Provide professional nursing care to clients in the clinic.

·         Educate the parent/guardian/client as to why they qualify for the WIC program.

·         Perform client centered nutrition and health education behavior techniques.

·         Recommend and support breastfeeding. 

·         Review and/or perform height, weight, hemoglobin, lead and immunizations.

·         Assist and advise mothers in prenatal and postnatal care, care of the newborn and parenting skills.

·         Confirm all WIC certification criteria have been met.

·         Good working knowledge of community resources to facilitate assisting families through coordination of services.

·         Help secure needed medical and financial assistance.

·         Prepare detailed records and reports of work performed through the electronic medical record system including but not limited to inventory modules, management and chart audits.

·         Organize, schedule and deliver community presentations in varied settings and collaborate with partners.

·         Mandatory participation in orientation and training for basic public health emergency preparedness and response concepts.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the direction of the applicable division head with direct supervision by a Public Health Nursing Supervisor.


May be expected to direct activities of support personnel.


·         Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

·         Current registration as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan.

·         Minimum of three (3) years of current nursing experience. 

·         Bachelor degree of Nursing preferred.

·         Knowledge of methods and techniques of general nursing care, including dietetics, sanitation, personal hygiene and methods and techniques used in all public health nursing.

·         Strong knowledge base of clinic nursing methods, practice and procedures.

·         Strong knowledge of maternal and child nutrition.

·         Strong ability to communicate effectively with clients (including small children).

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.             

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.


·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

·         Must have reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance.

·         Required to report to duty when called upon in the event of a Public Health Emergency regardless of declaration.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 35-40 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.

·         The employee frequently works in areas where universal precautions and confrontation avoidance techniques are required, and is occasionally exposed to risk from bodily fluids or client actions.

·         Due to the nature of the work hours may include overtime, evenings or weekends.

·         Position may require occasional travel for training, various County departments and community events.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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