Public Health Program Coordinator/Nurse II


General Summary

Under the supervision of the Public Health Nurse Administrator, the Public Health Program Coordinator/Nurse II is assigned both program management and direct service activities for public health programs. Responsible for using guidelines, standards, rules and regulations as a basis for developing, implementing program goals, policies and procedures and quality assurance criteria.

Essential Functions

  1. Assists Public Health Nurse Administrator to plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of orientation and on-going staff development for staff assigned to coordinator’s programs.
  2. Uses staff input, minimum program requirements, rules and regulations to assist the Public Health Nurse Administrator with the development of policies, procedures and program evaluation criteria. Oversees the implementation of each in assigned programs.
  3. Reviews charts and other documentation produced by staff as it relates to client care. Performs aggregate and outcomes analyses using accepted statistical and analytical approaches to ensure compliance with regulatory and accrediting standards and requirements of funding sources.
  4. Conducts sampling and tracking of clinic flow, client satisfaction and statistical markers. Analyses data and makes recommendations to the Public Health Nurse Administrator.
  5. Assists Public Health Nurse Administrator to prepare and organize materials required for on-site evaluation and accreditation processes for external program evaluations.
  6. Provides education to clients and families relative to parenting, nutrition, health care, prenatal care, breast feeding, safety, substance abuse, communicable diseases, immunizations or other subjects as needed by client.
  7. Investigates and monitors reports of communicable diseases such as measles, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. Coordinates efforts with physicians, school personnel, nursing staff and others regarding spread and treatment of the disease.
  8. Provides health care services, instructions and information to clients in compliance with related public health laws.
  9. Provides HIV testing and counseling services. Provides notification and referral services for HIV positive clients and their partners which may require phone calls, home visits, or extensive searching to locate individuals. Conducts court ordered HIV testing and partner notification.
  10. Attends conferences, meetings, workshops and reads literature in order to stay current on issues affecting the environment.
  11. Represents the agency by making presentations to explain agency programs, policies and procedures to the community.
  12. Assists with CLIA and OSHA compliance as assigned.

Other Functions

None listed.

This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Employment Qualifications

Education: Graduation from a state approved school of nursing (NLN accredited program preferred); Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred OR other relevant bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Experience in applicable clinic programs preferred.

Other Requirements: Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, nut as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.


Knowledge of population-based health principles, issues and practices. 
Skilled at working with people to engender team function to better serve the public. 
Skilled in implementing practices to meet the needs of populations over a short period of time (i.e., mass vaccination clinics). 
Knowledge of the public health system within the state of Michigan. 
Knowledge of Nursing Practice and its application to both individuals and populations. 
Skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and CANVA. 
Skill in developing materials for client education and promoting services. 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Worker’s Compensation Code: 8832/8835                                                   

Occupational Employment Statistical Code:

Physical Requirements {This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements and working conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements}:

Lifting babies and small children to examination tables.
Lifting and transporting supplies to various clinic locations.
Stooping and bending to examine children.
Restraining children while administering injections.
Ability to access clients in their homes.
Ability to access office files.
Ability to enter and access information using a computer. 

Working Conditions:

Works in office conditions.
May travel throughout the county to work in clinics, attend meetings, or other program related activities.
May work in client’s homes.
Exposure to communicable diseases, blood and other bodily fluids.