Public Health Nurse II/Communicable Disease Nurse Print
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Location:                      Haywood County Health Department

Beginning Salary:          $42,799.21 (less for trainee)

Grade:                          72

Available:                     Immediately

Application Deadline:    Open Until Filled


Description of Duties: Serve as Communicable Disease Nurse Coordinator for Haywood County Health Department.


Example of Duties:

           Coordinates all patient activities related to communicable disease.  Receive reports from community, i.e. infection control nurse at hospitals, physicians, Health Department clinics, other health departments, community residents, reference labs etc., for all reportable communicable diseases.  Investigate validity of report and if valid institute appropriate control measures.  Serves on health department Epi Team.

           Attend North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System training and updates as required.

           Blood borne pathogens surveillance and monitoring.

           TB coordinator, attend quarterly TB regional meetings. Assist staff/community with TB guidance. Attend TB required training in first year of employment.

           STD/HIV follow up and assist with control measures.

           Rabies Control.

           Work with departmental and local administrators in coordinating efforts of disaster preparedness.

           Complete on-line Introduction to Communicable Disease Surveillance and Investigation in North Carolina in first year of employment


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 and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Training in communicable disease control preferred.


Application Process: State application (PD 107) must be submitted to:

Julia Plemmons, Director of Nursing

1170 N. Main Street

Waynesville, NC  28786


“Selection process will be by structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed to select the best-qualified applicants for admission to the interview.



“Equal Opportunity Employer”


HCHD 05-24-2011