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HAYWOOD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

2177 Asheville Road

Waynesville, NC  28786Carmine F. Rocco, M.S., Health Director  Position:          Public Health Nurse II/Communicable Disease NurseLocation:        Haywood County Health DepartmentBeginning Salary:      $42,799.21 (less for trainee)Grade:                  72Available:       ImmediatelyApplication 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.         STD/HIV follow up and assist with control measures.         Rabies Control.         Work with departmental and local administrators in coordinating efforts of disaster preparedness. Minimum Education and Experience: Graduation from a four year college or university with a BS Degree in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation; or graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in NC by the NC Board of Nursing.  Training in communicable disease control preferred. Application Process: State application (PD 107) must be submitted to:Julia Plemmons, Director of Nursing1170 N. Main StreetWaynesville, 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”