MO Project: Contextual Branding

Public Health Nurse

  • Public Health Nurse
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is professional public health nursing work with individuals, families, and service providers assessing needs, developing plans of care, and coordinating services.

Job Duties

Utilizes the nursing processes (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide program specific and/or population-based services.

Investigates and assesses medical needs of at risk individuals in the community.

Provides case management services including assessment of the needs of the client/family, development of a plan of care, referral to services, monitoring, and follow-up.

Participates in planning, developing, evaluating, and monitoring of programs, services, and contracts.

Assesses nursing and personal care needs of individuals and families; develops and approves service plans, coordinates services, and makes referrals as appropriate.

Provides program specific education to professionals and consumers.

Provides technical assistance and consultation to department staff, other agencies, health care professionals, providers, and consumers.

Serves as liaison with other agencies.

Coordinates interdisciplinary services utilizing advanced nursing expertise.

Prepares reports and correspondence and maintains records according to established guidelines.

Exercises independence and judgment; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed for attainment of objectives and conformance with prescribed policies and procedures.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Public Health, Public Administration, Epidemiology, or Health Education.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing; and,


Two or more years of experience as a registered nurse.


An Associate degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing or nursing diploma; and,

Four or more years of experience as a registered nurse.

Special Requirements

Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri at the time of appointment.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of professional and public health nursing.

Intermediate knowledge of program specific components and guidelines.

Intermediate knowledge of services of other agencies dealing with the health and welfare of individuals and communities.

Intermediate knowledge of surveillance and principles of epidemiology.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles of evidence-based decision making.

Ability to practice within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act.

Ability to evaluate bio-psycho-social aspects of individuals, families, or communities and factors influencing the use of health services.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, professionals, and consumers.

Ability to understand and interpret basic data.

Ability to present effective education to individuals and groups using principles of adult learning.

Ability to develop and adapt approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to learn and apply basic technology and computer skills.

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