MO Project: Contextual Branding

Public Health Senior Nurse

  • Public Health Senior Nurse
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$46,392.00 – $73,896.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,933.00 – $3,079.00
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This is advanced public health nursing with individuals, groups, agencies, care providers, and communities assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs or projects.

Job Duties

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

Assures continuous quality improvement process in public health programs.

Conducts quality assurance activities such as: medical record review, on-site inspections, and monitoring; development of monitoring tools; collection and interpretation of data and contract monitoring.

Provides education, orientation, and training to department staff, other agencies, providers, and consumers.

Provides technical assistance and consultation to department staff, local public health agencies, other state agencies, professional organizations, providers, schools, universities, and consumers.

Uses research and findings for evidence-based decision making.

Participates in review and selection of proposals for services.

Conducts case investigations using advanced nursing, forensic, or epidemiological principles.

Facilitates or participates in state and regional coalitions for public health issues.

Participates in grant writing.

Assures comprehensive case management utilizing advanced nursing expertise.

Serves as liaison with private and public agencies on regional level.

Prepares reports, correspondence, and presentations.

Supervises and/or coordinates staff.

Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

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.)

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

Two or more years of experience as a registered nurse.


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

Four or more years of experience as a registered nurse.


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

Six 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.

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

Comprehensive knowledge of program planning and development at federal and state level.

Comprehensive knowledge of local, state, and federal public health and health care system.

Comprehensive knowledge of political processes and legislative mandates related to programs.

Comprehensive knowledge of group process and facilitation.

Comprehensive knowledge of behavioral changes and learning theories.

Comprehensive knowledge of requirements in contracts and rules.

Intermediate knowledge of surveillance and principles of epidemiology.

Intermediate knowledge of the principles of evidence-based decision-making and research methods.

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

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

Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply data.

Ability to apply the principles of total quality improvement.

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 develop and update statewide policies and procedures for programmatic activities.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to learn and apply basic technology and computer skills.

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