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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 2 (School Health Academic Year)

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 2 (School Health Academic Year)


$28.82 - $38.91 Hourly


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

23-99277 (Q3 SCH)



Opening Date


Closing Date

9/30/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Description
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General Statement of Duties

This employee performs tasks of professional level difficulty and responsibility either in the leadership role or as a team member; assesses nursing care requirements of a group of clients having moderately complex problems which may require deviations from routine care.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Nursing licensing requirements.

Communicable diseases, normal vs. pathological symptoms, medical conditions, infection control and proper reporting procedures (i.e., Class A, B, or C).

Medical and nursing terminology.

Supplies and equipment required to treat certain types of injuries/medical conditions.

Administration and supervision of medication.

Emergency care procedures (i.e., CPR, administration of oxygen, shock, medical reactions, poisonings).

How to perform all types of catherizations and colostomy changes.

Normal vs. normal growth and development for adults and children.

How to properly lift and transfer patients.

Patient care management.

How to assess patient condition and develop a care plan.

How to use PDR, medical surgical, pediatric, nursing manuals, nursing references, and other medical manuals.

Family dynamics and counseling techniques.

Skill To

Take vital signs, i.e., blood pressure, temperature, respiration.

Administer drugs properly.

Make pharmaceutical conversions.

Administer emergency medical procedures i.e., CPR, oxygen administering and monitoring equipment.

Give various types of injections/immunizations.

Change and dress all types of wounds.

Perform catherizations.

Use and maintain medical equipment (i.e., thermometers, height and weight scales, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope).

Make nursing assessment based on test results.

Ability To

Elicit information from patient.

Discuss medical information with patients/health professionals and others in a knowledgeable manner.

Provide emotional support to patient and relatives upon receiving unpleasant diagnosis.

Plan and coordinate patient care services.

Handle hostile/violent patients or those having seizures, convulsions, etc.

Analyze situations quickly.

Remain calm, work efficiently, and make decisions in stressful situations.

Assess physical and mental condition of patient from observation, interview and use of established medical and nursing procedures.

Recognize communicable diseases of public health concern.

Communicate orally and in writing.

Maintain neat, accurate records, and files.

Listen and follow instructions.

Work with people.

Required Education And Experience

Each applicant must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio. Additionally, each applicant must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing to become employed in the School and Adolescent Health Program. Each applicant must have one year of patient care experience in a public health nursing program. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a college or university may be substituted for the one year of experience.

Other Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio Driver's License.

Must be willing to furnish an automobile on an expense reimbursement basis.

Must possess patience, flexibility, initiative, tact, self-confidence, physical stamina, self-motivation, dependability, compassion, willingness to accept responsibility, quick reflexes, good eyesight, keen powers of observation.

Must possess the ability to tolerate unpleasant conditions such as the sight of blood, exposed wounds, obnoxious odors.

Must possess independent judgment to determine needs of patients as an independent provider.

Working and Physical Conditions

Working and Physical ConditionsExamples of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Gathers patient information by interviewing patient and/or family member to obtain health history and data base information to make preliminary assessment of the level of care needed for the development of a patient care plan and to obtain the information for billing.

May perform triage activities on patients entering clinic.

Gives patient a physical assessment and administers tests, e.g., smears, cultures, skin tests and other routine medical procedures as ordered by physician or permitted by Health Department policy and procedures.

Processes referrals and initiates visits for hospital aftercare and identifies other home care needs in order to provide continuity of care.

Makes referrals to community agencies and coordinates services with those provided by the Cincinnati Health Department.

Provides health education to individuals/groups on topics of their concert and interest.

Plans with professional and community groups for implementation and evaluation of needed health services.

Handles crisis situations as they occur and resolves them by counseling, advising, treating or referring in a timely manner.

Insures that necessary equipment and supplies are available and maintained in proper working order to perform nursing and related activities as necessary.

Completes forms and prepares annual reports.

Keeps accurate records of all nursing services provided.

Carries out all activities as they relate to the area assigned which includes schools, clinics, nursing homes, and day care centers.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Probationary Period

Six months

Supervision Exercised

No formal supervisory responsibilities. May direct personnel in giving care to a group of clients. May instruct or train a less senior employee on certain aspects of the work.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree

I understand this is a 0.8 FTE (full-time equivalent) Public Health Nurse 2 position during the Cincinnati Public School (CPS) academic school year and there is no pay in the Summer.
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
  • Yes
  • No

How many years of patient care experience in a public health nursing program do you have?
  • No Experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 year to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more

Are you a licensed Registered Nurse with the State of Ohio? (COPY OF LICENSE MUST BE ATTACHED)
  • Yes
  • No

Have you attached your RN License? (THIS IS REQUIRED)
  • Yes
  • No

I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my application with my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers by contacting Harry Barnes at
  • Yes
  • No
Required Question


City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202