Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of District Clinical & Nursing Director for the Northeast Health District in Athens, GA.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

The Northeast Health District seeks a registered nurse to serve as the District Nursing & Clinical Director for the 10-county Public Health District.

Duties include directing and supervising the District’s nursing services including health department clinical operations and specialized clinical/public health programs; overseeing nursing protocols and quality assurance; planning and organizing work to meet the District’s objectives; coordinating programs with other state agencies, health care providers, educational institutions, community organizations, etc.; implementing special projects as directed by the District Health Director; directing and reviewing work assignments; and participating in, developing, and managing programmatic budgets.

This position is located in Athens, GA and does not offer relocation assistance. Must be within a short commuting distance. If relocating to the Athens, GA, please specify on the application.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate or Master’s degree in nursing, public health or related field from an accredited college or university AND Eight years of professional nursing management/supervisory experience AND current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Georgia DPH nurse protocol training
  • Direct experience with public health programs such as Family Planning, BCCP, Adult Health

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.