Overview

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 Nursing and Clinical Director (DND) within the Clayton County Health District.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

Under broad supervision, administers clinical services for a public health district. Assesses present and potential public health needs and resources of the communities in the district. Develops health services objectives and allocates resources to address identified needs. Implements clinical services through management of clinics and supervision of all district nursing staff directly or through subordinate supervisors. Evaluates nursing and public health programs in order to increase effectiveness.

The DND directly supervises most Clinical Program Coordinators and directs all clinical services programs, pharmacy, and laboratory services.

  • Works closely with all coordinators and administrative staff to ensure that services are provided in compliance with local/state/federal/programmatic guidelines and the state’s current Nursing Protocols.
  • Works closely with the District Epidemiologist in disease surveillance and related treatment planning as well as with our Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in planning the district’s response(s) in case of an emergency. A key component to the latter is development of plans for opening of shelters and dispensing of medication and/or immunizations when required.

Additionally, the person in this role works closely with the District Health Director to monitor compliance with the nurse protocol as well as the oversight of appropriate standards of clinical care. It is very important that we fill this position as soon as possible to ensure the level of practice is maintained and continuity of care is not disrupted.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Public Health or directly related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years in an administrative or supervisory capacity AND Current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse
OR
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND Seven years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Four years of which in an administrative or supervisory capacity AND Current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse
OR
Eight years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Two years of which in an environment related to the area of assignment AND Eight years of supervisory experience AND Current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Public Health or directly related field AND Current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse

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.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov