Nursing Careers

Tired of Working 12-Hour Shifts? Ready for a change? Why not consider a career in Public Health Nursing at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health!

  • Work Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (with an hour for lunch)
  • No Weekends or Holidays (10½ paid holidays, including 2½ days off at Christmas)
  • Great Benefits!
    • A retirement program which is rated #2 best Government pension plan in the Nation!
    • A Uniform allowance twice a year!
    • Nursing License renewal fee paid!
    • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC Health Insurance
    • Ameritas – Dental Insurance
    • Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and more!!!
Baby Love Program

Generalized Public Health Nurse

  • Variety of duties
  • School Health Nurse
  • Set your own schedule
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Case management with moms and babies during pregnancy through 2 months post-partum.
  • Community based services
  • Professional development opportunities

Communicable Disease Nurse

  • Investigative duties
  • Prevent disease outbreak
  • Daycare immunization reviews
  • Community based services
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Network with providers
  • Computer based surveillance
  • Professional development opportunities

Clinic Nurse

Nurse in Clinic
  • Flexible schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (Wednesday you work 12 hours and your time is adjusted to leave early every Friday)!
  • Variety in clinic settings – schedule is made a month ahead. One is never bored!
  • Rotate through Immunization/International Travel, Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV clinics each week.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Public Health Clinics

  • TB Control Unit provides case management and Directly Observed Therapy for persons with suspect or active TB.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease provides confidential examinations, diagnostic testing, treatment and counseling of STD’s (syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and others).
  • HIV Clinic provides confidential testing and counseling.
  • Immunization Clinic provides vaccines for children and adults.

Family Planning Clinic Nurse

  • Caring environment
  • Work with teens and women of child-bearing age
  • Provide medical/social assessments
  • Teaching and counseling
  • Work with progressive Family Planning Team
  • Flex schedule
  • Professional development opportunities
Nurse with Newborns

Child Health Nurse

  • Pediatric Team Approach
  • Case Management ages 0-5 years old
  • Newborn home assessments
  • Teaching and Counseling
  • Professional development opportunities

School Health Nurse

School Nurse
  • 10 month position – Ideal for anyone with school age children
  • Hours flexible according to school schedule
  • Autonomy
  • Option of salary being spread out over 12 months
  • Professional development opportunities
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is to prevent disease and promote a healthy community through regulation, education and partnerships.

Adopted by the Board of Health 10/2/13.

Accredited Health Department 2009-2013

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