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Nursing Officer (Public Health) job at Health Service Commission

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Job Description

A Nursing Officer in Public Health is responsible for managing and implementing public health programs, providing clinical and community health services, and ensuring the effective delivery of healthcare

Duties and Responsibilities

Public Health Program Management:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate public health programs and initiatives.

  • Collaborate with other health professionals and organizations to plan and coordinate health services.

Clinical and Community Health Services:

  • Provide direct patient care and health education to individuals and communities.

  • Conduct health screenings, immunizations, and disease prevention activities.

  • Perform home visits and community outreach to assess health needs and deliver care.

Health Education and Promotion:

  • Educate communities about health practices, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyles.

  • Develop and distribute educational materials and resources.

  • Conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions for community members and health professionals.

Epidemiological Surveillance:

  • Monitor and analyze data related to disease outbreaks and public health concerns.

  • Report findings to public health authorities and participate in outbreak investigations.

  • Implement strategies to control and prevent the spread of diseases.

Policy Development and Implementation:

  • Contribute to the development of public health policies and guidelines.

  • Ensure compliance with public health regulations and standards.

  • Advocate for policies that promote public health and address community health needs.

Administrative and Supervisory Duties:

  • Supervise and manage nursing staff and other healthcare workers.

  • Oversee the administrative functions of public health programs, including budgeting and resource allocation.

  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of health services and outcomes.

Research and Data Analysis:

  • Conduct research to assess the effectiveness of public health interventions.

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret health data to inform decision-making.

  • Prepare reports and publications on public health findings.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) is typically required.

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), Nursing, or a related field is often preferred.

  • Coursework in public health, epidemiology, community health, and health education is beneficial.

Licensure and Certification:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license.

  • Certification in Public Health Nursing (PHN) or Community Health Nursing may be required or preferred.

  • Additional certifications in specialized areas of public health can be advantageous.


  • Several years of nursing experience, particularly in community health or public health settings.

  • Experience in program management, health education, and epidemiology is highly valued.


  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of public health principles.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with diverse populations.

  • Ability to manage and analyze health data.

  • Proficiency in using healthcare software and electronic health records (EHR).

Personal Attributes:

  • Compassionate and patient-focused with a strong commitment to public health.

  • Strong organizational and leadership abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of different communities.

Technical Abilities:

  • Familiarity with health promotion techniques and educational strategies.

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal public health regulations and guidelines.

  • Ability to conduct and interpret epidemiological research.

Additional Considerations

Field Work:

  • Willingness to travel and conduct fieldwork in various community settings.

  • Flexibility to respond to public health emergencies and provide on-site support.

Continuous Learning:

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated with the latest public health trends and practices.

  • Participation in workshops, conferences, and training programs.

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