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Public Health Nurse - Lead STI Investigator

Position Announcement
Full Time Public Health Nurse - Communicable Disease Lead STI Investigator
Starting Salary: $42,831 
Position Schedule: M-F 8-4:30*
Position Summary
This position is within the Communicable Disease Program as the lead nurse in the sexually transmitted infections program. The lead STI nurse performs complex public health nursing work involving management of overall STI program and individual patient case management of active cases. Follows and assists in development/updating of Standard Operating Guidelines and Procedures for surveillance, case investigation and STI care and treatment. As a subject matter expert and programmatic resource for STIs, provides support to clinical services staff. Provides patient care as it pertains to disease investigations and prevention including: blood draws, urine collection, screening and testing for STIs, and treatment for patients with positive cases. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Shares in other clinic responsibilities as instructed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts investigations and follow-up of reported and suspected cases
  • Conducts investigations of case contacts
  • Oversees collection and reporting of STI data
  • Compiles data, prepares reports, and shares out data with partnering healthcare agencies
  • Interviews and triages patients referred for positive STI results
  • Other communicable disease duties such as food bourn illness investigation, reportable disease outbreaks, investigation, and follow up.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the theory and practice of communicable disease investigation, prevention, and control.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn modern public health theory and practices in communicable disease prevention program administration.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the methods and procedures used in locating, isolating, and reporting cases of communicable diseases.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the means of transmission of various communicable diseases.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn community resources providing services to public health patients.
  • Ability to become progressively adept at performing epidemiological investigations including collection of blood and other specimens and understanding of specific medical orders.
  • Ability to represent the department and program with other agencies.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports and interpret data.
  • Ability to schedule work activities to meet clinic demands.
  • Ability to work with patients from varied socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply state and county policies and other regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other employees, state and local health officials, community organizations, patients, and family members.
Required Qualifications
  • Nursing Degree
  • Illinois Registered Nurse license
  • Ability to occasionally travel throughout McLean County
  • *Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours (typically only during an outbreak)
  • Knowledge and ability to work in a bilingual/bicultural environment
  • Must agree to complete applicable communicable disease training programs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing or above
  • Experience in giving immunizations
  • Experience in communicable diseases
Physical Attributes/Demands
This position requires activities such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing stairs, moving and carrying light objects, operating office equipment, and driving an automobile.
Work Environment
Works mostly in a well-lighted, air-conditioned office. Occasional work in various offsite locations around the county and in a variety of community locations. May have extensive contact with the public. May have contact with persons who may be infected with contagious diseases. work is performed in an office environment and involves exposure to normal, everyday risks that require normal safety precautions typical of offices. Certain immunizations and/or TB skin test may be required. Tobacco free workplace.
Benefits Package
McLean County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Medical Member Rewards Program
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Spending Account (DSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance: Life, Critical Illness and Accident
  • County provided Life Insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF Pension)
  • Paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days, holidays
  • Identity Protection
  • Charitable Giving
  • Discounted Four Seasons Health Club Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
About McLean County Government
McLean County is the largest county by land area in the state of Illinois with a population of over 172,000. McLean County Government is a fast-moving and dynamic workplace established to locally administer Illinois State laws and serve the community in a variety of ways throughout our multitude of departments. With a $97 million operating budget, over 800 employees, and an Aa1 Bond Rating, McLean County Government is positioned to maintain and expand its reputation for excellence in local government.
To learn more about all the services McLean County Government provides the community, please visit A full list of Departments with a description of their function can be located at
How to Apply
Click “Apply Now” at the top of this post. Please include resume and cover letter at time of application.
  • In order to upload your resume, on the application you will see a Resume Upload box. Click on the Select Resume button, then navigate to your resume and click Open. Then click on the green Upload Resume button.
  • In order to upload your cover letter, on the application you will see a Document Upload box. Click on the Select Document button, then navigate to your cover letter and click Open. Then click on the green Upload Document button.
  • All Resume, Cover Letter, and other document uploads must be in one of the following formats: .pdf, .txt, .doc, and .docx. If you are unable to convert your documents to one of these formats, please contact us at 309-888-5110.
If applying through a third party job board, please fill out an application via McLean County Government’s Job Board located at
Confidentiality of your application is maintained upon request.
McLean County Government is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.