Nurse, Public Health

Hennepin County
Full Time $74,950 - $113,289 Per year MN Hennepin County Human Services, 525 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States


The Long Term Services and Supports service area within Health and Human Services has openings for Public Health Nurse positions in Initial Assessments and Annual Assessments. The Public Health Nurses will work in an interdisciplinary team of public health nurses, social workers, and case management assistants. They will complete Long Term Services and Supports MnCHOICES assessments that are person-centered, and strength and needs based. They will utilize the MnCHOICES tool to determine eligibility, level of care and service needs, and provide access to Medicaid waiver and state programs. These programs serve frail seniors, and individuals with brain injury, mental health, complex medical, developmental, and physical disabilities.

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the  page.

Location and hours:
These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site at community locations within Hennepin County and remote as job duties require. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.   

New employees who are hired into hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.  

About these position types:
These are full-time, benefit earning positions.
These positions are internally classified as a Nurse, Public Health.
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In these positions, you will:     

  • Conduct person-centered comprehensive social/health/medical/psych initial or annual assessments.
  • Complete referrals and transfers for service planning and for crisis intervention services. 
  • Determine applicants' risk of institutional care and their Level of Care according to state and federal criteria.
  • Analyze assessed data and assist applicants in identifying relevant goals along with specific supports that will enhance a person's ability to meet goals.
  • Coordinate access to Medicaid Waiver programs and Medical Assistance Home Care services.
Need to have:
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the state of Minnesota.
  • Certification as a Public Health Nurse by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. 
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and six months or more of full-time equivalent work experience in providing home and community-based services.
  • A valid driver's license and/or daily access to reliable transportation to travel within Hennepin County work sites. 
Nice to have: 
  • Experience:
    • Working with individuals who have complex medical needs, serious and persistent mental illness, or developmental delays and the services and networks that serve them.
    • Coordinating access to Medicaid Waiver programs and Medical Assistant Home Care services.
    • Providing case management.
    • With home and community-based work.
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. 
    • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with clients, staff, and the public.
    • Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services.
    • Work both independently and collaboratively as an effective team member.
About the department:
Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at  (login as a guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Your future. Made here.
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. 

This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or a criminal background check.

If you have any questions, please contact: 
Talent Acquisition Division
Hennepin County Human Resources Department