The Public Health Nurse supports various health department efforts to improve vaccination rates, health equity, and public health outcomes in Washington and Northern Orange Counties. The nurse will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of district colleagues and community partners to identify immunization gaps and disparities in underserved populations through a health equity lens. The work will focus on both child and adult vaccinations and will entail working on systems-level quality improvement projects with providers to help protect Vermonters against vaccine-preventable diseases. This is not a patient care position. As part of the Vermont Department of Health, the Barre District Office is among the largest of 12 local health offices in Vermont. Located in downtown Barre, we strive to offer a dynamic, supportive, professionally challenging, healthy, and vibrant workplace where employees can learn, perform, and thrive as public health professionals. The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department’s diversity and commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect, acceptance, and equal opportunity. Examples of this may include a commitment to working with people from various backgrounds and cultures, including individuals with limited English proficiency and demonstrating the ability to promote and support diversity and cultural competency. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. To learn more about public health nursing, visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/systems/health-professionals/public-health-nursing.
DIVISION OF LOCAL HEALTH – WHO WE ARE: The Division of Local Health’s vision and mission is to preserve and improve the equitable social, economic, and environmental conditions necessary to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all, thus ensuring healthy Vermonters and healthy communities. To this end, the Division of Local Health is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment that respects and celebrates every person’s strength, assets, and values. The Division of Local Health is committed to leading organizational change efforts that address avoidable inequities and injustices as we work towards the elimination of health and health care disparities.
TELEWORK: The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.
MISSION & VISION: The Department of Health’s mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are: • Effective and integrated public health programs. • Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs. • Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support. • A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public’s health. • A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters. • Health equity for all Vermonters.
CULTURE & VALUES: The Department of Health’s culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by a passion for the mission. We are committed to these values: • Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking. • Open and transparent leadership. • Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence. • Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch. • Wellness and work-life balance.