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Departments > Human Resources > Public Health Nurse

The City of Bangor is announcing a career opportunity for a full-time Public Health Nurse (PHN), representing the Bangor Public Health and Community Services Department.  The PHN will be responsible for providing nurse visits in Bangor to the homes of prenatal and postpartum parents and children up to the age of 18 or children with special health needs up to the age of 22.  The goal of home visits is to provide promotion of maternal and child health through preventative health assessment, developmental screenings, education and guidance. The PHN will assist with connecting families to needed services in the community and aid in follow through with interventions in their individual plans of care.




Conducts initial and follow-up visits to various program recipients, assessing current family physical, psychological and environmental conditions, rendering professional nursing services, making necessary community referrals and monitoring maternal and child health care, as needed. Will be required to organize and participate in monthly group presentations as needed.


Educates recipient families on health-related matters, including prenatal care, postpartum warning signs, nutrition, child development, hygiene, immunization, sexually transmitted disease, birth control, children’s health and safety, home safety, parenting, safe sleep, postpartum depression, intimate partner violence, and disease recognition and control.


Supervises student nurses during the academic year. Provides education about our services to interdisciplinary partners such as resident physicians from Northern Light Family Medicine and Residency Program and Maine Families home visitors. This may include joint visits that are prearranged with program recipient consent.


Participates in client/family team meetings. Makes presentations at collaborative meetings and community events. Attends pertinent workshops, conferences, and trainings to keep skills current and updated. Obtains CEUs to maintain certifications.


Participates in a weekly support group for postpartum mothers.


Knowledge of routine immunizations. Assistance with annual influenza clinic, COVID-19 clinics and administration of routine immunizations as needed.


Outreach to community partners and providers in Bangor to establish ongoing professional relationships and provide comprehensive resources to clients.


Provides health related education to City employees. Performs related duties, as assigned, in special projects.


Participates in emergency management activities or other public health related duties within the nursing scope based on community needs or communicable disease outbreaks, i.e. Hepatitis A, COVID-19 etc.




Thorough knowledge of the nursing field; baccalaureate degree RN, with at least 1-year specialization in pediatric and maternal health, acquired following graduation from an accredited nursing school and State Certification as a Registered Nurse. Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification preferred or employee willingness to obtain within the first year of employment.


Relevant training and experience in public health and nursing.  


Awareness of the Standards of Practice for public health nursing.


A general understanding of the 10 Essential Public Health Services and proficiency in the 8 Public Health Core Competencies.


Experience working with diverse populations. Understanding of the impact of ACEs and poverty on health of the individual and the community. Knowledge of available community resources and facilities and ability to acquaint recipients with such facilities. Ability to effectively communicate with recipient families in a tactful, courteous and professional and equitable manner.


Ability to effectively communicate with associates and ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others.


Knowledge of and ability to receive certification in CPR, TB testing and Mandated Reporter training.


Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle with valid driver’s license. Must be able to drive in variety of weather and road conditions. Reimbursement for mileage is given for travel to client appointments and work-related travel.


Ability to fulfill all written contract provisions set forth by funders including deliverables, reporting requirements, mandatory drug testing and providing evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, mumps, varicella zoster, rubella, rubeola and TB.  Initial COVID-19 vaccine series completion required per healthcare mandates.



Pay range $32.41 to $43.52 per hour (based on a 37.5 hour/week work week). Benefits for this position include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as a retirement plan with employer contribution; group life insurance, and accrued leave time starting at 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick leave per year.  Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews may be conducted following application review.  A City application is required and available on the City’s website at: .  Resumes and accompanying materials can be submitted during the application process.  Questions can be directed to  Thank you for your interest and time in applying!