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Public Health Nurse (Spanish-Speaking)

The Putnam County Department of Health is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Public Health Nurse (Spanish-Speaking).

This is a Competitive position under New York State Civil Service Law. Per NYS Civil Service Law any appointment to this position will be made on a Provisional basis, pending the future administration of a Civil Service examination. Apply for the civil service examination on a continuing basis here

This is professional nursing work involving assessment of health needs, development of plan of care, and provision of health/wellness education for individuals and families. Responsibilities include periodic re-evaluation of individual and family as well as support of community nursing needs. Work may be performed at patients’ homes or in clinic settings. Special work duty outside of normal work hours (such as on holidays or weekends) may be required. Work is performed under general supervision of higher level Health Department staff. Additionally, this position requires the ability to speak, write and understand Spanish as well as English. Performs related work as required.


  • Performs complete physical assessment by careful interviewing and use of nursing skills such as checking blood pressure, auscultation of lungs and heart;
  • Performs skilled nursing care and prescribed treatments to patients in their homes and clinics and demonstrates nursing care to patients and families;
  • Coordinates plans for service with Registered Professional Nurses, nutritionists, social workers, physicians and other professional workers concerned with individual and family health care;
  • Provides health and wellness education for to individuals and families; 
  • Counsels, guides and teaches individuals and families towards self-help in recognition and solution of physical, emotional and environmental health problems;
  • Provides nursing services in clinics, immunization, blood pressure screening and monitoring, flu vaccines, chest and other special clinics;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


  1. Possession of a license and current registration issued by New York State to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse at the time of appointment.
  2. Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
  3. Fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, writing and translating Spanish and English.

* Per New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), Title 10, Part 11, §11.41

SALARY RANGE: $68,453 - $83,981 per year

SCHEDULE: Full-time, Monday-Friday


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Department of Health
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC PHN SS
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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