Job Opening: Director Of Nursing

Job Opening: Director of Nursing 

Highland County Health Department


Position Description: The Highland County Health Department is accepting applications for the Director of our Public Health Nursing Division.  This leadership level position will: supervise day-to-day operations of the Public Health Nursing Division, assist in budget preparation, develop policies, manage grants, provide oversight for clinical services, oversee and develop community health initiatives, provide direct patient care, and perform other duties as required.   This position will work directly with patients in vaccine administration, phlebotomy, patient education, and other public health nursing duties.


Approved Salary Range: $49,400 to $59,283


Hours: Full-time, Exempt (38 hours per week /76 hours per pay) 

Estimated 50% time in direct patient care, 50% time in management / leadership.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Benefits: Paid holidays; paid vacation (based on time in public service); paid sick leave; paid personal leave; health insurance; dental insurance


Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed registered nurse, Bachelors of Science in Nursing (or related bachelor’s degree), Minimum of three (3) years nursing experience required, Valid driver’s license/insurance, Current CPR/AED certification (or ability to get in first 6 months)

Must be very comfortable with Microsoft Excel, Word, and the use of technology.


Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field, Prior experience in supervisory roles, Experience in public health settings, Experience with childhood and adult immunization recommendations/requirements, Experience in grant writing and management


Send Resume to: 

Jared Warner, Health Commissioner, Highland County Health Department, 

1487 North High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro, OH 45133



Back to School Event

The Highland County Health Department is partnering with Job and Family Services (JFS) to hold a back to school event for Highland County residents.  Any child ages 3-18 who lives in Highland County and is attending school in 2018-2019 may be eligible for a $150.00 voucher to Walmart.  This funding is available through a JFS grant.  

The event takes place on July 30 and 31, 1pm to 6pm, each day, at the Southern State Patriot Center.  

Financial eligibility applies, and applicants must pre-register before the event.  See the attached application form for complete rules and requirements.  

Hepatitis A Information - Highland County Health Department

Hepatitis A Virus - Information Release from the Highland County Health Department




The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of Hepatitis A after seeing a large increase in cases related to several risk factors.  In Ohio, 79 cases of this outbreak have been reported so far in 2018, which is almost double the number of Ohio cases in all of 2017.  Several neighboring states are also seeing significant increases in Hepatitis A.  


Highland County has not seen any increases in Hepatitis A cases associated with this current statewide outbreak.  We have seen some regional increases in Hepatitis A cases, and we are close to several other rural counties that have been impacted.  The information included in this packet provides an overview of the Hepatitis A virus, its risk factors, who is at risk for significant health impact if they get sick, and how someone can protect themselves.  Our hope is that providing this information now will better prepare our community in the event that we are affected by this statewide community outbreak.


Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, light-colored stools and jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin). People with hepatitis A can experience mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. 


This disease is preventable with a vaccine. The Highland County Health Department provides Hepatitis A vaccine, as do many local pharmacies. If someone is uninsured or underinsured, the health department can offer a discounted vaccine through a state program. 


With questions about this outbreak, the vaccine, or other related issues, please call the Highland County Health Department Nursing Division at (937) 393-1941.  






Jared Warner, MEM, RS

Health Commissioner

Highland County Health Department


Hep A ODH Release

Hep A Handwashing Poster

Hep A Infographic

Hep A - CDC Info