Job Opportunity - Director of Nursing

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 policy, manage grants, provide oversight for clinical services, oversee and develop community health initiatives, and perform other duties as required. This position will also work directly with patients in vaccine administration, phlebotomy, patient education, and other public health nursing duties.


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

Salary is commensurate with education and experience


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
  • Bachelor’s 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s 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


FREE Lipid Screenings Throughout February!



 “Love Your Heart”

The Highland County Health Department is offering FREE Lipid Profile screens throughout the month of February in honor of National Heart Health Month. This screening is incredibly important in assessing if someone is at risk for heart disease. 

Did you know?

  • Every year in the United States, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women
  • Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually
  • Having high LDL (bad) cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart disease

FREE Lipid Profile screens will be available throughout the month of February to residents of Highland County who are 45 years or older.  This screening requires that you fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for 12 hours before the test.  For more information or to schedule your FREE screening, contact us at the Highland County Health Department (937)393-1941.



PRESS RELEASE: Gatlinburg Wildfire Donations

The Highland County Health Department and Highland County Emergency Management Agency are currently accepting donations for those displaced by the fires in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas in Tennessee. Items needed are personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products) and cases of water.

Our local truck will be leaving Friday night, so donations will be accepted in the office until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Our office hours for drop off are Wednesday, November 30 until 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 1 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Friday, December 2 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Additionally, immediate monetary donations of $10 can be made to the American Red Cross by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999. Cash or check donations by mail can be made by visiting A donation form from the website must be sent if sending donation by mail.

Give us a call at (937)393-1941 for any questions. We appreciate all donations during this difficult time.