Public Health Nurse I

Public Health Nurse I
Bureau of Health Protection
Immunization ProgramNumber of Positions: 1

This position is open to current BIDDERS from 37-Nurses Association AND the PUBLIC including current city employees in other unions or non-union positions.  Only current city employees covered under the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with 37-Nurses Association are considered BIDDERS, these individuals are eligible to bid. Qualified BIDDERS who properly submit a bid will receive preference over any non-bidders.

BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: AND

1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”

2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)

3. Select your correct bargaining unit


MISSION:  The mission of the Chicago Department of Public Health is to work with communities and partners to create an equitable, safe, resilient and Healthy Chicago


As an essential member of the Immunization Program, the Public Health Nurse I will provide immunizations at vaccination events/sites throughout the City of Chicago, including schools, park districts, childcare sites, shelters, and WIC sites.


·         Coordinates mobile vaccination events with site contact to streamline service provision, which includes site assessment, set-up and flow of activities during event.

·         Reviews and follows medical standing orders for vaccine administration, Emergency Procedures, and the administering of emergency response drugs.

·         Screens clients’ immunization history for vaccines needed and administers them in accordance with CDPH guidelines.

·         Inputs client information and vaccine information into electronic medical record (i.e., VCMS or I-CARE- the state immunization registry).

·         Provides current information to parents/guardians/client about immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases.

·         Transports biological, sharps, and other required supplies to mobile sites in a safe and secure manner.

·         Assists with reminder/recall notification efforts.

·         Assists with outreach activities such as calling schools and daycares during low immunization activities.

·         Conducts monthly physical inventory of all vaccines in stock and follows vaccine handling and storage standards.

·         Completes and submits required reports as requested.

·         Perform duties as required.

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location:         WSCDC – Immunization Program

                           2160 W. Ogden Ave.

                           Chicago, IL  60612

Days:                 Monday – Friday

Hours:               8:00am to 4:00pm

Location:        UpTown Immunization Clinic

                        845 W. Wilson 2nd Floor

                        Chicago, IL 60640

Days:               Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8:00am to 4:00pm)

Hours              Tuesday and Thursday (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Location:         Greater Lawn Immunization Clinic                            

                         4150 W. 55th Street

          Chicago, IL 60632

Days:               Monday – Friday

Hours:               8:00am to 4:00pm

Location:        Lower West Immunization Clinic

         1713 S. Ashland Ave.

         Chicago, IL 60608    


Days:              Thursday – Friday

Hours:            8:00am to 4:00pm

** Some additional hours may be required in case of a public health emergency.

** Staff might need to rotate sites depending on the amount of patient appointments.



Education and Training

§  Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse, supplemented by two years of work experience in ambulatory care nursing,

§  OR a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited National League for Nursing (NLN) program with a license to practice as a Registered Nurse.

§  Applicants must possess a valid State of Illinois Registered Nurse license at the time of employment.
NOTE: Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree, eligible for licensure, may be hired but must obtain license within the first six months of employment. Persons hired but failing to gain licensure within six months of appointment shall be discharged.


§  A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is preferred

§  Permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured, including a clause specifically ensuring the City of Chicago from accident liability is preferred

§  Previous work experience in the field of immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases.

§  Previous work experience presenting information in various formats to children, teenagers, and adults.

§  Bilingual Spanish Preferred

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

§  Knowledge of nursing theories and practices for the treatment of patients. Knowledge of the practices and principles of public health nursing. Knowledge of resources and services provided by community health and social service agencies. Knowledge of public health issues and trends. Knowledge of departmental nursing protocols and policies.

§  Ability to conduct health assessments. Ability to organize a caseload and complete work assignments in a timely manner. Ability to administer medications and provide nursing care. Ability to explain treatment plans to patients. Ability to prepare patients’ medical records and to follow prescribed medical orders. Ability to work effectively with medical staff, patients and families of patients. Ability to access multi-level facilities.

§  Skill in the application of public health nursing practices. Skill in administering nursing care plans. Good interpersonal skills. Good oral and written communication skills.

§  Physical Requirements. Ability to frequently lift and carry portable medical equipment needed to conduct physical exams in the field.

§  Working Conditions. Inside: Clinic environment. Outside: Exposure to unfavorable atmospheric conditions or extreme temperatures.

§  Equipment. Standard medical/health equipment including but not limited to stethoscopes, portable scales, thermometers, and related medical instruments. Standard office equipment.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

      City of Chicago                                        

Brandon Johnson, Mayor                                              


Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 9/1/2023