Public Health hiring registered nurses and healthcare workers

Published 4:39 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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As demand for COVID testing and vaccinations increases, Southwest Public Health District 8-2 is searching for additional registered nurses and healthcare workers, says Charles Ruis, MD, District Health Director, Southwest Health District.

If hired for the temporary positions, qualified registered nurses will be paid $45 an hour and assigned to COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites throughout the 14-county district. They will provide public health nursing services to individuals, including but not limited to, collecting specimens for testing, test processing, immunizations, and discharge education.

Applicants should meet all of the following requirements – must be a licensed RN with an active and unencumbered Georgia license and be certified in CPR. Preference may be given to those applicants that also have supervisory and management experience and/or experience with administering vaccines, specimen collections, shipping, and packaging.

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Southwest Public Health is also hiring dependable healthcare workers for temporary part-time positions (maximum 29 hours/week) at $15 an hour. Workers must have a high school diploma at minimum and would be responsible for these and other duties: register patients, collect and package specimens; provide discharge education; answer phones; greet and assist people as they arrive; conduct data entry.

To apply for these positions or for more information, visit and look for the links on the homepage.