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Health Department of Northwest Michigan's team is made up of nurses, community health coordinators, sanitarians, accountants, data management analysts, mental health professionals, nurse practitioners, public health techs, administrative professionals, and more. Our team is dedicated to promoting well-being, preventing disease and protecting the environment in the communities in which we live, work and play.

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If you are ready to make an impact, check out our open positions below:

Health Department of Northwest Michigan has school based Social Worker / Mental Health Provider positions available providing individual and group mental health services to youth in Charlevoix, Boyne Falls, Boyne City, Ellsworth, Gaylord, and Harbor Springs. These positions are full time during the school year, September through June, with minimal days during the summer.

Current license to practice as a LMSW or LPC is required; LLMSW will be considered. Experience with electronic medical records and mental health billing is preferred.

We offer competitive wages ($43,896.32 - $61,318.00) generous time off, and an excellent benefit package. If you're a provider who enjoys working with children and adolescents as a team member in an independent, integrated care setting, we want to talk with you.

To receive full consideration, interested and qualified applicants should send their (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) completed HDNW application to careers@nwhealth.org.

This challenging and rewarding position works with pregnant women and families with young children. Public Health Nurses conduct WIC & Immunization clinics and are involved with their community at large. Nursing experience in pediatrics, obstetrics or community health nursing is preferred, but not required. Applicants must hold a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. A BSN degree is preferred. A valid driver's license and automobile insurance are also required.

We offer day schedules (occasional evenings) with no weekends or holidays, competitive wages, generous time off, and an excellent benefit plan. If you are interested in nursing that focuses on education and making a difference in the lives of families, we want to talk with you.

Application instructions: Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) completed HDNW job application, and (4) copy of their nursing license to careers@nwhealth.org. All four items must be submitted. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Application materials received by February 11, 2020 will receive first consideration.

An exciting, .85 FTE Community Health Coordinator position is available with the Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region (CHIR) Please visit https://northernmichiganchir.org/about/nmchir/ for more information on CHIR.

The Community Health Coordinator is responsible for helping to build healthier communities through collaboration and system change, project management, and communications, including strategic planning and grant writing. This position supports operations throughout the entire 10 county CHIR geographic region. It requires autonomy, initiative, strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational development skills, problem solving, and creativity.

Education
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Social Work or a related field is required; Master degree and/or Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.

Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively more responsible experience and diverse public health, health education, grant coordination or related experience is required.

This position offers a day schedule (occasional evenings) with no weekends or holidays, competitive wages, generous time off, and an excellent benefit plan.

Application instructions
Qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) job application and (4) copy of academic transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) for consideration to careers@nwhealth.org.

This position will remain open until filled, with first priority given to applications received by February 21, 2020.

An exciting, full time Community Health Coordinator position is available with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan.

The Community Health Coordinator is responsible for helping to build healthier communities through project management and communications, including strategic planning and grant writing. Duties include media relations, public information, and crisis communications. This position supports operations throughout the four county geographic area we cover. It requires autonomy, initiative, strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational development skills, problem solving, and creativity.

Education
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Social Work or a related field is required; Master degree and/or Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.

Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively more responsible experience and diverse public health, health education, grant coordination or related experience is required.

This position offers a day schedule (occasional evenings) with no weekends or holidays, competitive wages, generous time off, and an excellent benefit plan.

Application instructions
Qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) job application and (4) copy of academic transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) for consideration to careers@nwhealth.org.

This position will remain open until filled, with first priority given to applications received by February 21, 2020.


Employee Benefits

Our full-time staff have:
  • Insurance
  • Health Care Savings Account
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) Days
  • Paid Bereavement
  • Retirement (Employer match %)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program

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Student Internship Opportunities

Students seeking an Observation Experience that equates to 1 week or less of observation with a HDNW employee in a clinic or in the field should send an email to PHExperience@nwhealth.org outlining their request.

Students seeking an Internship for 1 or 2 semesters must complete the Student Observation/Internship Request Form and provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Course syllabus, if applicable
  • Specified course requirements, if applicable

Please send required documents and any questions to PHExperience@nwhealth.org. This email is monitored regularly and an HDNW staff member will follow-up with you as soon as possible.