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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 and send ALL requested documents to careers@nwhealth.org.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has a school based social work position available providing individual and group mental health services to youth in Gaylord. This position is 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.

Application instructions
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) completed HDNW application, and (4) copy of their professional license to careers@nwhealth.org. All four items must be submitted.

This challenging and rewarding position works mainly with pregnant women and families with young children providing assessment, education, and support. Public Health Nurses conduct home visits, WIC & Immunization clinics and are involved with their community at large. Additionally, this position would include other education and support services to our adult and aging community.

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, and (3) completed HDNW 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 May 22, 2020 will receive first consideration.


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

Download the complete Benefit Summary


Student Internship Opportunities

Please Note: Due to our ongoing response to the Covid19 pandemic, we are not able to accept requests for nursing or medical school internships at this time.

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.