Position Title: Public Health Nurse - Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

RN: Annual: $64,708.80
BSN: Annual: $65,020.80
MSN: Annual: $65,332.80

How to Apply:

NOTE: Nurses with an MSN receive an additional 15¢ per hour (Official college transcript must be submitted for verification).

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in nursing and one (1) years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting and or mental health/behavioral nursing, or employed by the Allegheny County Health Department as a Public Health Nurse.


Any acceptable equivalent combination of experience and training which affords the applicant the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


License Requirement

Possession of a license as a registered nurse as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners and in good standing. In addition, must be currently certified to perform CPR.

Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license and use of an automobile during working hours. You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the various worksites throughout Allegheny County. You will be required to travel.

If hired, the NFP Nurse will be required to sign a training reimbursement agreement which requires an employee to pay back a pro-rated amount for the cost of the training if an employee voluntarily or involuntarily separates employment from the County within two years of completion of the NFP training program.

Education & School Transcripts

If you are claiming education to meet minimum requirements or as a part of your application, including supplemental questions, you must submit or attach a copy of your official college transcripts for your claim to be accepted. Unofficial Transcripts will not be accepted. 

Condition of Employment

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status.

Child Protection Clearances (formerly “Act 153 Clearances”)

The following clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check (PATCH)
  • FBI Criminal Record Check, from fingerprinting
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance (PACA)


Employees will be reimbursed for costs of clearances upon start of the position.

Failure to complete the required clearances will result in termination as these clearances/credentials are a requirement of the position

Employment Type

  • Full-Time, Associate Level.
  • This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Relevant Experience

You will receive a score based on the experience you report on your application for employment. It is therefore important that you provide complete and accurate information. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower than deserved score or disqualification. Call our Office of Human Resource Management if you have any questions.

Who is Eligible

Applications will be accepted from certified Merit System employees of the Allegheny County Health Department and outside candidates who possess the experience and training listed in this announcement and who are capable of performing the duties of this position.


  • Minimum Requirements & Education: 60%
  • Experience & Training: 40%

Allegheny County Civil Service Employees (Non-ACHD)

Regular or probationary employees of County Departments currently in this classification, hired under a State Civil Service System, who apply for this position will not be considered as Open Competitive applicants. Those employees selected for transfer to the Allegheny County Health Department will be considered to have resigned their Civil Service status from the Department in which they are currently working and will be required to complete a probationary period with the Health Department.

This announcement may be modified, amended or canceled by the Allegheny County Health Department at any time.


To establish open competitive and promotional eligible lists for use in making merit system appointments in the Allegheny County Health Department. The list will contain the names of successful candidates ranked in the order of final earned ratings. The list will be in effect for one (1) year unless previously exhausted or superseded.

In the ranking, open competitive applicants qualifying for Veteran’s Preference receive an additional ten points on the final earned rating. Form DD-214 must be attached to the application form for consideration for Veteran’s Preference. Determination of Veteran’s Preference is made in accordance with State Civil Service Policy.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, then proof of eligibility; DD-214 Form or other comparable military document must be submitted for initial claim. The document must show dates of entry and separation and character of service.

Credit for a degree or college coursework can only be accepted from an official transcript submitted directly from the college or university to Allegheny C0unty Health Department.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Summary:

This is advanced, complex and independent professional public health nursing work in the community.

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Partnership Program. NFP Nurses are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice, adherence to the Nurse Family Partnership model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of Nurse Family Partnership and of the Health Department. NFP Nurse will assist with guiding new staff in the Nurse Family Partnership Program. Work is performed independently with guidance and/or advice from a NFP Nurse Supervisor who observes work performed, how well the nurse handles unusual or complex problems, and reviews records and reports.

All employees with the Allegheny County Health Department may be required to respond to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.

Hours of work generally fall between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday with potential for occasional evening & weekend hours in the event of a public health emergency.


Fringe Benefits

~ Paid holidays, personal days, vacation and sick leave benefits, medical coverage and dental benefits, a retirement plan, life insurance and a deferred compensation plan after eligibility requirements have been met.

Perks Working for ACHD

~ Professional growth through training opportunities (CPR, First AID, Public Health Preparedness, Dignity and Respect, Points of Dispensing, and more); ability to advance in county system; job security; meaningfulness in daily work derived from public service; eligible for federal loan forgiveness; organizational commitment to ACHD’s mission to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable.


  • Provides and performs home visits in accordance with the Nurse Family Partnership model and guidelines to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Partnership Program.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals, consultations, and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships, utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the Nurse Family Partnership domains.
  • Assists and evaluates women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes and their progress toward meeting the goals and Nurse Family Partnership outcomes
  • Carries a case load of clients.
  • Supports policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of Nurse Family Partnership and the Allegheny County Health Department.
  • Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals. '
  • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals
  • Follows nursing process in implementing Nurse Family Partnership into nursing practice
  • Attends and participate in case conferences, staff meetings, and in review and analysis of the CIS reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Documents appropriately and provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the Nurse Family Partnership CIS.
  • Understands, supports, and coaches others in the Nurse Family Partnership vision, mission and model.
  • Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation.
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the basic principles, practices and techniques of professional community nursing for women and their families.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of public health nursing, their application to specific diseases and their implications of social conditions.
  • Knowledge of the community resources available to persons in need of health and family services and ability to use them.
  • Knowledge of the effects of illness on patients and family and on home environmental conditions.
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite. 


Skill in:

Ability to:

  • Ability to teach basic principles of home nursing care and prevention of disease.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, patients and families.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and provide guidance to other staff or students.
  • Ability to communicate well in writing and verbally with participants, staff and the community.
  • Ability to orient new staff and other personnel to Nurse Family Partnership goals, objectives, nursing practice.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare statistical reports.
  • Ability to work with community groups and organizations.
  • Ability to travel to and from work locations in order to carry out assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to perform CPR.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies. 

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.