Tuberculosis Program Field Nurse - Public Health in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
Sunbelt Nursing - RN - Other Contract 09/18 Apply

Location: Downtown Chicago, IL

Job Type: Full-Time (52-Week Contract)

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Weekly Hours: 40 hours

About Us: Join our TB Program and make a meaningful impact on your community's health. As the local Tuberculosis (TB) authority, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to TB patients, especially in communities facing healthcare disparities. Our team of nurses plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being of our patients through case management and patient education.


  • Conduct field visits (up to 75% of the time) using assigned fleet vehicles or your own car if preferred, to meet patients at home, work, healthcare facilities, or other locations.
  • Perform timely in-person patient assessments.
  • Educate patients on TB and its treatment, offering guidance on medication adherence.
  • Monitor medication dosages and ensure a sufficient supply of necessary medications.
  • Administer directly observed therapy (DOT) for infants and young children.
  • Provide video DOT (vDOT) for designated individuals undergoing TB treatment.
  • Maintain regular contact with patients, assessing adherence and monitoring medication side effects, with in-person meetings whenever possible.
  • Conduct TB skin tests (TSTs) and administer intramuscular injections of anti-TB medication for certain multi-drug resistant TB cases.
  • Record clinical treatment and laboratory data in the case reporting database (INEDSS) and program records.
  • Collaborate with community healthcare providers to coordinate patient care.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing OR an approved foreign credential evaluation supplemented by at least one year of public health nursing experience.

If you're passionate about making a positive impact on the health of your community and meet the qualifications above, we invite you to join our dedicated team. Apply today to be a part of our mission to combat tuberculosis and promote better healthcare for all.

Qualified applicants will be contacted with additional information and a request to interview for the role.

For more information, contact [email protected]
Carly Brown
National Healthcare Consultant
[email protected]

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