Position Detail

Community Health Nurse Drug Overdose Prevention Coordinator

This position will start under the leadership and tutelage of a Community Health Supervisor to ensure complete understanding of the OPIOID program, partners, present initiatives and objectives of current opioid grants.


  • Implement and administer all objectives of the Drug Overdose Grant
  • Complete successful training in the Core Competency Areas for Violence and Injury Prevention Professionalsas defined by the Safe States Alliance/SAVIR National Training Initiative.
  • Become a member of Safe States Alliance
  • Attend local and state opioid coalitions meetings
  • Become a committee member within the state opioid coalition
  • Provide accurate documentation, reporting and data collection
  • Possess clear communication skills
  • Work closely with key community addiction, mental health, law and first responder partners
  • Able to work independently following instruction
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Assesses health status of individuals, families and communities
  • Identifies key health determinants and their effect on health outcomes.
  • Effectively communicates with colleagues, community partners and stakeholders
  • Applies ethical standards, upholds professional boundaries, and confidentiality while promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of the population served
  • Recognizes individual and organizational responsibilities within the context of the Essential Public Health Services
  • Tolerates ambiguity; exhibits creativity and flexibility through times of change
  • Ability to contribute to the evaluation and improvement of policies, programs and services


Basic requirements:


  • Be in possession of an Ohio license to practice as a Registered Nurse (Section 4723.01 of Ohio Revised Code); Bachelor Degree from an accredited school of nursing (preferred) or six months experience in public health nursing or equivalent nursing experience
  • Proficient in verbal and grammatical skills
  • Basic computer skills including Excel, Access, and Word
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license for the State of Ohio and proof of car insurance.
  • Current complete immunization record, BLS for healthcare provider certification


Work Schedule:
Full Time, 40 hours/week. Typical hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Variable, evening and weekend hours as needed


Physical Requirements:

Be able to lift objects up to 40 (40) pounds.



Lorain County Public Health offers a variety of benefits to its employees which include: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Vacation and sick time are accrued for time worked.

Contact Information:
All applicants must apply online at https://employment.loraincountyhealth.com/. For general questions and/or a copy of the ODH Drug Overdose Grant contact: Cindy Modie or Pamela Weiland, at 440.322.6367, or cmodie@loraincountyhealth.com or pweiland@loraincountyhealth.com

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F