Look at postings in your state and local public health departments to see what is out there. It is common to find positions in prison/jail/psyche institutions, communicable disease prevention and tracking, environmental health, for children with special needs programs, and also the Nurse Family Partnership- an evidence based program where an at risk mom is followed during pregnancy through the child's infancy. Another common role is nursing home surveyor. You can also see the salary range- often public health departments struggle with funding and this is reflected in the nursing salaries.
As mentioned in the previous post, many health departments are moving away from providing direct patient care. See this link for the core functions and responsibility of public health agencies which will give you an idea of skills that you might want to develop for this career area. http://www.astho.org/Public-Policy/F...Public-Health/
If you are interested in epidemiology, policy, and implementing strategies that improve the well being of a community of people, public health could be for you. The focus is population rather than individual based.
However, if you don't like paperwork- and are involved in direct patient care, I don't know of any setting where this is avoidable. The role that I had in public health required some case management and yes lots of paperwork. In more senior public health roles, you will be attached to your email and these require writing reports, political savvy and soft skills.