Post Date: 02/06/2020
Close Date: 02/21/2020
Public Health Nurse II – Nurse Family Partnership – Part-Time, Cowlitz County
Clark County Public Health is seeking a part-time (32 hours per week) Public Health Nurse for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. This is a home visiting, relationship-based program for low-income pregnant women and teens. Clients enroll during pregnancy and visits continue until the child turns two years old. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the NFP website for additional information: www.nursefamilypartnership.org
The nurse in this position will be stationed in Cowlitz County, and will work out of an office in Longview, Washington.
This position is expected to carry a caseload of 20 or more pregnant and parenting teens. The nurse selected for this position will receive special training in the Nurse Family Partnership model.
This position is represented by Local 335 – LIUNA (Health Care Division, Laborers International Union of North America).
This position will be stationed in Cowlitz County, working out of an office in Longview, Washington.
Start date: Ideally no later than March 4, 2020.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Home visits and implementing the NFP model with fidelity
• Planning/implementing nursing case conferences and care plans
• Monitoring the effectiveness of interventions and modifying care plans as needed
• Linking/referring families to health care and social services
• Educating pregnant and parenting women and families regarding the importance of prenatal care and preventive health measures
• Flexible work schedule that may, on occasion, include evenings and weekends as client’s needs and home visitor’s discretion dictate.
The first month with NFP includes self-study (Unit 1) and a week of out-of-state training (Unit 2).
Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the public health mission of the department; providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all Public Health clients; honoring diversity of all Public Health employees and constituents; participating in Public Health department training; striving for personal excellence in public health work.
In the event of a public health emergency, Public Health is considered a first responder and public health nurses may be asked to respond accordingly.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of increasingly responsible work experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the position. The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. New graduates with passion for public health nursing and maternal-child health population may be considered.
Knowledge of: Principles of public health nursing including professional nursing principles and concepts; Washington State Nurse Practice Act; behavior change models; normal and abnormal patterns of fetal, infant and child growth and development; danger signs of pregnancy and postpartum period; perinatal mood disorder; and medical record keeping.
Ability to: Establish therapeutic relationships with women and families from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; work with multicultural, multi-language and disenfranchised populations; communicate effectively through interpreters; coordinate services with multiple providers and service organizations; accurately and punctually document in the electronic health record interventions and outcomes; develop a plan of care, organize delivery of services, and complete a public health intervention for individuals and families; organize and prioritize multiple program functions including carrying a caseload of 20 pregnant and parenting families; use independent judgment; work courteously and tactfully with difficult, angry or upset clients and work collaboratively and cooperatively with co-workers and the public; seek consultation or collaboration when appropriate; engage coping strategies to manage client caseload effectively; practice within the scope of nursing licensure; obtain a valid Washington license as a registered professional nurse; obtain a valid driver’s license and use personal vehicle for field activities (home visits); provide documentation of immune status to vaccine preventable diseases, and/or participate in the employee immunity program.
HOW TO APPLY:
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:
Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at http://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/documents
If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.
Salary Grade: Local 335.391 ($29.63 - $38.68) per hour
Close Date: 2/21/2020