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Job Title: Public Health Nurse II, Infectious Disease Program
Job Number: IRC15174
Organization: Clark County
Posted: 11/20/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Vancouver,  WA    USA
Compensation: $27.76 - $33.81 per hour
Position Description: Job ID: IRC15174 Company Name: Clark County Location: Vancouver, WA Close: open until filled

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II, INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROGRAM

CLARK COUNTY’S Public Health located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a Public Health Nurse II that supports the Communicable Disease & Tuberculosis (TB) services unit within the Clark County Public Health Infectious Disease Program.

HOW TO APPLY: For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.clark.wa.gov/human- resources/before-you-apply IRC15174

Applications will be accepted until an adequate number of applications are received or the position is filled. This recruitment may be closed at any time after the first review date.

THE JOB This position supports the Communicable Disease & Tuberculosis (TB) services unit within the Clark County Public Health Infectious Disease Program. This unit is responsible for the investigation, prevention and control of communicable diseases in Clark County, provides rapid response to disease outbreaks, including case investigation, TB case management, response and implementation of preventive measures to control disease spread in the community. Services are provided at a variety of locations, such as over the phone, client homes and other community locations according to protocols and under the oversight of the Program Manager and the Health Officer. The position emphasizes health promotion and prevention of health problems. Activities may be focused on the individual, the community, or the systems level, depending on how the issue may best be addressed. Public Health Nurses often work with people of diverse cultures, ethnicity and sexual orientations. This is a represented union position that reports directly to the Infectious Disease Program Manager.

Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the public health mission of the department; providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all department clients; honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents; participating in department training; and striving for personal excellence in public health work.

This position is represented and requires membership in Local 335 – LIUNA (Health Care Division, Laborers International Union of North America). Initiation fee and membership dues will be deducted from employee pay.

SALARY $27.76 - $33.81 per hour

Qualifications: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university; and current Washington State RN license. 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 may be required at the time of hire; and (2) two years of increasingly responsible work experience, preferably in public health, that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the position.

Knowledge of: • Key components of cultural competency; awareness of differences, attitude to examine believes and values, knowledge of differences and skills to effectively and appropriately work across cultures. • Core competencies for Public Health Professionals and able to use them in identifying professional growth opportunities. Ability to: • Express ideas effectively both orally and in writing and maintain accurate records. • Recognize and address discrimination, stereotypes and stigmas in the work place. • Effectively use a personal computer, Microsoft Office software, email, and internet to accomplish job functions. • Effectively and respectfully work with persons from diverse backgrounds including; age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, physical characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, health status, genetic predisposition, political belief, mental or physical ability. • Identify the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of Public Health services. • Research and implement approaches to address problems that take into account cultural differences. • Recognize features of personal behavior which are affected by culture.

Skills: • Apply understanding and knowledge of cultural differences and similarities when working with diverse populations.

Other Necessary Qualifications: • Must be able to respond to public health emergencies or exercises at any time, except while on scheduled vacation or other leave. In addition, leaves may be cancelled under public health emergencies. • Must protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal law. • Must adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines, including but not limited to timely completion of mandatory trainings. • Possess a valid driver’s license, insurance and has access to reliable transportation. • Must adhere to the Department employee immunity policy and provide documents as requested. • Must successfully pass criminal background check as required by RCW 43.43.830. • Pass respiratory mask fit-testing and qualify for the use of standard Department respiratory masks within 2 months.

Evidence of valid driver's license and certified copy of current driving record (CCDR) are required at time of hire.

Organization Description: THE COUNTY Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 436,000 residents, the county provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for about 1600 people. Clark County’s structure is complex, with 18 elected officials, 13 regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, county employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax.

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.

Closing Date: 2/20/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Human Resources,  Public Health Nurse II, Infectious Disease Program
Contact Location: 1300 Franklin St

Vancouver   WA  98660
USA
Contact Location: 1300 Franklin St
 
  Vancouver   WA  98660
  USA
Contact Phone: 360-397-2456 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: judy.crooks@clark.wa.gov
Web Address: www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/before-you-apply
How to Apply: For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.clark.wa.gov/human- resources/before-you-apply IRC15174

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