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Job Title: Public Health Nurse II, Part-Time (NFP)
Job Number: IRC15292
Organization: Clark County
Posted: 5/7/2018
Type: Part-time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Vancouver,  WA    USA
Compensation: $28.37- $34.55 per hour
Position Description: Job ID: IRC15292 Company Name: Clark County Location: Vancouver, WA First Review: 05/18/18, then open until filled


CLARK COUNTY’S Public Health – NFP Program, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II, PART-TIME, that will provide public health nursing services in Cowlitz County, WA, to pregnant and postpartum women and their families enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. The nurse will be stationed/housed in Cowlitz County.

HOW TO APPLY: An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: resources/before-you-apply.

THE JOB This 0.6 FTE position will work 24 hours per week and provide public health nursing services in Cowlitz County, WA, to pregnant and postpartum women and their families enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. The nurse will be stationed/housed in Cowlitz County.

NFP is a strengths-based, client-driven home visiting model. Typical responsibilities include providing services to a caseload of 13-15 families including, but not limited to, home visits, planning/implementing nursing case conferences and care plans, and acting as an advocate with community agencies. Additional responsibilities include 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. Home visitors should be able to work an occasionally flexible schedule which may include some evening and weekends as client’s needs and home visitor’s discretion dictate. The first year of NFP training will include one out-of-state training session. In the event of a disaster, Public Health is considered a first responder and public health nurses may be asked to respond accordingly.

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.

This position is represented and requires membership in Local 335 – LIUNA (Health Care Division, Laborers International Union, AFL- CIO). Initiation fees and membership dues will be deducted from employee pay.

*Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the NFP website for additional information.


Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package including: • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance • Paid Days Off • Deferred Compensation (457 Plan) • Retirement through Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is required* • Employee Assistance Program • 10 Paid Holidays • Flexible Spending • Life Insurance • Supplemental Life Insurance • Long-Term Disability

Project positions are not eligible for Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts

*All Clark County employees must participate in the WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS). Employee contributions begin the first day of work. Current contribution rates are 5% to 7.38% of gross pay, depending on plan choice.

For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site here:

It is the general policy of the County to start employees in the lower or middle sections of the salary range.

Qualifications: 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.

• BSN required. • Current RN license (in good standing) required. • Current CPR certification required. • Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred. • Home visiting experience preferred. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Basic computer skills. • Bi-Lingual Spanish language skills preferred. • Valid driver’s license and insured automobile required. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends (per agency requirements). • Able to travel by air to Denver, CO for all face-to-face education sessions. • New graduates will be considered if the candidate had a practicum that included Maternal Child Health, preferably in a public health setting. • Current Washington State RN license and valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment to the position. • Finalist for the position must submit to a criminal background check, as required by RCW 43.43.830.

Knowledge of: principles of public health nursing including professional nursing principles and concepts; normal and abnormal patterns of growth and development; symptoms, treatment and control of disease processes; human anatomy and physiology; medical record keeping and report writing.

Ability to: use nursing judgment and knowledge; establish interpersonal relationships with women and families from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; deal courteously and tactfully with patients, co-workers, and the public; work effectively with multiple culturally diverse communities and populations; evaluate and assess health and program care needs; coordinate services and direct clients and families in self-help; write clear reports and maintain accurate records; in cases of emergency, respond to activation during working or non-working hours and will participate in ongoing training for emergency preparedness.

Other Necessary Qualifications: • Must be able to respond to public health emergencies or exercises at any time. • Must be available to occasionally work evenings and/or weekends. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation. Evidence of valid driver’s license and certified copy of current driving record (CCDR) are required at time of hire. • The applicant who is selected for this position must comply with the Department’s immunity policy and pass respiratory mask fit-testing and qualify for the use of standard Department respiratory masks within 2 months 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.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at resources/documents

Closing Date: 8/7/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Human Resources,  Public Health Nurse II, Part-Time (NFP)
Contact Location: 1300 Franklin St

Vancouver   WA  98660
Contact Location: 1300 Franklin St
  Vancouver   WA  98660
Contact Phone: 360-397-2456 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: resources/before-you-apply.

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