Public Health Nurse Child Care Health Program

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on March 25, 2021
Summary

As member of an interdisciplinary team, this Public Health Nurse (PHN) will provide consultation to child care providers, parents, and community members to promote the health, safety, and emotional well-being of children within early learning programs throughout Seattle and King County. This PHN is responsible for using professional knowledge and skills to demonstrate independent, self-motivated, and problem-solving consulting skills on a wide range of child care health, safety, and policy-related topics at child care centers and family child care homes in the community. This PHN also will participate in and communicate with a variety of community groups, coalitions, and advisory committees addressing the unique health and safety needs of children in child care so they might have more equity-driven opportunities to learn, develop, and grow. 


Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:

As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
 
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
 
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County 
Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.

 

Job Duties:

As member of an interdisciplinary team, this Public Health Nurse (PHN) will provide consultation to child care providers, parents, and community members to promote the health, safety, and emotional well-being of children within early learning programs throughout Seattle and King County. This PHN is responsible for using professional knowledge and skills to demonstrate independent, self-motivated, and problem-solving consulting skills on a wide range of child care health, safety, and policy-related topics at child care centers and family child care homes in the community. This PHN also will participate in and communicate with a variety of community groups, coalitions, and advisory committees addressing the unique health and safety needs of children in child care so they might have more equity-driven opportunities to learn, develop, and grow. 

 

General Duties

  • Provide consultation and training to child care and early learning providers one-on-one and also in groups on a variety of health and safety issues for children.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team including Mental Health, Nutrition, and Community Health Professionals to meet the needs of children and providers.
  • Assist with routine health screenings.
  • Provide expertise regarding public health nursing scope, practice, and policy at many levels following best practices. 
  • Provide support services to clients that link/refer to necessary follow-up care, including other Health Department staff and community providers/partners, while assuring access and continuity of care. 
  • Provide program planning, monitor local work plans, and progress toward program goals.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities to meet laws, regulations (WAC), policies, and procedures. 
  • Provide training, orientation, and education to staff, clients, students, and the community, often through in-person and virtual forums.

 

Licensing/Certification Requirements

  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing.
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current WA State Driver’s License or ability to travel to various sites in Seattle-King County
  • Current BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers.
  • Willing to provide options counseling
  • Letter of interest sharing why you are interested in doing this body of work.

 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Knowledge of public health nursing principles and processes; human systems; infectious disease management and control; and health care system structure and function. 
  • Knowledge of child and adult learning and health education methods and principles, with ability to use communication methods to educate and learn from individuals and groups through community engagement and outreach.
  • Knowledge of personal safety standards, safety techniques, and principles. 
  • Demonstrated abilities to perform comprehensive nursing assessments and successfully engage clients in a plan of care. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in various community settings without on-site supervision; communicate effectively with patients and their families and with other health and human services staff; develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients; and support culturally and socio-economically diverse populations often facing harmful inequities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking, showing attention to detail, and providing crisis intervention with problem-solving and effective time management skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities in areas of medical record documentation, following up on progress toward goals, and case management. 
  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities. 
  • Willingness to provide options counseling.
  • Ability to work with children, families, and child care providers via virtual and remote methods during the COVID-19 response period.


 Desirable:

  • Skilled in using information management systems and other health care technology.
  • Skilled in health education and training methods, including social media, virtual, and other forms of engagement for communications.
  • Background in public health.
  • Experience working with young children in child care, early learning, or school settings, especially those from birth to age 5.
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural 
  • Previous Child Care, Early Learning, Pediatric, or School Nurse experience preferred. 

 

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants and this posting will be used to fill all needs.

Interviews for this position will be held on April 7th and 8th.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: This position has a regular schedule of Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM with some limited flexibility. There also may be limited evening and Saturday hours to conduct trainings and communications with child care providers when they’re available to meet. This position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible for overtime pay.

 

WORK LOCATION: When not required to work remotely during the COVID-19 response period, this position will be based at the Chinook Building, located at 401 5th Ave in Seattle, WA. Much of the work is community-based. As needed, the position may be deployed to other Public Health Centers and sites throughout King County.

 

CONTACT: For more information, contact Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist at amy.curtis@kingcounty.gov

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application 
  • Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.  
  • Letter of interest


Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to 
www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring 
 
 


 NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The selected candidate will be required to submit a background check. Records are not automatically disqualifying. 
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law. 
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required trainings on time.
  • May be redeployed in the event of the a Public Health emergency.

 UNION AFFILIATION: 
This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA)
 
https://cdn.wsna.org/assets/local-unit-assets/seattle-king-county-health-dept-staff/Seattle-King-County-HD-CBA-2017_2019.pdf?mtime=20171120142128
 

 
 

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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Have you ever been subject to review, challenges, and/or disciplinary action, formal or informal, by an ethics committee, licensing board, medical disciplinary board or related professional association?
  • Yes
  • No
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Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
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Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
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Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling to women and possibly administer Plan B?
  • Yes
  • No
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Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?
  • Yes
  • No
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Seattle & King County Public Health has a strong commitment to equity and social justice. All staff are given training in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) as well as Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Please describe why working for an agency that values ESJ and TIC is important to you.
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Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification. If you do not, please describe how you would obtain certification by time of job offer. Failure to obtain this BLS/CPR certification will result in job offer being delayed or rescinded.
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Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
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Please describe the aspects of your education, training, and experience that you feel most align with the needs of this position.
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Do you have previous experience providing guidance in a community-based program, and/or community health nursing experience? If so, please provide details.
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant And Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
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Please provide your RN credential number and issuing state.
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Did you attach a copy of your CPR-BLS credential?
  • Yes
  • No
  • I don't have a current credential.
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If selected to move forward, do you acknowledge that interviews will be held on April 7th and 8th?
  • Yes
  • No

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