Public Health Nurse - Maternity Support Services-WIC

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 27, 2020

Are you a Registered Nurse interested in serving the residents of Seattle & King County in a meaningful way through community care? Seattle & King County Public Health Nursing is seeking a motivated nurse to join our Midway Public Health's Parent Child Health team, which provides Maternity Support Services/Infant Case Management (MSS/ICM) and Women Infant and Children (WIC).  This position is based out of a South King County Public Health Centers.  Public Health Centers provide patient centered services to pregnant and parenting women, infants, and children that are either co-located with reproductive health services for men, women, and teens or embedded within a community health clinic. We are interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse population we serve and are dedicated to serving clients with quality and compassion. We value and recognize innovation and teamwork. This program identifies moms and children in the community who might benefit from community resources that educate and empower them to successfully care for themselves and their growing families. If you are a committed advocate, and thrive working with multi-disciplinary teams, this practice is for you. As a Seattle & King County WIC and MSS/ICM Public Health Nurse you'll work with diverse populations that are representative of our community. If this sounds like a good fit we invite you to apply at

Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management are two components of the First Steps Program. Maternity Support Services provides services to women throughout the continuum of pregnancy, including postpartum care. Infant Case Management provides services to infants and parents until the infant is one year old. Components of practice will include family assessment, care planning, case management, education/support, documentation, and coordination of care with community providers.

Women's Infants and Children is a supplemental food program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding infants and children and also provides: Health screening, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support as well as helps getting other services and monthly benefits for nutritious foods.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Obtain and document health history; make nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment.
  • Documentation requires electronic charting: EPIC and Cascades
  • Provide expertise regarding public health nursing scope, practice and policy on a variety of levels.
  • Provide support services to the client that links/refers to other Health Department staff and community providers/partners, while assuring access and continuity of care.
  • Provide program planning, monitoring local work plans and progress toward program goals.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities to meet laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provide training, orientation and education to staff, clients, students and the community.
  • Provide birth control and pregnancy options counseling as needed.

Competitive candidates will have:
  • Knowledge of public health nursing principles and processes; human systems; infectious disease management and control; health care system structure and function.
  • Knowledge of child and adult learning and health education techniques and principles.
  • Ability to travel and work at other locations.
  • Ability to perform comprehensive nursing assessments and successfully engaging clients in a plan of care.
  • Ability to work in homes and community settings without on-site supervision.
  • Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients; and working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations.
  • Ability to provide reproductive health education, services, and community outreach.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment, multi-task, and demonstrate attention to detail, crisis intervention, problem solving skills, and effective time management.
  • Bilingual Spanish or Russian is highly desired.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing
  • Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training prior to start date
  • Willing to provide options counseling
  • Washington State Driver's License in good standing
  • Letter of Interest 

Work Location & Schedule:

This posting includes two TLT positions. For both of these positions, candidates must have the ability to provide services via phone/video during COVID precautions.

One position will be based out of HealthPoint Community Clinic/Midway Public Health which is located at 26401 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA 98198. Please note this is both a field and office nursing position. The typical working hours will be Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with rotating Saturday hours of that will be determined based on rotation. On weeks that require Saturday work another day of the week will be flexed to maintain the 40 hour workweek. As with all public health positions you may work outside of the aforementioned days and hours based on operational needs and can be deployed to other sites. This position is non-exempt and therefore subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The second position is on our South Regional Teams. These two teams serve multiple sites throughout South King County. You may also work at other locations on an as needed basis depending on staffing needs. Field/home visiting is also an expectation of this position. This TLT position is 1.0 FTE for South Regional Team, 40 hours per week. Work days and hours will be determined at time of hire, may vary based on client service needs, and may include some early morning, evening, and weekend hours. This position is non-exempt and therefore subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Pre-screen Interviews will be conducted on August 20, 2020.
Final Interviews will be conducted on August 24, 2020.

For questions about current and upcoming positions, please contact Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist at

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper applications
  • 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 which details how you meet or exceed the qualifications.

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

  • 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.

UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA)

WHO WE ARE: At King County, our work is guided by our True North and values. Our True North is what we aspire to: Making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.

Our values define the way we act, what's important to us, and our expectations for ourselves and one another.


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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.

Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
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
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
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  • No
Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling to women and possibly administer Plan B?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?
  • Yes
  • No
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.
Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?

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