Public Health Nurse - TB Control Nurse Case Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on July 15, 2021
Summary

The TB Control Program is seeking to fill one full-time Public Health Nurse (PHN) position. PHNs provide case management services to patients with active or latent disease, care coordination, referral and follow-up, contact investigation work, medication management, ongoing physical and psychosocial assessment to individuals and families. This PHN will provide information to patients, community members and other healthcare providers regarding TB. The PHN may also participate in research projects that seek to improve the health and treatment of TB patients. 

 

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: 

  • Obtain and document health history and make nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment. 
  • Documentation requires electronic charting: EPIC, TREATS and Tracker.  
  • Provide expertise regarding public health nursing scope, practice and policy at many 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. 


Qualifications:

  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of research techniques and principles. 
  • Knowledge of personal safety standards, safety techniques and principles. 
  • Demonstrated abilities performing comprehensive nursing assessments and successfully engaging clients in a plan of care. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in homes and community settings without on-site supervision; communicating effectively with patients and their families and with other health and human services staff; developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with patients; and working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations. 
  • Demonstrated ability providing reproductive health education, services, community outreach, and working with community partners and agencies. 
  • Demonstrated ability working in a fast paced environment independently, multi-tasking, demonstrating attention to detail, crisis intervention and problem solving skills and effective time management. 
  • Demonstrated ability completing medical record documentation, problem-solving and case management. 
  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities. 


Requirements:

  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing. 
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited School of Nursing or equivalent. 
  • Washington State Drivers' License or the ability to provide transportation to work.
  • Willing to provide options counseling.
  • Letter of interest describing why you want to work with vulnerable populations
  • Current BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers

 


Desired: 

  • Bilingual
  • Relevant lived experience
  • Background in public health

 

WHO MAY APPLY: These positions are open to all minimally qualified applicants. This posting will be used to fill all needs.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: This position is a fully-benefited, 1.0 fte that is overtime eligible. The normal workweek is 40 hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening and weekend hours might be required to meet operational needs.


Interviews for this opportunity will be conducted the week of August 9, 2021.

 

WORK LOCATION: The TB Clinic, which is located at Harborview Medical Center in Downtown Seattle. This position is also a member of a state-wide strike team and may be dispatched to other Counties across the state with short notice to provide TB support services.

 

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

 

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

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line 
  • 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 will 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.
  • Employees will be redeployed in the event of a Public Health emergency.


 UNION AFFILIATION
These positions are represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).  
 
 

 

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 used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
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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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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.
08
Describe your experience in conducting interviews with patients. In your response, include the setting of this experience (public health, health care, other). If you do not have any experience, please type N/A.
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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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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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Do you acknowledge that interviews will be conducted the week of August 8, 2021?
  • Yes
  • No

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