Post Date: 07/20/2020
Close Date: 08/31/2020
Clark County Public Health is seeking a part-time (32 hours per week) Public Health Nurse for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. This is a home visiting, relationship-based program for low-income pregnant women and teens. Clients enroll during pregnancy and visits continue until the child turns two years old. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the NFP website for additional information: www.nursefamilypartnership.org
The nurse in this position will be stationed in Cowlitz County, and will work out of an office in Longview, Washington.
This position is expected to carry a caseload of 20 or more pregnant and parenting teens. The nurse selected for this position will receive special training in the Nurse Family Partnership model.
This position is represented by Local 335 – LIUNA (Health Care Division, Laborers International Union of North America).
First review of applications will be August 3. This posting may close at any time after August 3 without additional notice.
Education and Experience:
This position will be stationed in Cowlitz County, working out of an office in Longview, Washington.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Home visits and implementing the NFP model with fidelity
• Planning/implementing nursing case conferences and care plans
• 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
• Flexible work schedule that may, on occasion, include evenings and weekends as client’s needs and home visitor’s discretion dictate.
• The first month with NFP includes self-study (Unit 1) and a week of virtual training (Unit 2).
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.
In the event of a public health emergency, Public Health is considered a first responder and public health nurses may be asked to respond accordingly. The work is generally not telework, and employees are expected to adhere to all safety protocols.
Education and Experience: 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. New graduates with passion for public health nursing and maternal-child health population may be considered.
Knowledge of: Principles of public health nursing including professional nursing principles and concepts; Washington State Nurse Practice Act; behavior change models; normal and abnormal patterns of fetal, infant and child growth and development; danger signs of pregnancy and postpartum period; perinatal mood disorder; and medical record keeping.
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:
Salary Grade: Local 335.391 ($29.63 – $38.68) per hour
Complete details: https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county