Job Details

Public Health Nurse II

Clark County, Vancouver, Washington

Job - Government

Salary Range: $29.63 – $38.68 per hour

Close Date: 08/08/2020

R000949 – Public Health Nurse II – Public Health
Job Summary

This position supports the Communicable Disease & Tuberculosis (TB) services unit within the Clark County Public Health Infectious Disease Program.  This unit is responsible for the investigation, prevention and control of communicable diseases in Clark County, provides rapid response to disease outbreaks, including case investigation, TB case management, response and implementation of preventive measures to control disease spread in the community.  Services are provided at a variety of locations, such as over the phone, client homes and other community locations according to protocols and under the oversight of the Program Manager and the Health Officer.  The position emphasizes health promotion and prevention of health problems.  Activities may be focused on the individual, the community, or the systems level, depending on how the issue may best be addressed.  Public Health Nurses often work with people of diverse cultures, ethnicity and sexual orientations.  This is a union represented position that reports directly to the Infectious Disease Program Manager.

Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the public health mission of the department; providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all department clients; honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents; participating in department training; and striving for personal excellence in public health work.

This position is represented by Local 335 – LIUNA (Health Care Division, Laborers International Union of North America).

This job posting is open until filled.  First review of applications will be July 24.  This recruitment may close at any time after July 24 without additional notice.  Applications received after July 24 are not guaranteed to be reviewed.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university; and current Washington State RN license. 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 may be required at the time of hire; and (2) two years of increasingly responsible work experience, preferably in public health, that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the position.

Other Necessary Qualifications:

  • Must be able to respond to public health emergencies or exercises at any time, except while on scheduled vacation or other leave.  In addition, leaves may be cancelled under public health emergencies.
  • Must protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal law.
  • Must adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines, including but not limited to timely completion of mandatory trainings.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, insurance and has access to reliable transportation.
  • Must adhere to the Department employee immunity policy and provide documents as requested.
  • Must successfully pass criminal background check as required by RCW 43.43.830.
  • Pass respiratory mask fit-testing and qualify for the use of standard Department respiratory masks within 2 months.
  • Evidence of valid driver's license and certified copy of current driving record (CCDR) are required at time of hire.
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