Summary**The Position:**Public Health Nurses (PHN) provides case management services to patients with active TB and latent, care coordination, referral and follow-up, contact investigation work, medication management, ongoing physical and psychosocial assessment to individuals and families. These nurses provide information to patients, community members and other healthcare providers regarding TB. The PHN may also participate in coordination with Department of Health to support local health jurisdictions and the community.****Who May Apply:** **__This position__is open to all qualified, internal applicants.**__**Work Location**: Primarily at Harborview Medical Center, located at 325 9th Ave., Seattle, 98104 but may require travel to other counties with little notice.**Work Schedule:** The normal work week is Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30. p.m. However, evening and weekend work may be required based on operational needs.**APPLICATION PROCESS (submit electronically):**Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.**Contact:** Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist at or *King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.***_Example of Duties:_*** Obtain and document health history and make nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment.* Documentation requires electronic charting: EPIC, CIMS, and/or TREC2.* 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.* Assist with coordination of WTCN activities: consultations, scheduling, TB ECHO* Assist with developing tools and materials for Local Health Jurisdictions* Assist with TB program procedure and protocol review* Support the Epidemiologist with contact investigations* Work in various Washington counties during unpredictable days/times to support other local health jurisdiction tuberculosis efforts* May provide birth control and pregnancy options counseling.**_Qualifications:_*** Two year's experience and knowledge of public health nursing principles in TB Nurse Case Management.* 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 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.**Desired Qualifications:*** Skilled in using information management systems and other health care technology.* Background in public health.**Licensing/Certification Requirements:*** Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing.* Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited National League of Nursing (NLN) university or equivalent.* Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required at time of hire. CPR/AED Heartsaver courses _do not meet this requirement._**_Supplemental Information:_*** This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to * Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.* Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.* Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.**Necessary Special Requirements:*** The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical exam.* 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 their mandatory trainings on time.* Valid Washington State Driver's License and the ability to drive to locations in and outside King County**UNION AFFILIATION:** These positions are represented by Washingon State Nurses Association (WSNA).*Salary:* $34.53 - $47.18 Hourly*Location:* WA, WA*Job Type:* Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week*Department:* DPH - Public Health*Job Number:* 24*Closing:* 3/11/:59 PM Pacific*Agency:* King County*Address:* King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104*Phone:* *Website:*
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.