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Public Health Nurse - Child Care Health Program, Seattle, WA

Public Health Seattle & King County


Seattle, WA

October 30, 2017

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Public Health Nurse- Child Care Health Program

Salary $32.15 - $43.92 Hourly
Location - Chinook Building, Downtown Seattle, WA
Job Type Career Service
Department Department of Public Health--Community Health Services
Job Number 17CF05192
Closing date and time 10/31/2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


As member of a multi-disciplinary team, this Public Health Nurse (PHN) will provide consultation to child care center providers, parents, and community members to promote the health, safety, and emotional wellbeing of children within early learning programs throughout Seattle and King County. This PHN is responsible for teaching on a range of child care health and safety topics at the individual, family and community level. The position is responsible for participation in a variety of community groups, coalitions, and advisory committees addressing the unique health and safety needs of early learning programs.

Previous Child Care, Early Learning, Pediatric or School Nurse experience preferred.

These positions will remain open until filled.

Work schedule: There are two (2) Career Service positions available that will work Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with some limited flexibility. This position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible for overtime pay.

Location: The Chinook Building located at 401 5th Ave in Seattle.


  • Provide consultation and training to child care and early learning providers on a variety of health and safety issues for children
  • Work with multidisciplinary team including mental health and nutrition to meet the needs of children and early learning program
  • Assist with routine health screenings
  • 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.


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.
  • Current WA State Driver's License
  • Current BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers

Required 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 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 various 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 independently in a fast paced environment, multi-tasking, demonstrating attention to detail, crisis intervention and problem-solving skills as well as effective time management.
  • Demonstrated abilities in areas of medical record documentation, problem-solving, and case management.
  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Willing to provide options counseling.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skilled in using information management systems and other health care technology.
  • Background in public health.
  • Experience working with young children in child care, early learning, or school settings

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Supplemental Information

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. Click here for more information on our selection process.

The incumbent will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. Public Health Nurses who provide direct services in Community Health Services under a DSHS service agreement will go through background checks every three years.

This position is represented by WSNA.

Contact: For questions about current and upcoming positions, please contact Amy Curtis, Nurse Recruiter at (206) 263-8358 or amy.curtis@kingcounty.gov

Public Health-Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Agency Public Health Seattle & King County
Phone (206) 296-4600
Website http://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/jobs.aspx
401 5th Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, Washington, 98104.

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