University of Washington School of Public Health
CD Network Nurse (Public Health Nurse I) - Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health
Closing Date: March 26, 2017
Posted: March 15, 2017
Looking for a place to apply your professional nursing skills by promoting public health through efforts to prevent and control communicable and vaccine preventable diseases? Join our Public Health Nurse Consultant Program as a Public Health Nurse I. This is a Full-time, Regular position. The selected candidate will be trained to provide consultation and technical assistance to medical providers, schools, community partners and other organizations involved in facilitating community health promotion and disease prevention with an emphasis on immunization promotion activities.
Some of what you’ll do:
Training will be provided to gain competency in fulfilling the following job summary:
- Promote public health through efforts to prevent and control communicable and vaccine preventable diseases.
- Provide consultation and expertise to staff, medical providers, community partners and other organizations involved in facilitating community health promotion and disease prevention with an emphasis on immunization promotion activities.
- Collaborate with schools and medical providers to achieve program goals, including efforts to increase immunization rates.
- Advise medical providers and schools on epidemiological trends in communicable diseases, and appropriate response by schools.
- Work closely with medical providers and school nurse leads to assist them in increasing up-to-date immunization status of children.
- Collaborate with cross divisional efforts to provide schools with health department expertise, guidance, and support, especially in preventing and controlling communicable diseases.
- Function as a public health nurse consultant to medical providers to offer guidance on reporting, screening, and treatment guidelines for infectious diseases.
- Provide back-up as disease case investigator when needed for surge capacity.
- Work on projects to engage the medical provider community in offering childhood immunizations in after-hours and alternate venues, such as schools, and other projects as identified.
- Assist with project planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation, and policy and procedure development.
- Work with Medical Reserve Corps staff to coordinate immunization surge capacity.