Public Health Nurse II - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department


CLOSING DATE: August 17, 2020


JOB #: 16101

POSTED: July 17, 2020


Looking for a place to apply your professional nursing skills by providing consultation to medical providers to offer guidance on reporting, screening, and treatment guidelines for infectious diseases? Join our Public Health Nurse Consultant Program as a Public Health Nurse II. This is a Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE).

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Provide public health consulting services to medical providers, schools, community partners and department staff. Serve as subject matter expert to staff and community partners on communicable disease.
  • Advise medical providers, long term care agencies, law enforcement/first responders, emergency managers and other stakeholders on epidemiological trends and prevention efforts in communicable diseases.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for communicable disease emergency planning and response to assist with creating and maintaining plans such as pandemic flu.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners needed to effectively plan and respond to emergencies, such as long-term care, emergency managers, pharmacies.
  • Coordinate program activities and collaborate with division programs to meet program goals and objectives of the public health consultant assignments.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and promote a culture of quality within program and organization.
  • Understand and promote concepts of health equity with medical providers and community partners.
  • Organize outreach and prevention activities in the community to meet health equity goals.


Who should apply


Individuals with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a program approved by the National League for Nursing, and four years of experience in public health nursing or relevant experience in a hospital, medical clinic or related service.

Relevant experience may include internships or clinical experience.
Desirable: MSN or MPH, or recent course work in public health

Required Certifications and Licensure
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Registered Nurse License.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract prior to employment.

This position is required to participate in the Title XIX Medicaid Administrative Claiming Program (MAC). MAC Responsibilities include:
  • Respond to Random Moment Time Survey (RMTS) before they expire.
  • Complete all required training within allowable time frame.

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