Public Health Nurse I - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Join our Nurse-Family Partnership Program! Our nurses make a profound difference in the lives of low-income, first-time parents and their children. The Strengthening Families Division is recruiting for a Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE) Public Health Nurse I position in our Parent, Child & Family Health Program as part of our Black Infant Health team serving African-American families.
Some of what you’ll do:
- Provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP).
- Adhere to NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines.
- Follow nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
- Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
- Actively engage in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
- Assist in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation.
Once trained, you will work with your clients to accomplish three goals:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes.
- Improve child health and development.
- Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family.
- Knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of and ability to assess client’s medical needs.
- Knowledge of public health issues and trends affecting health care, social conditions and populations.
- Skill in planning and organizing work activities to meet established objectives.
- Skill in communicating orally using tact and diplomacy to gain concurrence and cooperation.
- Skill in analyzing, compiling, recording, and assessing data, i.e., nursing plans of action, medical records, etc.
- Ability to apply epidemiological analysis and surveillance methods and concepts to the field of work.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of clients, providers, schools, community-based agencies, and departmental personnel.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from a program approved by the National League for Nursing, and one year of experience in public health nursing or relevant experience in a hospital, medical clinic or related service. Nurse-Family Partnership certification is highly desirable but not required at time of hire.
Required Certifications and Licenses
- 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.