Public Health Nurse I - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

CLOSING DATE: August 27, 2020


JOB #: 16143

POSTED: July 27, 2020


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.


What you bring to the table 
  • 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.
Who should apply

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.

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