Public Health Nurse I – .50 FTE Job Share Health Department

WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Public Health Nurse I – .50 FTE Job Share Health Department

Salary: $30.69 – $41.60 per hour, DOQ Closing Date: February 5, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Apply early for first consideration. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
• Are you a highly-skilled nurse with experience in community or maternal/child health? • Do you have a passion for helping parents and their babies succeed? • Do you have experience working with diverse communities? • Are you able to provide and explain services using the Spanish language?
If you answered yes to these questions, the Whatcom County Health Department is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience to fill the .50 FTE Job Share position of Public Health Nurse for our Nurse-Family Partnership team (NFP). NFP is an evidence-based home visiting program that supports the health and well-being of young families through a relationship-based approach. Diverse duties include:
• Providing comprehensive nursing services through home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP program • Developing and maintaining community relationships to support referrals • Conducting outreach to specific populations, including Spanish-speaking women • Collaborating with NFP team members to develop excellence in the team’s practice of care.
We serve all members of the Whatcom County community as we strive to fulfill the Health Department’s mission to lead the community in promoting health and preventing disease. If you are looking for work with a positive impact on our community, we hope to learn about your qualifications to fill this key role! This is a .50 FTE Job Share Position, working 20 hours per week. Qualifications Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in Nursing with coursework in public health AND a current, valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse. Education requirement can be met with current enrollment in a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing program, with graduation within six months of hire. Public health experience preferred. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.

Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs
Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225