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5 May 2022

Full-Time Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse II – Public Health

Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

 

This position supports the Communicable Disease & Tuberculosis (TB) services unit within the Clark County Public Health Infectious Disease Program.  This unit is responsible for the investigation, prevention and control of communicable diseases in Clark County, provides rapid response to disease outbreaks, including case investigation, TB case management, response and implementation of preventive measures to control disease spread in the community.  Services are provided at a variety of locations, such as over the phone, client homes and other community locations according to protocols and under the oversight of the Program Manager and the Health Officer.  The position emphasizes health promotion and prevention of health problems.  Activities may be focused on the individual, the community, or the systems level, depending on how the issue may best be addressed.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and current Washington State RN license. The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts may be required at the time of hire;
  • (2) two years of increasingly responsible work experience, preferably in public health, that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the position.

 

Knowledge of:

  • Key components of cultural competency; awareness of differences, attitude to examine believes and values, knowledge of differences and skills to effectively and appropriately work across cultures.
  • Core competencies for Public Health Professionals and able to use them in identifying professional growth opportunities.

 

Ability to:

  • Express ideas effectively both orally and in writing and maintain accurate records.
  • Recognize and address discrimination, stereotypes and stigmas in the work place.
  • Effectively use a personal computer, Microsoft Office software, email, and internet to accomplish job functions.
  • Effectively and respectfully work with persons from diverse backgrounds including; age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, physical characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, health status, genetic predisposition, political belief, mental or physical ability.
  • Identify the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of Public Health services.
  • Research and implement approaches to address problems that take into account cultural differences.
  • Recognize features of personal behavior which are affected by culture.

 

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

Salary Grade: Local 335.391 ($34.59 – $45.18) per hour

How to Apply

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 28 days.

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