The Snohomish Health District is hiring for Public Health Nurses, with two (2) open positions available in our Population Based Parental Child Health program, and one (1) open position in our Communicable Disease Surveillance & Response program.
Public Health Nurses perform public health nursing activities related to the control of communicable disease or work collaboratively with clients in various disciplines and agencies in the county, region, and state to effectively perform the work. The ideal applicant demonstrates cultural competency in their ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and socioeconomic circumstances to influence effective change at multi-levels of prevention.
Education and Experience Required:
Education: A Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing
Experience: One year of recent, relevant experience in communicable disease control, community based services, or public/community health nursing
OR In place of the above experience, the incumbent may possess relevant experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
Licenses, Certifications and Other:
A valid Washington State Registered Nurse license or ability to obtain one by date of hire
Experience with the development and implementation of community mobilization efforts, Preferred
Fluency in a foreign language/culture, Preferred
Valid Washington State Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire and a driving record which meets the requirements of Snohomish Health District's insurance carrier
Background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.830
Internal Number: 20-005 and 20-008
About Snohomish Health District
The Snohomish Health District is an independent special purpose district created in 1959. It is the municipal corporation responsible for public health in Snohomish County, organized pursuant to the provisions of RCW 70.05 and RCW 70.46.
A 15-member Board of Health oversees all matters pertaining to the preservation of life and the health of people, including policy and budget development. All five Snohomish County Council members sit on the Board of Health, together with 10 city council members or mayors representing the cities and towns. Public meetings of the Board of Health are held monthly.
The Snohomish Health District provides a wide range of programs and services that protect and promote the public health with particular focus on preventing injury and disease. As government funding for public health has been reduced since the recession of 2008, we have worked to focus our programs and resources on public health essentials and community needs.