King County Sheriff's Office Public Health Nurse - NFP in Seattle, Washington

The Department of Public Health has an opening for a Public Health Nurse (PHN) working in Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Program.This project targets first time mothers, in the NFP project, for intensive home visiting services with a goal of improving health and social functioning of the mothers and their babies. Components of the program include a limited caseload of 25 families per PHN who are followed with a defined schedule of home visits using structured protocols for a duration of 2 ½ - 3 years.

The selected candidate for this project will participate in a week long training on the Nurse Family Partnership Program in Denver, CO. The project also includes a very specific supervisory component of weekly individual and team meetings with project staff and supervisors.

Responsibilities include caseload management, assessment, care planning, documentation, case management, patient and group education. This may include services to infants with special health care needs, abused/neglected children, new refugee and immigrant families and families with complex and multifaceted social concerns.

Please Note:_ Public Health- Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans._

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following items are requiredto be considered for this vacancy:

  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application

  2. Supplemental questionnaire responses

  3. Resume

You may attach multiple documents if you wish:

  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application. Responses such as "see my resume" or "see my cover letter" will not be considered a complete application.

Work Location: Downtown Public Health Clinic located at 2124 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. This is a Field Position that covers all of King County.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: For questions about the application process or the position, contact Amy Curtis at or 206-263-8358.


  • Obtain and document health history and make nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment.
  • Documentation requires electronic charting: EPIC, CIMS, and/or TREC2.
  • Provide expertise regarding public health nursing scope, practice and policy at many levels.
  • Provide support services to the client that links/refers, to other Health Department staff and community providers/partners, while assuring access and continuity of care.
  • Provide program planning, monitoring local work plans and progress toward program goals.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities to meet laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provide training, orientation and education to staff, clients, students and the community.
  • May provide birth control and pregnancy options counseling.

QUALIFICATIONS Competitive Candidates will have:

  • Knowledge of public health nursing principles and processes; human systems; infectious disease management and control; health care system structure and function.
  • Knowledge of child and adult learning and health education techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of research techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of personal safety standards, safety techniques and principles.
  • Demonstrated abilities performing comprehensive nursing assessments and successfully engaging clients in a plan of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in homes and community settings without on-site supervision; communicating effectively with patients and their families and with other health and human services staff; developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with patients; and working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability providing reproductive health education, services, community outreach, and working with community partners and agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability working in a fast paced environment independently, multi-tasking, demonstrating attention to detail, crisis intervention and problem solving skills and effective time management.
  • Demonstrated ability completing medical record documentation.
  • Problem-solving, and case management.
  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Willing to provide options counseling.

Desired Qualifications: Maternal-child public health nursing experience and NCAST certification and lactation training preferred. Experience working with multidisciplinary, collaborative programs strongly preferred. Spanish bilingual preferred.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited National League of Nursing (NLN) university or equivalent.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and references. For more information on our selection process, please refer to

  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.


  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. PHN's who provide direct services in CHS under a DSHS service agreement will go through background checks every three years.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law

  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

UNION AFFILIATION:This position is represented by the Washington State Nurses Association.

Job Title: Public Health Nurse - NFP

Opening Date/Time: Fri. 09/15/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 09/29/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $32.15 - $43.92 Hourly

Job Type: Career Service

Location: Downtown Seattle, Washington

Department: Department of Public Health--Community Health Services