Community Health Department
Position: Public Health Registered Nurse Per Diem
Salary Range: $29.35 per hour to $39.35 per hour Per Diem Rate: DOQ, DOE
Location: Community Health Department
Employment Type: Per Diem, No Benefits, Open Until Filled
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: This position will offer professional nursing support in the
administration of vaccines, blood draws, urine sampling and other medication or diagnostic functions to
promote public health in our community. This position may also perform additional tasks such as disease
investigations and education and perform other miscellaneous public health functions as needed. This
position will be used to create an on-call list of registered nurses to assist the department during planned
events, outbreaks and emergencies.
Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work will be performed both inside and outside of the
Community Health Department. May be exposed to a variety of environmental or chemical allergens.
Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally. Requires manual dexterity and
visual acuity to operate personal computer and peripherals.
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of the principals and practices of Nursing, Washington State
Nurse Practice Act, management, communicable disease control, epidemiology and health education.
Ability to write clear reports. Ability to communicate with clients. Knowledge of principals of
confidentiality. Ability to exercise initiative, tact, discretion and judgment in carrying out work. Ability to
work with multi-cultural, multi-lingual and challenged individuals and families. Knowledge of interviewing
and counseling techniques. Knowledge of Standard Precautions and work around bloodborne
pathogens. Ability to wear personal protective equipment (Fit-tested N95) and work around people with
infectious diseases. Associate degree in nursing from an approved two-year or technical college nursing
program. Experience in vaccine administration highly recommended. Current in cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation (CPR). A current valid Registered Nursing license for the State of Washington. Provide
documentation of immunization status, proof of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases, or sign an
exemption and participate in the employee health program. Must successfully pass a background check
and a driving record check.
Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required. Job description is
available on our website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us where you can apply online.
SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, ORAL INTERVIEW, BACKGROUND CHECK AND
DRIVING RECORD CHECK.
Pay: $29.35 to $39.35 per HOUR
Walla Walla County
Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.
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