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Virginia Mason Memorial Registered Nurse (RN) - Public Health Nurse (PHN) in Yakima, Washington


The Public Health Nurse provides nursing services to high-risk vulnerable families with emphasis on women, infants, and children. Ability to organize own work and to make independent nursing judgments (autonomous). Accepts and reviews maternal child health referrals, and assign to appropriate PHN or Maternal Child Health (MCH) subcontracting agency according to accepted MCH protocols. Orients new clients to First Steps Programs or MCH services, and education patients on treatment plan. Conducts systematic nursing assessments of client's strengths and needs using a combination of First Steps and MCH assessment tools, NCAST tools, developmental and physical assessments and others as needed. Develops an individualized Nursing Care Plan with the client based on medical and social factors, health behavior, and needs for health/parenting education identified in the nursing assessment. Provides teaching and counseling adapted to the unique strengths and needs of clients and families from a variety of social, cultural, economic, and lifestyle backgrounds. Participates in weekly interdisciplinary HPPP case conferences. Reviews and sign off on paraprofessional charting. Maintains adequate contact with clients; evaluate effectiveness of interventions; document outcomes. Collaborates in multidisciplinary community groups to coordinate care for high-risk clients/families.Maintains accurate patient files. Completes all necessary forms, screening and plans of care in a timely manner.


Education: BSN degree required.

Experience: Perinatal and/or Pediatric experience preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Registered Nurse with the State of Washington. Valid Washington State Driver's license, proof of liability insurance and own transportation.

At Virginia Mason Memorial, our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. Does this sound like the place for you? We would love to hear from you! Come be the best of the best with us!

We offer competitive benefits and compensation, including a generous 401K plan, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

"Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."