Public Health Nurse – Mobile Medical Program (King County/Seattle, WA)

Health Care for the Homeless Network | King County/Seattle, WA

Job Description

Public Health Seattle-King County is looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and flexible nurse to join the Mobile Medical program! Mobile Medical seeks to build relationships with people living homeless by providing integrated, primary and behavioral health services to people at community service centers throughout King county.

The Mobile Medical Program Public Health Nurse (PHN) provides direct patient care and health education to patients onboard a mobile clinic. The position collaborates closely with the program’s interdisciplinary care team (Physician, social work and outreach staff) assure patients receive appropriate and timely care. The position also leads care coordination, oversight of medical supply orders, and clinical outreach for homeless clients for the South King County Mobile Medical team.

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates.

First consideration will be given to applications received by January 4, 2018.  

Work Location:  The primary clinic work location will be on the South King County medical van which travels on a regular schedule between Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Tukwila and White Center. Administrative offices are located in the Chinook Building at 401 5th Ave in Seattle.

Work Schedule: This 0.8 FTE position works 32 hours per week, exact schedule to be determined. Clinics are held during four hour shifts in the afternoons and evenings Monday-Thursday. 


  • Obtain and document health history and make nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment.
  • Documents in medical records per policy and standards.
  • 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.
  • Provides required weekly/monthly data collection reports as required through an electronic or manual. Provides required weekly/monthly data collection reports as required through an electronic or manual system.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities and attends staff/team meetings as deemed necessary.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Skilled in using EPIC and other information management systems.
  • Experience working with underserved or homeless populations.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desired.


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.


  • 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: 

  • Skilled in using information management systems and other health care technology.
  • Background in public health.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desired.

Certification Requirements:

  •  Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required prior to time of hire. CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.

Apply: To apply please visit the listing here:

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