1+ months

Pediatric Environmental Health Consultant (Temporary)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Pediatric Environmental Health Consultant (Temporary)

Req #: 172791
Department: Pediatric Environ. Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
Appointing Department Web Address: https://deohs.washington.edu/pehsu/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/10/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $29.35 - $54.38/Hour 
Shift: First Shift 

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) provides health care providers, government officials, educators, and families with telephone consultation on health risks associated with environmental exposures.

The PEHSU has an outstanding Part-Time Pediatric Environmental Health Medical Consultant position. The work location is the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences offices at 4225 Roosevelt Way NE.

General Duties/Description

With guidance as needed, the Pediatric Environmental Health Medical Consultant will respond to pediatric environmental health inquiries from health care providers, public health professionals, parents, community members, the media, scientists, legislators, and others.  Possible pediatric environmental health consultation exposure topics are lead, wildfire smoke, pesticides, allergens, marijuana, chemicals in drinking water and consumer products, and others.  NW PEHSU pediatricians and other team members will mentor the successful candidate in developing competency in the field of pediatric environmental health.

Specific Responsibilities

Respond to PEHSU inquiries.  Define the question, research the request as needed, seek input from the PEHSU team (pediatricians, MPH-trained nurse educator), and provide evidence based guidance including risk communication
Research and analyze pediatric environmental health scientific literature, ability to summarize findings
Translate published environmental health research for clinicians, public health professionals and the public


College graduate: BS, BA in nursing or related field
Registered nurse:  RN and one year of experience
Advanced study in environmental studies, environmental health (pediatric environmental health a plus)(experience may substitute for education)
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with medical consultation
Work well as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Ability to self-motivate and work independently

NW PEHSUs mission is to improve child health outcomes through consultation and education on harmful environmental exposures.  NW PEHSU provides telephone consultation services to clinicians, public health professionals, parents and others on pediatric reproductive health.  Established in 1997 and based at UW, the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit responds to approximately 175 inquires annually. See our website for more information about NW PEHSU: www.deohs.washington.edu/PEHSU

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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