RN Clinic Nurse (BSN or ADN)
Tacoma, WA Medical Department
Job Type

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - no evenings or weekends!

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking a full-time RN to work hands-on, providing direct patient care, triage, and patient education.

“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provides general health education and direct nursing care for patients and their families, and participates in community outreach events and alternative off site locations.


  • Communicates and works in partnership daily with health care team and PTHA personnel on  patients’ status and provision of health care and education. 
  • Carries out preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures, including triage and assessment  of patients of all ages, and administers medications, treatments and IV starts, as ordered or  directed and completes documentation by end of day. 
  • Performs initial and ongoing assessment of individual’s and families’ health education needs. 
  • Provides patient education on chronic conditions including but not limited to tobacco cessation,  cancer, diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, obesity and various topics at patient or provider request. 
  • Maintains knowledge of and collaborative relationship with appropriate resources in and outside  of PTHA for coordination of client’s care. Makes referrals as necessary to other departments and  agencies. 
  • Responds to patient issues received via telephone and email, within two business days.
  • Addresses in-clinic triage same day.
  • Participate in after-hours monthly call rotation as assigned and required. 
  • WA State Registered Nurse license
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) and minimum (3) years' clinical nursing experience providing director patient care in an acute care and/or primary care setting -OR- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and minimum (5) years' clinical nursing experienc
  • Experience providing health education to patients
  • Current BLS certification and ability to obtain ACLS and/or PALS as directed

AND must also meet one (1) of the following specialty requirements:

  • OB: Three (3) years’ experience in maternal/child health required.
  • Pediatrics: Minimum two (2) years Pediatric inpatient or outpatient experience.
  • Tobacco: Prior tobacco cessation, patient health education and direct patient care experience required. Must have certification in Tobacco Cessation or have ability to obtain certification within one year of hire. Must be tobacco free for at least nine months and must remain tobacco free for duration of employment.
  • Care Navigator: Minimum one (1) year intensive case management experience in acute or ambulatory setting.
  • Educator: Minimum two (2) years’ combined experience with diabetes education, tobacco cessation and cancer navigation required.
  • Training: Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing direct clinical education, training and orientation of clinical staff.
Salary Description
$95,000- $100,000 DOE