Assistant Nurse Supervisor for the Isolation and Quarantine facilities
As King County continues to take an aggressive approach to fighting the effects of COVID-19, we are asking for your help. Public Health Center is hiring Assistant Personal Health Services Supervisors (A-PHSS) for the Isolation and Quarantine facilities, a key strategy in King County’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IQ sites operate 24/7 to serve a diverse population of children and adults, including people who are experiencing homelessness, recent immigrants and refugees, people with complex behavioral health conditions, and people with limited English proficiency. The scope of care at the I&Q sites includes vitals/symptom monitoring, chronic medical condition monitoring, behavioral health treatment, substance use disorder treatment and supportive management, medication support for chronic conditions, and discharge planning. Nursing care is provided in consultation with the on-call physician and in collaboration with on-site behavioral health providers.
This is a TLT/special duty position that reports to the Isolation & Quarantine Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS). This position, based at the Kent site, supervises assigned nursing and medical assistant staff and oversees the clinical operation of the site. This position also provides direct clinical care to individuals who are confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity
- Job Duties
- Support PHSS to schedule staffing resources to meet changing patient census.
- Provide professional and technical support to staff and troubleshoot daily delivery of client care.
- Plan shift assignments and lead shift change report.
- Collaborate with behavioral health supervisor to support integration and coordination of medical and behavioral health care delivery.
- Lead cross-disciplinary provider huddles to ensure care continuity across shift change.
- Support the PHSS and Area Manager in hiring, supervision and evaluation of assigned staff.
- Assist PHSS with onboarding new staff.
- Identify training needs for staff and facilitate staff development.
- Review and use clinical and medical records to assess care quality and fidelity to policy and practice guidelines.
- Assure adherence to infection control guidelines and appropriate PPE use.
- Implement, monitor and evaluate service delivery systems and quality improvement efforts.
- Provide direct patient care to I&Q guests as needed.
- Provide ongoing coach and performance improvement for staff.
- Assess clinical data to provide guests with discharge date and support discharge planning.
- Contribute to development of protocols, policies, or patient materials.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Demonstrated ability to supervise nursing staff.
- Demonstrated ability to carry out assignments and responsibilities reliably in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner.
- Skill in trauma-informed care and harm reduction.
- Skill in working with diverse populations and cultures.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (SharePoint, Outlook, Word and Excel).
- Knowledge of electronic health record (preferably EPIC)
- Knowledge of clinical and theoretical nursing process
- Knowledge of Washington State law relating to nursing care (WAC 18.79)
- Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques and principles
- Knowledge of supervisory techniques and principles
- Knowledge of personal safety techniques and principles
- Skill in leadership and training
- Skill in facilitation and problem-solving
- Skill in time management and organization
- Skill in initiating appropriate emergency response
- Skill in developing policies, procedures and training materials
- Skill in counseling staff and providing corrective feedback
- Current Washington State Registered Nurse license in good standing.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing science from an accredited school of nursing
- Current Washington State Driver's License or ability to commute to sites within Seattle-King County
- Current CPR/BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers
- Bilingual and/or bicultural
- Two years of clinical experience in adult inpatient or outpatient primary care.
- Two years of experience in a supervisory role
- Experience as a Charge Nurse
- Willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people
Contact: Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at email@example.com
- Supplemental Information
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Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates.
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
- An electronic application through www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
- Responses to supplemental questions and any other additional stated requirements
Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
- The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
- Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
- Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities, work location, and working hours.
Necessary Special Requirements:
- The selected candidate will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
Work Schedule: The individuals selected for this position will work 12-hour shifts, night or swing shift. Shift hours may change based on operational needs. This position is eligible for overtime. This posting will be used to fill all needs.
Work Location: The work location for these positions are the Isolation and Quarantine site in Kent, WA but may be redeployed to other sites to meet operational needs.
Union Affiliation: This position is represented by the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
01Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?02Have you ever been subject to review, challenges, and/or disciplinary action, formal or informal, by an ethics committee, licensing board, medical disciplinary board or related professional association?
03Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
04Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
05Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
06Are you willing to work night shift?
07Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position? These positions are scheduled with an end date of June 2022. Due to nature of term-limited temporary work, it could be extended or end early.
08Describe your experience in communications, written and oral, especially as it pertains to communications with health care professionals. In your response, include the setting of that experience (public health, health care facility, other). If you do not have any experience, please type N/A.09Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification. If you do not, please describe how you would obtain certification by time of job offer. Failure to obtain this BLS/CPR certification will result in job offer being delayed or rescinded.10Some of our clients have often experienced racism, trauma and poverty. What makes you uniquely qualified to provide services to others who have experienced these inequities?11Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?12Describe strengths you bring to be successful in supporting staff and being a vital contributor to the management team. (The management team may include other supervisors, leads, Area Managers and Program managers.)13Give an example of your work in racial equity and social justice. Share what you have learned and how you have applied this into your work.14Do you have experience providing crisis intervention/de-escalation with vulnerable and special needs populations? If yes, please describe your experience:15Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
16If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff17If you are a current career service nurse, do you have permission from your current Supervisor to apply to a Special Duty Assignment?
- Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
18Do you have two years or more experience as a Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse?19Do you have two years or more of acute care experience?
- Not Applicable