Community Health Services Clinical Nurse Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 26, 2023
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$107,764.80 - $139,984.00 Annually


Various Locations throughout King County, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Hours Vary

Job Number



DPH - Public Health


Community Health Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/7/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

R3 : WSNA-Sups & Mgrs-DPH


Seattle & King County Public Health is seeking a Clinical Nurse Manager position to work across the Community Health Services (CHS) Division. The purpose of CHS is to assure that basic health and human services are available to the most vulnerable people in King County. CHS provides direct services through its Public Health Center system as well as assures access to quality services through partnerships and regional programs. This position will provide essential nursing leadership for CHS clinical services. The purpose of this position is to assure implementation of nursing standards of care and practices related to the delivery of quality services across clinical services delivered by CHS. This includes but is not limited to adopting standard workflows in Epic Care, the department's electronic health record. This position will take responsible for facilitating the identification, prioritization, and processing of needed changes to Epic Care related to care team practices. The focus of the work is to assure the delivery of high-quality nursing services across multiple programs and within the context of Epic Care.

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.

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Job Duties
  • Collaborate with the Medical Director and the Quality Manager for oversight of the clinical practice and health care services provided by nursing and other healthcare practitioners in primary care.
  • Work closely with the department's electronic health record team and primary care program and other clinical program leadership to optimize the utilization of our electronic health record.
  • Assure compliance with established health care provider standards including quality assurance and quality control standards.
  • Lead the effort to plan, execute and/or assure staff training and development for nurses and medical assistants in collaboration with all care team members.
  • Implement standard work across clinical care teams that meets required evidence-based competencies for clinical staff.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and design/implement improvements in collaboration with care teams and clinical leadership.
  • Develop mechanisms for supervisors to assess individual staff competencies and to assess competency integration into practice.
  • Develop effective working relationships across the department and with our external grant partners to achieve grant deliverables.
  • Manage and directly supervise clinical staff within the division's float pool.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Knowledge of nursing practice principles and techniques, public health principles and practices, infectious disease management, control and safety standards, occupational health and safety hazards, and applicable health care laws, regulations and procedures Knowledge of supervision, human resources and quality improvement principles and techniques
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals with varying opinions and work on a number of tasks simultaneously with changing priorities
  • Ability to manage the provision of health care services, identify community health needs and adjust service to better meet these needs.
  • Ability to manage the provision of health care services, identify population-based health needs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent (oral and written) communications skills• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in principles and practices of continuous quality improvement
  • Ability to apply principles and practices of adult learning
  • Demonstrated time management, organizational, and prioritization skills • Ability to provide constructive feedback regarding performance
  • Working knowledge of electronic health records, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs and other relevant software programs/learning management systems
  • Advanced knowledge of nursing theory and current clinical practice skills
Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements:
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse license
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing science or a graduate level nursing degree of MSN, DNP or PhD from an approved Washington State Nursing Commission accredited school of nursing
  • Must hold a current and valid health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification.
  • Washington State Driver's License or the ability to provide transportation to work locations with limited or no public transportation services may be required.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all minimally qualified people.

Work Location: Various locations throughout the county.

Work Schedule: Typical schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is exempt and not overtime eligible. May work outside of typical schedule to meet operational needs.
For more information contact: Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Nurse Recruitment Manager at

Union Affiliation: These positions are represented by Washington State Nurses Association.

Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

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.

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.

To Apply

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 the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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
  • 12paid 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
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

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.