Nurse Supervisor Auburn Parent and Child Health

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on October 10, 2021
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Summary

Are you an organized, efficient, and approachable leader? Do you get excited about working in multi-disciplinary teams and promoting integrated care coordination where nearly 30% of the people served experience housing instability?  Or does the prospect of providing leadership to address racial disparities in access and health outcomes challenge you?  If you're skilled in building a high-performing team, and have a passion for fostering equity and inclusion, we want you to join our team!
 
We currently have an exciting opportunity for  nurse leaders in the role of Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS) in Parent and Child Health. This position is based out of King County Public Health Centers at Auburn Public Health.  Public Health Centers provide patient centered services to pregnant and parenting women, infants, and children that are either co-located with reproductive health services for men, women, and teens or embedded within a community health clinic. We are interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse population we serve and are dedicated to serving clients with quality and compassion. We value and recognize innovation and teamwork. Our teams practice collaborative leadership to foster continuous improvement, equity and social justice, respect for people and staff. We encourage resiliency and trauma informed care, while supporting our Community Health Services Division Guiding Principles.
 
The Personal Health Services Supervisor position is responsible for the oversight and support of multi-disciplinary teams that may include: Registered Nurses, Registered Dieticians, Community Health Workers, Nutrition Assistants, Social Workers, and Administrative Support staff.  This position may also supervise other disciplines such as Interpreters and may expand their supervision to other sites. This is an opportunity to lead an amazing team whose passion is to serve individuals and families seeking nutrition, health education and care coordination services. The PHSS will have the overall responsibility for the daily supervision of the team and be a key member of the site leadership team(s), working with Program staff, other supervisors and community partners. If this position speaks to you, apply today.

 

A day in the life: 

  • Direct daily clinical supervision of the staff assigned to services and programs at a Public Health Center to include: hiring, orientation, reflective supervision, performance evaluations, training, coaching, counseling, team building, discipline of staff, and staff development.
  • Assuring adequate staffing and coverage in collaboration with other on-site Public Health Center supervisors and the float pool supervisor.
  • Coordination of clinical and field services with Regional and Community Support Teams.
  • Lead program planning, implementation, coordination, compliance and evaluation
  • Participation in planning, implementing, and monitoring program budgets.
  • Organization and facilitation of team meetings and active support of employee engagement.
  • Collaboration with community providers to assess the public's needs and develop program goals and objectives in line with community need.
  • Participation in departmental Lean and Quality Improvement efforts.
  • Monitor, collect, and report program data in relation to staff productivity, caseload expectations, services to targeted populations of need, and program services initiatives.
  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate visit/service documentation and data input into electronic health information systems or data systems
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, Public Health program staff and other Division and other Department employees.
  • Act as resource person on office procedures, practices, schedules, accounts receivable and payable activities.
  • Participate in the implementation of new or revised administrative support procedures.
  • Assisting patients when complaints or issues arise.
  • Position may include overall center management during Area Manager absences and oversight of teams across more than one Public Health Center.


What we require for consideration:

  • Must possess a Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Must possess an active and unencumbered Washington State license as a Registered Nurse
  • Must possess Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training at time of hire
  • Must possess the ability to travel between sites on a regular basis
  • Letter of interest describing why you have interest in serving the community

 

It would be great if:

  • Bilingual and/or bicultural
  • Have experience in the management of a variety of health care providers and administrative staff in the clinic and community health setting.
  • Demonstrate experience in personnel supervision and management techniques.
  • Demonstrate mentorship skills and effective communication including strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in remote supervision of staff.
  • Have skills and experience in program implementation and development of processes and procedures using LEAN or quality improvement/quality assurance practice.
  • Have knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of adolescent, family planning, and maternity support services.
  • Demonstrate skills in establishing and maintaining effective workplace relationships.
  • Demonstrate clear communication in verbal, written, and non-verbal communication.
  • Have knowledge and experience in electronic medical records such as EPIC.
  • Experience in workflows, including client scheduling, client check-in and check-out, and service provision processes.

 

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


Interviews will be conducted in an ongoing basis until position is filled.

 

Work schedule:  WIC and Maternity Support service hours are currently Monday to Fridays from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM, so work hours would be expected within those parameters. Depending on business needs, work hours and on-site presence may be adjusted to meet Public Health Center needs. With extended clinic hours, it is an expectation that the PHSS's will work outside of the 8:00 am to 5:00 pm timeframe and there may be opportunities for select weekend support. These positions are exempt and not overtime eligible.


Work location: The primary work location is Auburn Public Health Center which is located at
901 Auburn Way N. Suite A, Auburn, WA  98002 


Contact: For more information, contact Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at amy.curtis@kingcounty.gov

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line 
  • Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.  
  • Letter of interest


Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application, it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. 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 
 
 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The selected candidate will be required to submit a background check. Records are not automatically disqualifying. 
  • 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 trainings on time.
  • Employees will be redeployed in the event of a Public Health emergency.


UNION AFFILIATION
This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

 

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently 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.

(New) 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.  

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 your 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
  • 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
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.

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Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
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Have 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?
  • Yes
  • No
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Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
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Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
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Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling?
  • Yes
  • No
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Seattle & King County Public Health has a strong commitment to equity and social justice. All staff are given training in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) as well as Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Please describe why working for an agency that values ESJ and TIC is important to you.
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Do 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.
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Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
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Are 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?
  • 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.
  • No.
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If 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 layoff
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Describe your experience and approach to integrating equity and social justice into existing programs and policies.
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Please describe your leadership and management style, particularly leading and supporting a diverse team.
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Please describe a time when you supported a staff and/or program through a system change process. What tools and processes did you use? What did you learn from that process, and what would you do the same or differently?

Required Question