Nurse Supervisor- Buprenorphine Pathways Health Clinic

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on June 1, 2022
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The Community Health Services Division of King County's Department of Public Health (DPH) is looking for a talented individual to join the Downtown Public Health Clinic Team. This Nurse Supervisor or Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS) will be part of Downtown Public Health Clinic Leadership team and will be accountable for the oversight and supervision of the Pathways Clinic that serves vulnerable individuals with opioid use disorder, including those living unsheltered, recently released from incarceration, and with co-occurring severe mental illness.  

Pathways Clinic provides low barrier medication for Opiate Use Disorder and primary care services for this underserved population. The position is responsible for the hiring and daily supervision of Public Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Social Workers, and Community Health Workers. This position will be involved in leading program improvements and evaluation overseeing service expansion at a dynamic and growing clinic in a newly remodeled space, and may provide back-up coverage for other nursing supervisors within Downtown Seattle Public Health Center. 

We're interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse population we serve. The position reports directly to the Area Manager and is expected to work closely and respond to program management needs.  
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

Job Duties:

  • Direct supervision of the staff assigned to services and programs at a Public Health Center to include: hiring, performance evaluations, training, counseling, team building and discipline of staff.
  • Lead program planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation
  • Guide staff and lead activities at Public Health Centers, satellite clinics, and other community locations as needed.
  • Provide support and training to staff regarding use of reflection, trauma informed practices and reduction of secondary trauma.
  • Work collaboratively with the community and other agencies to assess the public's needs, assist in development of program goals and objectives and implementation of programing.
  • Monitor budgets for assigned programs, review and authorize expenditures.
  • Perform Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance work, including chart reviews, to ensure compliance with clinical service. 
  • Work collaboratively with the lead physician to ensure patient workflow and supervision of the care team. 
  • Work closely with the Program Manager regarding funding, data and performance measures, and program requirements. 
  • Coordinate, review, and process patient satisfaction and patient grievance surveys and reports, including conducting investigation, analyzing findings, and resolving patient concerns and complaints as needed. 
  • Lead and assist team members on continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assist others to identify performance measures that meet the needs of their work and to make the measures visual.
  • Coordinate schedules for UW addiction medicine fellows, including onboarding of new UW fellows each year and all work associated to closing out work as they complete their fellowship. 
  • Analyze data, review policy, procedures, and guidelines; organize and write findings, recommendations, manuals, and reports. 
  • Organize meetings and present relevant topics to clinical and non-clinical audiences. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Nursing from an accredited school 
  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing.
  • Proof of current BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers (Attach if current)
  • Washington State Driver’s License of ability to travel within designated territory.
Most Competitive Candidates: 
  • Bilingual and/or Bicultural
  • Strong commitment to equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of trauma and trauma-informed treatment interventions
  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience 
  • Professional experience in personnel supervision, management techniques, and fostering a collaborative and highly effective team environment
  • Professional experience, training, or knowledge of mental health, substance use disorders (SUD), medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), low barrier medical care, and harm-reduction
  • Experience providing guidance in a community-based program
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, quality improvement processes, and implementation of innovative solutions to service delivery
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Knowledge of and experience in workflows, job aides, and Electric Health Patient Record (EPIC) training. 
  • Skilled in coordinating teams with multi-disciplinary staff
  • Skill in working effectively with diverse individuals and populations 
  • Ability to work on several projects/tasks simultaneously 
  • Knowledge of general government principles, procedures, relevant agencies, community service providers and programs, and other related systems
  • Demonstrated competency using MS Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. 

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

Work Location: Downtown Seattle Public Health located at  2124 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. This position will require travel to other sites within the Public Health System as needed.

Work Schedule: This is a fully benefited 1.0 FTE.  Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime.  This is an onsite/in person position. 

Interviews will be conducted as needed until the need is filled.

For more information contact: Amy Curtis, RN and David Baure, RN at

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes 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.

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.

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.  
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 

 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: These positions are represented by 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
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.

Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
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
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.
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.
  • Yes
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Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
Please describe the aspects of your education, training, and experience that you feel most align with the needs of this position.
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? 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? 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. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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
Are you willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people?
  • Yes
  • No

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