Nurse Supervisor for COVID-19 Response - Strike Teams and Recovery Centers (PHSS)

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on May 19, 2020

As King County continues to take an aggressive approach to fighting the effects of COVID-19, we are asking for your help.  There is a significant need for additional staffing assistance at the isolation/quarantine sites. 

Please note: This is a role that may have contact with symptomatic/COVID positive clients.

Work location: Various congregate setting around King County.


Direct supervision of the staff assigned to perform COVID-19 response work for :
  • Shelter Assessment and Infection Prevention Education
  • Clinical Site Assessments.
  • Direct Health Care at the COVID Recovery Centers: Isolation & Quarantine (I&Q) and Assessment Center / Recovery Center (ACRC). Shifts available: 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM and 7:00 PM – 7:30 AM. Shift report and change over 7:00-7:30.

Required Qualifications and Licensing:
  • A Washington State License as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Ability to travel between sites on a regular basis
  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel supervision, and management techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to hold people accountable and give useful feedback
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, and Quality Improvement processes
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Skilled in interviewing techniques and principles
  • Previous experience providing guidance in a community based program, and/or community health nursing experience desired
  • Knowledge of Buprenorphine and/or Substance Abuse

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

Contact: If you have any questions about the position, please contact Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist, at ; or Nic Horea, Senior HR Analyst at

Supplemental Information:

  • 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
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office 365) and other web-enabled tools. Candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform essential functions of the position.
  • 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 Requirement:

  • The selected candidate will be required to pass 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 their mandatory trainings on time.
  • May be deployed to other sections as needed to support operational needs.

Union Affiliation: 
This position is represented by the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

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.
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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
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
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Are you willing to work night shifts?
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