Nurse Supervisor - Mobile Testing for Health Care for the Homeless Network COVID Teams

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on October 7, 2021
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Summary

Are you an organized, efficient, and approachable leader? Do you get excited about working in multi-disciplinary care teams? 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 have an exciting opportunity for a nurse leader in the role of a Mobile Testing - Personal Health Services Supervisor with the Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) COVID Teams. The HCHN COVID Teams consist of three teams who support homeless service sites and people experiencing homelessness in the prevention of and response to COVID-19 transmission across King County.  Services include the Health Engagement, Action, and Response Team (HEART) focused on preventive and responsive visits to homeless service sites for supporting implementation of Public Health infection prevention protocols, Mobile Vaccinations which provides COVID, Hepatitis, and Flu vaccines to vulnerable populations and Mobile Testing providing proactive and reactive COVID-19 testing at homeless service sites and other community locations.  The Mobile Testing PHSS will serve as a responsive supervisor and leader to support staff and foster community outreach and partnerships for these programs. With all HCHN services, we provide person-centered and trauma-informed services and work with continuous improvement, equity and social justice, and respect for people and staff.
 
This is an opportunity to lead a dynamic team whose passion is to support clients and partners in preventing the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness and service provider staff. The position will provide supervision and/or oversight of am Assistant Personal Health Services Supervisor (APHSS), Public Health and Registered Nurses, Administrative staff and others as appropriate.  It will also collaborate closely with other HCHN COVID Teams, as well as the Communicable Disease/Epidemiology section of the Prevention division of Public Health.
 
We are interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse populations we serve and are dedicated to serving clients with quality and compassion. We value and recognize innovation and teamwork. Our teams practice collaborative leadership.
 
 
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

  • Develop and/or adapt innovative program models that address the health needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Approach the work with a trauma informed lens and an understanding of how historical racism has impacted the lives of both staff and communities of color.
  • Foster communication and collaboration between individuals, programs, and divisions within Public Health and DCHS.
  • Direct supervision or oversight of the staff assigned to HCHN COVID services and programs for mobile events.
  • Hiring, performance evaluations, training, counseling, team building and staff development.
  • Oversee work done on program planning, implementation, coordination, compliance and evaluation.
  • Reinforce program deliverables with reflective supervision, in the field, at county offices and with community partners.
  • Participate in planning, implementing, and monitoring the budget and program requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the community and other programs and agencies to assess the public's needs, and develop program goals and objectives.
  • Support and cover management of operations at various sites.
  • Participate in quality and performance efforts.
  • Coordinate staffing and coverage needs.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Requirements:

  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Proof of Current BLS CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers (Please attach if current.)
  • Washington State Driver's License or ability to travel within the designated territory.
  • Letter of interest
 

 Desired:
  • Knowledge of homeless service systems
  • Demonstrated experience in building and fostering community partnerships
  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience
  • Previous experience providing guidance in a community-based program, and/or community health nursing experience desired
  • Demonstrated experience promoting racial equity and social justice
  • Demonstrated experience creating effective program models that are both scalable and sustainable
  • Demonstrated commitment to leading with integrity and compassion while fostering trust and accountability within your staff
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, and quality improvement processes
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel supervision, and management techniques
  • Demonstrated mentorship skills and effective communication
  • Demonstrated skills in reflective supervision and investment conversations
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Skills in interviewing techniques and budgeting techniques and principles
  • Experience in working with labor partners
  • Languages other than English
  • Demonstrated experience in multicultural agility

Contact:  Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at amy.curtis@kingcounty.gov or call 206.263.8358 

First consideration will be given to those who apply by October 17, 2021
Interviews will be October 25th and 27th
 

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.
  
  
Who May Apply 
 This position is open to all qualified candidates. This posting will be used to fill all need.
 
Application Process:
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. 
  • Candidates must submit a cover letter speaking to why you have interest in working with vulnerable and marginalized populations related to this body of work. 
  • Responses to supplemental questions. 
  • Letter of interest
 
 
Your application may 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 individual selected for this position will have a flexible work schedule typically between the hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This position is not overtime eligible and will require some work outside of typical hours to meet operational needs. This term-limited temporary position is scheduled with an end date of June 30, 2022.
 
Work Location: The home base for this position is the Chinook Building 10th floor but may require some travel to various sites. This position is eligible for a hybrid remote and office schedule.
 
Telecommuting 
The work associated with this position may be performed through teleworking with reporting to an office location and to meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
 
 
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
 
 
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment. 
 
Union Affiliation:  This position is 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.

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Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
02
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
03
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
04
Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
05
Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling?
  • Yes
  • No
06
Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?
  • Yes
  • No
07
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.
08
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.
09
Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
10
Share two examples that exemplify your management and leadership skills and reflect on where you want to grow as a leader.
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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
13
If you are a current career service nurse, do you have permission from your current Supervisor to apply to a Special Duty Assignment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
14
Do you have experience working with people experiencing homelessness or other vulnerable populations?
  • Yes
  • No
15
The Mobile Testing Program supports clients with harm reduction supplies including safer sex supplies and safer drug use supplies. This position will support staff in procuring supplies and in receiving training on harm reduction. Are you comfortable with providing staff support around harm reduction supplies?
  • Yes
  • No

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