Nursing Supervisor- Auburn Public Health

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 3, 2022
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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) collaborating to share site support responsibilities, working with Program staff, other supervisors and community partners.

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

  • Direct daily clinical supervision and oversight of staff
  • Assuring adequate staffing and coverage in collaboration with other on-site Personal Health Services Supervisor Public Health Center supervisors and the float pool supervisor.
  • Coordination of clinical and field services with other Parent Child Health teams (Regional Teams and Family Ways).
  • Lead program planning, implementation, coordination, compliance and evaluation of services.
  • 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, care coordination, 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.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrate experience in personnel supervision and management techniques.
  • Demonstrate mentorship skills and effective communication including strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Professional skills and experience in program implementation and development of processes and procedures using LEAN or quality improvement/quality assurance practice.
  • Strong 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.
  • Strong 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.
  • Adaptive to changes and assist in strategic planning of clinic services.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in the management of a variety of health care providers and administrative staff in the clinic and community health setting.
  • Bilingual and/or Bicultural
  • Experience providing guidance in a community-based program
  • Skill in working effectively with diverse individuals and populations 
  • Ability to work on several projects/tasks simultaneously 

Supplemental Information

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

Work Location: Auburn Public Health Center, 901 Auburn Way N, Auburn WA 98002

Work Location & Schedule: This is a fully benefited 1.0 FTE, Career Service positions. This is an in-person supervisor role required to be onsite everyday. Intermittent telecommute/work from home may be permitted based on operational needs. Hours worked will include Auburn Public Health Centers expanded business hours Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.  Future service planning may change these days/hours.  This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime.

Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis until the need is met.

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

UNION AFFILIATION: The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. These positions are represented by WSNA.

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.

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.

Some work associated with this position will be performed through remote telework with reporting to clinic location. 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. 

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 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.

Do you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No
Please verify then provide your full RN credential number and issuing state.
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
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
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
  • No
Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
Are you multilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
Are you willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people?
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe the aspects of your education, training, and experience that you feel most align with the needs of this position and the population served?
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. Please be thorough in your explanation as your response will be evaluated for competitiveness.
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

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