Personal Health Services Supervisor – North Regional Parent Child Health Teams

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 8, 2020


Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS) – North Regional Parent Child Health Teams

Are you an organized, efficient, and approachable leader? Do you get excited about working in multi-disciplinary care teams and promoting integrated care coordination? 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 Personal Health Services Supervisor with the North Regional Parent Child Health Teams. The North Regional Teams consist of two teams who provide services to families that span the north and eastern parts of King County. Services include the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program and the First Step Program (Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management). We provide patient centered services to pregnant clients, teens, and families and need a responsive supervisor to support staff and foster community outreach and partnerships.

This is an opportunity to lead two amazing multi-disciplinary teams whose passion is to support parents in having healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. The position will oversee the hiring and daily supervision of Public Health Nurses, Registered Dieticians, Nutrition Assistants, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, Administrative staff and others as appropriate.  

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 to foster continuous improvement, equity and social justice, respect for people and staff. We encourage resiliency and trauma informed care.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Direct supervision of the staff assigned to different services and programs at multiple locations.
  • Hiring, performance evaluations, training, counseling, team building and staff development
  • Lead program planning, implementation, coordination, compliance and evaluation
  • Reinforce program deliverables with reflective supervision in clients’ homes, 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 the quality and performance efforts
  • Oversee Safety Committee and related activities
  • Coordinate staffing and coverage needs

  • A Washington State license as a Registered Nurse, and bachelor's degree in nursing science
  • Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training at time of hire
  • Ability to travel between sites on a regular basis

Competitive Candidates Will Have:
  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience
  • Demonstrate experience in personnel supervision, and management techniques
  • Demonstrate mentorship skills and effective communication
  • Demonstrate skills in reflective supervision and investment conversations
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, and quality improvement processes
  • Demonstrate experience in building and fostering community partnerships
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Skills in interviewing techniques and budgeting techniques and principles
  • Previous experience providing guidance in a community-based program, and/or community health nursing experience desired
  • Experience in working with labor partners
  • Knowledge of NCAST and other nursing assessment tools desired
  • Knowledge of primary care and family planning services
  • Languages other than English
  • Demonstrate experience in multicultural agility

Work schedule and locations: This position is full-time, 1.0 FTE and FLSA exempt. Workdays and hours will be determined at time of hire, may vary based on business needs, and may include some evening and weekend hours. Home sites are Northshore Public Health Center in Kirkland and Eastgate Public Health Center in Bellevue.

Pre-Screen interviews for this position will be conducted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Formal interviews for this position will be conducted on Monday, August 3, 2020

Application Process:
This opportunity is open to all competitive applicants. A complete King County application will include a letter of interest describing why you are the most competitive candidate for this opportunity.

Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.  This position supports and advances Community Health Services Division's values for fair and culturally appropriate service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to industry and residents.

Supplemental Information
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. Click
here for more information on our selection process.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

Union: These positions are represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people 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.

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
Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling to women and possibly administer Plan B?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?
  • 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.
Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?

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