WHATCOM COUNTY JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply: Please visit our website http://www.whatcomcounty.us/jobs Human Resources, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 107, Bellingham, WA 98225
Public Health Nurse Supervisor Health Department
Salary: $36.17-$39.84 per hour
Closing Date: Apply early for first consideration! Are you a highly skilled nurse with experience in leading teams, proven supervisory skills and excellent project management skills? Do you have a passion for using data to monitor the health of your community and plan interventions?
We are seeking a proven nurse leader to oversee the Communicable Disease Surveillance Program in the Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Division of the Whatcom County Health Department. This position supervises professional staff in the Communicable Disease Division. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills as well as advanced knowledge of current public health core functions, Public Health Accreditation Standards, social determinants of health, and health equity principles. Proven experience leading groups, developing policy recommendations and implementing new programs or services are essential. This position will work pro-actively to achieve the goals of the Whatcom County Health Department and must have the ability to communicate and work effectively with employees as well as public and political stakeholders.
KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:
• Assists in planning, development of the budget, work schedules and staffing levels
• Plans and oversees details of activities including workloads, schedules and coordinating with others to ensure timely completion of work
• Implements cost effective measures and uses resources and technology to increase productivity
• Secures, monitors and assures compliance with grants and contracts and prepares program reports as needed.
• Monitors, investigates and analyzes program and client statistics, community needs and program initiatives and assists in developing recommendations.
• Provides direct service to clients when necessary
• Maintains knowledge of current research, legislation, state regulations and Centers for Disease Control recommendations related to areas of assignments
• Training, supervising and evaluating assigned staff
• Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with course work in public health
• 4 years of progressively responsible nursing experience, including 2 years of experience in a lead capacity supervising the work of others
• Requires a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
• Experience in public health nursing preferred.
• A Master’s degree in nursing, public health or closely related field is desired and may be substituted for 1 year of experience (excluding the 2 years of lead experience).