County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Nursing Services Director-Public Health

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on September 2, 2018

Nursing Services Director Public Health

$106,088 - $128,942 /Annually

About the Position

The Nursing Services Director - Public Health plans and supervises the work of DHS' nurse workforce of approximately sixty full-time staff and allied personnel to ensure the understanding of and compliance with laws, regulations, codes, and agency policies and programs. The Director oversees nursing services which are focused on the control and prevention of communicable and chronic disease; the promotion of maternal, child, and adolescent health; the prevention of abuse and neglect of children, elders, and spouses; outreach screening, case management, resource coordination, and assessment; and the delivery and evaluation of care for individuals, families, and communities. As an integral part of the DHS leadership team, the Director is also responsible for:

  • Implementing an 18-month work plan for Emergency Preparedness.
  • Leading the development of quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services related to nursing and allied personnel.
  • Developing, implementing, and updating plans, policies, protocols, and standards for nursing services.
  • Supporting the integration of nursing services throughout the department.
  • Overseeing professional development of nursing personnel, including the oversight and adherence to appropriate HIPAA, health regulations, codes, licensure, and certification requirements.
  • Representing DHS at county, regional, state, and national levels.
  • Coordinating nursing disaster service duties and serving as a member of the Department Operations Center (DOC) and/or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in times of disaster.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess management, supervisory, and professional-level administrative experience within a multi-disciplinary public service delivery system.
  • Be a strategic thinker who can identify courses of action that advance quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services of the Department.
  • Provide forward-thinking direction in the application of principles, practices, protocols, and standards for nursing services.
  • Be an initiator, identifying new possibilities for combining opportunities and resources to advance community health policies and goals.
  • Develop relationships and serve as a liaison with agencies across county, regional, state, and national levels.
  • Possess excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from a college or university nursing program accredited for public health nursing by the National League for Nursing. A Master's Degree with a major in Nursing Administration or a Master's Degree in Public Health is highly desirable.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible public health nursing experience, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity will generally provide the knowledge and abilities listed.

License: Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Certificate: Possession of a California State Public Health Nursing Certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: modern principles, practices and methods of public health nursing, including community, clinical and special programs, and school nursing programs; federal, state and local laws and regulations governing public health.

Considerable knowledge of: the causes, control and care of chronic and communicable diseases and illnesses, handicapping conditions, mental illness and other disabling conditions; environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to Public Health Nursing programs; the principles and practices of personnel and financial administration including effective supervision and training.

Good knowledge of: community resources available for assistance in public health nursing; child growth and development and procedures involved in promoting maternal and child health; the principles and procedures involved in family planning, venereal disease control, pre and post natal care; the current trends and concepts relative to professional nursing practices.

Ability to: exercise responsibility, initiative, independent analysis and judgment, in solving highly specialized nursing administration and management problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative, medical and non-medical staff, patients and the public; recognize social and community problems which affect health and to establish effective programs and services to deal with these problems; communicate verbal and written ideas clearly and logically.