POSITION ANALYSIS Department Code : 280 Department Title : Health Department Position Code : Position Title : Nursing Supervisor Number of Incumbents :0 Number of Responsibilities :6 RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Administer community health nursing services to the residents of Whitman County including adaptation and implementation of the Whitman County Public Health Improvement Plan. 30% 2. Responsible for coordinating/monitoring/assigning 13 staff members consisting of nursing personnel, dietitian, community health worker, & program support staff in decisions, programs & functions under the direction of the nursing director. 20% 3. Responsible for the prevention, control and reduction of communicable diseases. 15% 4. Coordinate and maintain a comprehensive school health program to promote healthy children. 20% 5. Responsible for assisting the personal health director in developing & initiating program standards to ensure that community health needs are met in a legal, reliable, and courteous manner. 10% 6. 06 responsible for individual professional growth and development to ensure that quality nursing services are delivered to the public and determine time management and record professional documentation. 5% RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Administer community health nursing services to the residents of Whitman County including adaptation and implementation of the Whitman County Public health improvement plan. 30% TASKS 1. Diagnose individual client needs re specific health concerns and develop and assist client /w care plan, i.e. MSS, jail health. 2. Review modify, and evaluate nursing care plans as needed per specific client needs. 3. Assist clients in maintaining care by providing home visits as needed. 4. Record all pertinent data on individual client charts in a timely and accurate manner. 5. Refer as necessary to community/county agencies & MDS for follow-up & implementation of a health care plan. 6. Maintain an information and referral system concerning available health facilities, resources, & services. 7. Perform analyze, & interpret health screenings for clients, explain blood pressures or anthropometric measurements. 8. Counsel & educate clients about specific areas of wellness & health care issues, i.e. HIV/aids, preconception, nutrition education. 9. Cultivate wellness programs, healthy living and independent functioning of clients. 10. Initiate & maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, clients, medical doctors and public agencies. 11. Collaborate with public and private agencies & medical doctors in developing strategies to educate & address public health concerns. 12. Assist in community assessment activities & in the development of the WCHD Public Health Improvement Plan. RESPONSIBILITIES 2. Responsible for coordinating/monitoring/assigning 13 staff members consisting of nursing personnel, dietitian, community health worker, & program support staff in decisions, programs & functions under the direction of the nursing dir. 20% TASKS 1. Coordinate & assign nursing, nutrition, community health worker, and clerical staff in decision making and programs. 2. Schedule work and prioritize staff based on client needs in each office. 3. Conduct weekly staff mortgages in Pullman/Colfax and assist with arranging in-service training re health issues. 4. Evaluate Pullman/Colfax staff to ensure adequate job perform and assist with program evaluation to meet staff needs & assist/w hiring 5. Monitor and advise nursing director re work performance, disciplinary actions, recommend for termination. 6. Maintain nursing leadership and knowledge in community health programs. 7. Analyze and update principals and techniques utilized in all areas of community health nursing. 8. Diagnose and analyze personnel issues, client needs, issues such as a need for services or complaints. 9. Advise client/employee of possible solutions and evaluate outcome and make recommendations to director. 10. Coordinate specific programs; i.e. immunizations, preconception RESPONSIBILITIES 3. Responsible for the prevention, control and reduction of communicable diseases. 15% TASKS 1. Inform public of health status of community, relevant health issues, communicable, non-communicable diseases of public health importance. 2. Inform and train public and groups, organize at risk including professional groups re: immunizations, communicable diseases including TB, HIV/aids. 3. Perform HIV/aids testing, counseling and education as needed in the clinic, schools and community. 4. Negotiate methods of improving and promoting healthy lifestyles & decreasing risky behaviors. 5. Perform health assessments of clients who have specific concerns or symptoms of infectious disease. 6. Enforce policy that individual, especially children, are immunized according to recommendations and WA State law. 7. Assist to enforce surveillance, report, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases of public health significance in adherence to guidelines. 8. Represent the health department at state, regional and local planning meetings. 9. Administer appropriate immunizations & develop a schedule for clients to follow/reach/maintain immune status. 10. Refer to appropriate health care practitioners or agencies, as indicated. 11. Conduct community, school-based immunization clinics and make immunization available during other health department clinics, i.e. WIC. 12. Manage the care of clients with common diseases accessing community services; i.e., HIV positive persons, TB clients. RESPONSIBILITIES 4. Coordinate and maintain a comprehensive school health program to promote healthy children. 20% TASKS 1. Coordinate school health programs and serve as liaison for personnel, school staff, administration; i.e. sports physicals, immunization clinics. 2. Monitor personnel on school health issues and concerns, i.e., contracted nursing hours. 3. Distribute information pertinent to school health programs to personnel, school staff to update them on changes. 4. Review and maintain accurate immunization, health records of all students in school district according to WA State law. 5. Train parents, guardians of importance of immunizations as prevention of serious disease to comply with WA State law. 6. Design and maintain a list of all students exempt from immunizations and& diseases for which they are susceptible. 7. Counsel and educate students and staff regarding healthy lifestyles, other school-related topics including those requested by students and staff. 8. Perform vision, hearing, scoliosis screen as mandated by WA State law and analyze data & refer as needed. 9. Train and monitor staff on method of dispensing medication and record keeping for student health procedures. 10. Correspond and communicate with administration, teachers and staff. 11. Perform and monitor health care assessments and first aid when indicated. 12. File state mandated reports for immunizations and scoliosis. RESPONSIBILITIES 5. Responsible for assisting the personal health director in developing and initiating program standards to ensure that community health needs are met in a legal, reliable, and courteous manner. 10% TASKS 1. Assist with planning and conduct studies to determine community health needs; i.e. public health improvement plan. 2. Assist with evaluating existing and potential nursing services and programs. 3. Analyze and advise subordinates of community, public agency resources for clients and their families. 4. Suggest and support extension, withdrawal, and maintenance of specific nursing programs. 5. Maintain effective communications with professional personnel and staff on own and other disciplines. 6. Analyze and update principles and techniques of all phases of community health nursing. 7. Maintain nursing leadership and knowledge in a variety of community health programs. RESPONSIBILITIES 6. Responsible for individual professional growth and development to ensure that quality nursing services are delivered to the public and determine time management and record professional documentation. 5% TASKS 1. Evaluate individual professional strengths and weaknesses. 2. Initiate a plan for cultivating professional growth. 3. Initiate involvement in programs that will promote professional growth. 4. Maintain records of continuing education. 5. Coordinate job responsibilities and opportunities for continuing education. 6. Represent health dept at professional meetings, conference and workshops on current trends in health care to maintain nursing knowledge and skills. 7. Read professional materials and information on current trends in health care to keep nursing skills updated 8. Maintain professional work environment and relationship with co-workers and clients. 9. Maintain records of activities pertaining to performance of duties/professional activities, health department programs. 10. Distribute reports of activities to appropriate agencies and staff. 11. Complete and distribute local and state program reports. 12. Maintain accurate/complete/pertinent documentation of all client contacts. Position Requirements: Knowledge of theories, methods and techniques of health education. Knowledge of the principles and practices underlying professional nursing techniques/profess ethics Knowledge of preventive measures in the maintenance of health in the community. Knowledge of the functions/resources of public/private agencies engaged in public health. Knowledge of current literature trends, regulations and developments in the field of community health nursing. Knowledge of the principles of supervision/personnel management and organization. Ability to plan and organize own schedule. Ability to establish a working relationship with the public and co-workers. Ability to write clear reports and document care. A valid license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington. Bachelor degree in nursing including public health nursing or grad/accredited school /w 2 years experience. Possession of valid WA State driver's license and adequate transportation.
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