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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$62,151.44 - $83,134.48
LOCATION:555 Towner
Washtenaw County Health Department envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles:
  • We value all people equally
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other -isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.
Works under the supervision of a higher classified employee and has direct linkage to the Director of Nursing for nursing practice issues. Responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of generalized nursing services in homes, clinic and other community settings. Supervises, assigns work, and evaluates performance of nursing and related support staff. In addition, represents the assigned division in coordinating agency services and participates in program planning, implementation, and evaluation with other nurses, supervisors and administrators. Acts as a liaison between the staff and administration.
Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Assists in development, recommends as appropriate, and implements policies and procedures for the administration of nursing services. Provides guidance to staff to assure understanding and compliance of agency policies and procedures.
  • Provides supervision of staff to facilitate the delivery with high quality of professional service and maintenance of health standards. Works with program staff to monitor the performance of unit employees. Schedules staff and assigns work; observes and evaluates employee performance on a regular basis to appraise abilities, needs and readiness for added responsibility.
  • Closely monitors the job performance of marginal or unsatisfactory employees. Provides guidance and counseling to such employees in order to improve job performance. Completes annual performance appraisals for assigned employees. Recommends remediation plans or termination of unsatisfactory employees to the Program Administrator.
  • Participates in the interviews of applicants for positions. Recommends candidates to the Program Administrator to hire.
  • Plans and supervises Health Services nurses and other health-related personnel in the following program areas: reimbursement services, health promotion, psychiatric services and disease control in homes, clinics, and other community settings.
  • Evaluates and provides direction for proper documentation of services rendered for assigned service area, according to departmental and other regulatory agencies. Reviews activity reports and health records prepared by nurses and paraprofessionals for accuracy and completeness and assesses the quality of services provided.
  • Monitors staff expenditures to conform to budget guidelines established by the Program Administrator.
  • Prepares and monitors contracts as assigned with community agencies to ensure compliance with internal requirements, external regulations, outputs and payments.
  • Serves as a liaison between administration and staff, participates in staff, supervisory and administrative meetings to assist in coordination of nursing services within Health Services and the community.
  • Represents Health Services as designated in the community to provide information about services, participate in the assessment of community needs, and assist in the development of programs, policies and procedures.
  • Offers direction and consultation to staff in developing the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide quality nursing services.
  • Participates with faculty from colleges and universities in planning and coordinating learning experiences for students.
  • Coordinates a variety of special projects or services and communicable disease activities.
  • Supervises paraprofessional and support staff within the assigned service/program areas.
  • Provides oversight for the compilation of statistical reports of services pertaining to assigned service area, submits said reports for administrative review.
  • May perform nursing services as required services delivery system needs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Principles of nursing practice.
  • Principles and practices, applicable laws and regulations covering medical related services and service delivery in the Human Services discipline to which assigned.
  • Techniques of relating effectively with individuals of a wide range of socio-economic and/or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Community resources available to customer families and individuals.
  • General knowledge of common office computer software programs as well as applications which are specific to the assigned Human Services area.
  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations including nursing practice.
  • Analyzing complex personnel and procedural problems, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations.
  • Using sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate files and records.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Current Michigan registered nurse license. Possession of valid Michigan vehicle operator's license. Availability of vehicle.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and community environments where staff are assigned, and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. Duties may require handling of blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
Possession of a Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, related field or the equivalent.
A minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of professional nursing service delivery experience, some of which shall have been in nursing supervision.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 2007-610-79210001


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