Nursing Supervisor I
DEPARTMENT: Duplin County Health Department
SALARY: Grade 75 $ 24.5207 Hourly / $ 51,003 Annually
OPENING DATE: October 15, 2019 “OPEN UNTIL FILLED”
APPLY AT: Duplin County Personnel Office
County Administration Building
224 Seminary Street
Kenansville, NC 28349
“Equal Opportunity Employer”
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The clinic manager is responsible for the coordination of clinic flow including daily assessment of patient caseload and staff that includes reassignment of staff when necessary. This employee must be able to assess daily problems, determine the best plan of action, and use independent judgment. This employee provides leadership for a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, FNPs, clerical staff, translators, and laboratory staff.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Assesses client’s needs in General Clinic.
- Participates in direct patient care of clients receiving services in the Health Department clinic including adult health services, child health services, STD services, immunizations, communicable diseases, and tuberculosis control.
- Refers client to FNPs, MD or other Health Department services as indicated.
- Uses nursing assessment skills to manage client’s request/problem using standing orders.
- Maintains knowledge and use of in-house standing orders and lab services.
- Maintains knowledge of immunizations, physical assessment, TB skin testing and treatment, STD treatments and communicable disease.
- Provides and documents appropriately family planning limited history and dispensing of birth control methods.
- Provides pregnancy testing counseling and documentation.
- Obtains history and work-up of adult health, maternal health, family planning, and child health patients for medical providers.
- Maintains knowledge of HIV control measures to prevent spread of HIV within the community.
- Stays informed of current trends in public health by attending workshops and conferences.
- Dispenses meds from pharmacy according to current pharmacy policies and procedures.
- Provides STD screenings as Enhanced Rose Nurse according to State and Medicaid guidelines.
43% Supervisory and Managerial Functions
- Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for clinical programs.
- Reviews program goals, objectives, and outcomes. Uses information to assist the Management Team in planning and evaluating health programs.
- Provides direct supervision, including probationary and/or yearly evaluation of the following staff: 3 – PHN IIs and 3 – Interpreters
- Reviews employee time sheets for accuracy and signs.
- Reviews travel expense reports for employees supervised.
- Counsels with employees to resolve minor discipline and other problems. Refers to the Nursing Director and Health Director for serious problems.
- Works with Management Team in interviewing and recommending new staff.
- Assesses staffing needs daily and adjusts when necessary due to clinic flow, sickness, or emergency leave.
- Monitors patient flow to determine number of clients that can be serviced.
- Responsible for keeping adequate amount of clinical supplies on hand and staying abreast of new methods and equipment, including borrowing supplies in emergency situations from other health agencies.
- Inventories and completes requisitions for clinic supplies.
- Assists with planning and implementing training of new employees.
- Reviews contract addendums with Nursing Director.
- Assigns nursing students to clinic areas to provide appropriate clinical experience.
- Stays informed of current trends in public health by attending training and reading professional literature.
- Maintains and updates nursing supervision skills.
- Evaluates needs for organizational changes and provides information to Nursing Director.
- Provides input on program needs in preparing annual budget.
- Serves as a Super User for Electronic Medical Records System.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
2% Marginal duties
- Serves as a team member during outreach projects such as flu vaccine season, health fairs, etc.
- Serves as team member during disease outbreaks.
- Serves as team member during disasters for staffing of emergency shelters.
- Other duties as directed by supervisor.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Graduation from a four-year college or university with a BS degree in nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation, four years of Public Health Nursing experience including two years’ experience in a supervisory capacity; or
- Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing, five years of professional nursing experience, four of which must have been in public health including two years’ experience in a supervisory capacity; or
- an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Training/Experience Desired
- Experience in pediatrics, maternity, family planning, and adult health nursing.
- Public Health nursing experience in team leading, program development, and case management.
- Successful completion of Management for Supervision for Public Health Nurse Supervisors and Directors.
- Introduction to Principles and Practices of Public Health if did not graduate with a Bachelors of Nursing with a public health rotation.
-Current and valid NC Board of Nursing Certified Registered Nurse – Valid NC Driver’s License
-Reliable means of transportation for work assignments – Certified in basic CPR life support