Public Health Nurse III – Family Planning Program Manager – (Health)
SALARY: Grade 67 $26.0056 hourly / $54,091.70 annually
OPENING DATE: August 23, 2023 “OPEN UNTIL FILLED”
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The primary purpose of this position is to manage the Family Planning Program of the Health Department. This position is a public health nurse who is responsible for planning, implementing, and directing family planning services provided by a multidisciplinary team which includes but is not limited to nurses, foreign language interpreters, advance practice providers, lab, and clerical staff. As a clinic staff nurse, a high level of nursing skill is required to complete histories, exams, and determine the appropriate action. This employee must stay current and have a working knowledge of family planning and standing orders as well as child health, maternal health, STD, TB, communicable disease, adult health, case management, and immunizations. This position will report to the department’s Director of Nursing.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.
85% Family Planning Program Manager
- Provide clinic patient care and coordinates family planning program management.
- Review program policy and procedures to assure the Family Planning agreement addendum deliverables are met.
- Identify family planning program needs and develop goals.
- Review and modify policies and procedures as indicated.
- Plans, organizes, and monitors family planning clinic activities.
- Supervises family planning patients and follow-up on missed appointments.
- Reviews lab results and follow-up as needed for family planning patients.
- Maintains family planning records.
- Promotes linkages with other needed health and human services on behalf of the client.
- Collaborates with other agencies in the community regarding issues related to family planning.
- Monitor encounters for correct coding and billing for Medicaid and insurance reimbursement.
- Coordinates and arranges for insertions of IUDs through patient assistance program when available.
- Keep accurate pharmacy and supply inventory for the Family Planning Program.
- Consult with the Director of Nursing on pharmacy needs.
- Plans and coordinates learning experiences for students.
- Informs and consults with the Director of Nursing of program operations.
- Collaborates with the Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs), and staff to ensure effective service delivery.
- Collaborates with health education for media review of educational materials.
- Coordinates health education materials for the family planning program.
- Provides Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) services per state guidelines, contract addenda, policies and procedures, and standing order.
- Stays informed of current trends in public health and family planning by attending relevant meetings and trainings as well as reading relevant professional literature and guidelines.
- Assists with interviewing and provides input in recommendations of new staff.
- Provides direct supervision including probationary and yearly evaluations of health department staff such as and to include interpreters.
- Reviews and signs time sheets, travel requests, and travel logs for employees supervised by this position for accuracy.
- Counsels employees to resolve minor discipline and other problems. Refers to the Director of Nursing and Health Director for serious problems.
- Participates in health department staff interviews and makes recommendations for possible new staff.
- Coordinates and implements training and orientation of new employees under this position’s supervision.
- Promotes quality care, use of motivational interviewing, accurate, concise, and complete documentation of services rendered.
- Evaluates program success on an ongoing basis and implements necessary changes when indicated.
13% General Health Department Nursing Duties
- Maintains knowledge of immunizations, physical assessment, TB skin testing and treatment, and STD and communicable disease treatments.
- Maintains knowledge of HIV control measures to prevent the spread of HIV within the community.
- Responsible for knowing the clinic inventory requirements and completing requisitions of clinical supplies on hand. Stays abreast of protocols, new methods, and equipment, including borrowing supplies in emergency situations from other health agencies.
- Assigning of staff based on patient and providers.
- Assesses client needs in General Clinic as needed to cover a staff vacancy.
- Assists with the orientation of new staff to Health Department roles and policies.
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% Other Duties
- Participates in mandated staff meetings.
- Attends workshops deemed appropriate by supervisor.
- Participates in shelter duty and other activities relating to the Department’s emergency response plan and other disaster relief efforts.
- Serves as a team member during outreach projects such as flu vaccine season and disease outbreaks.
- Performs any other duties and responsibilities as directed.
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 and 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.
- Knowledge of quality assurance practices
- Knowledge and comprehension of public health laws and services
- Experience with accreditation and organization policy development preferred
- Experience with state agreement addenda and/or grant management preferred
- Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously
- Current, 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
- Completion of Dispensing by Public Health nurses within one year of hire date