Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Supervisor

Thurston County
Full Time $6,794 - $9,036 Per year HI Hawaii, USA
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Overview

This employment opportunity is open until filled and Thurston County reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time.  If you are interested in this position, please do not wait to apply.
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) is recruiting for a Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Supervisor for our Community Wellness division.
 
As Thurston County’s local health jurisdiction and human services department, Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) is responsible for protecting the health and promoting the well-being of all people who live, work, and play in Thurston County. We value diversity and strive to foster a sense of belonging, honoring the unique experiences, cultures, skills, backgrounds, identities, and perspectives of our employees and community. As an agency actively working to address health equity, we aspire for everyone to have the opportunity to attain their highest level of health, regardless of their individual circumstances.

The Nurse Family Partnership program succeeds by having specially educated nurses regularly visit expecting families, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday.   Together, we are bringing about positive change in communities throughout the tri-county area, including better health outcomes for individuals, families, and the general public.
 
Utilizing your proven leadership skills, as a NFP Nurse Supervisor, you will supervise Community Health Nurses using reflective supervision techniques and work to foster a positive and supportive work environment.
 
Some of the essential job functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Promote an equitable workplace that demonstrates an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
  • Remain informed about pertinent community health indicators of concern in maternal child health.
  • Implement new training materials, tools, and program implementation techniques in collaboration with your team.
  • Sets standards and ensures nurses reports are complete, accurate and submitted timely.
  • Represent the Thurston/Lewis/Mason NFP program in local and state meetings.
  • Understand and maintain compliance with Medicaid Match regulations; prepare and monitor county budget submissions.
  • Develop and provide guidance on procedures and performance standards; coordinates major program staff activity and serves as the staff technical resource and advisor.
  • Cultivate and support working relationships with community partners who provide needed services for NFP clients and who provide referrals of clients into NFP programs.
  • Perform other work as required or assigned including but not limited to a 24/7 response during public health emergency situations and disease outbreak investigations.
The ideal candidate has the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 
  • Ability to inspire the NFP team to work toward continuous improvement.
  • Ability to maintain staff morale through the changes in their work life.
  • Ability to effectively articulate team goals and desired outcomes in ways that encourage and support NFP staff.
  • Reflective supervision skills to help NFP nurses consider their thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions as they work to support the healthy development of infants and young children and their families.
What we offer our employees:
  • Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensuring that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
  • Plan for Your Future: As a member of our team, you enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid and 2 floating holidays. 
  • Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County-paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry. We also encourage staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.  
  • Flexible Work Schedules:  Options some employees may take advantage of include alternative or compressed schedules and/or remote working.
  • See under Benefitslater in this job description for detailed information about the many other benefits the County offers.
Why you’ll love it here:
Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound Region. Perched between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The region is also home to the state capital city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmers markets, kids’ activities, history, and art events. Discover more about life in Thurston County at . 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or related advanced nursing education.
  • Must be currently licensed as a Washington State Registered Nurse.
  • Three years of practice as a Community Health Nurse II or equivalent.  Lead or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • A current and valid Washington State Driver's License.

Desired Skills

Respect and Organizational Culture:

  • Create an environment where employees and partners can safely express needs or concerns and where employees can make and correct mistakes
  • Effectively interact with sensitivity while working with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, and lifestyles
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, robust organization maintaining a positive work environment
Communication:
  • Serve the public in a timely, complete, accurate, and professional manner while ensuring that written and verbal communication is clearly understood by others
  • Maintain cultural competency to support diverse perspectives in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community
  • Strong oral communication for networking and interpersonal relationships
  • Excellent written communication including the ability to craft correspondence, reports, and articles or web postings with minimal grammatical and syntax errors
Leadership:
  • Supervise, motivate, and develop employees and team to become more productive and effective in achieving desired goals and career growth while encouraging employee critical reflection; able to give direction without conflict
  • Show fairness and impartiality in interactions; is interested in employee welfare, elicits staff input where feasible; respond to staff suggestions and complaints in a sincere, sensitive, and timely manner
Goal Setting and Accomplishment:
  • Use strategic thinking and planning for goal setting and evaluation
  • Effectively plan, organize, and manage competing priorities and challenges under pressure
  • Create a sense of mission by articulating and modeling confidentiality, professional values, and ethics with honesty and integrity
  • Operate with a high degree of flexibility, initiative, attention to detail, and commitment
  • Delegate and use persuasion and negotiating skills for shared responsibility and acceptance of change
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