The Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks an experienced leader for the position of Nursing Services Director - Public Health
Starting salary up to $128,942/year, and a cash allowance of approximately $600/month. Plus, a cash contribution of $342 per pay period, estimated to end no later than 07/10/19*
The Nursing Services Director - Public Health plans and supervises the work of DHS' nurse workforce of approximately sixty full-time staff and allied personnel to ensure the understanding of and compliance with laws, regulations, codes, and agency policies and programs. The Director oversees nursing services which are focused on the control and prevention of communicable and chronic disease; the promotion of maternal, child, and adolescent health; the prevention of abuse and neglect of children, elders, and spouses; outreach screening, case management, resource coordination, and assessment; and the delivery and evaluation of care for individuals, families, and communities. As an integral part of the DHS leadership team, the Director is also responsible for: •Implementing an 18-month work plan for Emergency Preparedness •Leading the development of quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services related to nursing and allied personnel •Developing, implementing, and updating plans, policies, protocols, and standards for nursing services •Supporting the integration of nursing services throughout the department •Overseeing professional development of nursing personnel, including the oversight and adherence to appropriate HIPAA, health regulations, codes, licensure, and certification requirements •Representing DHS at county, regional, state, and national levels •Coordinating nursing disaster service duties and serving as a member of the Department Operations Center (DOC) and/or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in times of disaster
The ideal candidate will: •Possess management, supervisory, and professional-level administrative experience within a multi-disciplinary public service delivery system •Be a strategic thinker who can identify courses of action that advance quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services of the Department •Provide forward-thinking direction in the application of principles, practices, protocols, and standards for nursing services •Be an initiator, identifying new possibilities for combining opportunities and resources to advance community health policies and goals •Develop relationships and serve as a liaison with agencies across county, regional, state, and national levels •Possess excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills
What Makes Sonoma County a Great Choice Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including: •An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500, and ongoing education/training opportunities •Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year •County paid premium contribution to several health plan options •County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits •May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment •Retirement fully integrated with Social Security •Eligibility for a salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range *Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County combines in one location the beautiful Pacific Coastline, award winning wineries, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For more information about our community, please visit: www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com
For more information, minimum qualifications & to apply online, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 09/17/18
Internal Number: 83118
About County of Sonoma
The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality.
The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.