Overview

Nurse Supervisor-School Health

Salary Range: $70,950.48 – $93,122.50 / year

 

This is an exempt (salary) position

Pay rates are based on education, skill, experience level and internal equity. Internal equity considerations include an assessment of the applicant’s salary history and qualifications in comparison to the market rate and requirements for the job

“Follow Your Calling, Find Your Career”

 

 

Job Code
MM0011
FLSA Status
Professional
Job Family
Medical

About Us
At Mecklenburg County, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are with support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. We’re counting on YOUR unique voice and perspective to help Mecklenburg County Public Health become even better, too.  Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a healthier world for all.

 

As a member of the Mecklenburg County Public Health team, you will become a subject matter expert in the public health field.  The CDC foundation explains that “Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.  This work is achieved by promoting health lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious disease”.

 

Come be a part of Mecklenburg County’s Public Health department’s vision to “assure the health and safety of our diverse and changing community today and for future generations.”

 

Position Summary
Provides onsite and/or offsite (remote) supervision of nurses and/or multidisciplinary staff within the assigned program. Responsible for direction, training, and continuous assessment of nurses and/or multidisciplinary staff. Manages day-to-day activities and develops long term plans for the assigned program or area to ensure quality and timeliness of work according to established guidelines. Will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to identify best practices and lessons learned for quality assurance and quality improvement purposes. May participate in budgeting, statistical reporting, and other activities in connection with program administration.

 

All Registered Nurses employed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department are Public Health Nurses. Public Health Nurses, regardless of official title or classification, may provide nursing services during urgent and/or emergent public health events. These services include, but are not limited to, administration of immunizations for various ages and groups, mass medication distribution, and provision of health services in shelter environments.

Essential Functions
·    Maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
·    Review and analyze facility activities and data to aid planning, risk management and to improve service utilization.
·    Establish work schedules and assignments for staff, according to workload, space, and equipment availability.
·    Maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and financing options.
·    Prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services, and quality initiatives.
·    Manages change in integrated health care delivery systems, such as work restructuring, technological innovations, and shifts in the focus of care.
·    Consult with medical, business, and community groups to discuss service problems, respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities and plans, and promote health programs.
·    Develop instructional materials and conducts in-service and community-based educational programs.

·    If assigned in Community Programs:
·    Plan, implement and administer programs and services.
·    Conduct recruitment, hiring, and ensure training of personnel.
·    Utilize computerized record management systems to store and process data and to produce reports.
·    Contribute to organizational policies and procedures, and implements medical programs or health services that promote research, rehabilitation, and community health.

·    If assigned in Clinics:
·    Assist with conducting and administering fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.
·    Plan, implement, and administer programs and services in a healthcare or medical facility, including personnel administration, training, and coordination of medical, nursing, and physical plant staff.
·    Participate in, direct, or conduct recruitment, hiring, and training of personnel.
·    Monitor the use of staff and/or diagnostic services, and facilities to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.
·    Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data such as client encounters, personnel activities, and information, and to produce reports.
·    Establish objectives and evaluative or operational criteria for units they manage.
·    Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.
·    Mecklenburg County Health Department Employees: Responds in cases of urgent and/or emergent events that require public health interventions. Employees may be trained for and assigned duties unrelated to their regular work; work outside normal business hours and workdays and/or in a different work location may be required. Emergency events include, but are not limited to, communicable disease outbreaks, severe weather situations (e.g. snow or ice storms, tornados, hurricanes), natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes), fire, or power outages, and acts of terrorism.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:

Minimum of five years of nursing experience in area directly related to area of assignment.

Education:

Graduate from an accredited/approved nursing education program. BSN is required for School Health Nurse Supervisor positions.

Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?:  N/A

Licenses and Certifications
·    Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in NC issued by the NC Board of Nursing or another Nurse Licensure Compact State
·    Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) by the American Heart Association that is valid for at least 90 days after hire. Maintenance of this certification is required and as funds are available may be supported as part of employment.
·    Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License
·    Requires County Driving Privileges
·    May require an Annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check required
·    For Nurse Supervisor (School Health): National Certification for School Nurses (NCSN) required or within 3 years of hire; maintenance of certification required. Annual Mecklenburg County Human Resource background screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
·    One (1) year of lead nurse, charge nurse or other supervisory type experience preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of
·    Principles, methods, techniques and procedures of current professional nursing, public health and public health nursing.
·    Laws, regulations and administrative requirements governing the public health nursing profession.
·    Current trends and best practices in the fields of nursing, health care services and public health.
·    Health care delivery systems and how it relates to social determinants of health.
·    Infection control practices

Skills
·    Supervising and evaluating employees
·    Prioritizing and assigning work
·    Organizational, planning, and time management skills; managing and executing multiple tasks
·    Maintaining confidentiality
·    Maintaining and evaluating various types of records/files to ensure accreditation standards are met
·    Using computers and related software applications
·    Applying and explaining applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and/or procedures
·    Exercising judgment and discretion; skill in analyzing and evaluating data and information and making appropriate recommendations
·    Oral communication skills including the ability to provide clear and concise information and to make presentations, both internally and externally.
·    Written communication skills, including the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing in an understandable and clear manner.

Abilities
·    Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided
·    Building Strategic Work Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
·    Building Trust: Interacting with others in way that instills confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization
·    Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed
·    Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
·    Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided
·    Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
·    Management / Leadership: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role
·    Patient Education/Health Promotion: Supporting, explaining, and instructing patient and patient’s family (significant other, care giver, etc.) in understanding the clinical procedures and equipment used to facilitate optimum health status; promoting the lifestyle changes required of the patient and the patient’s family to achieve optimum health status
·    Team Work: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships

Computer Skills
·    Intermediate use in various computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite
·    Knowledge and ability to work with computer applications, including the internet, spreadsheet, and word processing software.

Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge, and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare, and commuter flexible spending accounts; health savings account; paid holiday, vacation, and sick days; near-site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.

 

Work Environment
Works in an office setting with moderate noise

 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer Statement
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions. Other duties may be assigned based on business need and the supervisor’s request. Mecklenburg County reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. Designated positions may be required to assist in emergency and/or disaster situations.

Mecklenburg County requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new Mecklenburg County employees.

 

About Mecklenburg County Government

Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763.

The North Carolina State Constitution approved in 1868 gave the citizens of all counties the right to elect a Board of County Commissioners to govern them.

From 1868 to 1986, Mecklenburg County was governed by a five member board elected at-large. The first seven-member board took office in 1986 and in 1994, the first nine-member Board took office. Six members are elected by districts and three are ​elected at-large.

Elections for the Board are held in November of even-numbered years. The Board takes office on the first Monday in December following the November election. A chairman and vice chairman are elected at the Board's first meeting in December.

The Board's primary responsibilities are to adopt an annual budget, set a property tax rate and establish priorities to address the County's needs, especially in the areas of health, education, welfare and mental health.