Assistant Director Community Health
Assists in the administration of community health services and supervises the daily operations of the Community Health Services programs. Provides technical staff assistance and direct nursing care.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general guidance from the Community Health Services Director.
- Exercises direct supervision over professional, paraprofessional, technical, and clerical staff.
- Assign, direct, and supervise activities of assigned staff, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards; administer or make recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by County policies and procedures.
- Evaluate the needs of the community; assist in program development and implementation.
- Plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate effectiveness of assigned program areas; assist in the development of individual program budgets and grant proposals; make recommendations for improvement in program services, policies, procedures, and objectives.
- Provide instruction and training for professional staff in the performance of specialized clinical techniques and tasks.
- Act as liaison to other agencies and groups; promote community awareness of the programs offered by Community Health Services.
- May provide direct preventative health and health care services and consultation as a registered nurse.
- Conduct and manage public health clinics.
- Ensure compliance with state and federal program requirements.
- Assist in developing and managing the budget; review and approve expenditures.
- Participate in and direct communicable diseases team toward resolution of epidemics.
- Research, write, prepare, and/or complete reports for grant applications.
- Act as Community Health Service Director in the Director's absence.
- Represent the division at a variety of federal, state, and local meetings and conferences.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Procedures and techniques of budget preparation and administration.
- Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Record keeping and reporting procedures.
- Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to public health programs.
- Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures.
- Principles and practices of nursing care and public health program development and administration.
- Principles of communicable diseases and epidemiological practices.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Prepare and administer a budget.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Write grant proposals and reports.
- Understand and apply pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Four years of experience in community health services including at least two years of experience in nursing supervision.
- A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a school accredited by the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission), plus the equivalent to a Master's Degree in Nursing (or closely related field) from a school accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC.
- Licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Colorado.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.