Community Health Services Director
Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the community health programs and services offered by the County Public Health Department including health promotion, disease prevention and control, nutrition, health education, nursing, and community development activities for public health purposes. Develops and implements policy as a member of the department's management team.
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 supervision from the Public Health Administrator.
- Exercises direct and indirect supervision over all employees of department/division.
- Provide direct and indirect supervision through subordinate supervisors of all positions, employees, and functions within Community Health Services; provide broad direction, oversee policy and procedure standards, and evaluate performance of supervisors, direct reports, and operations; conduct second-level review of performance evaluation; resolve pervasive and complex personnel problems.
- Develop and implement orientation/training programs for staff as well as educational programs for staff and the public.
- Advise Public Health Administrator in matters concerning Community Health Services.
- Develop and manage the budget, reviewing and approving expenditures.
- Develop and implement a variety of public health-related programs within the department/ division and within community-based organizations.
- Establish, approve, and maintain policies, procedures, objectives, and evaluation criteria for multiple program areas.
- Prepare and coordinate grant proposals; administer grants and contracts; and ensure compliance with appropriate regulations.
- Coordinate activities with other County departments and divisions, state agencies, and community service groups.
- Develop community based programs that promote the public's health.
- Select, supervise, train, and evaluate professional, technical, and clerical personnel, and provide access to educational opportunities and/or staff training sessions and program structure.
- Interpret and apply department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
- Perform personnel management functions including establishing personnel qualification requirements, drafting procedures manuals, initiating in-service training programs, appointing staff, and installing record and reporting systems.
- Monitor and evaluate ongoing programs to assess effectiveness, quality of care, adherence to program objectives, and cost justification.
- Coordinate Community Health Services activities relating to emergency preparedness and response.
- Provide direct nursing care services as required.
- Respond to the most difficult citizen and patient complaints and requests for information.
- Attend state and national seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings; and otherwise maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Scope and application of federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to public health programs.
- Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
- Division/Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Oversee budget preparation and administration.
- Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
- Understand and apply principles and practices of nursing care and public health program administration.
- Apply software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, internet applications, and databases.
- Accomplish the assigned workload in a timely manner and meet established performance standards and objectives.
- Write and review grant proposals.
- Use applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations of work.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Organize materials and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Apply supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Understand and apply pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Analyze and evaluate data and situations accurately; take appropriate action.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Five years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities, with at least two years of experience in supervision and administration of public health programs.
- A Master's Degree in Nursing from a school accredited by the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission), or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC with a Master's Degree in a closely related field. Management training necessary.
- 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.