Public Health Nursing Manager (RN)Full TimeHealth - Public Health Nursing

Hiring Salary: $59,743.63 - $76,474.11 annually, FLSA Exempt

REQ #: 104111 Position(s)

Supervisor: Williams

Posted Date: 11/7/2017      Reposted Date: 11/21/2017      Closing Date: 12/15/2017

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday; Alternate hours during emergencies.

PRIMARY DUTY: Under general supervision, manages a variety of Public Health Nursing programs for the Public Health District (PHD); assures the services provided meet the program requirements and assures the effective coordination of programs and strategies to protect and improve the health of County residents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Plans, manages, reviews and evaluates the staff and functions of assigned PHD programs; manages priorities, identifies critical issues, resolves conflicts and assures the effective coordination of Public Health Nursing programs and strategies to protect and improve the health of the residents.
• Assures the effectiveness of assigned PHD programs and compliance with state and federal regulations.
• Manages staff through appropriate delegation and work supervision; assigns duties, responsibilities and resources; monitors operations and reviews the work of assigned staff to assure the efficient and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities; trains staff and coordinates safety and skills training programs; works with employees to correct performance deficiencies.
• Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; reviews programs and workload in order to anticipate technical and management problems; analyzes workload trends and implements staffing and assignment adjustments.
• Evaluates grant programs, researches requirements and determines feasibility of participation; prepares and submits grant proposals; manages grant budgets and operational and financial reporting; assures that quality standards are met and appropriate services are provided.
• Analyzes PHD financial and resource information; develops and manages multiple budgets; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of operational and financial data.
• Writes technical and analytical reports and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with PHD programs, contracts and regulatory issues; interprets concerns, defines desired results and develops solutions.
• Assures effective communication of PHD issues with management and Board of Health; interprets and explains federal and state rules and regulations and City codes and ordinances; coordinates strategies to integrate programs and services with federal, state and regional organizations and City departments.
• Monitors Public Health events and trends, anticipates the potential impact and determines actions required.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
• Driving is essential.

• City policies and procedures.
• Federal and state public health program regulations and requirements, including Nurse Practice Act, Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Texas Department of State Health Services procedures, guidelines, protocols and standards.
• Regional public health protocols, environmental protection issues and regulatory standards.
• Methods and techniques for grant writing, grant program management and record keeping.
• Techniques for evaluating and resolving public health and community services issues.
• Regional community service agencies, community resources, public health programs and other public assistance programs for appropriate referrals.
• Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, customer service and personnel rules.
• Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.

Skill in:
• Analyzing Public Health issues, evaluating alternatives and developing solutions based on findings.
• Interpreting and applying state laws and City/County policies and procedures governing Public Health.
• Interpreting and applying public health and safety principles and practices in a regulatory environment.
• Working effectively with others to develop solutions for public health and community services issues.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Understanding and applying grant program standards and applicable rules and regulations.
• Effectively presenting technical information to public and professional audiences.
• Compiling and analyzing PHD data, maintaining accurate records and generating reports.
• Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; and planning and coordinating the work of others.
• Monitoring and controlling the confidentiality of Public Health files and reports.
• Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority and coaching to improve staff performance.
• Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized state and County software.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required; AND five years Public Health Nursing program management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s license.
• Professional registration as Registered Nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing is required.
• CPR certification desired.
• Additional technical certifications in public health are preferred and may be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The physical activities of this position include:
o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.
o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
• The physical requirements of this position:
o Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
• The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed
o Gloves, eye protection, face protection, aprons and proper footwear.
• The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision:
o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection; using measurement devices.
o The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit and temperature-controlled working environment; with some travel from site to site.
o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as exposure to exposure to blood borne pathogens or exposure to chemicals.

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