Director of Nursing

  • County of Lake
  • Lakeport, California
  • Jun 29, 2022
Full Time Public Health Executive
  • Salary: $105,227 - $127,899 USD
  • Salary Top: $127,899
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 541-664-0376
  • Apply By: Sep 27, 2022

Job Description

COUNTY OF LAKE, CALIFORNIA

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Annual Salary $105,227 – $127,899 DOE/DOQ

The County of Lake seeks a Director of Nursing (DON) to oversee all Public Health nurse and medical programs for the County. Successful candidates for all positions will be a Certified Public Health Nurse from the California Board of Registered Nursing who is driven, committed, responsive and passionate about serving the community and supporting public health programs. The DON will be involved in strategic planning and be a critical part of the leadership team to identify how to spend recovery funds, increase funding, consider organizational change, develop new programs, and assist in identifying hiring needs to stand up new programs. The DON will also be involved in identifying staff development and training needs. This position also has unique leadership opportunities, as it may also serve as the Heath Services Director (Public Health Department Head) in their absence. The DON has a dual reporting responsibility to the Director of Public Health and the Public Health Officer. This position and will oversee an approximate budget of $3 million, a direct staff of eight and currently 25 other community and public health nurses and support staff.

 

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/f66ec9b3-5f5c-474d-96bd-6c9d7f7866f5

 

WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THIS JOB?  Beyond the ability to lead public health community and nursing programs, the DON will be involved in strategic planning and be a critical part of the leadership team to identify how to spend recovery funds, increase funding, consider organizational change, develop new programs, and assist in identifying hiring needs to stand up new programs. The DON will also be involved in identifying staff development and training needs. This position also has unique leadership opportunities, as it may also serve as the Heath Services Director (Public Health Department Head) in their absence. Additionally, the team and leadership will look to the DON for expertise in interpreting regulations and applying flexibility to maximize effectiveness. The DON serves on several local and regional committees and may attend meetings outside of normal working hours, and/or work on-call to respond to emergency situations during weekends, holidays, and other off-hour shifts. 

 

The DON has a dual reporting responsibility to the Director of Public Health and the Public Health Officer. This position is responsible for identifying state and/or federally mandated programs that will benefit the community the most, and develop the scope of work, and program design that will meet mandate requirements and ensure implementation of these programs. The DON has oversight of eight direct reports, a total of 25 staff, and an annual approximate budget of $3 million. The DON will oversee the successful development and execution of the County’s Public Health Nursing Programs including public relations, program planning and evaluation, and special health programs (such as COVID-19 vaccination centers). These programs currently include: Communicable Disease, TB, and STD and AIDS Prevention and Control, Children’s Medical Services, Child Health and Disease Prevention, Family Planning, Emergency Preparedness, MediCAL Administration, and medical programs and case management for individuals in the foster care system, public homeless shelters, and County Jails.

 

The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will bring extensive experience in public health programs, and has some experience overseeing administration, employee relations, and leading and developing other nurses and support staff.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate emotional intelligence, passion about the work, solutions orientation, and critical thinking. The DON will be an excellent leader to effectively lead other professionals, support staff and nurses. This person will also have administrative and business savvy to support operational and program services, and political savvy to effectively support executive and elected officials.

 

Required Qualifications - Training and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Nursing, and increasingly responsible experience performing public health nursing work which includes administrative, management, or supervisory position.
  • Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California.
  • Possession of a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License, and
  • Eligibility for State Skilled Professional Medical Personnel (SPMP classification).

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is $105,227 – $127,899 DOE/DOQ and has the option to be a full-time employee with the generous benefits or negotiate a contract employee with a higher salary.

 

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration please apply ASAP as we will conduct interviews with qualified candidates as they are received.

 

To apply, please complete an application at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board/

 

Interview Timeline: Mark your calendar for these Important Dates:

  • Interviews will be conducted as ideal candidates apply.

 

The County of Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Address

Lakeport, California 95453 United States View Map