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March 14, 2019
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As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations' history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.

Are you an organized, efficient, and approachable leader? Do you get excited about leading a community based Public Health Nurses, building and modeling a strengths-based, client-centered culture? If you're skilled in building a high-performing team, and have a passion for fostering equity and inclusion, we want you to join our team!

We have an exciting opportunity for a nurse leader in the role of a Personal Health Services Supervisor at Kent Public Health Center. Kent Health Center is one of ten Public Health Centers providing patient centered services to pregnant women, teens, and families. We are interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse population we serve and are dedicated to serving clients with quality and compassion. We value and recognize innovation and teamwork. Our teams practice collaborative leadership to foster continuous improvement, equity and social justice, respect for people and staff. We encourage resiliency and trauma informed care.

The Personal Health Services Supervisor position at Kent East Hill Public Health Center has overall responsibility for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) staff and program. You will supervise public health nurses and clerical staff in a program providing intensive home visiting services to young first-time mothers: with a goal of supporting their health and social functioning during pregnancy, and their babies for two years. In addition, you will be a key member of the site leadership team, working with community agencies and community partners. You will be involved in leading program improvements and evaluation and may provide occasional back-up coverage for supervision of staff at other Kent WIC and Maternity Support Services clinical sites. If this position speaks to you, apply today.

Primary Responsibilities May Include:

  • Direct supervision of the staff assigned to different services and programs at a Public Health Center to include: hiring, orientation, reflective supervision, performance evaluations, training, coaching, counseling, discipline of staff, staff development, and team building.
  • Ensures that supervision of NFP public health nurses utilize principles and concepts of motivational interviewing, coaching, and reflective practice (modeling therapeutic relationships, change theory, self-efficacy, client centered, strength-based, and solution focused approaches) in fidelity with the NFP model.
  • Lead program planning, implementation, coordination, compliance and evaluation
  • Guide and mentor staff activities at Public Health Centers, clients' homes, and other community locations.
  • Participate in budget development, expense monitoring, inventory control, and financial reporting.
  • Monitor, collect, and report program data in relation to staff productivity, caseload expectations, services to targeted populations of need, and program services initiatives.
  • Produce monthly reporting of program recruitment and enrollment, and reporting requirements for community funding sources.
  • Oversees and ensures timely and accurate data input and utilization of the web-based reports and other reports available through the national NFP Program.
  • Participate in a statewide consortium of agencies replicating this practice model.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, Public Health program staff and other Division employees.
  • Work collaboratively with the community and other agencies to assess the public's needs, and develop program goals and objectives
  • May be responsible for overall center management during Area Manager absences
  • Participate in the Department Quality Improvement efforts

The candidate selected must attend a mandatory training in Denver, CO in June, 2019.


  • Must possess a Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Must possess a Washington State license as a Registered Nurse, and bachelor's degree in nursing science
  • Must possess documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training at time of hire
  • Must possess the ability to travel between sites on a regular basis
  • Resume' and Letter of Interest

Most Competitive Candidates:

  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience
  • Demonstrate experience in personnel supervision, and management techniques
  • Demonstrate mentorship skills and effective communication
  • Demonstrate skills in reflective practice and supervision
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, LEAN, and Quality Improvement processes
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Skills in interviewing techniques and budgeting techniques and principles
  • Previous experience providing guidance in a community based program, and/or community health nursing experience desired
  • Knowledge of NCAST and other nursing assessment tools desired

Work location and schedule: 25742 104th Ave SE, Kent,WA 98030. This is a Career Service , 1.0 FTE Exempt position. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.but may work outside of these hours or at other sites as needed based on operational needs.

Application Process: This opportunity is open to all competitive applicants. A complete King County application will include aletter of interest describing why you are the most competitivecandidate for this opportunity.

Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan. This position supports and advances Community Health Services Division's values for fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to industry and residents.

Supplemental Information:

  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

Union Affiliation: This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

Questions: For questions about current and upcoming positions, or if you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist at (206) 263-8358 or [email protected]

Public Health Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options.

If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefitsinclude county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll. Benefiteligiblepositions include-- Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisionaland term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.

More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at:

County Paid Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
  • Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
  • Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Making Life Easier Program

Retirement: Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.
Vacation with Pay:

Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment)

  • Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
  • Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
  • Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
  • Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
  • Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
  • Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
  • Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
  • Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
  • Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
  • Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
  • Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
  • Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
  • Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
Sick Leave is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
  • Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • King County Medical Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Organ Donor Leave
  • Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
Voluntary Benefits -- available at employee option and at employee expense
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
  • Enhanced Long Term Disability -- reduce waiting period/increase monthly
  • benefit
  • Additional Life Insurance -- 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
  • Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
  • Credit Union membership
  • Flexible Spending Accounts ? Health and Dependent Care
  • HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement

NOTE: This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with King County, and every effort has been made to ensure its
accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs or official plan documents will prevail.

Have you ever been subject to review, challenges, and/or disciplinary action, formal or informal, by an ethics committee, licensing board, medical disciplinary board or related professional association?

  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?

  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?

  • Yes
  • No
Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling to women and possibly administer Plan B?

  • Yes
  • No
Can you provide documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required at time of hire? (Please note that CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.)

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience using electronic health record systems?

  • Yes
  • No
Please describe the aspects of your education, training and experience that you feel make you the most qualified candidate for this position.

    Why do you believe this position is the right fit for you?

      What strengths do you bring to the staff who implement the programs and also to the management team this position will be a part of?

        What strengths do you bring to the staff who implement the programs and also to the management team this position will be a part of?

          Describe the leader you aspire to be.

            Do you have previous experience providing guidance in a community based program, and/or community health nursing experience? If so, please provide details.

              Do you have knowledge of NCAST and other nursing assessment tools? If so, please describe.

                Do you have knowledge of primary care and family planning program and services? If so, please describe.

                  Describe ways that you would both model and encourage trauma informed care and practice?

                    Why do you value racial equity and social justice? Give an example of how your life and/or professional career has embodied racial equity and social justice.

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