Nurse Director 1 Position - Apply Today!

Under administrative direction, performs administrative work at the full-performance level, directing nursing services in a public health nursing program within our health department which offers a variety of services. Plans, organizes and directs all nursing activities and is responsible for the quality of nursing care delivered in the county health departments. Work is reviewed for compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and for results obtained in meeting program objectives and nursing service goals. Performs related work as required.


Examples of Work

Plans and directs the work of nursing staff; assures an adequate level of nursing care; develops staffing patterns.

  • Develops policies, sets standards and plans objectives for the public health nursing program in accordance with established policies.

  • Makes long-range plans and regularly reviews activities, problems and functions of nursing services being delivered.

  • Provides staff development including orientation, in-service training, workshops, formal and informal on-the-job training, and continuing education for all levels of nursing staff.

  • Conducts conferences with staff to interpret public health policies and to communicate changes in regulations and procedures; formulates, reviews and revises nursing policies and procedures, discusses problems and develops solutions.

  • Reviews records and performance of staff for evaluation of compliance with standards, policies, procedures, and objectives.

  • Represents the department of nursing at meetings of public health administrative staff in the planning of overall program goals and policies.

  • Recruits and interviews nursing applicants; authorizes personnel actions for the nursing staff.

  • Determines needs of nursing public health program for personnel, supplies and equipment; works with the budget officer in developing annual budget requests; administers expenditure of allocated funds.

  • Oversees the collection of data for statistical records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the administration and organization of nursing services.

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, procedures, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of nursing and the provision of health care to clients.

  • Skill to plan, organize, manage and evaluate the delivery of a variety of nursing services.

  • Ability to interpret policy to nursing personnel.

  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and emergencies, and to develop guidelines for code situations.

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of health professionals and ancillary personnel.

  • Ability to present ideas effectively, orally, graphically, and in writing.

  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations for budget and payroll purposes.

Minimum Qualifications

Training: Successful completion of an associate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university or a diploma nursing program and seven years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a registered professional nurse, including three years in an administrative capacity or in supervising other registered professional nurses. OR Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited four year college or university and four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a registered professional nurse, including two years in an administrative capacity or in supervising other registered professional nurses. OR Master's degree in nursing or nursing administration or in public health or public health administration from an accredited four-year college or university and three years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a registered professional nurse, including one year in an administrative capacity or in supervising other registered professional nurses. OR Baccalaureate degree in the health sciences or behavioral sciences from an accredited four-year college or university and five years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a registered professional nurse, including one year in an administrative capacity or in supervising other registered professional nurses. Special Requirement: Current West Virginia license or temporary permit to practice as a registered professional nurse.

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