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Douglas County  7190
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Pay Range GC26


This classification serves as director of community health services division of the health and social services department and has administrative and management responsibility to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate public health programs and services in areas of communicable disease, child/adolescent health, maternal health, adult health, family planning and WIC. The emphasis is to provide health care, improve quality of life, prevent disease and promote physical and mental health of the public; serves as liaison between community health and other divisions of the department as well as the community. Employee supervises professional and clerical support staff in varying degrees and has final responsibility for work performed within the division.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Assess the on-going public health needs/concerns within the county and develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate programs and services for public health needs; establish and maintain division policies, procedures, and protocols. Monitor program services to ensure compliance with Federal and State standards and regulations. Participate in protocol development with health officer.

2. Direct and supervise support staff through program managers and is involved in selecting, training, and evaluating staff. Ensure performance of quality assurance and that State and Federal requirements are met. Assume final responsibility for work performed within the division.

3. Serve as part of the department management team and participates in development of goals and objectives both for the division and the department.

4. Prepare division budget and grant submissions; monitor fiscal expenditures; collect and analyze program statistics and prepare reports.

5. Represent community health services to the community, advisory boards, public agencies; promote community health; interpret policy and procedure to public.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of community health nursing theories, principles, practices and procedures as applied to communicable disease control, growth and development, chronic disease management and health education; thorough knowledge of personnel management, budget and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate administration and management of the division programs; thorough knowledge of rules and regulations that govern nurse practitioner functions. Skill in: Interviewing and counseling techniques; report writing, grant, and budget administration. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; supervise and lead a staff of professionals and support staff; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new polices when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; establish and maintain recordkeeping systems and reports; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, Federal and State agencies, physicians, other health care providers, schools, community agencies, advisory boards and committees, community, contractors, vendors, clients and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in nursing with coursework emphasis in public health and five years progressively responsible work experience in a public health setting which includes two years management/supervisory experience, Current Oregon Registered Nurse License and at time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Master's degree in public health administration.


Work is performed under the guidance of the health and social services administrator. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within established department policies and procedures, federal and state statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; protocols, Oregon Nurse Practice Act, medical reference materials, American Nurse Association Standard for community health nurses, personnel rules, management and budget administration references. Employee uses a great deal of judgment in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is primarily performed in an office environment and involves bending, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 35 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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