The Supervisor of the Family Child Health Unit directs the delivery of Rice County Family Child Public Health services. Supervises and manages all aspects of Family Child Public Health services including overseeing and directing staff and ensuring the effective delivery of competent and cost-effective public health services to agency clients. The Family Child Health unit is responsible for Health Promotion Home Visiting Services, Community Education for Child Abuse Prevention and Child Injury Prevention, Follow Along Program, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Perinatal Hepatitis B Follow-Up, and the Child and Teen Checkups Program. The supervisor communicates a department vision of placing the clients and the community at the center of our caring practice to staff, clients and the community.
Examples of Duties:
Supervises and develops staff to ensure that appropriate services are provided to client target populations, according to Federal, State, and County regulations.
Supervises support staff and professional staff assigned to the unit, which includes performance evaluations, performance improvements, training and staff development.
Develops, monitors, and analyzes unit budget and grants in compliance with State, Federal, and County mandates. Works with Director regarding unit budget needs and requests.
Fosters effective community/agency relations and organizes community projects. Initiates, facilitates, develops, and monitors a local needs planning process to evaluate and plan for services within the Family Child Health Unit to best support needs.
Maintains current knowledge base in Public Health issues.
Interprets and oversees implementation of local public health agency policies and procedures as well as state and federal rules affecting agency programs.
Performs other duties as required.
A bachelor’s degree in nursing, with five years of nursing experience and one year as a Public Health Nurse. May consider Registered Nurse with a bachelor's degree in a health related field, with five years of nursing experience. Requires current licensure to practice nursing in Minnesota. Supervisory experience is preferable.
Position: .8 to 1.0 (1.0 position is equivalent to 37.5 hours per week) Limited weekend or holiday coverage.