Personal Health Services Supervisor - Ja...
Public Health - Seattle & King County 2 reviews - Seattle, WA

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The responsibilities of this classification include direct supervision of the work of Jail Health Services nursing staff at both King County Correctional Facility and Regional Justice Center sites. Responsibilities include planning, implementing and evaluating Health Services, supervising the work of staff in nursing staff job classifications; and working on multiple projects at both Jail Health sites. The incumbents in this classification also select new staff, ensure skills development and oversee the maintenance and compliance of applicable professional standards and regulations.
Who may apply: This position is re-open to the general public.

Work Location: King County Correctional Facility in Downtown Seattle and Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Work Schedule: The normal work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours/per week. This position will be supervising staff work who work 24/7 and it will be required to adjust working hours in order to appropriately supervise their staff and will be primarily responsible for the evening shift, but variable hours including occasional weekends. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.

Contact: For information about this position, please contact Mary Fatica, Nurse Recruiter at (206) 263-8358 or For information about the application process please contact Sarah Fish, Human Resources Analyst at (206) 263-8738 or

This position will remain open until filled.

Examples of Duties:
  • Provide direct supervision of registered and licensed practical nurses. Provide input for the preparation and revision of the annual budget. Review program costs, billings, etc., and provide related clinical information when requested. Participate in after hours on-call duties.

  • Provide clinical consultation to staff nurses regarding specific patients; provide guidance on problem cases; assess and evaluate legal implications and risk factors.

  • Provides counseling and referrals for all pregnancy options, including carrying and keeping, adoption, and termination.

  • Participate in special department projects and act for the Jail Health Services Nurse Manager in case of absence, as assigned.

  • Responsibilities include hiring; performance appraisals; mentoring and training; counseling; team building and discipline of staff.

  • Program level responsibilities include; program planning; implementation; coordination and evaluation.

  • Facilitate and participate in several management committees, such as senior management, scheduling and staffing, emergency response, pharmacy and therapeutics, and Quality Improvement committees as well as participate as a member of the Clinical Leadership Team and represent management at the Labor Conference Committee meetings. Work with outside health providers to assure the provision of appropriate patient care; work with Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention management and staff to ensure that the Jail Health programs meet National Commission on Correctional Health Care accreditation standards as well as medical, federal, state and other standards and requirements. Develop, implement and monitor new policies and procedures, nursing guidelines; provide information on health issues to correctional staff and supervisors.

  • Participation in Quality Improvement efforts.

  • Washington State license as a Registered Nurse in good standing. BSN degree from a school of nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing or the equivalent.

  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing practice, healthcare maintenance, and the law regarding the practice of nursing and other health care disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide options counseling.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in personnel supervision and management techniques and principles.

  • Knowledge of Public Health practices and principles.

  • Knowledge of Adult Health Care, including Emergency Care and Chronic Disease Management.

  • Knowledge of infectious disease management, control and safety standards.

  • Knowledge of program development and evaluation techniques and principles.

  • Knowledge of Quality Improvement process and methods.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in team building.

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).

  • Skill in using a computer and applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of occupational health; handling of hazards and safety principles and practices.

  • Skilled in patients interviewing techniques and principles.

  • Knowledge of budgeting techniques and principles.

  • Demonstrated skill in leadership, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated ability to make good decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of analytical, organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in establishing work priorities and handling a number of projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated skill managing conflict, reading situations quickly and using listening and cooperation to settle disputes equitably.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships and working with diverse populations, staff and cultures.

  • Ability to develop relationships with trust and integrity. Keeping confidences and avoiding misrepresentation, to communicate truthfully in an appropriate and helpful manner.

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and/or experience with developing, implementing and/or evaluating policies and programs that lead to eliminating health disparities among racial, ethnic and other diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the effects of institutional policies and practices that impact the development and retention of a diverse workforce.

  • Demonstrated skill in facilitating and managing change.

  • Recent demonstrated clinical practice skills in an ambulatory care or correctional setting.

  • Progressively responsible nursing supervisory experience in ambulatory care or a correctional setting.

  • Masters degree in Nursing, Public Health, or closely related field desired.

Supplemental Information:
    This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials, 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 a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.

    The person hired into this position will be required to adhere to the policies of the Department of Juvenile and Adult Detention (in addition to those of the Public Health Department) in meeting and maintaining the standards required for continued access to the facility as well as other standards related to conduct.

    The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

    The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical (details upon request).

    Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law

    Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

    Must be able to travel between sites with limited or no public transportation.

    UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by WSNA.

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