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Health Nurse / Administrator

Under the administrative supervision of the Board of County Commissioners, the Health Nurse/Administrator is an exempt position under FLSA and is responsible for providing overall direction,
supervision and management of the agency. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the community health-nursing program, coordinating and networking with other organizations and services, developing and interpreting policies and procedures and maintaining acceptable standards.

This employee also performs direct nursing service in clinics and satellite clinics with duties that include immunizations, estrogen injections, WIC services and child and adult health services.

In addition to administrative functions, this employee will perform all duties of the county health nurse and serves as the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.  Although work is performed according to federal and state guidelines, this employee must exercise considerable independent judgment when carrying out the responsibilities of this position. This employee has access to protected health information and must maintain the confidentiality of this information. This employee should possess excellent organizational, communication, and public relation skills.

• Responsible for establishing and administering the programs and services of the agency;
• Responsible for tracking statistical information for the department;
• Responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual financial records and completes required reporting
for grant programs;
• Responsible for developing on-going strategic planning procedures to collect data and information
regarding the health needs of the community and to propose solutions with adaptation of services
or new programs to meet the defined needs;
• Responsible for applying for and maintaining all grant programs;
• Performs duties of Public Health Officer as defined by Kansas State Statue;
• Provides direct public health nursing services through teaching, researching, counseling, and clinic
• Responsible for interviewing, hiring, orientation, training, supervising, evaluating, and termination
of employees;
• Supervises nursing and clerical staff to ensure quality of services;
• Responsible for the procurement and maintenance of materials, supplies, and equipment;
• Oversees and evaluates all contracts for services;
• Responsible for keeping informed of current changes and trends affecting nursing care and nursing
• Performs liaison duties with members of the federal, state and local governments, representatives
of private business, and the general public;
• Initiates and participates in community programs to provide health promotion and education
information and services;
• Responsible for identifying, reporting and assisting in the control of outbreaks of infectious and
communicable diseases.

• Attends and participates in training and educational sessions for department employees;
• Provides childhood immunization, health screening and other services to the community;
• Serves as WIC Coordinator;
• Provides follow-up to citizen’s inquiries in a timely manner;
• Promotes and supports breastfeeding families;
• Prepares the agency’s annual budget;
• Provides the Board of Commissioners with monthly update on department activities, including any
changes in state regulations;
• Facilitates annual meeting of the Board of Health;
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Job Type: Full-Time
Contact Person:
Sarah Hageman or 785-524-5232

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