Nursing Supervisor - Student Health Centers

Multnomah County Health Department | Portland, OR, United States

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Posted Date 5/07/2021

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$72,390.95 - $108,585.56 Annual


Health Department

Job Type:

Regular Non-Represented

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

The Opportunity:

Schools are in a unique position to promote healthy behavior and play a critical role in supporting children and adolescents. Most US children spend an average of 6 to 7 hours a day at school. That is why at Multnomah County Health Department in our School-Based Health Centers the program's mission is to unite health and education for success in school and life by providing Multnomah County school-aged youth access to comprehensive preventive, primary and mental health care.

In partnership with schools, families, healthcare providers and community agencies, Multnomah County School-Based Health Centers:

  • Provide culturally sensitive and age appropriate healthcare, education, outreach, and referrals to school-age youth.
  • Facilitate early identification of high-risk behaviors and health issues that enable timely intervention and treatment.
  • Reduce barriers to healthcare by being conveniently located in schools and by offering confidential care in a safe environment regardless of insurance coverage and ability to pay.
  • Promote healthy lifestyle choices and empower youth to take responsibility for their health and healthcare.
  • Encourage parent or guardian involvement to support and sustain successful health outcomes.
  • Operates nine (9) centers in coordination with five school districts: Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Reynolds and Portland Public Schools, and the School Based Mental Health Program of the Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division


As the Nursing Supervisor , you will work collaboratively with the School Health Centers leadership team (Clinic Manager, Program Supervisor, and Operations Administrator) to ensure that clinic operations are safe, effective, continuously improving, meet the needs of the population served, and support the professional development of staff. Participates in shaping the overall clinical policies for Health Department primary care and is a member of the provider lead and primary care leadership teams.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assure compliance with health department guidelines, policies, procedures and standards for nursing services, pharmacy, and lab; including but not limited to national, state and regional review processes (OHA, JCAHO, HIPAA, OSHA, CLIA).
  • Be responsible for the hiring, direct supervision, development and mentorship of the RNs, LPNs, and MAs in the program area, including coaching, training, performance reviews, career development, and succession planning.
  • Participate as an integral member of the SHC leadership team.
  • Work with nursing and administrative leadership to ensure the continuity of care and compliance with the rules of licensure and practice.
  • Contribute to the goal of creating/maintaining an integrated, comprehensive service delivery system through effective collaboration with clients, schools, and school districts, MESD, community organizations, employees, Public Health, Health Department management, and contractors.
  • Oversee performance of primary care clinics which includes utilizing standard methods, mechanisms and systems for monitoring and evaluating clinical performance.
  • Maintain staffing levels and is responsible for the goals and financial performance of each clinic.
  • Work with the clinic leadership team, promote patient and staff satisfaction and create an environment of accountability of staff towards outstanding customer service.
  • Be accountable for the performance of the clinic revenue cycle which includes nurse charges, coding and documentation.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a Health Department employee you will create a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in a section is labeled required. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be as noted below. All non-traditional education, training and experience will be evaluated.

  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college in nursing.
  • Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible nursing experience in community public health, inpatient or outpatient care.
  • Licensure: Unencumbered Registered RN in the state of Oregon by the time of hire.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Required to pass a Portland Public School District criminal background check.
  • Must possess valid drivers license (this position requires daily car travel to health center sites located in schools).

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • Related public sector experience with experience in a school based health setting.
  • At least three years of lead or supervisory experience.


The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of application/ resume and cover letter for minimum qualifications and all required attachments. If you do not address the minimum qualifications in the application, your application will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the recruitment process.
  • Phone screen
  • Interview
  • Consideration of top candidates
  • Background, reference, and education checks


The Application Packet: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so will be deemed as an incomplete application.

1. An application/ resume demonstrating you meet minimum qualifications, AND

2. A cover letter addressing:

  • Why you are interested in the position, AND
  • How your skills, training and experience meet the required minimum qualifications for this position.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Kara Hill



+1 (503) 9884532

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Job Profile:

Healthcare & Public Health | Management | Nursing

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