Director of Community Health

Full-time position (40 hours per week). Works Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some call required. Directs, assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates delivery of patient care to clients in the Community Health settings. Provides administrative direction to development and evaluation of all department staff, programs and services, and maintains operations aspects in collaboration with administrative support services. Maintains all clinical, financial and statistical records and reports required in Community Health. Ensures health care services are available to all county residents by administering county, state and federal funding for public health, and assessing health needs within the community. Maintains knowledge of local, state and federal legislation and rules/regulations regarding public health nursing practice, home health agencies, hospice agencies, behavioral health care and health care administration. Prepares and is accountable for Community Health capital, operating and personnel budget. Prepares grant applications. Provides administrative direction and assures patient billing, grant brochures and claims and general bookkeeping tasks. Participates in the development, implementation, interpretation and evaluation of departmental goals, policies and procedures, standards of practice and new programs. Minimum of three years in home care/hospice nursing experience recommended, part of which has been in a supervisory capacity. Has demonstrated ability in nursing practice and competence in management and leadership skills. Considerable experience with grants and contracts preferred. Has familiarity with principles related to death, dying, grief, bereavement and commitment to the hospice concept. Must be Registered Nurse with Baccalaureate degree in Nursing with current Iowa license.