This is administrative nursing work for the Department of Public Health directing clinic and managed care nursing services for the department's eight district health centers. An employee in this class is responsible for developing, establishing, implementing and evaluating standards for nursing and managed care services, and technical consultation regarding the nursing and managed care functions and state health benefit entitlement laws to divisional and health center personnel. Conferring with program and district directors and providing technical supervision, through subordinate supervisors, to professional nursing personnel are major aspects of the work. Work is performed under the direction of an assistant health commissioner.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Directs, the professional clinic and managed care nursing services on a public health and citywide center basis; makes recommendations for staffing, revisions in service standards and program changes for improvement of nursing services; directs the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of new revision of existing nursing policies and procedures; provides quality improvement strategies, for health care services delivered, by controlling health care costs and minimizing inappropriate and maximizing appropriate service utilization.
Modifies existing and develops new health care service delivery processes and procedures to address changes in the health care field with regard to the provision of services through a managed care approach.
Provides technical nursing and administrative management, through subordinate Health Care Coordinators, to insure standardization in the delivery of nursing services consistent with departmental objectives, policies and procedures.
Develops procedures for recruitment, selection, promotion and retention of nursing staff; develops, implements and evaluates an orientation and in-service education program to achieve service goals in consultation with appropriate divisional and health center directors; interprets nursing roles, analyzes staff requirements and provides staffing and supply data for budgets; allocates nursing personnel in consultation with program division.
Directs and performs studies of existing nursing services using, among other methods, the department's Management and Information Billing System; utilizes this system to increase the efficiency of billing third party payers; directs and performs studies of existing nurse staffing patterns.
Serves on commissions and boards to set nursing policy; participates in conferences and meetings to discuss and resolve problems pertaining to the delivery of health center services; assists in developing referral and reporting procedures to be followed with respect to field nursing services provided by outside health agencies; develops cooperative relationships with other institutions and service agencies for the exchange of information relating to nursing practice, education, and in-service training.
Performs related work as required.
Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in nursing administration, public health, hospital or health administration, business administration, public administration, or political science with major concentration in public administration.AND GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five years of nursing experience.AND SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE
Two years of administrative nursing work planning, directing and coordinating the clinical nursing services for the city's health centers.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department which has included completion of an appropriate master's degree program as an educational minimum and the specific experience described above.
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Eligibility for a license as a registered nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Education and Licensure at the time of application and possession of such licensure within time limits specified by the department and during tenure of employment in this class.