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Rock County | Janesville, WI
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Position Summary and Job Duties

This is a professional administrative and supervisory position in the Family and Community Health Division of the Rock County Public Health Department. The Public Health Nursing Supervisor's work entails planning, coordinating, evaluating, and mentoring professional public health nursing staff and their activities in the Department's communicable disease prevention and control, injury and premature death prevention, maternal and child health, and access to care programs. The Public Health Nursing Supervisor promotes public health through the formulation, review and revision of policies and procedures relating to public nursing services and compliance with local public health statutes and administrative rules.

The Public Health Nursing Supervisor performs activities within the framework of the Rock County Public Health Department's provision of the core functions and ten essential services of public health to create and maintain conditions that promote health, improve health outcomes, reduce disparities and foster health equity for populations.

The focus of the agency is on promoting environmental, system and policy changes, and population-based interventions which:

* focus on entire populations possessing similar characteristics,
* are guided by an assessment of the population health status,
* consider the broad determinants of health, and
* consider all levels of prevention, with an emphasis on primary prevention.

Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant Public Health Director.

Leadership and Systems Thinking:

1. Provides collaborative leadership as a Public Health Nursing Supervisor in the Family and Community Health Division and member of the leadership team. Assists the Assistant Director by directing and supervising public health nursing staff and by utilizing leadership/supervision skills of motivating, coaching, mentoring and identifying strengths and weaknesses. Facilitates several program meetings and assures proper accountability of all program staff. In conjunction with Assistant Director, interviews and recommends selection of new employees; plans, coordinates, assigns, and reviews work; conducts performance planning and evaluations; acts on problems and concerns; approves leave.

2. Promotes and facilitates the incorporation of departmental core values and strategic initiatives into daily service delivery.

3. Fosters a work environment where continuous performance management, quality improvement and professional practice are pursued.

4. Assists in the development and implementation of the department's grant objectives, business plans, and work plans.

5. Supervises assigned staff and assures their professional development through continuing education, training and leadership development activities.

Public Health Nursing Services and Sciences:

1. Provides public health nursing expertise and leadership to the department.

2. Manages Public Health Nurses' workloads and makes work assignments to public health nursing staff based on priorities and availability.

3. Assures that the delivery of Public Health Nursing services is evidence-informed, best practice, and builds the scientific basis of public health.

4. Ensures compliance with national public health practices, models and frameworks, and with relevant federal and state public health laws and regulations, and local ordinances.

5. Assures public health surveillance, disease investigation, control and prevention in communicable diseases and other hazards that threaten the health of the community.

6. Oversees development and delivery of Public Health Nursing programs and activities for individuals, community groups and the population that promote health and prevent disease.

7. Evaluates outcomes of public health nursing interventions and works with staff and other agency team members to make improvements as necessary.

8. Demonstrates knowledge of applicable state professional practice guidelines for registered professional nurses, the American Nurses' Association Scope and Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing and other Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to practice as a public health nursing professional.

9. Provides educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students in public health nursing.

Community Dimensions of Public Health Nursing Practice:

1. Collaborates in the development and leadership of community work groups, committees, and coalitions related to public health nursing and public health issues.

2. Serves on inter-jurisdictional and/or multi-agency committees involved in public health nursing; coordinates review processes for proposed policy documents; establishes and maintains contact with various community organizations.

3. Advocates on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participates in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.

4. Collaborates and participates in Rock County Public Health Department research and demonstration projects that seek to improve the health of communities and foster innovation to address public health trends and barriers.

5. Provides training and orientation to public health nursing staff, students and other department staff regarding public health nursing standards and practices.

Policy Development and Program Planning:

1. Coordinates public health nursing activities among and between other governmental agencies, such as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Division of Public Health and others that enforce laws and regulations that protect the public's health.

2. Collaborates in the development of evidence-based public health nursing practices and programs in collaboration with universities, other nursing agencies, businesses, trade associations, other staff, and the public.

3. Participates in the development, implementation, tracking, and evaluation of long- and short- range policies, procedures, plans and programs for public health nursing in Rock County.

4. Collaborates in performance management, quality improvement and evaluation activities for staff, teams and the department.

Analysis and Assessment:

1. Knows how to access basic community epidemiological data and is able to train Public Health Nursing staff regarding how to access basic public health data.

2. Participates in the analysis of data to identify trends, health problems, health hazards, and social and economic conditions that adversely affect the public's health.

3. Reviews scientific evidence related to public health issues, concerns, interventions, and evidence-based or evidence-informed practices.

4. Interprets demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information, compiles reports and presents to professional and lay audiences.

Communication Skills:

1. Collaborates in the development and implementation of the Rock County communications

plan to promote evidenced based public health communication strategies across the department and in the community.

2. Delivers targeted public health information that is culturally-appropriate with an emphasis on health literacy to help individuals and groups understand local public health policies, regulations and code.

3. Utilizes appropriate methods for effectively interacting with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities. Examples of methods may be: one-on-one, group sessions, media interviews, story boards, website, and/or social media.

4. Adheres to Rock County Public Health Department policy regarding collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information.

5. Assists with coordinating marketing and media efforts of the department.

6. Educates local and state policy makers and community stakeholders on public health trends and barriers.

Financial Planning and Management:

1. Monitors and oversees grants and budget activity including recommending modifications to enhance fiscal responsibility.

2. Assists with allocation of funding from externals sources including grant writing.

3. Uses cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses for prioritizing programming and decision making.

4. Participates in the budget process by providing budget reports and documents.

Cultural Competency Skills:

1. Applies determinants of health to develop culturally responsive interventions with communities and populations.

2. Integrates the needs of culturally diverse populations into public health planning.

3. Upholds and promotes the Principles of Ethical Practice in Public Health.

4. Promotes cultural competence in staff and agency policies and practices.


1. Performs public health emergency response training, drills and duties as assigned and consistent with job classification and training provided, in response to suspect or known disease incidents, outbreaks, and other public health threats or emergencies.

2. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups, and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued.

3. Performs other duties as assigned consistent with the job classification.

. Success Factors (KSA's)

Knowledge of and, preferably, experience with the application of:

1. Core functions of public health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2. Ten essential services of public health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

3. Foundational Public Health Services (Public Health National Center for Innovations)

4. WI Public Health Nursing Model (WI Division of Public Health and University of WI, Madison, School of Nursing, and academic/practice nurses in WI , 2010)

5. Operational Definition of a Functional Health Department (NACCHO, November 2005)

6. Public Health Interventions: Applications for Public Health Nursing Practice (Minnesota Department of Health)

7. Community/Public Health Nursing Competencies (Quad Council Coalition, 2018)

8. Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd edition (2013)

9. Public Health Accreditation Standards and Measures (Public Health Accreditation Board, 2013)

10. Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules related to public health

Analysis and Assessment Skills-identifying and understanding data, turning data into information for action, assessing needs and assets to address community health needs, developing community health assessments, and using evidence for decision making.

Policy Development and Program Planning Skills-determining needed policies and programs; advocating for policies and programs; planning, implementing and evaluating policies and programs, developing and implementing strategies for continuous quality improvement; and developing and implementing community health improvement plans and strategic plans.

Communication Skills-assessing and addressing population literacy; soliciting and using community input; communicating data and information; facilitating communications; and communicating the roles of government, health care, and others.

Cultural Competency Skills-understanding and responding to diverse needs, assessing organizational cultural diversity and competence, assessing effects of policies and programs on different populations, and taking action to support a diverse public health workforce.

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills-evaluating and developing linkages and relationships within the community, maintaining and advancing partnerships and community improvement, negotiating for the use of community assets, defending public health policies and programs, and evaluating and improving the effectiveness of community engagement.

Public Health Sciences Skills-understanding the foundation and prominent events of public health, applying public sciences to practice, critiquing and developing research, using evidence when developing policies and programs, and establishing academic partnerships.

Financial Planning, Evaluation, and Management Skills-engaging other government agencies that can address community health needs, leveraging public health and health care funding mechanisms, developing and defending budgets, motivating personnel, evaluating and improving program and organization performance, and establishing and using performance management systems to improve organization performance.

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills-incorporating ethical standards into the organization; creating opportunities for collaboration among public health, healthcare, and other organizations; mentoring personnel; adjusting practice to address changing needs and environment; ensuring continuous quality improvement; managing organizational change; and advocating for the role of governmental public health.

The employee must be assessed for his/her ability to meet the physical demands of performing the following activities:

* Must be able to be fitted and wear NIOSH 95 mask.
* Engage in the following movements: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling and writing and repetitive motions.
* Exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
* Hearing ability sufficient enough to communicate with others effectively in person and over the phone.
* Visual ability must be sufficient enough to read typewritten documents, computer screen and drive a car.

If unable to demonstrate these abilities based upon a standardized, objective assessment performed by external occupational health professionals, all reasonable accommodations will be made, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and any other applicable Federal and Wisconsin law.


* Ability to take after-hours on-call, work longer shifts, nights, and weekends to meet operational needs as determined by the Assistant Director and/or Director.

Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience

Education, Licensure, Certifications and Experience REQUIRED:

* Bachelor of Nursing from an accredited college or university nursing program per DHS 139.08
* Licensed Registered Nurse, in good standing, in the State of Wisconsin per DHS 139.08
* Two years professional experience leading teams focused on public health issues and community health initiatives.
* Three years experience with prevention, investigation, and control of communicable disease, and vaccine-preventable disease prevention, including immunizations.
* Experience leading continuous quality improvement projects.
* Valid Wisconsin driver's license, current certificate of vehicle insurance, and access to reliable transportation to all assigned work locations.

Education, Licensure, Certifications and Experience PREFERRED:

* Master's of Public Health degree, highly preferred.
* Master's degree in nursing, epidemiology, natural sciences or related field.
* Two years professional public health program management experience.
* Bilingual (Spanish).


* National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300 and 700 certification within six months of employment.
* Adheres to applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, such as those concerning exposure to blood borne pathogens, toxic substances, airborne pathogens or exposure to other hazards during routine assignments or assignments during public health emergencies.

Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)

Work Environment: General office setting the public health department facilities, as well as community sites including clients' homes and workplaces, partnering organization offices and locations, schools, clinics and health care facilities.

Work performed in the community is sometimes subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions such as snow/ice, cold, heat, noise, wetness/humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job. Travel to and from field locations may subject worker to increased risk of driving hazards. Community locations may subject worker to communicable diseases, insects and other disease vectors, toxins, hazardous materials, chemicals and animals.

In all settings, employees in this classification may occasionally need to relate to members of the public who exhibit challenging, atypical or hostile behaviors and/or communication.

Equipment used to perform essentials functions: Computer, fax, copier, personal or county vehicle, public health and medical equipment and supplies related to duties, personal protective equipment related to duties.

Rock County, Wisconsin

Facts and Benefits Highlights

Rock County historic and cultural attractions:

Rock County is located in south Central Wisconsin along the Illinois border. The County has a population of 161,188 making it the ninth largest County in Wisconsin. Janesville, Wisconsin (pop. 64,009) is the county seat. Janesville is located on the I39/90 corridor, forty miles south of Madison, seventy-six miles west of Milwaukee and about two hours from Chicago.

Rock County's many historic and cultural attractions include the City of Evansville historic district, Beloit College (an acclaimed liberal arts institution located in the City of Beloit) and the City of Janesville's Rotary Botanical Gardens and Tallman House (an exceptional example of Italian villa style architecture from the mid 1850's).

The Cities of Janesville and Beloit have a combined symphony orchestra, as well as individual performing arts centers. The Rock County Fair and Riverfest are regional cultural celebrations held every summer in the Cities of Janesville and Beloit respectively. These Cities both have extensive park and open space networks, including portions of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a Statewide trail commemorating the State's geologic history. Additionally, the Rock River runs through these Cities, offering many recreational opportunities.

* Salary:

Employees are paid every two weeks on Friday (26 checks in a year). Paychecks are directly deposited in the employee's bank account. There is a two week delay between the pay period worked and the payday. New employees generally wait four weeks before they receive their first check.

* Vacation:

Employees receive vacation based upon the work group/bargaining unit their job class is assigned to. See attached Appendix A for more information.

* Holidays:

Most employees receive the following holidays: 1) New Year's Day; 2) Spring Holiday to be observed the Friday immediately preceding Easter; 3) Memorial Day; 4) July 4th; 5) Labor Day; 6) Thanksgiving Day; 7) Friday after Thanksgiving Day; 8) Day before Christmas; 9) Christmas Day; and l0) one Floating Holiday of the Employee's choice. For a list of holidays in the law enforcement units see their Collective Bargaining Agreements.

* Health Insurance including our Wellness component:

The County is self-insured and offers a network of health care providers through the Alliance Network, which includes: 90 hospitals; 7,000 medical doctors; 13,500 total professional service providers; 3,400 medical clinic sites; 420 chiropractic clinic sites; 580 mental health clinic sites; and 1000 home care agency locations. Pharmacy services are provided by Navitus.

The Alliance is a cooperative of more than 240 self-funded employers in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The Alliance was started in 1990 and has three goals - moving health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health care.

When an employee resigns from County employment, their health insurance ends at 11:59 p.m. on their last day. When an employee retires from County employment, their health insurance ends at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month.

Employees who retire from County service may choose to stay on our health insurance plan at their own cost after retirement.

* Sick Leave:

Employees earn one day (8 hours) of sick leave for every month they work. Employees can use the sick leave after completing six months of service. Sick leave can be accumulated to a maximum of 130 days (1040 hours) for employees and 150 days for employees in law enforcement units. Employees in certain job classes are able to receive a pay out of a portion of their accumulated sick leave (generally after ten years or more of continuous employment).

* Dental Plan:

The County offers a dental plan through Delta Dental and will pay 60% of the applicable

premium for the lowest cost plan. Employees can enroll within the first 30 days of

employment, after that there is an annual open enrollment period in the fall.

* Vision Plan:

The County offers a vision plan which employees can enroll in at their own cost. Employees

can enroll within the first 30 days of employment, after that there is an annual open enrollment

period in the fall.

* Life Insurance:

The County provides term life insurance through the State of Wisconsin Plan. Employees can purchase insurance in increments based on their salary, up to five times their salary. The County will contribute 20% of the cost for the first increment only - one times the employee's salary. Employees can also purchase coverage for their spouse and/or children.

* Deferred Compensation:

Employees can participate in one of several deferred compensation plans (Nationwide, Wisconsin Deferred Comp, and Security Benefits) at their own cost.

* Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care):

Effective January 1, 2014 employees can put up to $2,550 into a flexible spending account through EBC (Employee Benefits Corporation) to pay for their own non-reimbursed medical care expenses. Employees can also put in up to $5,000 for dependent care accounts. This is a pre-tax deduction for the employee. If employees do not use all of their funds one year, they can carry over up to $500 and add it to their $2,550 maximum for the next year. If you leave County employment, you have ninety (90) days to submit expenses incurred prior to your last day.

* Tuition Reimbursement:

Employees may be granted leave to further their education if it is determined to be in the best interest of the County.

* Retirement:

Rock County participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Employee who have questions about their retirement benefits should contact WRS. What an employee receives at retirement is dependent upon a number of factors - age, length of service, salary.

Rock County and the employee make equal contributions to the Wisconsin Retirement System on behalf of the employer. The contribution rate is addressed in the employment letter.

Employees in protective status have the percentage contributions defined in their respective collective bargaining units.

* Bereavement Leave:

In the event of a death an employee may be excused from work without loss of pay for up to a maximum of thirty-two (32) hours annually for the purpose of attending a wake, visitation, memorial service, funeral, or make necessary arrangements regarding the death, within a reasonable time after the occurrence.

If additional time is required beyond the thirty-two (32) hours annually, an employee may request to use accumulated vacation, holiday or comp-time. Sick leave cannot be used.

Bereavement leave cannot be accrued from one year to the next.

Bereavement leave can be used in increments of quarter hours.

All leaves under this section shall be prorated based upon the employee's FTE. Personnel Ordinance 18.509.

* EAP:

The County provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees to use for all kinds of personal and professional assistance. In the case of counseling, professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An employee can establish a relationship with a counselor over the phone or set up an in-person appointment with a counselor in the area. The EAP program will pay for up to three visits.

* Parking:

The County provides free parking at all of its facilities.

* Smoking:

All County buildings are smoke free. By County Ordinance anyone visiting or working in any County building is prohibited from smoking closer than 30 feet from any building entrance. The Ordinance also makes the entire Rock Haven Nursing Home a smoke free "campus."


Administrative Policy & Procedure Manual

Section: Human Resources

Policy: Vacation Schedules

Policy No: 5.47

Effective: 1/1/2016

Revising: 1/1/2014

The Unilateral Vacation Schedule can be found in the Rock County Ordinance 18.506

The following language only applies to employees who are in job classes that were covered by the following collective bargaining agreements on December 31, 2011.

(AFSCME 1077, 1258, 2489, AMHS RH, AMHS-HSD, ATTORNEYS, YSC, Public Health Nurses)

Employees shall be entitled to annual paid vacation as follows: upon the completion of one

year, ten working days; in addition, Employees shall be entitled to one

additional day of vacation per year for each additional year of employment, up to a

maximum of twenty-five working days of vacation per year according to the following


After 2 years - 11 days After 10 years - 19 days

After 3 years - 12 days After 11 years - 20 days

After 4 years - 13 days After 12 years- 21 days

After 5 years - 14 days After 13 years- 22 days

After 6 years - 15 days After 17 years - 23 days

After 7 years - 16 days After 18 years - 24 days.

After 8 years - 17 days After 19 years - 25 days

After 9 years - 18 days


For employees who are in job classes that were covered by the AMHS HSD contract on 12/31/2011, vacation pay and/or time off, shall be earned on a pay period rate, and available for immediate use in the following pay period and thereafter. Said time off may be used in time blocks of eight hours or less to a minimum of thirty minutes.

Probationary Employees. Employees shall accrue, but not be entitled to utilize vacation benefits during the first six (6) months of probation.


Attorneys may take five days of vacation during the second six months of their employment, five days during the third six months, five and one-half days during the fourth six months, five and one-half days during the fifth six months, and six days during the sixth six months, if they desire. No more than two periods of earned vacation may be accumulated or taken without the consent of the Human Resource Director. Attorneys earn five days of vacation during both six month periods the first year of employment, five and one-half days each six month period of the second year, six days each six month period during the third year and continuing in the same manner thereafter, up to a maximum of twenty-two working days of paid vacation per year.

7.05 I. Employees, upon separation, shall have all unused and accrued vacation credits (which are earned as specified above) contributed to a Post-Employment Health Plan (PHEP).



All regularly scheduled part-time employees will be allowed paid vacation on a pro-rated amount based on actual hours paid.

(AFSCME 1258)

Regular part-time employees shall be entitled to vacation benefits on a pro-rata basis based on actual hours worked, excluding over time hours.


All regularly scheduled part-time employees will be allowed paid vacation on a pro-rated amount based on actual hours paid.

Agency Rock County

Address 51 S.Main Street

Janesville, Wisconsin, 53545

Phone (608) 757-5523

(608) 757-5520

Website http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/HR/Employment.htm