Public Health Nursing Supervisor

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Public Health Nursing Supervisor

Portland , Maine , United States | Nursing | Full-time Apply by: March 29, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Public Health Nurse SupervisorOpening Date: March 16, 2023Closing Date: March 29, 2023Job Class Code: 4052

Grade: 25 (Nurse Management)

Salary: $69,750.72 – $91,924.56 / yr.**This is inclusive of a 15% recruitment and retention stipendPosition Number: 02033-0341

Position Location: This is a full-time position based out of the Portland regional State office.This opportunity allows for partial telework with management approval.

The Division of Public Health Nursing, within the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, provides nursing services to individuals, families, and population groups statewide. Public health nursing is the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences. Nursing services include maternal and child health support, adult health services, communicable disease control, lead poisoning management, asthma management, immunizations, and migrant and refugee health services.

As a Public Health Nurse Supervisor, you will provide supervision of personnel and oversight of public health programming in an assigned geographic area. Responsibilities include staff supervision, community outreach and stakeholder engagement, program promotion, support in the development of policies and procedures, and participation in Division planning. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Core Responsibilities

+ Supervise personnel within assigned geographic area to ensure division goals, objectives, and standards are met, including evidence based, best practice nursing care.

+ Comply with State of Maine human resource laws, policies, procedures, and practices.

+ Plan, organize, and conduct regular staff meetings to disseminate information and discuss operational issues.

+ Recruit, interview, and support the onboarding of new staff.

+ Provide updates and reports, as needed, to the PHN Management Team to share program services and progress within the district.

+ Serve as the contact for Public Health Nursing within the district.

+ Identify and evaluate community and public health needs within the district.

+ Identify key stakeholders across the district and build community partnerships to meet program and community needs.

+ Prepare and provide programmatic and financial information to assist in developing policies, procedures, budgets, and program improvement plans.

+ Be an active member of the PHN Management Team and assist the PHN Associate Director to carry out management functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

A seven (7) year combination of education and experience in professional nursing.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse as issued by the State Board of Nursing and a valid Maine driver’s license.

Preferred candidates will also have:

+ A master’s degree with specialization in public/community/maternal and child health nursing.

+ Knowledge of public health programs

+ Knowledge of public health nursing laws, standards, and scope of practice

+ Experience in public health nursing, maternal and child health and/or experience in infectious disease.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

For additional information about this position please contact:Lynnda Parker, Public Health Nursing Associate Director,

To apply,please upload a resume and cover letter with your application.

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format. To request a paper application, please contact ( .


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We

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Job Posting: JC236572050

Posted On: Mar 19, 2023

Updated On: Apr 02, 2023

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