Health Manager 1

TB Elimination

$57,364.50 per year
Medical, dental, life, pension, paid leave and holidays, etc.

Position Description:

Metro Nashville Public Health (MPHD) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Public Health management professional, preferably with significant nursing/clinical experience to direct our Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination Program. This position is a first-line supervisor responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing and supervising nursing and support staff in the TB/Communicable Disease unit. The ideal candidate will have nursing licensure and experience, together with effective supervisory and training skills, experience in public health field work, and critical to our operation - knowledge of tuberculosis disease transmission, control, and investigation in a community health program.

The TB Elimination Program works with community agencies, providers, and hospitals to identify persons who have active TB disease. Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services are provided to all persons in Davidson County who are diagnosed with active TB disease. Contact investigations are conducted in partnership with patients who have active TB disease to identify, evaluate, and treat individuals who have been exposed to active TB. Directly observed therapy is provided to all persons with TB disease, children, and some high risk contacts.
Position Description:
Directly supervises interdisciplinary staff including, but not limited to, Nurse Case Managers, Communicable Disease Investigators, and Outreach Workers. Monitors daily functions of TB case management services including the provision of nursing case management, directly observed therapy, and social work services; also coordinates quality assurance activities. Assists with direct patient care as needed.
Provides leadership and oversight for day to day services provided to TB cases/suspects.
Monitors patient care so that appropriate diagnostic tests including bacteriological studies, drug toxicity monitoring, and related blood tests are conducted and evaluated.
Monitors staff follow-up so that evaluation, treatment, counseling, and education are provided to patients.
Oversees staff efforts to ensure patients comply with completion of TB therapy. Assists in recruiting, hiring, training and evaluation of clinic staff. Serves as a liaison between MPHD and the community including public and private providers.
Collaborates with Program Director to develop, revise, and maintain appropriate clinical policies and procedures.
Serves as a member of the TB management team, collaborating in the development of a comprehensive approach to TB elimination.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of progressively responsible full-time paid employment in related field required. One (1) year within the past two (2) years in a public administration/supervisory capacity preferred. Completed graduate degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. All public health nurses are required to complete training and obtain a department- approved Certificate in Public Health as a condition of continued employment. Requires flexible working hours and use of own transportation on the job.
Must successfully pass the Respiratory Mask Fit Test.

Strongly Preferred:
Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee.
Four (4) years of nursing experience, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Two (2) years’ experience working in the field of infectious disease. Must have the ability to work with diverse populations, must possess strong leadership skills, management skills, organizational skills, and written/oral communication skills.
Must successfully pass the Respiratory Mask Fit Test.
Requires flexible working hours and use of own transportation on the job.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government’s employment-based immigration programs.
Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.