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IT Specialist 

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a part time, 32 hour per week, non-exempt, IT Specialist.  The selected candidate will assist in computer systems analysis, programming, testing and implementing software systems. Assists in installing and maintaining communication and network equipment.

Minimum Requirements

One or more years of experience in the following information technology areas: applications development/support, business/systems analysis, communications technologies, network technologies, information technology security, databases, system programming, end user support, and/or web technologies.

OR

An Associate’s degree or 60 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in computer science or computer information technology.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health and dental insurance.

Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application (available at receptionist desk or online), Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:

HR Department at:
[email protected]
or PO Box 369, Forsyth MO 65653
or at a TCHD location

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:   IT Specialist

DIVISION:   Finance Division

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Finance Division Manager

STATUS:   Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. IT Related Activities              80% of Time
  • Assists in analyzing, programming, testing, and implementing software systems.
  • Assists in installing and maintaining communication equipment and services.
  • Assists in the implementation of protection methods and assignment of users’ security accesses which defends/protects digital information and/or assets.
  • Assists in installing and configuring database software in an enterprise environment.
  • Assists in installing and maintaining information technology hardware and software.
  • Assists in installing and maintaining network equipment and services.
  • Assists in installing and maintaining servers and associated storage devices.
  • Assists in programming the design and functionality of a web site.
  • Attends training and/or receives on-the-job-training as required to successfully complete tasks associated in an assigned area.
  • Drives between health department locations to perform essential functions.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

 

  1. Teamwork Related Activities              20% of Time
  • Assists with the maintenance of the department’s websites.
  • Assists with the accreditation team’s efforts assuring for professionalism.
  • Assists with IT related projects, planning, and implementation assuring for professionalism and cooperation
  • Assists with other division functions as assigned
  • Works with management to evaluate and implement performance improvement processes and procedures to increase efficiency through the division and department.
  • Identifies goals and objectives for performance management and CQI initiatives in areas of job responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Intermediate knowledge of the general operating principles and capabilities of computer hardware and software.
  • Introductory knowledge of the principles of computer programming and systems analysis, design, testing, and documentation.
  • Introductory knowledge of computer networking and communication technologies.
  • Introductory knowledge of database principles.
  • Introductory knowledge of web site design and development.
  • Introductory knowledge of information security.
  • Introductory knowledge of computer operating systems.
  • Introductory knowledge of software reference libraries and related utility programs.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to learn and apply new technology skills.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret computer program documentation.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, and technical manuals.
  • Ability to follow a methodical approach to troubleshoot and resolve routine hardware and/or software problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency management, staff, and the general public.

 

Experience and Education

One or more years of experience in one or more of the following information technology areas: applications development/support, business/systems analysis, communications technologies, network technologies, information technology security, databases, system programming, end user support, and/or web technologies.

OR

An Associate’s degree or 60 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in computer science or computer information technology.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other Health Department related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to reasonable accommodations.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to multitask.

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Attends work regularly and is punctual.
  • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance.
  • Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Health Department.
  • Fosters positive working relationships and accepts new responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Average accessibility of all work sites required for the position.
  • Average exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
  • Average exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Average exposure to heights.
  • Average exposure to work safety hazards.
  • Average amount of overtime/extended work hours required.
  • Average exposure to dust.
  • Average exposure to loud noises.
  • Average exposure to darkness.
  • Average exposure to cramped spaces.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Normal physical mobility: movement from place to place on the job, considering distance and speed.
  • Normal physical agility: ability to maneuver body while in place.
  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools.
  • Normal physical strength to handle 40 lb. objects, considering frequency.
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers.
  • Normal physical balance: ability to maintain balance and physical control.
  • Normal coordination, including eye/hand, hand/foot, etc.
  • Normal endurance.

MENTAL EFFORT

  • Average concentration/intensity: prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
  • Average memory, considering the amount and type of information.
  • Normal complexity of decision making.
  • Average time pressure of decision making.
  • Average analytical thinking.
  • Average conceptual thinking.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Average verbal communication.
  • Average written communication.
  • Average non-verbal communication.

SENSORY ABILITIES

  • Normal ability to see.
  • Normal ability to distinguish colors.
  • Normal ability to hear.
  • Normal ability to smell.
  • Normal sense of touch.

Public Health Nurse

The Taney County Health Department seeks a part-time, 24 hours per week, non-exempt Public Health Nurse.  Responsibilities include family planning, vaccinations, pregnancy testing, lead testing, blood draws, and other public health program responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must possess a current RN license in the State of Missouri. A BSN in Nursing is preferred but not required.   One (1) year of work experience in nursing or a closely related field is preferred but not required. 

TCHD provides a benefit package including paid vacation/sick/holiday pay and LAGERS Retirement system.

Deadline Date: Open until filled

To apply please send Job Application (available at receptionist desk or online), Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:

Taney County Health Department
320 Rinehart Rd
Branson, MO 65616
Attn: HR Department
[email protected]

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  Public Health Nurse                          

DIVISION:   Clinical

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Clinical Division Manager

STATUS:   Non-Exempt

ESSENTAL FUNCTION

I.         Nursing Related Activities                                                                          60% of Time

  1. Maintains an inventory of the vaccines and other medications required for use. As inventories are depleted, places orders assuring for accuracy, timeliness, and proper documentation.
  2. Administers immunizations, treatments, tests and medications, performs laboratory procedures and nursing assessments utilizing a variety of medical equipment, in accordance with established protocol assuring for professionalism.
  3. Assists physicians and/or Nurse Practitioners with diagnostic procedures and treatments, discusses patient problems, and recommended care approaches assuring for professionalism.
  4. Completes all documentation as needed assuring for accuracy, confidentiality, and timeliness.
  5. Travels to homes, schools, and clinics to perform nursing services assuring for professionalism.
  6. Provides a wide range of public health outreach nursing services for clients in a geographically assigned area.
  7. Participates, as a team member, in the planning and development of nursing services, which includes community assessments, assuring for the best PR for the clinic and professionalism.

 

II.       Health Related Activities     30% of Time

  1. Participates in the development of public health programs, including community assessments, assuring for professionalism.
  2. Plans and coordinates operations for an assigned clinic; such as family planning or the TB program assuring for professionalism.
  3. Participates in the operation of other community health programs as needed to insure coverage.
  4. Develops patient education plan per individual patient. Conducts and provides patient education.
  5. Monitors results. Advises patients and conducts other follow-up as needed assuring for accuracy and timeliness.  Efforts will be made to encourage follow-up.
  6. Maintains knowledge of community resources, referring clients to services as needed.
  7. Manages and addresses follow-up patient needs assuring for compliance.

 

III.       Educational Related Activities                                                                  10% of Time

  1. Maintains an awareness and understanding of the various drugs and scheduling of drug administrations that are involved in the various drug regimes. Attends continuing education meetings and reads articles so as to remain current in knowledge base.
  2. Maintains an awareness and understanding of communicable diseases and control methods.
  3. Maintains an awareness and understanding of the educational program requirements.
  4. Travels to homes, schools, and clinics to provide health care information.
  5. Acquires and maintains the amount of continuing education required by State to maintain licenses.
  6. Reads and interprets a variety of medical information assuring for accuracy and thoroughness.
  7. Assures that clients receive the education required by their plan of care.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other Health Department related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to reasonable accommodations. 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed RN and current on all State licensure requirements.
  • Knowledge of types of vaccinations.
  • Minimum of one year experience with community health.
  • Certification in CPR.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Average accessibility of all work sites required for the position.
  • Average exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
  • Above average exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Average exposure to heights.
  • Above average exposure to work safety hazards.
  • Average amount of overtime/extended work hours required.
  • Average exposure to dust.
  • Average exposure to loud noises.
  • Average exposure to darkness.
  • Average exposure to cramped spaces.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Normal physical mobility: movement from place to place on the job, considering distance and speed.
  • Normal physical agility: ability to maneuver body while in place.
  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools.
  • Normal physical strength to handle 30 lb. objects, considering frequency.
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers.
  • Normal physical balance: ability to maintain balance and physical control.
  • Normal coordination, including eye/hand, hand/foot, etc.
  • Normal endurance.

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Attends work regularly and is punctual.
  • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business
  • Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Health Department.
  • Fosters positive working relationships and accepts new responsibilities.

MENTAL EFFORT

  • Average concentration/intensity: prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
  • Average memory, considering the amount and type of information.
  • Above normal complexity of decision making.
  • Average time pressure of decision making.
  • Above normal analytical thinking.
  • Above normal conceptual thinking.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Above average verbal communication.
  • Above average written communication.
  • Above average non-verbal communication.

SENSORY ABILITIES

  • Normal ability to see.
  • Normal ability to distinguish colors.
  • Normal ability to hear.
  • Normal ability to smell.
  • Normal sense of touch.

 

 

Environmental Public Health Specialist

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt Environmental Public Health Specialist.  Duties include administration and enforcement of Federal, State and local statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health and sanitation; to encourage sound sanitary and environmental health practices; and to protect the environment and the public.

Minimum requirements
Requirements for this position include graduation from an accredited four year college or university with course work (30 semester hours minimum) in environmental health, biology, bacteriology or sanitary science or in combination of these areas, etc. Previous experience is a plus but not a requirement.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application(available at receptionist desk or online), Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:

HR Department at:
[email protected]
or PO Box 369, Forsyth MO 65653
or at a TCHD location

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  Environmental Public Health Specialist
DIVISION:   Environmental
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Environmental Division Manager
STATUS:   Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

I. Inspection Related Activities     85% of Time

    1. Maintains an awareness of the different municipal, county, state and federal Food Codes, Lodging Codes, and Day Care Guidelines, that may affect public health, assuring that knowledge base is current.
    2. Maintains a list of all establishments in County. Prioritizes list according to risk and establishes a schedule to conduct the routine inspections assuring that all establishments get an annual inspection and that high-risk establishments get three or more inspections annually.
    3. Establishes a process and protocol for conducting routine inspections assuring for consistency, thoroughness, and compliance with the relevant code. Conducts routine inspections and provides training and assistance in order to improve the skills of clients.
    4. After receiving a complaint, conducts the investigations assuring for professionalism and for compliance with structure established for the investigations. Assures for confidentially.
    5. As violations are noted, documents violations. Lists standards required by the relevant code.  Provides feedback to the manager.  Provides dates for corrective action to be completed.  Assures for professionalism.
    6. Re-inspects for compliance assuring for professionalism and the completion of the plan of corrective action. Assures that documentation is current.
    7. Provides training for food handlers and others. Chooses and publishes curriculum, materials, delivers training assuring for accuracy and best PR for department.
    8. Receives new and remodeled facility applications for health permit. Reviews for thoroughness.  If complete and acceptable, provides approvals.  If incomplete or unacceptable, provides guidance.  Approves when acceptable assuring for timeliness and meeting building and fire codes.
    9. Receives plans for new construction projects or temporary sites or remodels. Reviews for thoroughness.  If complete and acceptable, provides approvals.  If incomplete and unacceptable, provides guidance.  Approves when acceptable assuring for timeliness.
    10. Receives nuisance complaints. Makes suite inspection.  Provides a notice to owner to correct situation.  Completes follow up as needed.
    11. Follows up on illness investigations and emergency response assuring for professionalism.
    12. Takes calls after hours and response accordingly assuring for timeliness and a professional investigation.
    13. Collects water samples from pool inspections for bacteriological testing and accurately record and read the results assuring for accuracy and timeliness.
    14. Must be able to drive to inspection sites to perform all required and essential job related activities and tasks.

II. Lab Related Activities     15% of Time

  1. Maintains an understanding of the policies and procedures associated with lab testing.
  2. Receives a sample. Decides which test needs to be conducted. Conducts the test.
  3. Receives results and distributes to the appropriate party. Completes needed paperwork and distributes to the appropriate party.
  4. Maintains all equipment, supplies, maintenance of lab. Maintains inventory and restocks as needed.  Calibrates and assures certification of equipment and lab assuring for lab readiness.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other Health Department related duties requested by their supervisor; subject to reasonable accommodations.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree with 30 hours of Sciences.
  • One or more years experience in a related field.
  • Completed Missouri Board Certification.
  • Computer literacy.

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows applicable rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Attends work regularly and is punctual.
  • Behaves professionally and presents a professional business appearance.
  • Conducts self in such a way as it reflects positively on the Health Department.
  • Fosters positive working relationships and accepts new responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Above average accessibility of all work sites required for the position.
  • Above average exposure to weather and temperature extremes.
  • Above average exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Average exposure to heights.
  • Average exposure to work safety hazards.
  • Above average amount of overtime/extended work hours required.
  • Average exposure to dust.
  • Average exposure to loud noises.
  • Average exposure to darkness.
  • Average exposure to cramped spaces.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Normal physical mobility: movement from place to place on the job, considering distance and speed.
  • Normal physical agility: ability to maneuver body while in place.
  • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools.
  • Normal physical strength to handle 40 lb. objects, considering frequency.
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers.
  • Normal physical balance: ability to maintain balance and physical control.
  • Normal coordination, including eye/hand, hand/foot, etc.
  • Normal endurance.

MENTAL EFFORT

  • Average concentration/intensity: prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
  • Average memory, considering the amount and type of information.
  • Average complexity of decision making.
  • Average time pressure of decision making.
  • Average analytical thinking.
  • Average conceptual thinking. 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Above average verbal communication.
  • Above average written communication.
  • Above average non-verbal communication.

SENSORY ABILITIES

  • Normal ability to see.
  • Normal ability to distinguish colors.
  • Normal ability to hear.
  • Normal ability to smell.
  • Normal sense of touch.

The Taney County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to age, color, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws