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Taney County Health DepartmentAnnouncements

  1. Community Program Manager

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time, 40 hours a week, exempt Community Program Manager.  Duties will include supervision and oversight of the Environmental Health and Community Outreach divisions, leads community engagement efforts, acts as lead Public Informational officer, leads community health assessments, develops ordinances, and manages disease surveillance activities.

The successful candidate would have a background with community engagement, environmental health and epidemiology.  Desired characteristics would be integrity, compassion, and strong leadership skills.  The manager would need to value teamwork, collaboration, and hold others and self to high standard of conduct.

Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field is required.  A Master’s degree in Public Health Administration, Public Health, Epidemiology, or closely related field is required.  Three (3) years of Public health experience preferred.  Three (3) years of management experience and formal leadership training preferred.

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

Salary Range:
$54,852-$82,278

Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application, 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:   Community Program Manager         

DIVISION:   Community and Environmental Health

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director

STATUS:   Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Supervisory Related Activities 50% of Time
    1. Conducts selection process as openings occur. Makes recommendations for new hires.
    2. Plans and oversees division orientation for new hires.
    3. Provides direct supervision including scheduling, project assignments, provides formal and informal coaching of personnel, assuring for professionalism.
    4. Identifies training opportunities and needs of staff and community.
    5. Works closely with the Health Department’s leadership to determine future needs, projects, and programs.
    6. Coordinates the development of strategic plan and performance management goals for teams.
    7. Evaluates programs and processes using CQI and Performance Management to improve Community and Environmental Health team activities and to meet goals of the CHIP and Strategic Plan.
    8. Reviews and approves payroll, expense reports, and division budget prior to Director approval.
    9. When appropriate, addresses and resolves customer complaints.
    10. Provides end-of-the year assessment reports to the County, City organizations and Health Board.
    11. Must be able to drive to all Taney County Health Department locations, or off site locations as needed, to perform all required and essential job related activities and tasks.
  2. Community Outreach and Public Information Related Activities 25% of Time
    1. Leads Department health education efforts in coordination with other health department teams, ensuring for appropriate implementation and evaluation.
    2. Act as Lead PIO and is responsible for internal and external messaging and information dissemination, including implementation and maintenance of the TCHD Communication Plan.
    3. Ensure programs and health messages address cultural diversity, health literacy, and accessibility for target populations.
    4. Acts as the liaison for the Health Department in health related coalitions and community organizations and establishes new community partnerships to enhance the role of public health in Taney County.
    5. Works with local community partners, coalitions and committees to assess community health needs and priorities through evidence-based community health assessment processes.
    6. Leads planning, coordination, and implementation of community engagement, health education, outreach and support activities on behalf of the Health Department in coordination with other health department divisions.
    7. Writes and develops City and County ordinances and contracts, assuring for thoroughness, timeliness, accuracy, and appropriate community/stakeholder input and notice.
    8. Works closely with the FDA on complying and gathering information to meet national standards for retail foods.
    9. Works with Environmental Health Coordinator to ensure Environmental Health Team maintains a Taney County Establishment list and prioritizes list according to risk and ensures facilities are inspected according to established schedules.
    10. Maintains an awareness and understanding of the codes for food establishments, lab, lodging, daycare, tattoo, massage, and recreational waters.
  • Epidemiology Related Activities 25% of Time
    1. Manages or actively conducts disease surveillance activities related to communicable and chronic diseases.
    2. Initiates and maintains contacts with State and local agencies/officials as well as community physicians, hospitals, clinic staff, and regional healthcare providers concerning epidemiologic outbreaks and health emergency response capabilities.
    3. Coordinates research and response efforts relating to communicable diseases and epidemiologic investigations including tracking and monitoring of current investigations.
    4. Prepares investigation reports and summaries on epidemiologic studies, evaluations, utilizing necessary computer applications.
    5. Develops and maintains computer database of current and past investigations, provides computer analysis, identifies trends, and statistical tests on gathered information.
    6. Acts as a resource for statistical analysis and gathering of requested information.
    7. Assists with chronic disease program development, community health assessment, and Community Health Improvement Planning processes
    8. Performs other epidemiological and professional functions as assigned.

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.

BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS

  • Follows all 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.
  • 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 20 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. 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three (3) years Public Health experience preferred
  • Three (3) years management experience preferred
  • Formal Leadership training preferred
  • Computer literacy.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience.
  • State and national certifications.
  • Ability to multitask. 

MENTAL EFFORT

  • Above average concentration/intensity.
  • Above average memory.
  • Above normal complexity of decision making.
  • Average time pressure of decision making.
  • Above average analytical thinking.
  • Above 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.

 

Community Outreach Specialist

The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt Community Outreach Specialist.  Main duties include development and implementation of health education strategies and programs, coordinating community health assessments, and evaluating programs using CQI and Performance Management to improve outreach division activities.  Clinical related duties would include community resource referrals, assists with planning and development of nursing services, and provide nursing support when needed.

Qualifications:  A Bachelor degree in nursing is required. At least one (1) year of nursing experience and one (1) year of Public Health or health education programing preferred.  Master degree in nursing, public health, Community development or a closely related field is preferred but not required.

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

Salary Range:
$39.829.00-$59,744

Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application, 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:   Community Outreach Specialist

DIVISION:   Community Outreach

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Community Program Manager

STATUS:   Non-Exempt 

ESSENTAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Community Outreach Related Activities               65% of Time
    1. Assists with the development and implementation of the TCHD community outreach and health education strategies and plans.
    2. Assists in coordination and completion of Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
    3. Works closely with the community outreach division manager and community partners to determine future needs, projects, and programs. Assures for professionalism.
    4. Evaluates programs and processes using CQI and Performance Management to improve outreach division activities and to meet goals of the CHIP.
    5. Conducts and delivers training programs. Completes assessments ensuring that the program was appropriate and its contents on target. Assuring for professionalism and timeliness.
    6. Coordinates with other staff to prepare and present health education training. Assures for professionalism.
    7. Maintains an awareness of and a good working relationship with a variety of civic groups, public entities, other groups and coalitions assuring for the best possible public relations for the Health Department.
    8. Collect and analyze information to identify community needs in order to plan, implement and monitor programs to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
    9. Research evidence based curriculum including handout materials and training aids assuring for appropriateness.
  1. Clinical Related Activities 25% of Time
    1. Provides a wide range of public health outreach nursing services for clients.
    2. 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.
    3. Maintains knowledge of community resources, referring clients to services as needed.
    4. Provides nursing support to clinical team and Department upon request.
    5. Other nursing duties as assigned.
  • Quality Assurance Related Activities 30% of Time
    1. Maintains an understanding of the quality assurance process and procedures as applicable at the Health Department.
    2. Assists TCHD Leadership in formulating and implementing the CQI strategy for the Health Department.
    3. Ensure CQI is an ongoing process by assisting staff and management in identifying where they can quantify process improvements and continuously apply to their daily work.
    4. Researches and designs appropriate organization-wide performance and quality training.
    5. Increases the health department’s capacity to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of their practices, partnerships, programs, use of resources, and the impact the systems’ improvements had on the public’s healt
    6. Searches out best performance and quality improvement practices, making the health department aware of them and suggesting areas where they could be implement
    7. Act as the back-up Accreditation Coordinator and assist with re-accreditation processes, ongoing compliance with accreditation standards, and identifying applicable staff trainings to improve compliance.

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

  • Computer literate.
  • College degree in Nursing required
  • One year experience in nursing preferred
  • One year experience in Public Health preferred
  • Masters Degree preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license. 

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 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 100 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.
  • Above 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.
  • Average judgment in the evaluation of interpersonal relationships.

COMMUNICATION

  • Above average verbal communication.
  • Above average public-speaking skills.
  • 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.

 

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