POSITION: Public Health Worker, Registered Nurse
JOB POSTING DATE: _09/19/2022__
SUPERVISOR: Public Health Supervisor
JOB POSTING CLOSED DATE: _Until filled_
POSITION ACCEPTANCE DATE: _TBD__
CLASSIFICATION: FULL TIME or PART TIME
STARTING PAY: ______$26.00/Hour______
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college/university with course work in public health, environmental health, biology, chemistry, bacteriology, food science, soil science, sanitary science, environmental health, nursing or in closely related physical or natural sciences.
- Possession of a current license to practice Registered Professional Nursing in Missouri.
The Public Health Worker, RN position is responsible for assisting in all areas of the public health system including WIC, clinic, environmental, community assessments and outreach, emergency response, and vital records. This position required a flexible schedule and a willingness to assist wherever needed. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE:
Experience working in public health is preferred. Working knowledge of principles, practices and terminology related to public health. Working knowledge of health laws, regulations, requirements, and policies. Ability to communicate effectively.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
- Learning all aspects of the Health Departments. Assisting with answering phone calls and questions.
- Under a physician’s orders, provide skilled nursing services.
- Staying informed on communicable disease protocols, guidance, methods of education, and best practices.
- Coordinate ancillary services to achieve the highest possible level of wellness for each patient. Makes referrals to other disciplines and agencies as indicated.
- Maintains all records and reports in a timely manner that allows maximum accessibility by other staff members to these records and reports.
- Assures continuity of patient care and is in accordance with Agency policies and procedures.
- Maintains strict standards of confidentiality.
- Participate in local health fairs, or other community events to engage and educate the community. Promoting healthy lifestyles, prevention of chronic disease, and providing COVID-19 education.
- Stays informed in basic laws, regulations, principles, procedures, and techniques relating to environmental public health programs, including the following: individual water and on-site wastewater treatment systems; food and facility sanitation; food safety inspection; food and waterborne disease prevention and outbreak investigation; child care facility sanitation and safety; commercial lodging sanitation and safety; and environmental public health factors related to disaster response and/or food transportation accidents.
- Assists in investigating complaints involving possible environmental public health law violations; prepares reports with recommendations for corrective measures and conducts follow-up investigations.
- Enforce environmental health codes by inspecting restaurants, food establishments, daycares, schools, hotels/motels, grocery stores, swimming pools, special events such as festivals and fairs, and other public businesses. Provide assurance to the community by assisting in food recalls, enforcing regulations, responding to public health emergencies, and other public health related ordinances or concerns. Investigate food borne illnesses and other complaints, interview all essential parties and perform follow-up inspections as necessary.
- Job may require evening or weekend work.
- Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the public, co-workers, and other governmental agencies. Perform assigned duties willingly, promptly and in a professional manner. Prepare reports and documentation in a timely fashion and according to procedural guidelines.
- Various other duties as assigned.
Employees should feel free to apply for positions if they meet the qualifications. Supervisors reserve the right to refuse interviews to applicants who do not meet the experience or educational requirements for a position.