The Pembina County Commission is seeking a full-time Public Health Director. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Health Department. This requires the direct supervision of the nursing staff and administrative assistant as well as oversight of the administrative and fiscal operations of the department. Public Health work in Pembina County involves school health screening, adult home visits, vaccine administration and the coordination of the county tobacco prevention program, among many other programs. The Director is actively involved in day-to-day delivery of services to the citizens of the County. Preferred applicant will be an RN with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and licensed in the state of ND (or have the ability to obtain licensure) and four years professional nursing experience in public health, health care systems, program administration, or providing health education/training programs. Complete job description can be found below. Application may also be obtained from the Public Health office. Completed applications must be returned to the Pembina County Public Health office at 301 Dakota Street West by August 30th, 2019. Pembina County is an EOE.
Pembina County, North Dakota
Job Title: Public Health Director Job Status: full-time, salaried, standard
Department: County Public Health FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: County Commission Date: 8/6/2019
The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Health Department. This requires the direct supervision of staff nurses and administrative assistant, as well as oversight of the administrative and fiscal operations of the department. The Director is actively involved in day-to-day delivery of services to the citizens of the County.
Essential Job Duties:
- Administrative – Office/General:
- Prepare annual budget.
- Oversee all fiscal activity
- Supervise administrative assistant and staff nurse
- Attend Director’s meeting in Bismarck (4 per year)
- Communicate with Board of Health and County Commission
- Communicate and work with other department directors
- Schedule and coordinate with schools and community groups
- Write progress reports and annual summaries as required
- Consult with and provide written guidelines and recommendations to agencies and individuals
- Represent the Nursing Division on various committees
- Collaborate with the State Health Department on issues as necessary
- Maintain adequate inventory of medical supplies and teaching supplies
- Delivery of Nursing Services directly to clients:
- Deliver care in the patient’s home when situation calls for such
- Assess client needs
- Conduct examinations and screenings
- Administer medication, immunizations and care as necessary
- Perform medical procedures as necessary and appropriate
- Refer client to physician or medical facility when necessary
- Document care accurately and timely
- Provide follow-up services to the client
- Provide patient and family education
- Delivery of Nursing Services to the Community:
- Program Implementation:
- School Health Programs: education, immunization, vision screening/referral, Scoliosis screening/referral, head lice, puberty programs for nine schools
- Maternal Child Health: provide skilled nursing services to children 18 years and under
- Immunizations: coordinate services and offer immunization clinics
- Adult Programs: mental health, tuberculosis screening programs, sanitation, women’s way, etc.
- Tobacco Grant: oversee the coordination and delivery of service
- Bioterrorism: Coordinate public health response in terrorism emergency
- Community Education: provide health promotion activities to county employees, businesses, industry and organizations in the community
- Provide nursing services to the county jail: assessments, HIV draws, rapid inspections
- Public Speaking
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Assess public health educational needs; prepare and present educational programs.
- Plan for and participate in in-service educational programs for health professionals.
- Develop guidelines, manuals, and other resource materials pertaining to the respective public health programs.
- Coordinate public health programs with other services of the Department and services provided by local, state, and federal agencies.
- Monitor quality assurance of public health programs.
- Monitor public health programs to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, rules, policies, and regulations.
- Maintain an accessible office clinic staffed to meet the health concerns and needs of the general public
- Write and manage and/or monitor grants.
- Develop, monitor, and update protocols, policies, procedures, and forms for the programs.
- Manage budget and administrative components of the programs.
Job Qualifications, Experience, and Education:
- Requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing (a RN degree) and four years professional nursing experience in public health, health care systems, program administration, or providing health education/training programs.
- Work experience in public health, program administration, or providing health education/training programs is preferred.
- Must be proficient in the use of work processing and spreadsheet PC software; Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel preferred.
- Must have current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in North Dakota.
Working Conditions/Physical and Mental Demands:
- Physical environment consists of a desk job in the standard environment. Some travel may be required. Will include physical motions of sitting, reaching, minor lifting and finger dexterity for use of keyboard.
- Frequent use of PC keyboard and monitor.
- Frequent use of standard medical equipment (blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, etc.)
- Appropriate use of protective clothing and equipment is expected and required (gloves, goggles, masks, etc.)