Posted Date: 8/16/2021
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Public Health
Employment Type: Full-Time
SUMMARY: Under supervision of Director, participates in the planning and operation of activities for communicable disease follow-up, disease prevention, health promotion, wellness screenings, immunizations, emergency preparedness, health education and home health/hospice care. May assume the responsibilities of the Director in his/her absence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages the communicable disease follow-up and documentation of findings according to the Iowa Department of Public Health CADE.
Coordinates grant application process and uses skills to identify high-risk populations to improve/protect the health of Carroll County residents. Ensuring all funds are spent as directed by grant programs.
Develops monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Iowa Department of Public Health and Carroll County Board of Health.
Ensures and provides quality and safe delivery of immunization clinics at various sites in Carroll County to persons of all ages.
Coordinates other Iowa Department of Public Health programs, such as: Care for Yourself, health screenings & promotion programs and the Community Health Needs Assessment for Carroll County.
Functions within the established Public Health budget.
Assists with evaluating department operations, services and cost and makes recommendations for changes for Public Health, Home Health & Hospice. Assists Director with revising and creating new policies and procedures.
Presents educational programs/in-services to general public and staff. Creates and distributes publicity items for clinics and other programs. Provides health-related consultation and guidance to individuals, providers, staff and community.
Ensures and provides treatments in a quality and safe manner for patients/families according to Agency policies/procedures. Regularly re-evaluates patient’s needs and reports significant observation/changes to patient’s physician and/or Agency director.
Assesses, evaluates, and processes incoming referrals for Home Care/ Hospice/ Public Health.
Must complete/meet education requirements for the Bioterrorism/Emergency Preparedness training. Must participate in Emergency Preparedness drills as assigned.
Completes all other duties as assigned.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Responsible for Public Health, Home Health & Hospice in absence of Director.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate of an approved school of nursing and three years of related experience and/or training.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, patients, families and the general public.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS
Current RN license in the State of Iowa. BSN preferred.
Current BCLS certification.
Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance coverage.
Able to accept a 24-hour call schedule
Able to work independently and effectively.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood-borne pathogens. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.