Community Outreach Planner

Department:Health
Division:Family Health & Disease Control
Open Date:April 29, 2021
Close Date:May 13, 2021
Salary Range:$23.95-$36.99/hr (Salary commensurate on qualifications/ experience)
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full-time

Job Description

General Purpose

Performs planning functions for community outreach and public health collaboration and provides oversight of the clerical and clinical aspects of the Family Health & Disease Control Division.

Example of Duties

(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Designs and conducts community health assessments that identify and describe all aspects of public health in Davis County.  Analyzes health inequities and examines health status indicators including data and information on the following: demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, quality of life, behavioral factors, the environment (including the built environment), morbidity and mortality, maternal/child health, health policies and resources, strengths and weaknesses of the public health system, and other social or community determinants of health.

Uses a variety of tools and processes to conduct program and community health assessments. Analyzes data and information to identify key problems and assets. Summarizes and prepares assessment results and makes results accessible to partners, stake holders, and the general public. Provides education to mobilize public health partners and members of the community around assessment results.

Establishes and maintains public health collaboration efforts involving governmental entities, heathcare systems and providers, non-profits, businesses and other entities.  Organizes and schedules group meetings to assess and influence health outcomes within Davis County; facilitates group discussions. Establishes, fosters, and maintains relationships with health advocates, health providers and agency partners. Actively participates in and/or establishes health workgroups, coalitions and activities that are consistent with the division's priorities. Actively develop coalitions and healthy community initiatives. Works with city and county government officials as needs are identified.

Assists with the development of a county community health improvement plan (CHIP).  Uses a systematic process to engage the community, prioritize health issues, develop and write a community health improvement plan, implement strategies for action, ensure a process for measurable health improvement and evaluate and monitor outcomes.  Seeks and examines non-department activities to identify efforts and approaches used by other organizations that contribute to community health improvement.  Develops policies and actions that promote all aspects of good health.  Identifies and addresses strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities that exist in the community to improve health status.

Develops policies and actions that promote all aspects of good health. Identifies and addresses strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities that exist in the community to improve health status. Coordinates the Division and Department's strategic planning process and future vision while also considering the changing environment.  Formulates and writes a plan of action based on the mission, strengths and weaknesses.   Works on organizational goals, strategies and objectives, including new initiatives. Promotes Department priorities, encourages public support, and works to eliminate redundancy.

Assists in the Department’s efforts toward obtaining and maintaining accreditation; participates on the Health Department Accreditation Team.  Assists with preparation of documentation for accreditation prerequisites including Community Health Assessment (CHA), Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and the Health Department’s Strategic Plan.  Understands and ensures activities and results of the CHA, CHIP, and Strategic Plan systematically inform each other.  Assists accreditation coordinator with Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) application preparation, document selection and site visit.

 

Provides general oversight of the immunization clinics (onsite and outreach), under the supervision of the Bureau Manager.  Ensures proper staffing, schedule development, performance competencies, clinic functionality, and compliance with local, state and federal requirements. Assists with money handling and billing processes.

Prepares reports, plans of action, timelines, public presentations, and other written and oral communications. Proficiently utilizes computer applications for data storage, management, communication and reporting. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, nursing, health education, environmental health, or a closely related field, plus four (4) years of paid full-time employment in a related field. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preference for Master’s Degree in a related field; for supervisory/management experience; for fluency in Spanish and English (fluency defined as proficiency level in both languages as evidenced by the ability to verbally interpret from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English, as well as the ability to translate written documents from English-to-Spanish and from Spanish-to-English).

 

Special Qualifications
Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Must possess a valid Utah Driver License. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on County business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of: health care in a community setting; community health assessment concepts and techniques; public health epidemiology, communicable disease control, sanitation, environmental health, health education, safety, hazard management, and/or emergency management. Working knowledge of: principles and practices of governmental and public health agency structures and resources; building community partnerships and agency relationships, and building coalitions; PHAB Standards and Measures; Essential Services of Public Health. Skill in operating all applicable computer hardware and software programs/applications; operating standard office equipment including a multi-line telephone, multi-function copier, fax machine. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. Ability to: set public health performance goals and apply strategic and long term planning principles; make effective presentations to large groups; write plans and procedures, time-lines, action plans; work with diverse groups and occupations; oversee the work of others; operate all applicable computer hardware and software including spreadsheets, graphs, Internet, word processors, and other data programs; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, other government and public health officials, volunteers, and the general public.
Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Copies of official college transcripts required.

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