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FALLON COUNTY Director of Public Health in BAKER, Montana

Employer is accepting applications for the position of Director of Public Health. The Director of Public Health is responsible for a variety of programs which protect and promote the health of our citizens. This position is under the direct supervision of the Fallon County Commission. This is full-time position, Monday ? Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This work includes identifying community health problems, diagnosing, and investigating health problems and health hazards in the community. This position leads and participates in the day-to-day operations of the Public Health Department, including but not limited to providing comprehensive nursing services in preventative health, home health, clinic programs, community outreach and relations, staff training and development. Essential FunctionsNursing- As a Registered Nurse provides comprehensive nursing services through assessment, diagnosis, teaching, counseling, and prevention services to individuals, families, and groups to promote health and wellness to clients. This includes administering public health programs, maintaining patient and program activity records. Provides education and preventative services in areas such as diabetes, vaccine preventable illnesses, variety of communicable diseases and lactation. Makes physician referrals when treatment is outside the scope of the Department. Investigates and monitor reports of communicable diseases such as measles, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis. Coordinates efforts with physicians, school personnel and others regarding the treatment and prevention of diseases. Performs home visits when staff nurse is absent. Visits inmates at Fallon County Detention Center at request of the Sheriff; sets up and reviews inmate medications to ensure they are dispensed accurately. Department Administration- Administers Vaccines for Children program; ensures screenings are completed. Completes monthly/quarterly reports for Family Planning, WIC, medication, and immunization tracking. Completes WIC and Family Planning inventories and submits to appropriate agencies to ensure Federal and State compliance. Ensures programs administered by the Public Health Department operate in compliance with Federal and State standards, policies, guidelines and/or grant provisions. This includes monitoring and tracking demographic data on participants, conducting site inspections, compiling reports, and administering necessary budgets. Implements strategies to obtain sustainable public health funding for the delivery of quality services and programs that meet the needs of the community members. Identifies funding sources at the national, state, and local levels; applies for and administer grants. Prepares annual budget with the County Commission; directs and controls the expenditure of departmental funds allocations within the constraints of approved budgets. Attends meetings with the Commission, other County departments and serves on the Child Protective team as needed. Sets and posts agenda for Health Board; takes and prepares minutes as needed.Supervision of Others-Supervises, schedules, and directs the work of all employees in the applications of sound public health principles. Participates in the recruitment of staff. Completes orientation and training of new employees, trains staff in specific programs such as WIC. Conducts weekly staff meetings to ensure ongoing communication and a harmonious team environment. Engages in performance management with staff including scheduling, performance appraisals, coaching, training, skill development and progressive discipline. Directs the training of staff in technical and administrative public health programs. Promotes staff development by providing opportunities for staff to attend workshops and conferences.Family Planning-Coordinates with Fallon Medical Complex or other medical providers for Well Woman examinations; administers birth control medications. Tests for variety of STD's, p

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