BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Division Manager for Community and Family Health, supervises health promotion programs and assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs. Manages overall health education and outreach activities for health promotion programs. Implements cost-effective, evidence-based, data-driven health programs based on relevant, measurable, and practical health and behavior outcomes.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Must be capable of regular and predictable attendance at a specified location in order to perform assigned tasks. •Directs activities in the areas of health promotion for chronic disease prevention. •Evaluates Health promotion activities and outreach for chronic diseases in order to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the services and initiates quality improvement processes when necessary. •Assists in assessing community needs for chronic diseases. •Identifies target populations and providers who serve vulnerable populations and Medicaid beneficiaries. •Works collaboratively with a wide range of health partners such as the leaders of medical and behavioral health provider organizations, individual health care providers, social service providers, consumers, Tribal members and officials, elected officials, school officials, public health officials, state officials and others involved in efforts to improve the health of the communities. •Represents the Health Department on varies committees and coalitions. •Provides evidence base health promotion research to support program planning, development and evaluation for health promotion programs. •Assists in grant management including writing reports, preparing statistical and narrative reports, budget developments and monitoring and attending grant meetings. •Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and collective bargaining agreements and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and orienting employees; provide ongoing educational opportunities; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees; scheduling; addressing complaints and resolving problems •Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Administration and Functional supervision is received from the Division Manager of Community and Family Health.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises Administrative and/or Functional supervision over Community Program Coordinator-First Five, Health Educators, and Public Health Nurses.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The work environment and physical demand characteristics 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. Refer to the “Essential and Marginal Function Analysis” statement for a complete description of essential functions and functional requirements. •Work is preformed indoors but requires frequent travel from one location to another to preform essential duties •Position requires frequent use of computers, phones, copies and fax machines •Position requires frequent interaction with employees, outside agencies and the public •Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, health promotion or community health education. •Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred. •Considerable (three to five years) related management work experience required. •Must be able to obtain Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) within 1 year of hire. •Must have a valid Iowa driver's license and be insurable under the County's guidelines. •Must demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of public health, public health education and community health promotion. •Must be proficient in computer software applications. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. •Ability to maintain confidentiality •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public
Internal Number: 19-10-197-01
About Black Hawk County - Public Health Department
Black Hawk County has a variety of employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled individuals who are seeking a career with an organization dedicated to serving the public. The operations of Black Hawk County are dependent upon the energies of a 600-plus employee workforce. If you become a county employee, you will be part of a public service team that helps build and serve the communities we live, work and play in. In addition to competitive pay, Black Hawk County offers its full-time employees a variety of benefits, including medical, dental and prescription insurance coverage; life insurance; paid holidays and other leavetime; a flexible spending account and a defined benefit retirement plan through the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS).