Health Strategist I - Prevention & Health Promotion
Department: Crook County Health Department
Reports To: Prevention & Health Promotion Supervisor
Salary Grade: $19.55 - $22.56 Hourly
The primary duties of this position are to coordinate prevention and health promotion activities for Crook County Health Department. The position will work closely with the Prevention & Health Promotion Supervisor and team to develop and implement programs for Crook County that are:
- developmentally appropriate,
- culturally informed,
- and as comprehensive and sustainable as possible.
As a member of the Prevention & Health Promotion Services team, this position will work collaboratively on a variety of public health initiatives in support of the department-wide mission to preserve, promote, and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals. The position will carry out and support a variety of prevention and health promotion activities for Crook County Health Department to include program planning, community mobilization, implementation of programs, data gathering, interpretation, evaluation, and will have an emphasis on strategic communication.
Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Coordinate reporting and program logistics as required by funding sources.
- Develop and implement data collection and assessment tools, and analyze data related to specific public health issues as needed.
- Adhere to established work plans, continually evaluating effectiveness and proposing revisions as necessary.
- Research and review current policy, environmental, and systems change strategies that support public health initiatives.
- Identify and pursue resources that support sustainability of programs and practices.
- Strategically coordinate program logistics and requirements with Prevention & Health Promotion team and other Health Department programs as necessary.
Outreach, Education/Training, and Community Mobilization:
- Consult with community advisors, local leaders, partners, and stakeholders to develop the strategic direction and priorities for Crook County Health Department and the Prevention & Health Promotion
- Advance public health communications via a variety of mediums to include local media, radio, website content, social media, flyers, brochures, et cetera.
- Engage and mobilize community leaders to become local champions for health department initiatives and to advocate for public policy.
- Educate community leaders, including elected officials, about effective strategies for reducing the burden of chronic disease through policy, systems, and environmental change.
- Conduct civic and other group presentations.
- Provide outreach to schools and other partners for health promotion activities including mental health, worksite wellness, physical activity, or other topics as requested and in support of a variety of department programs.
Public Health Preparedness:
- Complete Public Health Preparedness Training: IS 100, 200, 700 and 800
- Participate in Public Health Preparedness exercises and events
- Technical Capacity: Equipment uses – personal computer and related software, telephone, printer/copier/facsimile.
- Teamwork and Collaboration: Ability to work in a team setting collaboratively and promote a positive work environment.
- Time Management: Ability to work in a fastpaced environment and meet deadlines.
- Communication Proficiency: Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Learn and explain established policies and procedures using judgement and diplomacy.
- Flexibility: Ability to adapt quickly and work evenings and weekends as necessary. Ability to travel as needed.
- Ethical Conduct: Ability to maintain confidentiality, abide by county/state and federal laws with knowledge of Public Health and county rules.
- Initiative: Ability to work independently and initiate new or innovative strategies for prevention efforts.
- Data collection and interpretation skills.
- Contribution to a minimum of one organization-wide initiative per year (i.e. Quality Improvement processes, reaccreditation, annual staff training implementation, department-wide meetings, et cetera)
- Adherence to work plans as developed for each program responsibility. Programs assigned to this position are subject to change and updates will be reflected in this document. Responsibilities beginning August 2021 include, but are not limited to: Tobacco Prevention & Education Program (TPEP), Problem Gambling Prevention and Overdose Response Plan Epidemiology support
- Timely submission of reporting requirements for each assigned program, including recorded outcomes in VMSG database.
- Engagement in Regional Health Improvement Plan efforts.
- Documentation of sustainability efforts, including but not limited to grant submissions, partnership development and maintenance, et cetera.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This role will include a combination of sedentary desk work, standing presentations, and active group facilitation; some filing, lifting and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and presentation equipment – including microphones, audio and video recorders, projectors, lighting and backdrops. Presentations and events will be off-site at times and may require working in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, twist, and bend.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a grant-funded full-time position. The number of hours available to work are dependent on successful program implementation, and attainment of additional funding resources. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some weekends and evenings will be required for travel, events, and/or training.
Local and regional travel for presentations, events, and training can be expected. State or national travel may be an option for training and/or presentation purposes.
Required Education and Experience
- Associates Degree in Public Health or related field and
- One year experience in public health, health care, or social services
- Minimum three years of experience and/or education in public health, health care, or social services
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field and one year experience in public health, health care, or social services
- Master’s Degree in Public Health or
Master's Degree in related field and one year's experience in public health care or social services
Additional Eligibility Requirements
- Must hold a valid Oregon driver’s license
- Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
- Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).
Safety Sensitive Requirements
- This position is considered to be a safety sensitive
- This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.
- Crook County is an equal opportunity employer
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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