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Benefits for Working in Public Health!

The Ross County Health District strives to improve the health and safety of Ross County residents through education, prevention, policy, and partnerships. The Health District supports staff professional development through on-site, local, and out-of-state training. Staff can receive annual pay increases through a core performance appraisal and receive excellent benefits including affordable health, dental, and vision insurance, excellent public retirement system (OPERS), free immunizations, and one, paid 15-minute break during the workday.  The Health district also provides work-life balance support in the form of  15 sick days, 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 13 paid holidays. Regular office hours at 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Ross County Health District is an equal opportunity employer.  The Ross County Health District is an e-Verify employer.

The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an an E-Verify Employer.

We are hiring! The Ross County Health District has the following job openings:

Updated 10/21/2020

Public Health Epidemiologist – Grant Funded

POSITION INTRODUCTION

This position will serve as an entry-level epidemiologist responsible for carrying out a range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases and injuries.  The epidemiologist works as a team member under the direction of the Public Health Nursing Director conducting routing epidemiologic functions comprising surveillance, data collection, data analysis using basic epidemiologic methods, and assistance with epidemiologic investigations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, public health, or related field.
  • Professional experience in data analysis, data management & manipulation, and report writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various audiences and populations (both in writing and verbally).
  • Detail oriented and organized, excellent time management skills, and strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy. Ability to pass a BCI Background Check, and Drug Screening.

SALARY Range:       22.56  –  27.07 Hourly

BENEFITS:     Public Employee Retirement, (OPERS), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Wellness Incentives.

To Apply:    Email your resume, cover letter, and any supporting documents to:

Donna Atchison, Administrative Assistant:  datchison@rosscountyhealth.org

The Ross County Health District, as an equal opportunity employer, strives to hire and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the culture and demographics of the population we serve.

Public Health Nurse 2         

POSITION INTRODUCTION

The Public Health Nurse utilizes nursing and public health concepts and theories to provide health promotion and disease prevention services to individuals, families, and population groups, in a variety of settings.  Participates in public health programs including immunizations, communicable disease control, community education, injury prevention, health screenings and selected grant-sponsored programs.  Nursing actions are directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction and health status improvement for individuals, families, and communities through systematic analysis of health data, health education, advocacy, and coalition building.  The public health nurse II position is funded through the Board of Health and may be supported by other grants within the Ross County Health District.

MINIMUIM QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • At least one year of nursing experience with strong communication skills.
  • Skilled in nursing practice (e.g., vaccine administration, universal precautions, HIPAA, and related public health nursing duties).

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a current and active State of Ohio Nursing License as a registered nurse.
  • Must have a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy. Ability to pass a BCI Background Check, and a Drug Screening.

SALARY RANGE:               21.56  –  25.87 Hourly

BENEFITS:   S: Public Employee Retirement, (OPERS), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance Medical Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Wellness Incentives.

To Apply:       Email your resume, cover letter, and any supporting documents to:   Donna Atchison, Administrative Assistant:  datchison@rosscountyhealth.org

The Ross County Health District, as an equal opportunity employer, strives to hire and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the culture and demographics of the population we serve.

Community Health Specialist I or II – Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Grant

The Ross County Health District is actively seeking a motivated Community Health Specialist I or II to lead the agency’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program / Grant within the Division of Health Promotion and Quality Improvement.

Position Description:  The Community Health Specialist will utilize public health concepts and theories to provide health promotion and chronic disease prevention services in Ross County, OH. The position will participate in public health program planning for tobacco cessation / prevention services and other selected grant deliverables. The Community Health Specialist’s actions will be directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction and health status improvement through systematic analysis of health data, promoting community policies and programs that reduce tobacco use, and health education.  A strong focus of the program includes building and strengthening partnerships within the community as well as a focus on improving health outcomes to high risk populations in the community.  The Community Health Specialist – Tobacco Cessation / Prevention is a grant funded position.

Pay Range: pay is commensurate with education and professional experience.

Hours: Full-time, Non-Exempt, classified, Occasional weekend or afterhours required

Benefits: Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), paid holidays; paid vacation (based on time in public service); paid sick leave; paid personal leave; health insurance; vision/ dental insurance, wellness incentives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, planning or related field; MPA or MPH preferred
  • Professional experience in grants management or development preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop, organize, motivate, and coordinate groups.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and organize data.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff members, public officials, representatives, and other stakeholders and communicate effectively with various audiences (both in writing and verbally).
  • Ability to prepare informative and accurate reports on program progress.
  • Knowledge of Grants Administration Procedures and related Laws and Regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the PHAB Accreditation process, familiarity of PHAB Standards, Measures, and Domains.
  • Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy.
  • Ability to pass a B.C.I Background Check and Drug Screening.

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to:  Ms. Donna Atchison, Administrative Assistant – Human Resources email address:  datchison@rosscountyhealth.com

For questions: Contact Kelly Dennis, Director of Health Promotion and Quality Improvement by calling 740-779-9652 ext 2322 or email kdennis@rosscountyhealth.com

Position open until filled.  A full position description can be seen on our website at http://rosscountyhealth.org/employment/

The Ross County Health District, as an equal opportunity employer, strives to hire and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the culture and demographics of the population we serve.

Community Health Specialist I or II – Injury Prevention Program / Grant

The Ross County Health District is actively seeking a motivated Community Health Specialist I or II to lead the agency’s Injury Prevention Program / Grant within the Division of Health Promotion and Quality Improvement.   The Injury Prevention Program focuses on drug overdose prevention for Ross County.

Position Description:  The Community Health Specialist – Injury Prevention utilizes public health concepts and theories to provide health promotion and disease prevention services to individuals, families and population groups, in a and variety of settings focusing on drug overdose prevention. Participates in public health programs focusing on injury prevention and substance abuse prevention and working with community coalitions / organizations in policy development, program implementation, grant deliverables and program planning.  Public Health activities are directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction and health status improvement for individuals, families, and communities through systematic analysis of health data, health education and advocacy, coalition building and policy development. The Community Health Specialist – Injury Prevention is a grant funded position.

Pay Range: pay is commensurate with education and professional experience.

Hours: Full-time, Non-Exempt, classified, Occasional weekend or afterhours required

Benefits: Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), paid holidays; paid vacation (based on time in public service); paid sick leave; paid personal leave; health insurance; vision/ dental insurance, wellness incentives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, planning or related field; MPA or MPH preferred
  • Professional experience in grants management or development preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop, organize, motivate, and coordinate groups.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and organize data.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff members, public officials, representatives, and other stakeholders and communicate effectively with various audiences (both in writing and verbally).
  • Ability to prepare informative and accurate reports on program progress.
  • Knowledge of Grants Administration Procedures and related Laws and Regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the PHAB Accreditation process, familiarity of PHAB Standards, Measures, and Domains.
  • Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy.
  • Ability to pass a B.C.I Background Check and Drug Screening.

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to:  Ms. Donna Atchison, Administrative Assistant – Human Resources email address:  datchison@rosscountyhealth.com

For questions: Contact Kelly Dennis, Director of Health Promotion and Quality Improvement by calling 740-779-9652 ext 2322 or email kdennis@rosscountyhealth.com

Position open until filled.  A full position description can be seen on our website at http://rosscountyhealth.org/employment/

The Ross County Health District, as an equal opportunity employer, strives to hire and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the culture and demographics of the population we serve.

Public Health Nurse – Substance Use Disorder

The Health District is seeking a full-time BSN-prepared nurse to lead a multi-disciplinary team that will address and reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic in Ross County. The position will oversee outreach efforts of Community Health Workers and identify and implement evidence base practices surrounding prevention, assessment, and harm reduction. Nursing activities will also include data analysis, case management, health education and advocacy, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to identify prevention strategies and pathways out of addiction.   This is a grant-funded position. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least two years of nursing experience.  – Position open until filled

All qualified applicants can send resumes to: Ross County Health District, Attn: Personnel Officer, 150 E. Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or or via email to datchison@rosscountyhealth.com .  Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Employer.

AmeriCorps Member – Community Health Worker – Diabetes    (Intermittent Position)

Description: The Health District is hiring up to three Intermittent full-time AmeriCorps Members to serve as diabetes-focused Community Health Workers (CHWs) across Ross County. This position is through the AmeriCorps and no benefits.  A CHW is a frontline public health worker, without a required medical/clinical background, who is a trusted member of the community or has an in-depth understanding of the community served. CHWs serve as part of a care team for patients struggling to control chronic conditions. The AmeriCorps members will promote healthy choices through education, weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity. Help change lives in Ross County by teaching chronic disease self-management through healthy lifestyle choices. Members serve throughout Ross County.

Preferred candidates will be from or familiar with Ross County. Training on Chronic Pain Management, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based programs will be provided. Personal knowledge of diabetes management a plus.

As an AmeriCorps Member earn a yearly living stipend of $13,992.00 with a possible $6,095 Educational Award. To apply please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=84444 and apply through the Corporation for National and Community Service website. The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an E-Verify Employer.  Position posting can be viewed here: CHW Americorps