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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:59,153.38 - 73,986.12
LOCATION:555 Towner
UNION AFFILIATION:Michigan Nurses Association --Unit I
Washtenaw County Health Department envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles.
  • We value all people equally
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other 'isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.
Works under the supervision of a higher classified employee to direct and coordinate program activities. Plans and oversee program operations. Serves as community resource and program liaison regarding Clinic Operations, Community Outreach, or Communicable Disease. Serves as public health nurse as assigned.
  • Guides and coordinate the department's Nursing activities;
  • Contributes to implementation of organizational strategic plan)
  • Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images)
  • Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)
  • Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)
  • Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
The above statements are intended to provide general guiding competencies and are not an exhaustive list
Essential Duties for all coordinators:

  • Guides and coordinate the department┐s Nursing activities
  • Participates in the development of program work plan, output measurements, and monitoring progress
  • Develops program policies, procedures and guidelines in compliance with federal, state, regional and local recommendations, requirements, and regulations.
  • Participate in state and national accreditation programs and activities
  • Directs the implementation of appropriate activities, which may include; disease surveillance, case investigation, clinic activities, managing nursing students, community outreach and working with community providers/organizations.
  • Developing clinic schedules, assuring appropriate vaccine storage and handling, and ordering vaccines.
  • Conducts site visits with VFC providers to assure compliance with program requirements.
  • Develops immunization education materials for both the general public and for professional health care practitioners. Develops immunization education materials for both the general public and for professional health care practitioners.
  • Provides orientation, clinical updates and professional continuing education opportunities, to the staff.
  • Provides consultation regarding immunizations, waiver education and vaccine storage and handling.
  • Provides leadership for immunization coalitions and provider networks.
  • Conducts record reviews.
  • Monitors all aspects of program operations.
  • Completes all required reporting.
  • Performs the duties of a Public Health Nurse as workloads, temporary absences or necessity dictates.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, skills and abilities for all coordinators:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of public health nursing
  • Applies theory and scope of practice of public health nursing to professional practice; knowledge of public health laws;
  • Knowledge of the functions of other health and social agencies and their relationships to public health program
  • Ability to apply ethical principles
  • Ability to identify, interpret, and implement public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific programs;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally, or in other ways
  • Ability to identify the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services;
  • Ability to develop and adapt approaches to problems that take into account cultural differences
  • Utilizes leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships
  • Contributes to development, implementation, and monitoring of organizational performance standards and supplies
  • Ability to follow organizational policies and procedures
  • Ability to attend work regularly and to work under stressful situations
  • Ability to understand and carry out detailed instructions of a technical or professional nature.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the basic principles, practices and techniques of nursing and public health nursing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public health methods and practices
  • Knowledge of the function of health and social agencies and their relationships to the public health program
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement public health nursing programs
  • Ability to provide direction and coordinate the activities of others
  • Ability to work effectively with officials of other agencies
Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Develop and implement a community health program for nursing students and provide continual oversight.
  • Conduct site visits for VFC providers, urgent cares and private providers who see high risk clients.
  • Provide oversight to school immunization program. Direct staff in school reporting activities
  • Participate in immunization Nurse Education (INE) program
Clinic Coordinator

  • Provide nursing oversight to all clinical services (TB, Wise Choice, Sexual Health, WIC and Immunization).
  • Provide oversight to the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program and conduct Immunization Action plan activities.
  • Provide oversight to lead testing program.
  • Develop schedules to assure that all programs have appropriate staffing levels.
Communicable Disease Coordinator

  • Provide case oversight in the immunization surveillance, investigation and outbreak prevention and control.
  • Provides consultation on a variety of community members including providers, schools, and the general public.
  • Collects and interprets reposted clinical data to assess need for treatment and follow -up.
  • Provides guidance to Community Health Workers
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, climbing stairs, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, lifting up to approximately 30 lbs and two handed dexterity to examine and treat children and adults; May occasionally be exposed to unstable and dysfunctional family settings; communicable diseases and blood and other bodily fluids. Required to work in office conditions and travels throughout the community to work in clinical settings, homes, and other locations where services are delivered in high-risk neighborhoods and poorly maintained homes where rodents, animals, and various kinds of filth may be present; climb stairs to access clients in their homes.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
A minimum of two (2) years of public health nursing experience.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 2302-5000-2642-0004


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