Vacancy Announcement

Public Health Nurse II – Maternity Coordinator

Maternal Health

 

Salary Grade:

69

Salary Range:

$41,134 – $53,473 – $65,813

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

535-50-315

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• This position functions in all working areas of maternity clinic, i.e., laboratory, nurse interview including medical and reproductive history taking, as well as education, assists M.D. in exam room, writes referrals as needed per order(s) and makes sure patient is scheduled for appointment(s), assists patient when applicable, counsels, instructs and interprets clinical findings to patient.
• Follows and carries out all orders received by M.D. (written, verbal, telephone and fax).
• Assists “in take” with decision making when needed for triage phone calls and/or walk-ins.
• Monitors maternity records and assures knowledge of compliance and audit documentation requirements by reviewing all charting for accuracy and completeness.
• Reviews new (initial) charts after clinic to assure accuracy and completeness and to follow-up M.D.’s order(s) and plan of care.
• Previews active charts for next scheduled clinic visit and ascertain plan of care.
• Reviews active charts after subsequent clinic visit and follows up on M.D.’s order(s) and plan of care. Marks care plan check sheet for next scheduled visit.
• Reviews and signs all maternity lab work and follows-up on abnormal lab results.
• Reviews and signs all MSAPF (Maternal Serum Alpha-fetoprotein) reports and take verbal reports from genetics regarding abnormal results. Notify M.D. of results and make appropriate referrals as ordered by M.D.
• Reviews standing orders and keep current with annual signatures. Revises and make additions to standing orders, as M.D. deems necessary. Advises staff of changes and answers questions regarding program. Writes memo’s to staff and prepares patient instruction sheets and education sheets.
• Works in Family Planning clinic as needed.
• SIDS Counselor
• Assists with BCCCP program/clinic as needed.
• Other duties as outlined in job description.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed; general knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities; ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others; ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships; ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions; adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.

Necessary Special Qualifications: 

A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the N. C. Board of Nursing.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

SOCIAL WORKER II

Care Management for At-risk Children

 

Salary Grade:

66

Salary Range:

$35,532 – $46,193 – $56,853

Position Number:

535-40-204

Location:

McDowell County

Description of Work:

• Care Management for At-risk Children (CMARC) is a population management model: CMARC CM’s refer families to community-based interventions for children to maximize health outcomes for children birth – 5 years of age. The program targets the highest risk and highest cost children for care management.
• The responsibilities of this position are: 1) assess children birth – 5 years of age who are identified as having priority risk factors; 2) be assigned to specific medical homes that serve children birth – 5 years of age living in McDowell County; 3) provide CMARC services based on patient need and according to risk stratification guidelines.
• Identify children at greatest risk through data reports, utilization of risk screening data, provider referrals, and refer to area resources as needed.
• All CMARC documentation is completed on-line in Virtual Health (VH).
• Close collaboration as indicated through phone calls, written updates, and/or office visits with PCP medical homes serving children residing in Foothills Health District.
• Care Managers are responsible to educate families, medical homes and community organizations of the benefits of the program
• Attend staff meetings/In-Services/Webinars/Phone Conferences/Trainings/Community Partner Meetings.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution; bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Considerable knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices and their application to individual casework group work and community problems. Knowledge of the psychosocial, socioeconomic and behavioral problems and their treatment. Knowledge of governmental and private organizations and community resources. Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies which govern the program. General knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment is required In certain programs or settings. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and applying techniques of assessing psychosocial. behavioral, and psychological aspects of client’s problem. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative superiors members of case load and their families, and with civics medical, social and religious organizations. Ability to train or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns. Ability to express Ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Accounting Technician I

 

 

Salary Grade:

60

Salary Range:

$26,515 – $34,468 – $42,423

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• This position provides oversight in the development and implementation EMR (electronic medical record) for the District Health Department. It provides direction and leadership with partners both internally and externally in the ongoing Health Information Exchange System.
• Enters encounter forms for services provided in CureMD system. Runs reports to assure that ll claims are filed and paid. Maintains billing/denial history files. Runs monthly self-pay client billing in CureMD system. Verifies accuracy in patient billing in CureMD system and corrects errors as needed.
• Responsible for the management of all billing of patients, Medicaid, Health Choice, BCBS, other insurance companies and outside agencies for all clinical services rendered. Time is devoted to maximizing reimbursement for the agency. Manage all collection of overdue accounts through letters and the state debt set-off program. Review financial reports for maximizing reimbursement for services provided to clients.
• Prepares all clinic productivity reports and financial reports for the Health Director, Finance Director, and the Nursing Director.
• Attend all training sessions provided by NC DHHS related to billing and maintaining the billing package.
• Other duties deemed as necessary.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in accounting, business administration, or other curriculum that would provide a core curriculum in financial management coursework; OR a two-year degree in accounting from a business school or community college and two years of accounting or auditing experience; or graduation from high school and six years of experience as an accounting technician, three of which must have been at an advanced level. 

Necessary Special Qualifications:

General knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices.  Knowledge of and ability to explain and apply the provisions of the standardized accounting practices adopted by State Government.  Ability to assist in interpreting and analyzing accounting data and applying that analysis to the departmental or institutional needs and determine compliance with pertinent guidelines, rules, regulations, and laws, assist in established and maintaining effective working relationships with representatives of related contact agencies, departmental staff, and the general public, communicate effectively in oral and written from.  Ability to learn, interpret and explain policies, regulations, and programs.  Ability to independently respond to inquiries and coordinate a variety of resources in acquiring and disseminating information.  May require ability to train and manage a group of employees.  Knowledge of and previous experience in working in a medical field with CPT and ICD-9, ICD-10 coding is required.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160.  Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059.   Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II

CARE MANAGEMENT FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN (CMARC formerly CC4C)

 

Salary Grade:

69

Salary Range:

$41,134 – $53,473

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

535-50-276

Location:

McDowell County

Description of Work:

• Care Management for At-Risk Children (CMARC) formerly CC4C, is a population management model: CMARC CM’S refer families to community-based interventions and resources to maximize health outcomes for children birth-5yrs of age. The program targets the highest risk and highest cost children for care management.
• The responsibilities of this position are: 1) assess children birth – 5 years of age who are identified as having priority risk factors 2) be assigned to specific medical homes that serve children birth – 5 years of age living in McDowell County 3) provide CMARC services based on patient need and according to risk stratification guidelines.
• Close collaboration as indicated through phone calls, written updates, and/or office visits with PCP (Primary Care Provider) medical homes serving children residing in Foothills Health District, neighboring counties can contract for CMARC services if needed.
• Care managers are responsible to educate families, medical homes and community organizations of the benefits of the program..
• Visit health care providers, hospital, DSS, community organizations, and homes of clients and their families as needed to provide optimal service.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or a Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year of Public Health nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of NC by the NC Board of Nursing, and valid CPR.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to: Foothills Health District ATTN: Cindy Snyder (csnyder@foothillshd.org) 221 Callahan-Koon Road Spindale, NC 28160.

Applications can be obtained from the Personnel Office or downloaded at www.foothillshd.org . Resumes without an accompanying PD-107 will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. EOE

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

PRACTICAL NURSE I (LPN)

 

 

Salary Grade:

61

Salary Range:

$27,841 – $36,193 – $44,543

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

535-53-452

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• Participate primarily in screening, referring, information gathering, and client follow up.
• Provides injections and immunizations, screens clients, obtains pertinent data, collects vital signs and specimens, assists as needed preparing and cleaning the laboratory.
• This position will perform lab duties for Maternity and Family Planning Clinics and also helps with the interview process of clients.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a State accredited program of Practical Nurse education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

General knowledge of practical nursing techniques in the routine care and treatment of stable, subacute, convalescent, and chronically ill clients; general knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, basic health and safety practices applicable to work area. Ability to make accurate observations of clients and families, and to record and communicate this clearly; ability to understand the special physical and emotional problems of clients, and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with them and their families; ability to work with others in the performance of these duties and assisting with other routine tasks of a reasonably high level of complexity.

   Application Process:

    To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon          Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to                 
    csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

Vacancy Announcement

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE II

Nurse Family Partnership

 

Salary Grade:

Not Provided

Salary Range:

$41,134 – $53,473

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Positions Available:

3

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Spindale, NC (travelling is required 75% of the time)

Description of Work:

• Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, nurse home visiting program that improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time parents and their children.
• Responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.
• Nurse Home Visitors (PHN II) enroll and coordinate services to a caseload of 25 first time, low-income, expectant mothers. Work requires specialized knowledge in the NFP mission, vision and visit guidelines.
• NFP Nurses are required to travel 75% of the time to make home visits.
• Considerable knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practices, principles and techniques in the application of providing comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families.
• Considerable knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed.
• Ability to provide intensive preventive health and social services to women during their first pregnancy and to children birth to 2 years of age.

Minimum Education And Experience:

BSN Graduate and one year of Public Health Nursing experience is required ; or BSN graduate with one year of child health experience or one year of maternity experience. A current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the N.C. Board of Nursing and a valid unrestricted NC driver’s license.

    Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to:

Foothills Health District
ATTN: Cindy Snyder (csnyder@foothillshd.org)
221 Callahan-Koon Road
Spindale, NC 28160.

Applications can be obtained from the Personnel Office or downloaded at www.foothillshd.org Resumes without an accompanying PD-107 will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. EOE.

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

NUTRITIONIST II

WIC Program

 

Salary Grade:

66

Salary Range:

$ 35,532 – $ 46,193 (hiring range)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

Not provided

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• The nutritionist’s primary role is to provide nutrition services to clients eligible for the Women, Infant, and Children Special Supplemental Food Program (WIC) in Rutherford and McDowell Counties. These services include certifying for WIC program eligibility, direct nutrition education, counseling, making referrals, outreach, and consultation with health care providers as needed.
• This position will interview and assess clients by collecting appropriate data, evaluating the client’s current and past Anthropometric (height, weight, BMI, birth weight, birth length, parental BMI), Biochemical (hemoglobin, blood lead), Clinical and Medical history (pregnancy history, substance abuse, medical conditions, medications, immunizations, and other information), Dietary (concerns, food availability, appropriate foods and practices for age, special diet, food safety, dietary supplements, oral health, and intake).
• Develop a plan of care along with client.
• Assign appropriate food packages.
• Motivate clients to change nutrition behaviors, being able to communicate nutrition information in a manner clients can understand and use, especially when low-literacy or non-English speaking.
• Provide basic breastfeeding information to all prenatal clients at their initial WIC nutrition assessment appointment with nutritionist.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics Registration; or Master’s degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or Nutrition; or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education- approved Didactic Program in Dietetics and two years nutrition experience; or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university and two years nutrition experience; or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university and two years nutrition experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Specialized knowledge and skill in comprehensive nutrition assessment and care planning, including problem diagnosis, counseling, and evaluation of clients from diverse backgrounds, ages, and with multiple and complex health and therapeutic nutritional needs. Knowledge of human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change with considerable skill in counseling. Broad knowledge in health care ethics, documentation in the medical record, and quality assurance. Knowledge in organization of community health and nutrition resources. Sophisticated knowledge of current scientific information regarding nutrition, diet, and health and the ability to relate this information to clients, professionals, and the general public. Skill in conducting a nutrition education or community needs assessment. Fundamental knowledge of current principles and practices of public health, and program coordination. Ability to interpret policy and protocols into operational procedures and work priorities. Skill in organizing and coordinating the work of others. Full range of skill in presenting ideas orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Open until filled.

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 9am-11am Rutherford County Health Department (221 Callahan Koon Rd. Spindale, NC) will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine event.  There will be a $25 gift card giveaway for those 18 years or older who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine and to whomever drives them there. This limited to the first 100 people and only on 6/29/21 from 9am-11am.

Update:  As of August 4, 2021 the Rutherford County Health Department has exhausted the supply of $25 gift cards and are no longer available.

Vacancy Announcement

PROCESSING ASSISTANT III

Nurse Family Partnership

 

Salary Grade:

57

Salary Range:

$22,902 – $28,741 – $36,644

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

535-04-531

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• This position will provide clerical and programmatic support to the Nurse-Family Partnership program and will be a full time (40 hours/week) position.
• Responsibilities consist of clerical functions including a considerable amount of data entry, record keeping, meeting preparation, and general administrative and program support tasks.
• The individual in this role is expected to perform in a fast paced, team oriented, and family friendly environment while handling multiple duties.
• This position will compile a variety of resources; may participate in community outreach activities such as distributing program brochures, retrieving client referrals as delegated by the supervisor.
• Assist in home visits with Nurse Home Visitors as needed.
• Assists in the compilation of statistical information for special reports as directed by the NFP supervisor
• Attends community meetings to promote the Nurse-Family Partnership program.
• Bi-lingual experience preferred but not required.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from High School and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

General knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices. Ability to screen communications based on predetermined guidelines to independently respond or route inquiries. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality as well as the ability to deal professionally with the public.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Part-time Foreign Language Interpreter I

 

Salary Grade:

57

Salary Range:

: $22,902 – $28,741 – $36,644

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Rutherford County

Description of Work:

• This position will assist the nursing staff, physicians, clerical staff and client with interpreting.
• Translate documents and forms that are posted or handed out to clients and the general public.
• This position will be considered part-time working 30-hours per week.
• When not translating or interpreting this position will be answering the phone, making appointments for clinic services, process clients for clinic appointments, gather client information for medical records, master cards, and eligibility for various clinical programs.
• Helps interpret for WIC clients when needed.

Minimum Education And Experience:

High School or GED and one year of experience in interpreting and translating English and the required foreign language.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Basic everyday living skills, the ability to understand and follow directions as well as the ability to read, write, add and subtract. Vocational or business skills such as fax machines and computers. The ability to work with computers, work with and communicate effectively with the public and staff and maintain professional relationships with providers of services. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, submit the required NC state application (PD-107) to the Foothill Health District Personnel Department, 221 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Applications can be downloaded at www.foothillshd.org. Completed applications and resumes can be e-mailed to csnyder@foothillshd.org or faxed to (828) 287-6059. Equal Opportunity Employer