Vacancy Announcement

Physician Extender II (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)

 

Salary Grade:

80

Salary Range:

$ 70,354 – $ 91,459 ( hiring range )

Closing Date:

 

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Off-site Clinic in Rutherford County, NC

Description of Work:

• This position is to provide clinical medical services at on off-site satellite clinic in Rutherford County, NC. Serves as Nurse Practitioner in an established clinic setting, primary care, general public health services and employee health services provided on walk-in or appointment basis.
• Provide medical care, recommend appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and document findings and counsel clients on their immediate medical problems/needs.
• Perform rapid tests for flu, strep and COVID.
• Perform physicals, particularly for professional and academic purposes.
• Provide Acute illness care.
• Administer PPDs (TB Tests).
• Family Planning services.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board or approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board and one year experience as a Physician Extender; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Considerable knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing and Nurse Practitioner theory, practices, principles, and techniques employed in the field of Public Health and related programs; general knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of Public Health; working knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health; working knowledge of available resources and organizations.

 

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 (Child Health Newborn/Postpartum Home Visits)

Clinic Services

 

Salary Grade:

69

Salary Range:

$ 41,134 – $ 53,473 (hiring range)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

Not provided

Location:

Rutherford County & McDowell County (travel required)

Description of Work:

• This position will be a Program Coordinator for postpartum/newborn home visits.
• Will perform Postpartum home visit assessments. A means for follow-up on mother’s health, to counsel on family planning, to arrange for additional appointments and referrals, to educated on postpartum care and provide anticipatory guidance.
• Newborn home visit assessments. A means for follow-up on infants health, to counsel on infant care, to follow-up on newborn screening, to arrange additional appointments and referrals, to educated on newborn care and provided anticipatory guidance.
• Child Health (expanded role). Includes lab procedures, hearing, vision and developmental assessments, history, taking and reviewing of systems physical assessment, identification of health problems, refers as necessary to follow up. Provides health education, anticipatory guidance and counseling. Review immunization status and administers necessary immunizations.

Minimum Education And Experience:

ADN plus two (2) years of professional nursing experience including one (1) year in public health or BSN plus one (1) year of public health nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practices, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs; considerable knowledge of and skill in obtaining a health history and performing physical examinations sufficient enough to determine if there is any deviation from normal, based on training and where applicable; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; considerable knowledge of the available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed; general knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health. Ability to deal with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to secure the cooperation of clients, 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. Training received through the Maternal Health Assessment course to help develop expertise in this area. The ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

 

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.

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Public Health Nurse III (Clinical Supervisor)

Clinical Services

 

Salary Grade:

70

Salary Range:

$ 43,190 – $ 57,832 (hiring range)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

Rutherford County, NC

Description of Work:

• This position will be responsible for supervising 8 Nurses (RN’s and LPN’S) and 2 part-time nurses.
• Works with staff to keep them up to date on program requirements and any changes that take place. Assists staff with program related issues. Contacts State consultant for program related issues. Assists the Nursing Director with annual preparation of contract addenda.
• Responsible for creating schedules for Nursing staff and posting it electronically with other departments as needed.
• Ensures that nurses are meeting hours required to maintain certifications. Authorizes and informs staff of upcoming workshops and continuing education opportunities.
• Reviews, signs and submits time and travel sheets to Finance Officer by the 5th of each month.
• Ensures each person has time available to take before approving time off requests. Ensures that there is enough staff to cover during time off requests.
• Conducts performance reviews for probationary period employees and annual performance reviews for the nursing staff.
• Participates in the structured interview process for hiring within a program. Makes recommendations for hiring; manages departmental staff; works collectively with the Nursing Director and Personnel Director regarding disciplinary issues. Provides quality supervision to ensure to support the staff and ensures performance measures are met.
• Will help with General Clinics/Intake as needed.

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 two years of Public Health nursing experience; or a Master’s in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and three years of professional nursing experience including two years of Public Health nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Considerable knowledge and skill in the administration and organization of a Public Health program; considerable knowledge of public health nursing supervision of staff and programs; considerable knowledge of the resources and organizations concerned with public health work in North Carolina and current social and economic problems pertaining to public health; general knowledge of public health administration on the local level; general knowledge of educational methods and training techniques; working knowledge of State and federal laws relating to public health. Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others and to present findings, comments, and opinions clearly and concisely in oral and/or written form; ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to plan and execute work effectively and to deal tactfully with the public and other health professionals.

 

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

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Environmental Health Division
ON-SITE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM

 

Salary Grade:

68

Salary Range:

Based on experience

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Position Number:

Not Provided

Location:

District (Rutherford and McDowell Counties)

Description of Work:

• Performs new site evaluations for both septic systems and private drinking water wells.
• Issue or deny permits based on compliance with N.C. Rules and Regulations.
• Perform final inspections of permitted systems during and after the construction process.
• Perform well grout inspections and final well head evaluations to determine compliance with N.C. Rules and Regulations.
• Collect private drinking water well samples.
• Provide consultation as needed to contractors and property owners for problems encountered during septic and well installation.
• Issue Operation permits for septic systems and wells upon verification of all installation requirements.
• Inspect existing systems for additions/expansions and re-connections.
• Investigate complaints concerning septic systems and private water supplies and other public health related matters.
• Other duties as assigned by Environmental Health Director.

Minimum Education And Experience:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semester hours of course work in the physical or biological sciences and two years of exposure in environmental health; or a four-year or Master’s degree in environmental health from a program which is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and one year of experience in environmental health.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Registration as an environmental health specialist; or eligibility for registration as an environmental health specialist by the NC State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners.

 

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.