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COMMUNITY HEALTH COORDINATOR
Pay Range GC16

INTRODUCTION

This classification coordinates, provides and evaluates programs for 1) the education for teens in areas of postponing sexual involvement and family planning, and 2) implement the immunization action plan to increase immunizations for children under the age of two. This includes advocacy for increased education, services and expansion of awareness in either program area.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed duties.)

Education for teens in areas of postponing sexual involvement and family planning:

1. Coordinate, plan, implement and teach preventing sexual involvement (PSI) program within the schools of Douglas County. Increase awareness of family planning and access to contraceptives for teens.

2. Provide group education and outreach within community settings where there is access to teens. Assist in training to senior high students as well as coordinate training with junior high staff. Plan parent information meetings.

3. Track and follow up on teen clients regarding birth control methods and sexually transmitted diseases.

4. Research and identify teen populations that have limited access to family planning services. Plan and implement services for target group.

Implementation of the immunization action plan:

1. Using the immunization action plan, coordinate and plan implementation to increase immunizations for children under the age of two throughout the County. Review and plan for additional clinics that may/may not be in conjunction with other department clinics.

2. Maintain records to assess, track and recall immunizations given within the department.

3. Promote immunization awareness. Develop educational information for individuals, community and/or private sector supporting the need for completion of immunizations.

4. Follow up with parents on birth certificate data, tracking and recall of children for immunization services. Place reminder calls for appointments; follow up with client immunization histories. Inventory vaccine.

Both positions:

5. Represent program to the community, other agencies, schools, adolescent programs. Promote services. Network with agencies and draw appropriate resources into development of program services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of business management to develop and manage programs; considerable knowledge of adolescent development and needs; reasonable knowledge of postponing sexual involvement and family planning guidelines; reasonable knowledge of public health practice; reasonable knowledge of legal immunization requirements. Skill in: Interviewing and counseling techniques; planning and implementing programs; use of automated systems and data base applications. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; provide group presentations appropriate to service group; assess, develop, implement and evaluate a specific plan; identify teen populations with limited access to family planning services, plan and implement services for target group; establish and maintain records, reports, and statistical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; conduct research and to compile and analyze data; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, teens and families, doctors, vendors, advisory councils, committees, public agencies, community agencies, schools and public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in health education, sociology or related field (which includes two years college in health related field) plus one year experience which includes program management. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Special qualifications: Teen education coordinator requires work experience with adolescents.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THE POSITION

Work is performed with supervision from community health nurse program manager. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employees estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policies and procedures, state statutes, rules, regulations and health laws; family planning protocols and assurances; teen behavior reference materials; immunization requirements; program management reference materials. Work is performed according to specific guidelines and instructions; employee uses some judgment in determining appropriate procedure.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment, school and community facilities. Work is generally sedentary; however, may require bending, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, frequently lifting up to 34 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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