Public Health Technician

Klamath Tribal Health & Family S   Chiloquin, OR   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on July 23, 2022
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The Public Health Technician position is a versatile role that works with several programs within Public Health’s Health Promotion Section. These programs include but are not limited to: Communicable Disease Contact Tracing, Wrap-Around Services, Vaccination Promotion, Employee Health, Patient Support, Injury Prevention, Reproductive Health & Family Planning, and Community Health Education. Public Health Technicians promote community health and wellness through carrying out program functions, educational trainings, vaccination and health-related events, and connecting tribal members to needed resources.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Responsible for knowledge of KTH&FS Public Health Department programs to answer general program questions, ascertain the appropriate contact within the agency or refer to an outside source in efficient manner 2. Provides support and advocacy to patients in accessing health related services, medical care, social services, and referrals. Assists patient in overcoming barriers to obtaining care 3. Works with tribal patients discharged from the hospital to ensure smooth transition of care 4. Welcome and receives clients, gathers demographic information, assists client with completion of various forms and applications 5. Performs a variety of clerical duties including computer data entry, record keeping, account keeping, filing, copying, answering phones, and providing counter assistance 6. Knowledgeable about community resources appropriate to needs to tribal members and patients; refers patients and tribal members to other community organizations as needed. 7. Initiate prompt communication with people exposed to reportable communicable disease through text, phone calls, email, and other communication platforms as necessary. Every effort should be made to communicate with the contact through telephone or video conference instead of in-person. For in-person interviews, guidance on recommended infection prevention and control practices at a home or non-home residential setting can be found on CDC’s Infection Control Guidance for Public Health Personnel 8. Utilize a computer, tablet, and/or cell phone with appropriate access to required applications, databases, and/or web-based platforms, daily 9. Provide necessary support to the Employee Health program; responsibilities include but are not limited to: employee case investigations, employee health data entry, coordinating and facilitating employee health education and trainings 10. Provides necessary support to vaccination promotion programs; responsibilities include but are not limited to: vaccination data entry, planning and coordinating vaccination events in-conjunction with KTH&FS Wellness Team, creating and distributing vaccination information flyers, prepping and sending out vaccination information mass-mailers, canvassing and facilitating town hall discussions 11. Lead or assist other KTH&FS staff on monthly health awareness activities such as Sexual Health Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention Month, National Health Education Week, etc. using a variety of media, brochures, posters, etc. 12. Leads or assists in providing educational outreach and education to KTH&FS patients and Klamath Tribal members 13. Provides wrap around services to qualifying tribal members; wrap around services include ordering, picking-up, and delivering groceries and health supplies 14. Supports Incident Command Team and Emergency Preparedness Team as needed; duties include but are not limited to: order, receive and manage inventory of Personal Protective Equipment, disperse meeting agendas and take meeting minutes, may be asked to attend emergency preparedness training at NPAIHB 15. Supports Public Health Events; Helps plan, set up, break down, and clean up 16. Consistently model appropriate behaviors, attitudes and skills that support the C.L.E.A.R. and H.E.A.R.T. customer-service standards to build positive relationships with patients and KTH&FS employees 17. Share and receive information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner 18. Serves to create awareness and educate Tribal members about health problems prevalent among Tribal populations 19. Participate in requisite trainings, regular program meetings and quality monitoring improvement activities 20. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work