Opening: May 1, 2018
Closing: Open Until Filled
Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Public Health Director. Wind River Family & Community Health Care provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The Public Health Director serves as a member of the care team at Wind River Family & Community Health Care Center, located in Arapahoe, Riverton, and Ethete Wyoming.
The candidate will oversee quality comprehensive public health services to individuals, families, communities, and schools supported by evidence-based practice. The Public Health Director will be responsible to lead mobilization efforts by developing and coordinating services with a multidisciplinary care team. The Public Health Director will oversee the organization, planning, directing, and management of multiple programs that directly impact the overall health of the population. The goals of these services are to positively impact high-risk groups, and to monitor and contain communicable disease outbreaks. The role of the Public Health Director includes supervision of the following areas: Maternal Child Health, patient care across the lifespan, and community outreach events. The candidate must be able to direct the provision of services that vary widely in size, variety, and complexity of the programs and organization.
Completion of a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree or equivalent from an accredited program of study, and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a public health setting.
Current, unrestricted driver’s license required, proof of automotive insurability, and clean driving record for the past 5 years.
Background check required.
Assists with direct patient care and related tasks; provides services and education to patients in both group and community settings.
Independently makes home visits, elicits or explains medical information, provides basic care and education to patients with a wide variety of conditions, illnesses or injuries.
Planning, implementing, and coordinating the activities of staff in providing services, based on community need and current best practice guidelines.
Development and maintenance of a public relations program to promote services aimed at meeting community health needs.
Evaluation and preparation of routine financial and program service reports.
Direction of employee activities for provision of medical, environmental, and administrative support services, including oversight of staff meetings, employee conferences, training sessions, and policy development.
Attendance of various meetings at the local, regional, and state levels to keep the patient care team informed of program and administrative changes that impact the organization.
Hiring, supervision, and evaluation of staff according to organizational personnel policies.
Coordination and oversight of multidisciplinary care team in the planning and implementation of care and education for high risk groups, based upon community health needs and resources.
Oversight of immunization/disease prevention program for children and adults.
Coordination of needs assessment survey to identify community resources, gather and compile community data, and prioritize public health needs.
Participation in quality assurance activities, including evaluation of PHN activities and initiatives for improving patient care outcomes.
Planning for health promotion/disease prevention activities, including but not limited to health fairs, outreach activities, public speaking, immunization clinics, and other PHN team activities.
Required to maintain BLS and other skills necessary for competence.
Safe operation of specialized equipment.
Follows procedures for reporting equipment management problems, failures or user errors.
Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to clinic and departmental safety regulations.
Performs responsibilities for infection control, hazardous materials, safety, security, and emergency preparedness.
Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills, following appropriate lines of authority (chains of command).
Communicates with patients, families, and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions, and to ensure safe patient care.
Competency utilizing technological resources such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Other duties as assigned.
An in-depth knowledge of public health principles, including population-based services, evidence-based practice, prevention and community assessment.
Knowledge of and ability to apply professional healthcare principles to patients with a wide variety of conditions from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Knowledge of the psychosocial effects on patients within the outpatient setting who have multifaceted problems; of communication techniques to establish rapport and facilitate cooperation and patient compliance in patient education.
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics. Native preference applies.
Obtain a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to to the Northern Arapaho HR office or the WRFCHC HR office. The application forms can be obtained online from www.northernarapaho.com, or www.windrivercares.com. Completed applications can be mailed to Northern Arapaho HR at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY., or delivered to WRFCHC HR at 511 N. 12th E., in Riverton, Wyoming.