Livingston County
  • 05-Oct-2021 to 18-Oct-2021 (EST)
  • Public Health
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • $18.3764 / hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Wellness, EAP, 457


About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:

This is a term, grant-funded position providing support to assist with Livingston County Health Department's COVID-19 response. Flexible hours including some weekend support is required. Under the supervision of the PPHS Director, this position is responsible for assisting with case follow-up and documentation and monitoring the COVID-19 hotline.

Under the supervision of the Public Health Nursing Supervisor is responsible for the clerical and clinical support related to the control of communicable diseases, state-mandated school and preschool immunization reporting, and other public health programs. This position is part-time with an average of 10 hours per week.

Pay Rate Information:

The Communicable Disease Clerk position is a non-union position and starting pay is $18.3764/hour. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 4 Wage Scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $23.8897/hour. This is a grant funded, termed position, with an average of 10 hours per week.

Benefits:

  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Up to $300 Annual Wellness Reimbursement *
  • Employee Assistance Program

*Pro-Rated based on DOH

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  1. Compiles disease data, enters data into system and prepares various reports.
  2. Reviews school immunization assessments and reports, waiver documentation for accuracy and proper completion. Compiles reports and notifies schools of required updates.
  3. Assists school personnel with communicable disease and immunization reporting requirements.
  4. Maintains records of immunization data, prepares letters and other correspondence to ensure proper compliance.
  5. Maintains contact with state agencies and school staff to verify accurate reporting.
  6. Assists clients and families at immunization clinic or screening site.
  7. Responsible for uploading newborn data into the State of Michigan vital records electronic birth certificate database.
  8. Maintains the master department database, including updating and creating reports for contacts for the Health Department.
  9. Responsible for the purchasing of department meeting supplies and supply room inventory as needed.
  10. Complies with the Health Department's quality improvement policy and actively participates in the quality improvement plan.
  11. Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Requirements include the following:

  • High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in clerical and administrative support, preferably in public health administration.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Ability to learn the principles and practices of immunization and communicable diseases records management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of providing clerical and clinical support in a public health area, maintaining records in electronic format and good math skills.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing accurate reports
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and the ability to learn software programs utilized by the Health Department.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, view and produce written and electronic documents and enter data on a computer keyboard with repetitive keystrokes. The employee must be mobile in an office setting, stand, sit, stoop and kneel, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift or push/pull objects of up to 15 lbs. without assistance. Accommodation will be made, as needed, for employees required to lift or move objects that exceed this weight.

The typical work environment of this job is a business office setting where the noise level is quiet and sometimes moderate. Though applicable safety procedures are documented and utilized, the incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary or unhygienic materials, individuals and situations in the course of performing required duties.

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