Administrative Assistant

Position Summary: 

The Administrative Assistant provides business support functions for a program and/or Division at PDPHE. Provides support to the employees and Division leadership team for all administrative functions. Works independently or within assigned work groups to meet the needs of the division.

Qualifications | Requirements:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Three years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of administrative/business support role is required.
Public health work experience is preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Position Summary: 

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is responsible for the performance of support activities in the breastfeeding program through telephone, texting, support groups, home visits and/or hospital visits.  The program provides education and support about the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers and how to prevent and handle common breastfeeding concerns. 

This position is both telework and in office several times a month for meetings, leading groups, and other social media promotional events.

Qualifications | Requirements:

High school diploma or GED.  Must have breastfed at least one baby for a minimum of six months (does not have to be currently breastfeeding) and is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive experience.

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Communicable Disease Specialist

Position Summary: 

Provide epidemiologic and disease related technical consultation related to surveillance, investigation, control, and follow up of reportable communicable diseases in Pueblo County. Responds to inquiries from the medical community and the general public concerning infectious disease.

 

Qualifications | Requirements:

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, nursing, biostatistics, or closely related field and four years of work experience in health care/ public health setting is required. Master’s degree in public health or closely related field is preferred.

Note: Any acceptable combination of education (minimum required), training, and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities, and skills may be substituted.
Fluency in writing, texting, and speaking English. Ability to speak, text, and write fluently in Spanish is desired.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. If nursing degree: must provide current Colorado license. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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Health Promotion Specialist

Position Summary: 

The Health Promotion Specialist works in an assigned public health program by implementing best practice health promotion activities including system, community and policy change as well as health communication strategies to positively influence social/community norms and reduce health inequities. Work involves researching health issues in communities and determining approaches needed to address the issues; prepare and edit publications and reports; develop and produce public service announcements, news releases, promotional materials; and develop grant proposals. Recruit for and maintain specialized committees, coalitions and workgroups to support program activities.

Qualifications | Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in public health, community health, health education, exercise science/health promotion, natural sciences or a related field. One year of work experience in policy, promotion, education, or public health setting preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.
Work Environment | Physical Demands

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Medical Assistant

Position Summary: 

The Medical Assistant (MA) position works in conjunction with the Community Health Services clinical staff and would be responsible for preparing patients for examination, performing the tasks necessary to begin and complete the medical visit, gathering specimens, administering injections, cleaning and sterilizing instruments, preparing charts and documenting, answering clinic phones, scheduling appointments, checking clients in/out, assisting RN or NP as needed, and preforming communicable disease support.

 

Qualifications | Requirements:

High School graduate or equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and graduation from a medical assistant training program. Graduation from a medical assistant training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educators Program (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Assistants preferred.

Note: Any combination of experience and education may be considered.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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Public Health Epidemiologist

Position Summary: 

The Public Health Epidemiologist is responsible for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating information; takes part in data-driven decision making; program evaluation; survey design; working with internal and external partners to gather, display, and use data for decisions, program design, and intervention improvements in the prevention and control of communicable, chronic, emerging, and environmentally acquired diseases and health outcomes.

Qualifications | Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, evaluation, informatics, biostatistics, or a related field. Master’s degree in public health or related field with an epidemiology focus required. Three years of progressively responsible work experience using epidemiology, communicating with community partners and skills listed above.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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Public Health Nurse 

Position Summary: 

The PH Nurse provides nursing services to individuals, families and population groups. Nursing activities include but are not limited to, reproductive and sexual health services, utilization of current ACIP immunization recommendations, provide care coordination services, conduct diseases investigation and control measures, systemic analysis of health data, and coalition building and collaboration with community partners. PHN are generally assigned to one to two programs but are also expected to provide PHN services and functions as assigned.
Under general supervision the PHN performs the duties included in the essential and core functions of PDPHE.

 

Qualifications | Requirements:

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college/university or a diploma nursing graduate is preferred OR Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing from a college/program accredited by the National League for Nursing Must possess current licensure as a Colorado Registered Nurse.

Experience: With a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or a diploma nursing graduate, one year of nursing experience as a registered nurse preferred. With an Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing, three years of nursing experience as a registered nurse preferred. Public health work experience is also preferred. Closely related work experience will be considered.

Fluency in writing, texting and speaking English. Ability to speak, text and write fluently in Spanish is desired

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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Program Assistant COVID Response

Position Summary: 

The Program Assistant provides technical /clerical support to a specific program within the Department. The roles and responsibilities are specific to the program's needs. The essential functions of the Program Assistant can be altered as necessary within specific program assignments through the Program Manager / Division Director.
 

Qualifications | Requirements:

High School Diploma with two years general work experience. With at least one year work experience with direct client services is required.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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Resource Coordinator

Position Summary: 

The Resource Coordinator provides public health care coordination and communicable disease services. Assesses social support to ensure healthy living for clients with a communicable disease, contacts to a client with a communicable disease, and at-risk populations.
 

Qualifications | Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or like field. One year work experience with clients required.

Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to provide personal transportation for work-related business. Must obtain annual flu vaccination and any job specific immunizations. May be required to submit to a two-step PPD test.

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