Oklahoma State Department of Health

  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, through its system of local health services delivery, is ultimately responsible for promoting, protecting and improving the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

Oklahoma State Department Programs and Services:

Community and family health services

Community and Family Health Services provides oversight and direction to the 68 organized county health departments in the state, establishing implementation priorities for program guidelines of OSDH-defined goals and objectives. Central office programs focus primarily on preserving and improving the health of women, adolescents and babies. Community and Family Health Services acts as the liaison between the county health departments and statewide programs.

OSDH administers the Child Guidance Service in regional county health departments along with the Childcare Warmline, which offers free telephone consultation and referrals to child care providers. These programs provide support and training to parents, youth, child care providers, educators and medical communities. The agency also staffs the Early Intervention (SoonerStart) program for infants, toddlers and babies who have developmental delays.

The Dental Health Service program provides oral health screening and small-scale treatment for children and nursing home residents in some areas through contracts with providers. The Dental Health Service also administers school-based dental education programs, a fluoridation program to improve the state’s drinking water supply and the Dental Loan Repayment Program.

The Family Support and Prevention Service program promotes the health, safety and wellness of Oklahoma’s children and families by administering visitation programs for low-resource mothers. This service improves health outcomes and parenting skills by providing training and assistance to organizations or agencies that serve families with young children, in an effort to avert child abuse, unplanned repeat pregnancies and other adverse outcomes.

Maternal and Child Health Service partners with key stakeholders, county health departments and nonprofit clinics to improve the physical and mental health, safety, and well-being of Oklahoma mothers and children by developing and promoting best practices for reproductive health and the health of babies. The agency also provides community-based programs aimed at lowering the state’s teen birthrate.

The agency is responsible for providing public health nurses, who comprise the largest segment of Oklahoma’s public health workforce, with clinical practice guidelines and orders, continuing education and training opportunities, performance improvement activities, and professional development.

OSDH ensures county health department patient records are organized and maintained within medico legal standards by providing on-site training and software support for agency computer application programs, data collection, billing and patient records.

The agency protects Oklahoma’s children and families by providing specialized statewide surveillance and screening programs, including genetics, newborn screening, newborn hearing screening, childhood lead poisoning prevention and the Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry.

The federally funded Women, Infants and Children program provides nutritious foods to supplement the diets of women, infants and children for approximately 100,000 clients per month. The agency offers nutrition classes, interactive online education and fitness group classes, as well as private consultation with nutrition experts.

Clients served: 191,376 Oklahomans.

Protective health services

OSDH has responsibility for a wide range of regulations that affect the health of citizens. Regulatory responsibilities include enforcing laws and rules; performing routine inspections; investigating complaints; and issuing, renewing and revoking licenses.

The Long-Term Care Service oversees the health and safety of residents living in licensed long-term care facilities. Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, assisted-living centers, continuum of care homes and intermediate care facilities for individuals who are intellectually disabled.

Medical Facilities Service is comprised of three main programs: medical facilities, trauma and emergency medical services. The Medical Facilities Service licenses and certifies health care facilities in accordance with state and federal laws. It inspects, licenses and performs Medicare certification of all non-long-term care medical facilities in Oklahoma.

Emergency Medical Services develops rules for administering emergency response systems in the state and performs other functions, including developing a comprehensive plan for EMS development, testing and licensure of EMS, and collecting statewide EMS data. The trauma program is responsible for facilitating and coordinating a multidisciplinary system response to severely injured patients in Oklahoma. The trauma system includes EMS field intervention, emergency department care, surgical interventions, intensive and general surgical in-hospital care, rehabilitation services, and support groups.

OSDH administers three customer health service programs: Consumer Protection, Occupational Licensing and Professional Counselor Licensing. The Consumer Protection program is responsible for licensing, monitoring and inspecting hotels and motels, eating and drinking establishments, retail and wholesale food outlets, food manufacturers, public bathing places, and all sources of ionizing radiation. The Occupational Licensing program licenses and inspects hearing aid dealers, home inspectors and sanitarians. The Professional Counselor Licensing program promotes and enforces laws and regulations which govern the practices of licensed professional counselors, licensed marital and family therapists, licensed behavioral practitioners, and licensed genetic counselors.

The Health Resources Development Service performs health protection and public assurance functions in the following program areas: health facility systems, managed care systems, Nurse Aide and Non-Technical Services Workers Registry, Home Care Administrator Registry, and jail inspections.

Clients served: Long-Term Care, 35,000; Health Resource Development Services, 68,653; all other programs, unknown because services provided vary.

Prevention and Preparedness Services

Prevention and Preparedness Services is comprised of five public health prevention and/or surveillance services: public health laboratory, acute disease, HIV/STD, emergency preparedness and response services, and injury prevention. This division is overseen by the deputy commissioner for prevention and preparedness services, who serves as the state epidemiologist and as a medical consultant to the agency on matters relating to infectious disease, immunizations, preparedness and response, and supervision of the investigation of disease outbreaks.

Injuries are the third leading cause of death in Oklahoma and the leading cause of death among children and young adults 1 to 44 years of age. The mission of Injury Prevention is to improve the health of Oklahomans by working in collaboration with communities and stakeholders to identify injury problems and develop, implement, and evaluate environmental modifications and educational interventions. Some successful focus areas include car seat safety, fire safety and prevention of traumatic spinal cord injuries.

Clients served: Emergency Preparedness and Response, 3.9 million; Immunization Services, 850,000; Public Health Laboratory, 3.9 million; HIV/STD Prevention Services, 40,000; and Acute Disease Services, 3.9 million.

Health Improvement Services

Health Improvement Services focuses on the leading causes of death (cardiovascular disease and cancer) and provides a range of programs to prevent disease, disability and premature death. This includes working directly with communities, schools and businesses; aiming programs at specific populations who are suffering health disparities; and transforming health care to improve outcomes, quality and cost. HIS assesses the health of the population, collects data on health care quality and costs, and makes data available to public health and health care practitioners, health serving entities, stakeholders and the public.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority was established to oversee Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program, established by a vote of the people via State Question 788. It is responsible for licensing, regulating and administering medical marijuana as authorized by state law. The primary goal is to ensure safe and responsible practices for the people of Oklahoma.

Clients served: Since the inception of this program on Aug. 25, 2018, OSDH has received an average of $1,895,388 in registration fees per month through 7,206 license applications.

Oklahoma Athletic Commission

The mission of the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission is to implement the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission Act and to protect, maintain and improve the safety and welfare of the participants of professional boxing, wrestling and kickboxing, as well as the general public. The Commission is governed by 3A O.S., Section 601-624 and Title 92 in the Oklahoma Administrative Code.

Clients served: 1,738 licenses were issued in FY 2018.

 

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

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117 job(s) at Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma State Department of Health McClain, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 30, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Speech Language Pathologist III providing support to the Sooner Start Early Intervention program serving McClain and Grady Counties. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34003918) in state government, based in Purcell, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $60,187.00based on education and experience. Position Description: Responsible to provide patients with diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of speech and language. The functions in this job family will vary, but may include the following: Diagnoses communication disorders of speech and language. Prepares treatment plans and makes recommendations for individual cases. Conducts group and individual speech and/or language treatment as appropriate. Performs hearing screenings and makes appropriate referrals. Prepares and maintains progress reports, records, and evaluations on individual and group cases as required. Participates as a member of a diagnostic and treatment team for individual and group cases. Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations. Confers with professional and/or community groups on topics regarding communication disorders. Implements and develops prevention programs that are specific to speech/language/communication issues. Essential Job Functions: • Diagnoses communication disorders of speech and language. • Prepares treatment plans and makes recommendations for individual cases. • Conducts group and individual speech and/or language treatment as appropriate. • Performs hearing screenings and makes appropriate referrals. • Prepares and maintains progress reports, records, and evaluations on individual and group cases as required. • Participates as a member of a diagnostic and treatment team for individual and group cases. • Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations. • Directs and/or trains clinical personnel and staff in identifying and treating communication disorders. • Confers with professional and/or community groups on topics regarding communication disorders. • Implements and develops prevention programs that are specific to speech/language/communication issues. • Performs additional duties as dictated and assigned. Education and Experience: Master's degree in speech pathology and Certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Three years of post-certification experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in a clinical specialty or in an educational setting. Physical Demands and Work Environment : Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Travel is required with this position. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/14/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Oklahoma, USA
Nov 30, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Programs Manager-Preventative Medical Consultant providing support to Long Term Care in Oklahoma City. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34001169) in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $73,304.00 based on education and experience. Position Summary Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or supervision of programs related to the delivery of agency services on a statewide basis. This may include the supervision of professional level staff in providing a variety of services and assistance to eligible clients, responsibility for a work unit of a division or a single program area, assisting in directing a major multifunctional program or unit, or overall responsibility for major program activities involving the principle operations of the agency. At this level employees are assigned responsibilities related to direct supervisory responsibility over a professional level staff. This will include responsibility for all phases of program staffing, conducting local on-site staff meetings and training to provide information about program policies and procedures, counseling with local officials about needs and problems at the local level, and initiating corrective actions concerning program procedures and staff management. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions • Manages a major agency unit, section, division or program; directs or supervises staff in the completion of assigned functions and activities. • Develops and recommends policies, rules and regulations which pertain to the administration of assigned programs consistent with federal and state laws; participates in program analysis, including the analysis of problems and needed services. • Directs studies of needs; reviews and analyzes information from studies and projects for immediate and long-range program development; advises subordinate program staff and other interested groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules and policies. • Reviews periodic staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness and quality of service; develops controls to assure accountability for program operation, policy implementation and the maintenance of efficiency in various units. • Develops and maintains sound personnel policies and practices; participates in the selection of persons for educational scholarships; directs staff training programs. Education and Experience Required at this level consists of a master's degree and one year of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in public health administration, social work, child support, adult protective services, child welfare, early childhood development and education, guidance and counseling, nursing, developmental disabilities, probation and parole, employment services, public administration, community-based prevention and diversionary youth services programs, juvenile justice, rehabilitation or disability services or counseling, or vocational evaluation or vocational rehabilitation, experience in instructing/directing a community service or recreational program or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education. NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience. Preferred Qualifications *Knowledge of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services federal regulations for Long Term Care Facilities. *Knowledge of Oklahoma State regulations for Long Term Care Facilities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required at this level include knowledge of agency policies and procedures; of all state and federal legislation related to assigned agency programs; and of supervisory principles and practices. Ability is required to supervise and evaluate personnel and program performance; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to interpret and apply policy material; and to maintain effective working relationships with others. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/14/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health McClain, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 30, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Administrative Technician III (Temporary) providing support to the McClain County Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34003319) in state government, located in Purcell, OK. The hourly salary for this positions is up to $15.00 based on education and experience Position Description: To provide support services to all local health department programs, provide customer service and demographic data collection. Offer clerical support to the professional and technical staff in McClain County. Other tasks include typing assignments, answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, providing general information to the public, filing and maintaining client records, filing and preparation of program reports, collection of fees, advises client of Medicaid eligibility and processes applications. Duties Include but are not limited to: • Maintains a variety of records such as perpetual inventories of supplies and materials, and statements of expenditures; reconciles departmental records with central records; prepares correspondence, forms and reports. • Initiates and handles correspondence relating to a special field or program in regards to agency or program rules, policies, procedures, or requirements. • Performs a variety of sorting and filing tasks; answers the phone, takes messages, and disseminates information; opens, sorts, distributes, collects, and delivers mail; performs a number of tasks such as posting and recording data. • Produces documents of various levels of complexity, ranging from plain copy typing to the manipulation of data to create complex presentations. • Enters and retrieves information using personal computer or other data processing equipment, and receives and reviews coded and uncoded source documents; proofs previously entered data and makes routine corrections. • Examines, checks, and verifies reports and other documents for completeness, appropriateness, adequacy, and conformity to established requirements, and follows up on discrepancies. • Maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies used in office or shop operations; receives or delivers materials and equipment. • Supervises staff and activities involved in the performance of specialized or technical work, which involves the exercise of independent judgment; develops operational procedures and trains staff. • Reviews and processes claims from vendors, contractors, medical providers and others for reimbursement or payment under various state programs. • Assists customers in securing needed information and documents; conducts interviews to obtain information from clients. Physical Demands and Work Environment Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health McClain, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 30, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Clinician III, providing support to McClain and Grady Counties. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34003917) in state government, based in Purcell, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $59,159.72 based on education and experience. Position Description: Performs psychological services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions that impact functioning of children and families in homes and daycares. We educate caregivers and demonstrate the activities that would be specific to their child's educational and therapeutic needs while performing ongoing assessment and therapy plans. Mental health treatment is based on the established research in the field and identified as effective for disruptive behavior difficulties, trauma recovery, biologically based conditions such as anxiety and mood conditions. This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced assessment and treatment services such as a highly specialized clinical service. This position supports Sooner Start and related goals across the region. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions • Conducts initial interview with client to obtain pertinent case history and background information to make appropriate diagnosis. • Administers, scores and interprets various intelligence, personality, aptitude, and/or cognitive, affective and behavioral assessments. • Develops an appropriate treatment plan based on test findings and interview; • Conducts individual, group and family therapy sessions. • Prepares comprehensive evaluation reports. • Participates in multidisciplinary staff conferences. • Participates in programs and evidenced based practices to support child and family wellbeing. • Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations. • Appear in court and provide testimony in client hearings or other areas. • Consults with community agencies and school systems on behalf of clients or provides special programs as requested. • May intervene in crisis and potentially life threatening situations. • May implement research programs Education and Experience Requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in psychology, counseling, human relations, clinical/direct practice social work, or a closely related field plus two additional years of qualifying experience and must have a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification or hold a current license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Behavior Practitioner (LBP), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), Licensed Health Service Psychologist (HSP); Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), or a doctorate in psychology or education with a specialty in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, including one academic year of full time pre-doctoral internship from an accredited program listed by the American Psychological Association at the time of completion. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/14/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Carter, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time COVID-19 Vaccine Specialist providing support to Carter County Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34003909) in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $50,000.00 based on education and experience. Please be advised duty station will be determined upon hire. This position is time-limited to June 30, 2021. Position Description: The purpose of this position is to oversee the implementation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration plan activities and coordinate with stakeholders. The position will train providers on the importance of vaccinations and utilization of immunization quality measures for County Health Departments (CHD), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and Correctional and Long Term Care facilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: •Enrolls and trains pandemic providers on Enhanced OSIIS and vaccine finder. •Maintains and coordinates inventory of vaccines and supplies, and implements protocols based on CDC's guidelines. •Trains providers on COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling, administration, VAERS reporting etc. •Maintains provider database to track training topics and information. •Compiles monthly reports of activities, progress, barriers and success with a plan to address the barriers. •Monitors Data quality for COVID administrations on a weekly basis through the data quality reports available in Enhanced OSIIS. •Works with the CHD administration to communicate to providers, partners, target populations, and general public regarding early, targeted vaccine efforts as well as widespread availability. •Works with stake holders including FQHCs, pharmacies, hospitals and also with other districts/regions to ensure continuity across the state. •Other duties as assigned. Other Duties •Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. •Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers. Education and Experience: •A bachelor's degree in a biological science, health science, social science, or a closely related field plus two years of experience or four years of experience in performing duties such as public health inspections and investigations, emergency management, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience. OR •Possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and one year of practical nursing experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools. Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Physical Demands and Work Environment Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Oklahoma State Department of Health Caddo, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries . OSDH is seeking a full time Public Health Specialist II providing support to the Caddo County Health Department. This is a classified position (PIN#34002317) in state government, located in Anadarko, OK.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [click here] . The annual salary for this position is up to $43,168.40, based on education and experience. May under fill as Public Health Specialist I. Position Description : Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, performing or supervising technical and professional work involving consumer protection and public health services. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations to identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life and health, providing consultative services and assistance in assigned areas of responsibility, ensuring corrective actions are taken to eliminate public health or other hazards, and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and regulations. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: • Conducts inspections, surveys, and investigations of food establishments, lodging facilities, barber shops, public bathing places, schools, day care centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other regulated facilities to identify public health hazards or environmental conditions which are detrimental to life and health, monitor state food supplies and products, provide training and technical assistance, and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; assists in the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems in food establishments and in verifying implementation. • Responds to complaints concerning food borne illnesses, adulterated foods, food tampering, recalls, insect or rodent infestation, or other issues related to food establishments or the sale of food and food products. • Reviews and acts on various epidemiological reports and complaints, including animal bites, rabies, West Vile Virus and other disease outbreaks; conducts environmental assessments and other surveys related to lodging, public bathing, and barber services; prepares specimens for shipment for West Nile testing; performs inspections for lead contamination and other public health hazards or nuisances. • Provides emergency response services for complaints concerning food borne illnesses, fires in food establishments, accidents involving the transportation of food, incidents concerning food or water contamination, and power outages or natural disasters involving food products; conducts inspections or investigations on an as needed basis including on weekends and at night. • Conducts field tests for chemical sanitizing agents using thermocouples, thermometers, and other evaluative instruments; collects and transports food samples as required to determine adulteration, contamination, sources of pollution, and/or microbiological quality; maintains legal chain of custody to preserve evidentiary requirements. • Directs the embargo and disposal of food products found unfit for human consumption; conducts evaluations to determine imminent hazards to life or health which warrant the closure of a facility. • Prepares records, reports, and correspondence concerning regulatory actions as needed; conducts follow-up inspections and surveys to ensure corrective actions have been taken and that public health hazards are eliminated; testifies at hearings and court proceedings concerning regulatory actions as required. • Provides assistance with developing and implementing county Emergency Response Plans; Provides assistance with county bioterrorism training exercises and serves as a responder in case of terrorist events. Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities Level 1: Required at this level include knowledge of the causes, impact, and prevention of public health problems in regulated establishments; of food microbiology as it applies to preventing food borne illness; of basic epidemiology and chemistry; of mathematical concepts including basic statistical analysis; of food processing techniques such as modified atmospheric packaging; and of rules and regulations governing food establishments; public bathing places, nursing homes, schools, day care facilities or other licensed establishments. Ability is required to conduct inspections and investigations of regulated facilities; to identify the causes of food borne illnesses and related health hazards; to analyze and evaluate environmental and sanitary conditions; to organize work and work independently; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to use computers to organize data and generate reports. Level 2: Required at this level include those identified in Level I plus ability to make recommendations concerning the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP) systems and verify implementation; to conduct pre-operational inspections to determine compliance with approved plans; to assist in planning and presenting education and training programs; and to insure that corrective action have been completed to eliminate health hazards. Physical Demands and Work Environment While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. BASIC PURPOSE Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, performing or supervising technical and professional work involving consumer protection and public health services. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations to identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life and health, providing consultative services and assistance in assigned areas of responsibility, ensuring corrective actions are taken to eliminate public health or other hazards, and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and regulations. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Public Health Specialist job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for specific tasks, the level of expertise required for completion of the assigned work and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others. Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are assigned duties and responsibilities in a training status to build their skills in conducting inspections and investigations, performing basic professional analysis, and interpreting state and federal laws. In this role they will, under close supervision, perform tasks involving the evaluation of inspection or survey data and the preparation of technical records and reports, and assist in making recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct public health hazards and provide for consumer protection. Level II: This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level and perform a full range of task involving inspections, surveys and investigations related to public health services, consumer protection, and the enforcement of applicable state and federal laws in the assigned area of responsibility. In this role they will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical records and reports, make recommendations concerning required remedial actions, and provide technical assistance and training as needed to correct public health or consumer protection problems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of Title 59 O.S. Section 1150.7, (A 2): A bachelor's degree with a major in public health, environmental health, environmental science, physical science, natural science, biological science, agricultural science, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university with at least thirty (30) semester hours of work in physical, natural and biological science, public health and/or environmental health or environmental protection or both environmental health and environmental protection. Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one year of professional public health or consumer protection and successful completion of state standardization to conduct food establishment inspections; or a master's degree in a listed field and successful completion of state standardization to conduct food establishment inspections. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Payne, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Laboratory Technician I positions providing support to Public Health Laboratory. These are classified positions (PIN 34003478) in state government, this position may work out of Oklahoma and/or Payne Counties. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here] . The annual salary for this position is up to $29,185.00 based on education and experience. Position Description: Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for supporting laboratory operations, performing maintenance functions and completing non-technical routine laboratory tests and procedures under the direction of professional staff. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in a laboratory environment. While performing the required duties for this position one must be able to lift forty pounds and stand for long periods of time as well working with infectious or hazardous material. Medical evaluation for respiratory fitness is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for all persons required to wear a respirator to perform their job duties. BASIC PURPOSE Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for supporting laboratory operations, performing maintenance functions and completing non-technical routine laboratory tests and procedures under the direction of professional staff. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Laboratory Technician job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the duties performed and the level of expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibilities assigned for providing leadership to others. Level I: This is the basic level where incumbents perform routine repetitive tasks of a non-technical nature involving general housekeeping and maintenance operations in a laboratory. Duties include cleaning work areas and equipment, storing supplies and distributing a variety of items throughout the laboratory. Incumbents will be closely supervised while the work is being performed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level are none. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Administrative Technician III providing support to Cherokee County Health Department. This is a classified position (PIN 34003222) in state government, located in Tahlequah, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ]. The annual salary for this position is up to $32,011.84 based on education and experience. Position Summary This position will independently perform technical duties and provide support to professional and technical staff to the County Health Department programs and staff. Positions in this job family are assigned duties and responsibilities involving document production and management through a variety of manual or technological processes. This may include preparing correspondence, reports or other documents, maintaining various filing systems, including computer records of various activities, reviewing and processing applications for permits or licenses, assisting agency customers with inquiries or problems concerning an assigned program area, processing various types of claims, requisitions, purchase orders and invoices for payment, and similar duties. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: •Maintains a variety of records such as perpetual inventories of supplies and materials, and statements of expenditures; reconciles departmental records with central records; prepares correspondence, forms and reports. •Initiates and handles correspondence relating to a special field or program in regards to agency or program rules, policies, procedures, or requirements. •Performs a variety of sorting and filing tasks; answers the phone, takes messages, and disseminates information; opens, sorts, distributes, collects, and delivers mail; performs a number of tasks such as posting and recording data. •Produces documents of various levels of complexity, ranging from plain copy typing to the manipulation of data to create complex presentations. •Enters and retrieves information using personal computer or other data processing equipment, and receives and reviews coded and uncoded source documents; proofs previously entered data and makes routine corrections. •Examines, checks, and verifies reports and other documents for completeness, appropriateness, adequacy, and conformity to established requirements, and follows up on discrepancies. •Maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies used in office or shop operations; receives or delivers materials and equipment. •Reviews and processes claims from vendors, contractors, medical providers and others for reimbursement or payment under various state programs. •Assists customers in securing needed information and documents; conducts interviews to obtain information from clients; provides transportation or other assistance to clients as required. •This is the specialist level where employees will independently perform most complex and technical duties, such as preparing presentations through manipulation of data, or preparing documents for audits or special reports. Some responsibility may be assigned for the functional supervision of other employees on a limited basis. Other Duties •Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. •Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers. Physical Demands and Work Environment Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. BASIC PURPOSE Positions in this job family are assigned duties and responsibilities involving document production and management through a variety of manual or technological processes. This may include preparing correspondence, reports or other documents, maintaining various filing systems, including computer records of various activities, reviewing and processing applications for permits or licenses, assisting agency customers with inquiries or problems concerning an assigned program area, processing various types of claims, requisitions, purchase orders and invoices for payment, and similar duties. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Administrative Technician job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of job assignments, the extent of responsibility, and specific duties assigned, the level of expertise required for the completion of assigned tasks, and the responsibility for the supervision of others. Level III: This is the specialist level where employees will independently perform most complex and technical duties, such as preparing presentations through manipulation of data, or preparing documents for audits or special reports. Some responsibility may be assigned for the functional supervision of other employees on a limited basis. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of clerical office experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTES NOTES/REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Registered Nurse II providing support to Cherokee County Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34003695) in state government, located in Tahlequah, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $55,028.60 based on education and experience. Position Summary Under general supervision, provide direct preventative clinical services, assessing the health status of individuals, families, and populations, and providing nurse case management and health education as necessary. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: •Monitor and assess the health status of individuals, families, and population as well as define a plan of care and provide nurse case management and health education in the areas of Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis, Women, Infants and Children, Immunizations, Adult Health and General Child Health. •Collaborate with other professionals in the management of health care, such as offering in-services to community partners to provide health promotion and education. •Provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care. •Assesses health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions. •Evaluates and determines health resources necessary to meet individual, family and community health needs. •Delivers professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting. •Educates individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team about the principles of disease prevention and health promotion. •Delegates tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act. •Assures quality health care through use of various measures such as record review, peer review, direct observation, and assessment of individual, family, and community for the desired outcome. •Performs specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared. •Other duties as assigned. Other Duties Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. •Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Education and Experience Requirements consist of possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and one year of professional nursing experience, OR, a Bachelor's in Nursing and possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a Registered Nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities Required at this level include knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; of health promotion and disease prevention; of nursing management of available health care resources; of nutrition and diet therapy; and of the functions of various clinical departments. Ability is required to assist in the development, organization, and implementation of an effective nursing care plan; to provide education and training; to assess condition and needs of patients, families and communities appropriate to the care setting; to take appropriate intervention; to counsel and teach patients and families; and to provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care. In addition, this job requires, knowledge of available health programs and resources; of federal and state rules and regulations concerning health services; of accreditation, certification and licensure standards; of preventive health practices; of principles and methods of teaching; of nursing standards; and of nursing policies and procedures. Ability is required to develop, plan, and implement an effective nursing care program and to provide education and training. Physical Demands and Work Environment Must be able to move to provide examinations 80% of the time. Combination of office and exam offices. May be exposed to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, and medicinal preparations. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Use of N-95 respirator is required. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full-time IIS Outreach Coordinator providing support to Immunization Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34002180) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience. Position Description: The purpose of this position is to conduct outreach for provider and partner participation, developing training and communication tools and messages. This position will be responsible for recruiting providers and vendors to develop interfaces, assist with setting up provider accounts in OSIIS for HL7 messaging, track provider progress and update providers, vendors, and IIS Coordinator/Data Quality Coordinator as needed. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions Job duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •Assist provider enrollment in Vaccine Finder. •Develops relationships with providers and partners to conduct outreach for participation in HL7 messaging. •Develops training and communication tools for providers and partners wishing to participate in HL7 messaging. •Maintains provider database to track training topics and information. •Determines the provider priority in onboarding and communicates to Meaningful Use team. •Maintains database to track provider onboarding progress. •Compile reports for providers, vendors, and management showing onboarding progress. •Assist with setting up providers in OSIIS. •Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Minimum qualifications for this position will consist of four years of experience in a health-related field that included data management and collaboration with federal and/or state programs; or an Associate's degree in Health Science, Computer Science, or a closely related field, and at least two (2) years of experience in the above mentioned areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualification One (1) year of community outreach experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools. Ability to use relevant information and individual judgments to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Physical Demands and Work Environment Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time. Work Environment Office Environment; Computer Based NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Caddo, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries . OSDH is seeking a full time Public Health Specialist II providing support to the Caddo County Health Department. This is a classified position (PIN#34002317) in state government, located in Anadarko, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [click here] . The annual salary for this position is up to $43,168.40 based on education and experience. May under fill as Public Health Specialist I. Position Description : Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, performing or supervising technical and professional work involving consumer protection and public health services. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations to identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life and health, providing consultative services and assistance in assigned areas of responsibility, ensuring corrective actions are taken to eliminate public health or other hazards, and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and regulations. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: • Conducts inspections, surveys, and investigations of food establishments, lodging facilities, barber shops, public bathing places, schools, day care centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other regulated facilities to identify public health hazards or environmental conditions which are detrimental to life and health, monitor state food supplies and products, provide training and technical assistance, and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; assists in the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems in food establishments and in verifying implementation. • Responds to complaints concerning food borne illnesses, adulterated foods, food tampering, recalls, insect or rodent infestation, or other issues related to food establishments or the sale of food and food products. • Reviews and acts on various epidemiological reports and complaints, including animal bites, rabies, West Vile Virus and other disease outbreaks; conducts environmental assessments and other surveys related to lodging, public bathing, and barber services; prepares specimens for shipment for West Nile testing; performs inspections for lead contamination and other public health hazards or nuisances. • Provides emergency response services for complaints concerning food borne illnesses, fires in food establishments, accidents involving the transportation of food, incidents concerning food or water contamination, and power outages or natural disasters involving food products; conducts inspections or investigations on an as needed basis including on weekends and at night. • Conducts field tests for chemical sanitizing agents using thermocouples, thermometers, and other evaluative instruments; collects and transports food samples as required to determine adulteration, contamination, sources of pollution, and/or microbiological quality; maintains legal chain of custody to preserve evidentiary requirements. • Directs the embargo and disposal of food products found unfit for human consumption; conducts evaluations to determine imminent hazards to life or health which warrant the closure of a facility. • Prepares records, reports, and correspondence concerning regulatory actions as needed; conducts follow-up inspections and surveys to ensure corrective actions have been taken and that public health hazards are eliminated; testifies at hearings and court proceedings concerning regulatory actions as required. • Provides assistance with developing and implementing county Emergency Response Plans; Provides assistance with county bioterrorism training exercises and serves as a responder in case of terrorist events. Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities Level 1: Required at this level include knowledge of the causes, impact, and prevention of public health problems in regulated establishments; of food microbiology as it applies to preventing food borne illness; of basic epidemiology and chemistry; of mathematical concepts including basic statistical analysis; of food processing techniques such as modified atmospheric packaging; and of rules and regulations governing food establishments; public bathing places, nursing homes, schools, day care facilities or other licensed establishments. Ability is required to conduct inspections and investigations of regulated facilities; to identify the causes of food borne illnesses and related health hazards; to analyze and evaluate environmental and sanitary conditions; to organize work and work independently; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to use computers to organize data and generate reports. Level 2: Required at this level include those identified in Level I plus ability to make recommendations concerning the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP) systems and verify implementation; to conduct pre-operational inspections to determine compliance with approved plans; to assist in planning and presenting education and training programs; and to insure that corrective action have been completed to eliminate health hazards. Physical Demands and Work Environment While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE "INTERNAL JOBS" LISTING HERE . DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT. BASIC PURPOSE Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for planning, performing or supervising technical and professional work involving consumer protection and public health services. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations to identify and eliminate conditions hazardous to life and health, providing consultative services and assistance in assigned areas of responsibility, ensuring corrective actions are taken to eliminate public health or other hazards, and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and regulations. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Public Health Specialist job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for specific tasks, the level of expertise required for completion of the assigned work and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others. Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are assigned duties and responsibilities in a training status to build their skills in conducting inspections and investigations, performing basic professional analysis, and interpreting state and federal laws. In this role they will, under close supervision, perform tasks involving the evaluation of inspection or survey data and the preparation of technical records and reports, and assist in making recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct public health hazards and provide for consumer protection. Level II: This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level and perform a full range of task involving inspections, surveys and investigations related to public health services, consumer protection, and the enforcement of applicable state and federal laws in the assigned area of responsibility. In this role they will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical records and reports, make recommendations concerning required remedial actions, and provide technical assistance and training as needed to correct public health or consumer protection problems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of the statutory requirements of Title 59 O.S. Section 1150.7, (A 2): A bachelor's degree with a major in public health, environmental health, environmental science, physical science, natural science, biological science, agricultural science, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university with at least thirty (30) semester hours of work in physical, natural and biological science, public health and/or environmental health or environmental protection or both environmental health and environmental protection. Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one year of professional public health or consumer protection and successful completion of state standardization to conduct food establishment inspections; or a master's degree in a listed field and successful completion of state standardization to conduct food establishment inspections. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Selection Plan Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire. ***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Payne, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Laboratory Technician I positions providing support to Public Health Laboratory. These are classified positions (PIN 34003478) in state government, this position may work out of Oklahoma and/or Payne Counties. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here] . The annual salary for this position is up to $29,185.00 based on education and experience. Position Description: Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for supporting laboratory operations, performing maintenance functions and completing non-technical routine laboratory tests and procedures under the direction of professional staff. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in a laboratory environment. While performing the required duties for this position one must be able to lift forty pounds and stand for long periods of time as well working with infectious or hazardous material. Medical evaluation for respiratory fitness is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for all persons required to wear a respirator to perform their job duties. STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE "INTERNAL JOBS" LISTING HERE . DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT. BASIC PURPOSE Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for supporting laboratory operations, performing maintenance functions and completing non-technical routine laboratory tests and procedures under the direction of professional staff. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Laboratory Technician job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the duties performed and the level of expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibilities assigned for providing leadership to others. Level I: This is the basic level where incumbents perform routine repetitive tasks of a non-technical nature involving general housekeeping and maintenance operations in a laboratory. Duties include cleaning work areas and equipment, storing supplies and distributing a variety of items throughout the laboratory. Incumbents will be closely supervised while the work is being performed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level are none. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Selection Plan Scores based on: 100% Non-Competitive ***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Administrative Technician III providing support to Cherokee County Health Department. This is a classified position (PIN 34003222) in state government, located in Tahlequah, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $32,011.84, based on education and experience. Position Summary This position will independently perform technical duties and provide support to professional and technical staff to the County Health Department programs and staff. Positions in this job family are assigned duties and responsibilities involving document production and management through a variety of manual or technological processes. This may include preparing correspondence, reports or other documents, maintaining various filing systems, including computer records of various activities, reviewing and processing applications for permits or licenses, assisting agency customers with inquiries or problems concerning an assigned program area, processing various types of claims, requisitions, purchase orders and invoices for payment, and similar duties. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: •Maintains a variety of records such as perpetual inventories of supplies and materials, and statements of expenditures; reconciles departmental records with central records; prepares correspondence, forms and reports. •Initiates and handles correspondence relating to a special field or program in regards to agency or program rules, policies, procedures, or requirements. •Performs a variety of sorting and filing tasks; answers the phone, takes messages, and disseminates information; opens, sorts, distributes, collects, and delivers mail; performs a number of tasks such as posting and recording data. •Produces documents of various levels of complexity, ranging from plain copy typing to the manipulation of data to create complex presentations. •Enters and retrieves information using personal computer or other data processing equipment, and receives and reviews coded and uncoded source documents; proofs previously entered data and makes routine corrections. •Examines, checks, and verifies reports and other documents for completeness, appropriateness, adequacy, and conformity to established requirements, and follows up on discrepancies. •Maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies used in office or shop operations; receives or delivers materials and equipment. •Reviews and processes claims from vendors, contractors, medical providers and others for reimbursement or payment under various state programs. •Assists customers in securing needed information and documents; conducts interviews to obtain information from clients; provides transportation or other assistance to clients as required. •This is the specialist level where employees will independently perform most complex and technical duties, such as preparing presentations through manipulation of data, or preparing documents for audits or special reports. Some responsibility may be assigned for the functional supervision of other employees on a limited basis. Other Duties •Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. •Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers. Physical Demands and Work Environment Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE "INTERNAL JOBS" LISTING HERE . DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT. BASIC PURPOSE Positions in this job family are assigned duties and responsibilities involving document production and management through a variety of manual or technological processes. This may include preparing correspondence, reports or other documents, maintaining various filing systems, including computer records of various activities, reviewing and processing applications for permits or licenses, assisting agency customers with inquiries or problems concerning an assigned program area, processing various types of claims, requisitions, purchase orders and invoices for payment, and similar duties. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Administrative Technician job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of job assignments, the extent of responsibility, and specific duties assigned, the level of expertise required for the completion of assigned tasks, and the responsibility for the supervision of others. Level III: This is the specialist level where employees will independently perform most complex and technical duties, such as preparing presentations through manipulation of data, or preparing documents for audits or special reports. Some responsibility may be assigned for the functional supervision of other employees on a limited basis. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level III: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of clerical office experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTES NOTES/REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Selection Plan Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire. ***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time. Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Payne, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. This position is posted at two levels. Please apply to each level you would like to be qualified and considered. OSDH is seeking a full time Laboratory Scientist I - Molecular providing support to the Public Health Laboratory Service that may work out of Oklahoma and/or Payne Counties. This is a classified position (PIN 34001935) in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $42,446.56 based on education and experience. Position Description: This position is assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. This is the entry level of this job family whereby incumbents will be trained and closely monitored by a Supervisor or designee in the performance of all duties including conducting tests for the isolation and detection of infectious diseases using molecular testing procedures such as RT-qPCR, multiplexed nucleic acid bead hybridizations, next generation sequencing, and whole genome sequencing for the purpose of providing information for the detection, prevention and surveillance of various pathogens and infectious diseases. Laboratorian will be trained and integrated into the PHL bioterrorism on-call "white powder" testing team. Duties include, but are not limited to: The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: • Perform laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures on human, animal or environmental specimens/samples for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease and/or surveillance and/or epidemiologic purposes • Receive, sort and distribute specimens to appropriate laboratories/laboratory sections. • Assess specimens for acceptability for testing. • Record information in the laboratory information system (LIS) relative to patient demographics, specimen/sample collection, identification, preservation, processing, quality control, test results and specimen referral. • Report test results using a laboratory information system (LIS). • Provide consultation regarding the appropriateness of testing ordered and the interpretation of test results. • Manipulate potentially hazardous human, animal, or other specimens/samples and analytic reagents in a safe and responsible manner within the laboratory setting. • Follow all safety procedures and maintain safety equipment, as needed. • Conduct statistical analyses and evaluate test results relative to specimen/sample information and established reference materials. • Assess potential problems that may arise in performance of testing and initiate appropriate action, as may be required. • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, and periodically assess procedures and identify problems that may adversely affect test performance. • Prepare and maintain quality control materials to be used in laboratory testing. • Perform maintenance and function checks on electronic and mechanical equipment and other operations necessary for proper test performance and accurate and reliable laboratory test results and reporting. • Evaluate and document performance of individuals responsible for testing by direct observation of specimen/sample handling and test performance. • Assess training needs of laboratory personnel and participate in regular in-service training and appropriate education on laboratory safety and testing procedures. Other Duties Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of basic principles and practical applications of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or related laboratory specialties; and of the hazards of laboratory activities and related safety practices. Ability is required to perform basic microbiological, immunological, molecular and/or biochemical techniques; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow instructions and to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of modern laboratory analysis techniques of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or related laboratory specialties; and of principles of laboratory quality control. Ability is required to interpret laboratory tests, in context of controls and calibrators; to assess acceptability of specimens/samples for testing; to operate analytical equipment; to perform minor troubleshooting of test methods; and to review the work related to testing performed by other laboratory staff. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in a laboratory environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees required for this position included being able to lift forty pounds and stand for long periods of time as well working with infectious or hazardous material. Medical evaluation for respiratory fitness is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for all persons required to wear a respirator to perform their job duties. This position requires selected applicants to pass a federal Department of Justice background check. A successful background check is a requirement for terms of employment. Selected applicants will be released from service upon a failed background check. Any person who uses marijuana or holds a medical marijuana card, regardless of state law, is considered by the Federal Government to be an unlawful user of a controlled substance and is therefore a "restricted person" and prohibited by federal law from having access to select agents and toxins. BASIC PURPOSE Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels (basic, career, specialist and leadership) which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing training, leadership and supervision to others. Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a specific set of routine clinical, analytical and/or environmental laboratory tests while under close supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field. NOTES NOTES/REQUIREMENTS : If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Payne, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Laboratory Scientist I - Bacteriology providing support to the Public Health Lab. This is a classified position (PIN#34002636) in state government that may work out of Oklahoma and/or Payne Counties. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $42,446.56 based on education and experience. Position Description: Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. This is the entry-level of this job family where incumbents will be trained and closely monitored by Supervisor or his designee in the performance of duties such as isolation and identification of infectious agents, molecular testing to identify various infectious agents, perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing and confirmatory testing of CRE and CRPA isolates and will be trained and integrated into the PHL bioterrorism on-call "white powder" testing team. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in a laboratory environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Special Requirement: This position will require the successful candidate to have a federal background check and pass to be employed. BASIC PURPOSE Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels (basic, career, specialist and leadership) which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing training, leadership and supervision to others. Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a specific set of routine clinical, analytical and/or environmental laboratory tests while under close supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field. NOTES NOTES/REQUIREMENTS : If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Payne, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full time Laboratory Scientist I - Bacteriology providing support to the Public Health Lab. This is a classified position (PIN#34002636) in state government that may work out of Oklahoma and/or Payne Counties. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $42,446.56 based on education and experience. Position Description: Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. This is the entry-level of this job family where incumbents will be trained and closely monitored by Supervisor or his designee in the performance of duties such as isolation and identification of infectious agents, molecular testing to identify various infectious agents, perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing and confirmatory testing of CRE and CRPA isolates and will be trained and integrated into the PHL bioterrorism on-call "white powder" testing team. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in a laboratory environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Special Requirement: This position will require the successful candidate to have a federal background check and pass to be employed. STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE "INTERNAL JOBS" LISTING HERE . DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT. BASIC PURPOSE Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels (basic, career, specialist and leadership) which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing training, leadership and supervision to others. Level I: This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a specific set of routine clinical, analytical and/or environmental laboratory tests while under close supervision. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level I: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field. NOTES NOTES/REQUIREMENTS : If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Selection Plan Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire. ***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Payne, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. This position is posted at two levels. Please apply to each level you would like to be qualified and considered. OSDH is seeking a full time Laboratory Scientist II - Molecular providing support to the Public Health Laboratory Service that may work out of Oklahoma and/or Payne Counties. This is a classified position (PIN 34001935) in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [click here] . The annual salary for this position is up to $55,275.30 based on education and experience. Position Description : This position is assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. This is the mid-level of this job family where incumbents will be trained and monitored by a Supervisor or designee in the performance of duties including molecular detection and identification of infectious microorganisms of public health significance and molecular characterization of inherited disorders of newborns. Procedures may include, but are not limited to, DNA and RNA isolation, in vitro amplification, multiplexed bead-based nucleic acid hybridization, and next generation sequencing. The incumbent will be trained and integrated into the bioterrorism on-call "white powder" laboratory testing team. Duties include, but are not limited to: The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following: • Perform laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures on human, animal or environmental specimens/samples for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease and/or surveillance and/or epidemiologic purposes • Receive, sort and distribute specimens to appropriate laboratories/laboratory sections. • Assess specimens for acceptability for testing. • Record information in the laboratory information system (LIS) relative to patient demographics, specimen/sample collection, identification, preservation, processing, quality control, test results and specimen referral. • Report test results using a laboratory information system (LIS). • Provide consultation regarding the appropriateness of testing ordered and the interpretation of test results. • Manipulate potentially hazardous human, animal, or other specimens/samples and analytic reagents in a safe and responsible manner within the laboratory setting. • Follow all safety procedures and maintain safety equipment, as needed. • Conduct statistical analyses and evaluate test results relative to specimen/sample information and established reference materials. • Assess potential problems that may arise in performance of testing and initiate appropriate action, as may be required. • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, and periodically assess procedures and identify problems that may adversely affect test performance. • Prepare and maintain quality control materials to be used in laboratory testing. • Perform maintenance and function checks on electronic and mechanical equipment and other operations necessary for proper test performance and accurate and reliable laboratory test results and reporting. • Evaluate and document performance of individuals responsible for testing by direct observation of specimen/sample handling and test performance. • Assess training needs of laboratory personnel and participate in regular in-service training and appropriate education on laboratory safety and testing procedures. Other Duties Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of basic principles and practical applications of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or related laboratory specialties; and of the hazards of laboratory activities and related safety practices. Ability is required to perform basic microbiological, immunological, molecular and/or biochemical techniques; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow instructions and to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of modern laboratory analysis techniques of chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or related laboratory specialties; and of principles of laboratory quality control. Ability is required to interpret laboratory tests, in context of controls and calibrators; to assess acceptability of specimens/samples for testing; to operate analytical equipment; to perform minor troubleshooting of test methods; and to review the work related to testing performed by other laboratory staff. Physical Demands and Work Environment This position is set in a laboratory environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees required for this position included being able to lift forty pounds and stand for long periods of time as well working with infectious or hazardous material. Medical evaluation for respiratory fitness is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for all persons required to wear a respirator to perform their job duties. This position requires selected applicants to pass a federal Department of Justice background check. A successful background check is a requirement for terms of employment. Selected applicants will be released from service upon a failed background check. Any person who uses marijuana or holds a medical marijuana card, regardless of state law, is considered by the Federal Government to be an unlawful user of a controlled substance and is therefore a "restricted person" and prohibited by federal law from having access to select agents and toxins. BASIC PURPOSE Positions within this professional job family are assigned responsibilities for performing work associated with clinical, analytic and/or environmental laboratory testing. Laboratory specialty areas will include biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and/or biochemical techniques. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS The Laboratory Scientist job family consists of four levels (basic, career, specialist and leadership) which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the expertise required to complete various assignments, and the responsibility assigned for providing training, leadership and supervision to others. Level II: This is the career level of this job family where incumbents perform laboratory bench work related to a wide spectrum of routine clinical analytical and/or environmental laboratory tests with the ability to work independently. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in biological or physical science, or a closely related field; OR a bachelor's degree in biological or physical sciences, or a closely related field, plus two years of experience performing clinical analytical and/or environmental laboratory testing. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking multiple full-time Immunization Field Consultants providing support to Immunization Services in Cleveland, Grady, McClain, and Oklahoma Counties. These are unclassified positions (PIN #34000553 & #34002108) in state government. The duty station will be determined upon hire. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $45,464.12 based on education and experience. Position Description: The purpose of this position is to ensure that the Oklahoma State Department of Health can provide immunization services for all Oklahoma children in the assigned counties regardless of the inability to pay for the vaccine through compliance with federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions Job duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •Conduct all VFC related visits including Quality Assurance visits; Unannounced Storage and Handling visits; educational visits; and new VFC Provider Enrollments including orientation visits as assigned by the Regional Immunization Coordinator Supervisor. •Assist private and public healthcare providers with program-related issues including vaccine storage incidents, inventory management, and any other program-related issues. •Regularly inform and educate county health department staff, private vaccine providers, and other partners regarding any changes in immunization schedules or presentations using various tools, such as vaccine information statements, protocols and Reminder/Recall reports. •Review useful tools/resources from the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) such as Missed Opportunities, Invalid Doses, and Coverage Rate Assessments. •Work as the main point of contact to the local providers; communicate with the Immunization Service on a regular basis regarding all provider issues. •Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience A bachelor's degree in a biological science, health science, social science, or a closely related field plus two years of experience or six years of experience in performing duties such as public health inspections and investigations, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools. Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Physical Demands and Work Environment Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time. NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full-time Immunization Nurse providing support to Immunization Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34003487) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is up to $70,000 based on education and experience. Position Description: This position serves as a clinical and educational resource to the public, Immunization Services, Vaccine for Children (VFC) and 317-vaccine providers. This position will provide coordination and oversight of vaccine ordering and distribution and will serve as the primary point of contact for clinical questions received from healthcare staff, schools, or the public. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions Job duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •Serve as a point of contact for clinical and educational resources to the public, providers, county health departments and the coalitions. •Support VFC, Vaccine, and IQIP activities by providing various forms of communication and education including statewide regional training, on-site one-one-one training and phone consultation with VFC and non-VFC providers. •Provides coordination and oversight of vaccine ordering and distribution to Vaccines for Children (VFC) and 317 providers. Plans and directs implementation of new vaccines; establishes guidelines for vaccine ordering, distribution and frequency. Oversees state operations of the CDC Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) for distribution of federally purchased vaccine. •Staff supervision, responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal vaccine finance policies and management of the vaccine budget. •Assist with grant writing and report submission to CDC and Federal partners. •Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, or Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and three years of professional nursing experience, or a bachelor's degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience, or a master's degree. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Proficiency in budget and data management. Skill in maintaining positive working relationships; exercising good judgment in the solution of problems; communicate effectively both orally and in writing. •Knowledge of agency policy, of state and federal regulations relevant to agency programs, of sound methods of administration; and of methods of management and planning. •Ability to establish and maintain positive relations with agency staff, community partners, local businesses, and communities. •Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate activities involving organizations, communities, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Physical Demands and Work Environment Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time. Work Environment Office Environment; Computer Based NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM
Oklahoma State Department of Health Oklahoma, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Introduction The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries. OSDH is seeking a full-time IIS Data Steward providing support to Immunization Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34002162) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package , including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents . For more information about the benefit allowance [ click here ] . The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience. Position Description: The purpose of this position is to monitor and analyze the quality of incoming and existing data and conduct routine and ad hoc interventions to improve data quality. This position will also be responsible for drafting and updating data quality protocols. Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions Job duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •Submit daily COVID CVRS file to CDC •Monitors, reviews, and analyzes incoming HL7 messages and existing data •Addresses data quality issues with the vendor/provider •Maintains provider database to track training topics and information •Determines the provider priority in onboarding and communicates to Meaningful Use team •Maintains database to track provider onboarding progress •Compile reports for providers, vendors, and management showing onboarding progress •Assist with setting up providers in OSIIS •Other duties as assigned Education and Experience Minimum qualifications for this position will consist of four years of experience in a health-related field that included data management and collaboration with federal and/or state programs; or an Associate's degree in Health Science, Computer Science, or a closely related field, and at least two (2) years of experience in the above mentioned areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualification 1 year of experience using SQL or SAS programming to pull reports and analyze data. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; child care and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools. Ability to use relevant information and individual judgements to determine whether events or processes comply with laws and use of common software products such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Physical Demands and Work Environment Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather. Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Ability to drive for hours at a time. Work Environment Office Environment; Computer Based NOTES REQUIREMENTS: If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLICK HERE Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted. Conclusion Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2020 11:59:00 PM