Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.
Reference PIN 340014896 – Regional Health Consultant (Regional Turning Point Consultant)
$1,538.31 - $1,730.77 Bi-Weekly (based on education and experience)
This position will serve as the Regional Turning Point Consultant for seven counties located in Southwest-Central Oklahoma (Stephens, Jefferson, Murray, Carter, Love, Johnston, and Marshall Counties). It will work with partnerships on community health improvement initiatives. In particular, this position will serve as a liaison between community health improvement partnerships, local health departments, and the State Health Department, and will provide technical support and consultation to community partnerships receiving enhanced funding for nutrition and physical activity initiatives.
Executive Order November 6, 1959
Duties include, but are not limited to:
This position will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of community health improvement plans through Turning Point partnerships for South-central Oklahoma. Duties include: Develop and implement marketing strategies pertaining to health improvement strategies and other community engagement interventions. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies, organizations, and individuals interested in public health and the Turning Point Initiative and formation of community partnerships. Assist in the development of grant related documents and proposals. Select, prepare and distribute health information about communities requesting data, including, but not limited to morbidity and mortality, economic data, health education, community health status, and other related information. Consult with partnerships to determine the need for specialized community health improvement programs and health services. Provide consultation and guidance to partnerships, individuals, professional and lay groups in developing and improving evidenced-based health improvement activities that are pertinent to their communities. Consult with agencies and organizations in planning a conducting meeting, seminars and in-service programs in special health areas. The position serves as the local program liaison and conduit for technical assistance to TSET’s Nutrition and Fitness grantees at the local level. Critical need responsibilities include acting as a liaison between community health improvement partnerships, county health departments and the OSDH Central Office to ensure community strategies and interventions are aligned with OHIP objectives and OSDH strategic priority areas. This position will work with existing partnerships to strengthen their sustainability and will work with communities on new health improvement partnership development. Other critical need responsibilities include possible response to public health emergencies including but not limited to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.
Education and Work Experience:
Requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in public health, community health, health behavior, health education, health promotion, nursing, communications, marketing, business or a closely related field, and one year of experience in a health related field; or a bachelor’s degree in public health, community health, health behavior, health education, health promotion, nursing, communications, marketing, business, or a closely related field, and two years of experience in a health related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of public health problems, principles and practices; group organization and leadership; community health organization; current social and economic problems as they relate to public health; statistical methods; grant preparation. Experience or knowledge of community health planning processes such as MAPP and an understanding of Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) strategies as they relate to community health improvement plans is preferred. Ability to speak effectively to the public is required; to organize communities and direct groups; to prepare a variety of educational materials, such as pamphlets, bulletins, oral presentations, articles for publication, newsletters and curricula; to prepare and implement communications and marketing plans pertaining to health promotion and community health improvement; and to use personal computers and applicable software.
Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free. Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere. Applicants may be subject to a background check.