Promotes and provides public health services to the residents of Fort Bend County in the prevention and control of public health matters and communicable diseases. Participates in planning of programs, policies and objectives for work group and department.
Provides disease prevention measures to residents of Fort Bend County, such as immunizations, perinatal hepatitis B prevention, epidemiologic investigations, tuberculosis testing, and directly observed therapy (DOT). Monitors inventory and orders medications and supplies on a monthly basis or as needed. Transports medications and equipment as needed. Maintains records to document activities. Provides counseling to public regarding the prevention of disease. Conducts home visits to assess patients and to provide services such as administering medications as indicated. Collects fees and makes change. Is held financially accountable for cash collected. Assists and/or instructs other employees with their duties. Recruit, train and provide support for doctor offices. Verify grant specifications are met. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
High School Diploma/GED; One year technical school. Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). One year job related experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Good verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials. Ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner. Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation. This position rotates between Missouri City, Rosenberg and Katy locations. Involves working 1 (sometimes up to 2) Saturdays a month for four hours. May be required to work after hours due to community needs.
SALARY RANGE: Public Health Grade 9, $1,496.80 - $1,760.80 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
fort bend county is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin, or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs