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Puzzle Style Orientation Presentation

  1. 1. New Employee Orientation (Insert name) County Health Department
  2. 2. Welcome!! <ul><li>(insert name) County Health Department was established in (mm/dd/yyyy). </li></ul><ul><li>(insert #) employees </li></ul><ul><li>(insert #) clients </li></ul><ul><li>(Insert Mission, Vision, or values statement) </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to achieve a health community by protecting and promoting public health through education, training, provision of health services, and advocacy. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Public Health In North Carolina <ul><li>Public health is about promotion, intervention, and prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina Public Health Statutes are the principle sources of public health law (G.S. Chapter 130A.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Core Functions of Public Health <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>*Taken from the CDC </li></ul>
  5. 5. 10 Essential Public Health Services <ul><li>Monitor health status </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnose and investigate health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Inform, educate, and empower </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize community partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Develop policies and plans </li></ul><ul><li>Enforce laws and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Link people to health services </li></ul><ul><li>Assure a competent public health workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate public health efforts and services </li></ul><ul><li>Research solutions to health problems </li></ul><ul><li>*Taken from the CDC </li></ul>
  6. 6. Roles of Health Department Employees
  7. 7. Board of Health <ul><li>The Board of Health (BOH) is a governmental body comprised of elected and appointed community members. </li></ul><ul><li>11 members </li></ul><ul><li>Major responsibilities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing health needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing policy and program direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assuring that the local health services are responsive to the health needs of the community </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Health Director <ul><li>Administrator of the local health department </li></ul><ul><li>Major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforcing public health law and ordinances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administering funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executing board of health policies and plans </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Physician and Mid-level Providers <ul><li>Our Physician ( fill in the role your physician plays at the health department/district ). </li></ul><ul><li>A Physician’s Assistant is a licensed health professional who practices under the supervision of a physician to provide basic medical services. </li></ul><ul><li>A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has at least a master’s degree and advanced training for providing health care, including many tasks customarily performed by a physician. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Major Responsibilities <ul><li>Counseling and educating patients </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosing and treating acute illness, infections, and injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosing, treating, and monitoring chronic diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Obtaining medical histories and conducting physical examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests </li></ul><ul><li>Prescribing medications </li></ul><ul><li>Providing prenatal care and family planning services </li></ul><ul><li>Providing well-child care </li></ul><ul><li>Providing health maintenance care for adults </li></ul>
  11. 11. Public Health Nurse <ul><li>Registered nurse with special training in community health. </li></ul><ul><li>Educates clients about disease prevention, nutrition, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, and child care. </li></ul><ul><li>Works with community leaders, teachers, parents, and physicians to improve communities’ understanding of important health issues and services. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Major Responsibilities <ul><li>Provide preventative health services to reduce the rate of disease </li></ul><ul><li>Provide health education, care management, and primary care </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate health trends and risk factors </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to public health emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with advisory boards and coalitions to promote health </li></ul><ul><li>Work with communities or specific population groups to develop public policy, promote health, and disease intervention strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in monitoring health departments to assure the provision of quality care </li></ul><ul><li>Link people to public health services and programs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Laboratory Staff <ul><li>Provide supportive services to the clinic and environmental health in order to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, conditions, and environmental hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>Other major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor patient response to treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen for asymptomatic disease and conditions </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Public Health Educator <ul><li>Main objective is to prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles through knowledge and changes in behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>Major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess individual and community needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan and implement educational programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the success of the programs </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Public Health Social Worker <ul><li>Works to identify children, adults, families who are in need and helps them make behavioral or situational life changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on prevention and early intervention. </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates services and provide resources. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Environmental Health Specialist <ul><li>Focuses on preserving and improving environmental factors affecting the health and safety of our community. </li></ul><ul><li>Major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food and lodging inspections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site waste water inspections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming pool sanitation inspections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead investigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radon testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal disease control </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Public Health Nutritionist <ul><li>Educates individuals about the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate policy changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assure nutritional expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify areas for nutrition intervention </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) <ul><li>Federal program that provides nutritious foods, education, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Target population is low income pregnant women and children who are nutritionally at risk. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Public Health Dentist <ul><li>Helps prevent and control dental disease and promotes dental and oral health through organized community efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess the oral and dental health needs of the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and implement policies aimed at improving the community’s oral and dental health needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide programs and services that address oral and dental health issues and needs </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Administrative Staff <ul><li>Support Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and front-desk receptionists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Billing coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Translators </li></ul><ul><li>Health Check/Health Choice Coordinators </li></ul>
  21. 21. Vital Records <ul><li>North Carolina Vital Records Unit registers all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur in North Carolina. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Departments verify birth and death certificates. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Director must sign off on the documents before sending them to the Register of Deeds for certification. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Home Health/Hospice Nurse <ul><li>A home health nurse provides services to patients at home who are recovering from illnesses, accidents, surgeries, or childbirth. </li></ul><ul><li>A hospice nurse provides care to terminally ill patients outside of hospitals. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Questions??

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