Presentation on theme: "New Employee Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 New Employee Orientation (Insert name) County Health Department
2 (Insert Mission, Vision, or values statement) Welcome!!(insert name) County Health Department was established in (mm/dd/yyyy).(insert #) employees(insert #) clients(Insert Mission, Vision, or values statement)Our mission is to achieve a health community by protecting and promoting public health through education, training, provision of health services, and advocacy.
3 Public Health In North Carolina Public health is about promotion, intervention, and prevention.North Carolina Public Health Statutes are the principle sources of public health law (G.S. Chapter 130A.)
4 Core Functions of Public Health AssessmentPolicy DevelopmentAssurance*Taken from the CDC
5 10 Essential Public Health Services Monitor health statusDiagnose and investigate health problemsInform, educate, and empowerMobilize community partnershipsDevelop policies and plansEnforce laws and regulationsLink people to health servicesAssure a competent public health workforceEvaluate public health efforts and servicesResearch solutions to health problems*Taken from the CDC
7 Board of HealthThe Board of Health (BOH) is a governmental body comprised of elected and appointed community members.11 membersMajor responsibilities include:Assessing health needsEstablishing policy and program directionAssuring that the local health services are responsive to the health needs of the community
8 Health Director Administrator of the local health department Major responsibilities:Enforcing public health law and ordinancesAdministering fundsSupporting staffExecuting board of health policies and plans
9 Physician and Mid-level Providers Our Physician (fill in the role your physician plays at the health department/district).A Physician’s Assistant is a licensed health professional who practices under the supervision of a physician to provide basic medical services.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.
10 Major Responsibilities Counseling and educating patientsDiagnosing and treating acute illness, infections, and injuriesDiagnosing, treating, and monitoring chronic diseasesObtaining medical histories and conducting physical examinationsOrdering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic testsPrescribing medicationsProviding prenatal care and family planning servicesProviding well-child careProviding health maintenance care for adults
11 Public Health NurseRegistered nurse with special training in community health.Educates clients about disease prevention, nutrition, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, and child care.Works with community leaders, teachers, parents, and physicians to improve communities’ understanding of important health issues and services.
12 Major Responsibilities Provide preventative health services to reduce the rate of diseaseProvide health education, care management, and primary careEvaluate health trends and risk factorsRespond to public health emergenciesCollaborate with advisory boards and coalitions to promote healthWork with communities or specific population groups to develop public policy, promote health, and disease intervention strategiesParticipate in monitoring health departments to assure the provision of quality careLink people to public health services and programs
13 Laboratory StaffProvide supportive services to the clinic and environmental health in order to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, conditions, and environmental hazards.Other major responsibilities:Monitor patient response to treatmentScreen for asymptomatic disease and conditions
14 Public Health Educator Main objective is to prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles through knowledge and changes in behaviors.Major responsibilities:Assess individual and community needsPlan and implement educational programsEvaluate the success of the programs
15 Public Health Social Worker Works to identify children, adults, families who are in need and helps them make behavioral or situational life changes.Focuses on prevention and early intervention.Coordinates services and provide resources.
16 Environmental Health Specialist Focuses on preserving and improving environmental factors affecting the health and safety of our community.Major responsibilities:Food and lodging inspectionsOn-site waste water inspectionsSwimming pool sanitation inspectionsLead investigationRadon testingAnimal disease control
17 Public Health Nutritionist Educates individuals about the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion.Major responsibilities:Create partnershipsFacilitate policy changesAssure nutritional expertiseIdentify areas for nutrition intervention
18 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Federal program that provides nutritious foods, education, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge.Target population is low income pregnant women and children who are nutritionally at risk.
19 Public Health DentistHelps prevent and control dental disease and promotes dental and oral health through organized community efforts.Major responsibilities:Assess the oral and dental health needs of the communityDevelop and implement policies aimed at improving the community’s oral and dental health needsProvide programs and services that address oral and dental health issues and needs
20 Administrative Staff Support Staff Translators Medical and front-desk receptionistsMedical recordsBilling coordinatorsTechnologyTranslatorsHealth Check/Health Choice Coordinators
21 Vital RecordsNorth Carolina Vital Records Unit registers all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur in North Carolina.Health Departments verify birth and death certificates.Health Director must sign off on the documents before sending them to the Register of Deeds for certification.
22 Home Health/Hospice Nurse A home health nurse provides services to patients at home who are recovering from illnesses, accidents, surgeries, or childbirth.A hospice nurse provides care to terminally ill patients outside of hospitals.