|PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST|
|Works under the direction of the Program Health Coordinator to coordinate the Child Car Safety Seat Program, enroll women into the TennCare Presumptive Eligibility Program and facilitate intentional and unintentional prevention efforts.
EEOC CODE: 20
|1. Two (2) years of experience working as a health educator or program coordinator within a public health or health care organization; and
2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, healthcare administration or a closely related field.
3. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED)
|1. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License or secure one upon date of employment.
2. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet County requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.
3. May be required to work on Saturday.
|1. Evaluates and inputs Child Car Seat enrollment forms into the Excel spreadsheet system.
2. Links parents to resources and services related to injury prevention in the Child Car Safety Seat program.
3. Enforces regulations and support of compliance efforts by assisting with the eligibility assessment of patients enrolled in the TennCare Presumptive Prenatal program by conducting a screening assessment (i.e. income, residency, social security and proof of identification.
4. Assures patients’ timely access to health insurance coverage by coordination/scheduling of TennCare Presumptive Prenatal patient appointments into PTBMIS system.
5. Links guidance and direction to clients into coordinated system of clinical care by conducting the TennCare Breast & Cervical interview process and enrollment of women in TennCare Presumptive Prenatal programs.
6. Develops and generates monthly, quarterly and annual statistical reports.
7. Educates and empowers the public through health promotion interventions, programs and educational presentations, national awareness campaigns and health information community fairs.
8. Informs and empowers clients, community agencies, hospitals, medical and specialty referral providers through the distribution of program brochures and informational fact sheets.
9. Makes decisions and/or judgment calls as needed based on pre-determined guidelines provided by the TennCare Bureau.
10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
|1. Knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations affecting the record-keeping operations of a department.
2. Knowledge of public administrative functions, programs, policies and procedures.
3. Ability to spell, punctuate, and uses grammar correctly.
4. Ability to deal courteously with the public and to resolve problem situations.
5. Ability to use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
6. Ability to make oral and written reports and presentations to convey information clearly and precisely.
7. Knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft, Word, Excel and/or Access and their applications.
8. Knowledge of Shelby County substantive programs and policies and services of related Federal, State and local programs.
9. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
10. Ability to participate in community health and informational fairs occasionally during non-traditional work hours.
|814 Jefferson Avenue, 1st Floor, Memphis, Tennessee 38105|