- Health Program Representative I
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is entry-level professional work involving planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating a public health program.
Receives training in the various aspects of the assigned public health program; receives orientation on departmental and program policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Assists in budget development; tracks and monitors expenditures; prepares assigned program fiscal reports, contracts, and grants.
Provides assistance and guidance to local public health agencies, schools, communities, health care providers, childcare providers, and others involved in program implementation.
Conducts inspections and surveys related to the assigned program; reviews records and reports to determine compliance with state and federal rules and regulations, program goals and objectives, and uniformity of procedures.
Performs day-to-day program activities, which may include: participating in disease investigations, including interviewing clients with sexually transmitted diseases to obtain information to assist in locating their contacts; evaluations of immunization records of preschool and school-age children; auditing approved vendors for correct billing of Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) food instruments; scheduling, arranging, and participating in screening clinics; or providing counseling, referral, contract monitoring, and follow-up services for individuals in need of assistance or treatment for chronic diseases.
Participates in meetings and delivers presentations to promote and educate interested groups and individuals in the goals and objectives of the assigned program.
Prepares correspondence and reports, assists in records management, gathers financial and statistical data, and prepares activity reports for submission to program administrators.
Consults with program providers, assists in the evaluation of current operations, and makes recommendations to improve services provided.
Receives close supervision in the performance of responsibilities.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Four or more years of clerical experience as a Senior Office Support Assistant or Administrative Office Support Assistant in the Department of Health and Senior Services and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Health Care Administration, Public Health, Health Education, Education, Public or Business Administration, the biological or social sciences, or a closely related field.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Introductory knowledge of the general nature and objectives of statewide public health programs.
Introductory knowledge of the organization and operation of federal, state, and local governmental agencies.
Introductory knowledge of programs focused on children, youth, the elderly and/or aging population.
Introductory knowledge of the functions, services, needs, and operating procedures of long-term care facilities.
Introductory knowledge of individual and community health problems related to public health programs.
Introductory knowledge of statutes, rules, and regulations relating to the assigned program area.
Introductory knowledge of epidemiological techniques and methods.
Introductory knowledge of interviewing techniques and methods.
Ability to communicate effectively and deliver group presentations.
Ability to interpret, analyze, and take appropriate action on monthly program reports, applications for program services, progress or performance reports, or other data.
Ability to organize and coordinate assigned program functions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to use computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and related applications to carry out programmatic functions.
Ability to maintain financial records, prepare fiscal reports, and assist in developing contracts, budget requests, and grants.
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