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Job Title: Public Health Technician
Job Number:
Organization: Yakima Health District
Posted: 2/15/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Union Gap,  WA    USA
Compensation: Salary: $23.48 - $30.64 per hour (Steps 1-10) Hiring Range: Steps 1-4
Position Description: Purpose of the Position:

This position works within an established set of procedures and guidelines while performing routine or repetitive tasks. Under close supervision, this employee reports to the Director of Disease Control, Director of Public Health Partnerships, or Director of Environmental Health and works closely with Public Health Nurses, Public Health Specialists, Community Health Specialists and Environmental Health Specialists. The position may be assigned to assist with disease investigation or community education as needed and will be trained to perform in either category. On occasion, this employee will work at the front desk and receive instructions and direction from the Chief Operating Officer, Finance Director, Program Manager, or Health Officer. Essential Job Functions:

A Public Health Technician may be assigned to perform work as follows:

• Review information received from medical providers and alert internal staff of a newly received medical issue that warrants the immediate attention of a nurse; • Gather relevant information needed to prepare records, tracking of patient care, and enter all information into the appropriate data system; • Assist in specimen management to include reading test results, communicating the results to colleagues, patients, or a medical provider; • Research contact information of patient and others at potential risk of a communicable disease or other health concern and forward to internal staff; • Screen patients to obtain medical and risk history; • Assist in preparing materials for community events, education, or informational presentations, i.e., Breast, Cervical and Colon Health and Needle Exchange; • Present technical information while working within protocol to patients, community groups, and the general public specific to disease management and health prevention strategies; • Respond to a variety of medical, environmental health and public health inquires via email, phone, and in-person contacts, research the appropriate response, identify internal and external resources and contact information, and work to deliver exceptional customer service to all that interact with the Health District; • Communicate verbally and in writing with tact and professionalism; • On occasion travel throughout the county to an information or education event using own transportation and auto insurance (travel may be in adverse weather conditions (snow); • Assist in the delivering services to the community as directed during medical emergencies or a disease outbreak; • Ability to organize activities, achieve performance objectives, and meet critical deadlines; • Perform related duties of a comparable level and type as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities: • High school diploma or GED • Two (2) years of experience working in a medical clinic, physician’s office, or a public records environment • Knowledge of medical terminology, environmental health terminology, laboratory practices, collect and compile data, maintain administrative files • Ability to work with a wide range of public and confidential documents while adhering to the regulations of the Public Records Act, HIPPA medical records, and other applicable laws and regulations • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Suites software including Outlook, Word, and Excel • Establish and maintain effective, courteous, and respectful interpersonal relationships with internal and external colleagues, partners, clients, and the general public, to include communicating with a difficult or disruptive customer; • Ability to communicate effectively with a very diverse workforce and community; • Ability to speak, read, write English is required; ability to speak Spanish is Highly Desired. Working Conditions/Physical Conditions:

• Work in an office setting, sit at a desk for extended periods of time, and work with detailed information as viewed on a computer screen • Must be able to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license within 30 days of employment and possess auto insurance, or to be able to demonstrate the ability to travel throughout the county during adverse weather conditions • Must be able to present technical information in writing and verbally in a clear and concise manner to a diverse population, some with limited English skills • The successful candidate will be required to complete a thorough background investigation which includes the review of the individual’s criminal history • Must be able to legally work in the United States as a citizen or possess appropriate immigration paperwork • Must prove or obtain immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella diseases within ninety (90) days of employment. • Must be current with pertussis immunization within ninety (90) days of employment.

Qualifications:

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 5/15/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Brandy Buckler,  Public Health Technician
Contact Location: 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive

Union Gap   WA  98903
United States
Contact Location: 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive
 
  Union Gap   WA  98903
  United States
Contact Phone: 509-575-4040 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: brandy.buckler@co.yakima.wa.us
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply online: https://yakimacounty.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Heal thDistrictWA/job/Yakima-Health-District/Public- Health-Technician_R2025

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