UnityPoint Health Manager Public Health in Muscatine, Iowa

The public health manager provides leadership in the day-to-day operations of the public health department and supervision of public health staff to assure the successful achievement of the department’s vision, mission and program objectives including a focus on enhancement of health and the prevention of disease. The public health manager implements and evaluates programs; establishes and maintains community partnerships; manages multiple projects, timelines, and work plans; makes policy recommendations and supports a culture of quality improvement.

Financial Planning and Management

  • Manages programs within current and projected budgets and staffing levels.

  • Manages personnel to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe, effective, and appropriate community health services.

  • Motivates personnel for the purpose of achieving program and organizational goals.

  • Implements activities that contribute to the development of budgets and the efficient use of resources.

  • Implements organizational policies and procedures.

  • Prepares proposals for funding and other agreements for programs and services.

  • Oversees/manages all grant contract requirements and performance measures, submission of required reports and documentation to grant contractors and funding sources.

  • Justifies programs for inclusion in organizational budget, develops and defends program budgets.

Leadership and Systems Thinking

  • Collaborates in developing a work environment where performance management, continuous quality improvements in professional practice is pursued.

  • Provides opportunity for staff development and in-service education programs to ensure competencies of public health staff and to meet regulatory requirements.

  • Provides on-site supervision with staff as needed to ensure staff competency and respond to educational and developmental needs.

  • Incorporates ethical standard of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities.

  • Collaborates with individuals and organizations in developing a vision for a healthy community.

  • Develops and participates in community coalitions specifically to meet an identified health education and/or population health need in the community.

  • Advocates for the role of public health in providing population health services.

Analysis and Assessment

  • Works in conjunction with community partners to develop community health assessments; determines quantitative and qualitative data needed for assessing the health of a community; analyzes incidence and prevalence data; resolves gaps in data; makes evidence-based decisions; and advocates for the use of evidence in making decisions that affects the health of a community.

  • Participates in the analysis of data to identify trends, health problems, environmental health hazards, and social and economic conditions that adversely affect the public’s health.

  • Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Identifies assets and resources that can be used for improving the health of a community.

Communication and Cultural Competency

  • Delivers targeted, culturally-appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand local public health policies, regulations, and code.

  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educations, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities.

  • Works in conjunction with the public health director to educate local and state policy makers and community stakeholders on public health issues.

  • Adheres to ethical principles and policies in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information.

  • Communicates information to influence behavior and improve health.

  • Advocates for a diverse public health workforce and supports diverse perspectives in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of marketing principles and participates in marketing the TMPH with written and/or verbal presentations.

Community Dimensions of Practice

  • Collaborates/works with community partners in Muscatine County’s community health assessment and health improvement planning and interventions activities.

  • Actively participates in and acts as a liaison with other community agencies and professionals in collaborative efforts to address community health priorities.

  • Advocates on behalf of vulnerable individuals and populations; participates in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that people are informed of available health department and community programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.

  • Collaborates in community-based participatory research when applicable.

  • Identifies, suggests, establishes, and maintains collaborative relationships to improve health in the county.

Policy Development and Program Planning

  • Coordinates public health activities with other public health professionals and organizations and jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Collaborates in the development of evidence-based public health practices and programs with community partners, county stakeholders, institutions of higher learning; other agencies, businesses, associations, other program staff, and the public.

  • Collaborates in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, plans and programs for public health in Muscatine County.

  • Collaborates in and contributes to individual, team, and health department performance management, quality improvement, evaluation activities, program goals and objectives, and organizational strategic planning.

  • Using public health informatics, develops options, examines feasibility, recommends and implements policies, programs, and services in areas of public health, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion.

  • Assures compliance with the requirements of state and federal regulations and appropriate certification/credentialing through policy and procedure development, staff education, and ongoing monitoring activities.

Public Health Sciences

  • Applies public health sciences in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services and in the administration and management of programs.

  • Collaborates in development and delivery of programs and activities for individuals, families and population groups that promote health and prevent disease in settings including, but not limited to all health department service settings, client homes, community organizations and businesses, schools, and the community in general.

  • Ensures the use of public health surveillance/disease investigation methods in community outreach, screening, and case finding of communicable and infectious diseases that threaten the health of the community.

  • Ensures that the established record policies and procedures as well as the State and Federal laws that govern the release of health care information are followed.

  • Participates or assigns participants in response teams to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable disease; food-, water-, and vector-borne outbreaks; chronic diseases; environmental hazards; injuries; and health disparities.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in public health, nursing, social work, business or related field, with at least three (3) years of health programming experience and/or managerial capacity; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority. A minimum of two years supervisory experience required. Preferred education is a master's degree or willingness to pursue and complete within five years.

Requisition ID: 2018-44185

Street: 1609 Cedar St

Name: 6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity

Name: Community Med Administrat

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8-5pm Monday-Friday

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org