Position Overview: The Nurse Case Manager/Community Health Educator position receives administrative direction and supports and direct and indirect supervision by the Public Health Director. The overall goal is to strengthen the local health and human service system by developing a Morrow County interdisciplinary care coordination team to provide wraparound services and case management to underserved children age 0-18 and pregnant women. The desired outcome is to create a system to promote positive holistic health, growth and functioning within the community by providing early identification through screening with intervention as appropriate. The Nurse/Case Manager will accomplish work in conjunction with a Care Coordinator. High risk individuals that have not had access to adequate health care services prior to health care transformation will be identified through interaction with county public health, schools, community partners and healthcare and social service practitioners or clinicians. The individuals will then be referred to the Morrow County wraparound Care Team staff (Nurse/Case Manager or Care Coordinator) as part of a system to promote positive holistic health, growth and functioning within the community by providing early identification through screening with intervention as appropriate. This position may occasionally require overnight travel for trainings and meetings, so work schedule flexibility is necessary. May be exposed to communicable diseases.
Duties also include the establishment and maintenance of a tobacco prevention program. This program includes: providing outreach, information and technical assistance on reduction of tobacco use and exposure to the community; research regarding risks and effective reduction measures; maintain and/or build tobacco coalition; writing a prevention plan; and participation of community health development projects and events. Serves to protect and improve the health of Morrow County residents through prevention, education, public information, referral and coordination as needed.