The Southeast Utah Health Department is hiring a Health Educator to perform complex public contract work by designing and conducting community health education programs. Health Educator will be responsible for the development and implementation of prevention-oriented public health education programs including tobacco prevention education and cessation, intentional and unintentional injury prevention, diabetes, physical activity, nutrition and obesity, chronic disease prevention and Opioid Prevention.
Prevention Education: Develop and present effective health education on smoking and smokeless tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, injury prevention, health screenings, and early detection of health problems.
Smoking Cessation: Provide smoking cessation programs in schools and the community using current cession methodologies.
Injury Prevention: Develop and implement health education programs to reduce the incidence of intentional and unintentional injuries.
Diabetes: Work with local providers to refer to diabetes education classes. Give instructions related to diabetes health.
Must be a non-smoker and non-tobacco user. Position will be based out of our Moab office. Must be available for periodic evening and weekend presentations and activities; be able to carry audio-visual equipment and educational materials; be available for occasional overnight travel. Work environment will consist of offices, schools, stores, health fairs, public meeting places, etc.
STATUS: Full-Time (32 hours/week) with benefits.
WAGES: $16-18/hour depending on experience.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a college or university with a degree in Public Health Education, Community Health Education, Public Health, LifeStyle Management, or a closely related field is preferred. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office programs.
Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record. Please send your application AND resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Delia or email to: Contact: Delia 435-636-1152.
Open until filled.
The Southeast Utah Health Department (SEUHD) is hiring a Clerk Supervisor to perform clerical duties as well as supervise all front desk clerks.
DUTIES: Supervision and lead of front desk clerks for the Carbon, Emery and Grand county SEUHD offices. Ensure that efficient and smooth operations for producing excellent feedback and client satisfaction are followed and also scheduling and appraisal of clerical staff. Additionally, will function as a member of the accounting team to fulfill functions such as payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Perform the duties of the HIPAA privacy officer/coordinator, immunization clinic client data intake, process Vital Records certificates, notary public (if needed) and other duties as assigned. Must possess professional and courteous manner to arriving and departing clients. Answer all incoming calls in a professional and friendly manner. Maintains a cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times. Regular travel required to offices in Moab and Castle Dale. Occasional overnight travel is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent customer service skills. The ability to operate a personal computer (PC) and the ability to learn various software such as VISION, eClinical, Pelorus, and other software related to word processing, spreadsheets, etc. Ability to communicate effectively both with oral and written material; organize and manage paperwork related to business accounts; develop effective working relationships with professional health care personnel, elected officials, administrators, co-workers and the public. Periodic exposure to communicable diseases. Mental application utilizing memory for details, emotional stability, and creative problem solving.
JOB LOCATION: Price
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours/week) with benefits.
WAGES: $16-18/hour depending on experience.
EDUCATION: Graduation from high school plus five (5) years of related experience and/or education.
Drug test and background check is required. Must be able to verify work eligibility through the Federal E-Verify System and have a valid Utah driver’s license and a good driving record.
Please send your application AND resume to SEUHD, P.O. Box 800, Price, UT 84501, Attention Delia or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Delia 435-636-1152.
Job closes: April 12, 2021 – 5:00 PM.
West Nile Virus Positive
For Immediate Release
September 8, 2020
Grand County, UT
West Nile virus has been found in a mosquito trap near the North end of Moab. Please take extra precautions while outdoors by using mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and making sure to have good window screens or use a screened tent if sleeping outside.
If a person is infected by West Nile virus, the risk of serious disease is low. Most of those affected will have a mild to severe flu-like illness with muscle aches, fever, rash, and headache that usually lasts a few days but can last months. Less than one in a hundred will get meningitis or encephalitis. Those at greatest risk of serious disease are those with weakened immune systems, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. The elderly are at greatest risk for severe complications.
Although not all mosquitoes carry disease, people should avoid mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants that are brightly colored. Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients DEET: Picaridin (known as KBR 3023 and Icaridin outside the US), IR3535, Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), Para-menthane-diol (PMD), 2-undecanone. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is especially important to prevent mosquito bites by having good window screens or by using a screened tent if sleeping outside. Additionally, drain all the standing water around your property, keep roof gutters clear of debris, ensure that all door and window screens are in good repair, and keep weeds and grass cut short.
About Algal Blooms
Harmful algal blooms occur when normally occurring cyanobacteria in the water multiply quickly to form visible colonies or blooms. These blooms sometimes produce potent cyanotoxins that pose serious health risks to humans and animals.
Although most algal blooms are not toxic, some types of cyanobacteria produce nerve or liver toxins. Toxicity is hard to predict in part because a single species of algae can have both toxic and non-toxic strains, and a bloom that tests non-toxic one day can be toxic the next.
Note: The HABs monitoring season ended on October 31, 2019. Warning Advisories are being removed from waterbodies. The Utah Department of Health and local health departments have determined that the health risk from HABs from primary contact recreation drops with the onset of colder temperatures.
The close of the monitoring season and removal of advisories doesn’t mean HABs are no longer present. HABs can persist throughout the fall and winter and can pose a potential threat to humans and pets. It’s important to recognize the signs of a bloom and take appropriate precautions. Recreators are advised to stay out of the water and avoid any contact with water or scum if they suspect a harmful algal bloom. Hunters and fishers should clean waterfowl and fish well and discard all guts.
Carbon County Sheriffs Office
240 W. Main St.
Price, UT 84501
Emery County Sheriffs Office
1850 N. 550 W.
Castle Dale, UT 84513
Grand County Sheriffs Office
25 S. 100 E.
Moab, UT 84532