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Added 2022-01-06
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Northern Kentucky Health Department

Job Posting

 January 6, 2022


Do you want to make your community a better place to live by preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats? Are you excited about being part of a team focused on making a difference? Do you like new challenges? Does work/life balance appeal to you? If you answered YES, then it may be time for you to find the job you love right here at NKY Health. The Population Health division is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours/week) Oral Health Programs Supervisor to provide public oral health community outreach services and oversee professional licensed and/or certified staff providing the same services, and to perform related duties.  This position will be based at our District office in Florence but may travel within our region. Usual work hours are M-F between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We could be waiting for YOU! 

Status:  Full-time non-exempt (paid hourly) merit system position

Classification: Programs Supervisor II

Band: 10

Starting Pay Rate: $25.18/hour to $35.00/hour (based on your years of directly-related paid experience)

Reports ToPrograms Manager

 Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Assists with planning designated public health program(s). (Assesses community need for designated program(s). Formulates and recommends goals and objectives for designated program(s). Formulates and recommends plans for designated program(s). Formulates and recommends best practices and standards for designated program(s). Plans and manages program budgets and expenses. Prepare grant applications in collaboration with others. Maintains and revises dental protocols based on federal and state laws and guidelines.)

  2. Oversees development, marketing and community participation for designated public health program(s). (Coordinates the development of marketing materials for designated program(s). Maintains working relationships with community organizations to facilitate promotion of Health Department services and to make appropriate referrals. Staffs and serves on coalitions and committees to further the mission of the designated program(s). Promotes oral health services in the community. Consistent communication with schools interested in school based dental services. Negotiates and finalizes contracts with dental providers and service agreements with schools. Schedules all schools participating in the program and coordinates all program implementation activities with the schools.)

  3. Works with assigned staff to implement and monitor designated public health program(s). (Works with supervisor to develop administrative methods for the efficient operation of designated program(s) activities. Manages resources allocated to designated program(s) including but not limited to space, staffing, scheduling, equipment, and supplies. Identifies and recommends changes/adjustments needed to designated program(s) then implements approved changes. Ensures staff preparedness to provide designated program(s). Coordinates workflow and work processes. Ensures communication among assigned team. Oversees continuous quality improvement initiatives. Evaluates and monitors budget of designated program(s). Resolves program-related problems.)

  4. Evaluates designated public health program(s). (Plans evaluation methods. Identifies appropriate tools for evaluation. Evaluates program effectiveness. Develops plans for increasing program effectiveness. Sets up controls to monitor quality of delivery of designated program(s) and service(s). Performs quality assurance on program standards and outcomes. Participates in and coordinates audits and compliance reviews from state and federal agencies. Maintains dental protocols under which staff practice.

  5. Serves as referral source for designated program(s). (Provides general technical assistance and consultation to schools, health professionals and organizations, co-workers, community organizations, and the general public on designated public health service(s) or program(s). Provides case management of decay referrals.)
  1. Supervises assigned staff. (Interviews and makes hiring recommendation to fill staff and student vacancies in unit. Ensures direct report(s) have appropriate knowledge, skills, abilities and equipment to perform their duties. Orients and mentors new program staff. Ensures direct report(s) comply with policies and practices. Monitors staffing levels for assigned unit. Approves leave requests. Conducts performance evaluations. Updates job descriptions. Addresses performance/behavior issues. Reviews work of direct reports as necessary to ensure meeting desired outcomes and results. Meets with staff as appropriate. Recognizes staff’s accomplishments/achievements.)

  2. Provides program services. (Routinely provides the same (or a subset of) services provided by assigned program staff in the event of absences or to increase services: Visually assesses oral health of clients. Applies dental sealants. Provides dental cleanings. Applies fluoride varnish. Performs retention and decay checks. Fields phone calls from the community for participation in adult oral health program. Processes paperwork and approvals for adult oral health program participation and enters appropriate information into record keeping and tracking systems. Communicates with oral health providers participating in the adult oral health program.)

  3. Maintains records. (Ensures appropriate information and data is collected for all programs and grant activities. Documents activities using appropriate forms and electronic health record (EHR) system. Oversees the maintenance, accuracy and use of the EHR. Audits records of assigned staff to ensure documentation is appropriate. Create and develop internal and external databases and reports about oral health services and billing processes and ensure appropriate internal and external staff receive reports. Ensures program-related reports are completed. Collaborates with Support Services Supervisor to define billing processes and procedures for oral health program and communicates steps to program staff. Reviews budget reports.)

  4. Completes special projects. (Responds to public health emergencies as assigned. Completes other special projects. Coordinates additional programs from grants and funding allocations that have been awarded from partners and agencies.)

  5. Performs other duties. (Attends work as scheduled or uses approved leave. Collaborates in and contributes to individual, team, and/or organizational quality improvement and evaluation activities. Participates in internal and external meetings. Serves on internal and external committees. Completes timecard. Completes travel reports. Completes required training. Completes other assigned reports. Attends work as scheduled or uses approved leave.)


Minimum Qualifications:

Valid, Active Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Management, Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Program/Project Management, a discipline related to the program subject-matter, or other closely related field from an accredited university plus 2 years of full-time responsible experience in assigned program(s) with 1 year in a supervisory capacity preferred.
  • The equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must obtain Dental Hygienist licensure by the KY Board of Dentistry within 3 months of appointment date and maintain throughout incumbency. Must also obtain Public Health Registered Dental Hygiene license from the KY Board of Dentistry within 4 months of appointment date and maintain throughout incumbency.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior public health experience or experience in a similar role.


To Apply:

Please submit applications through CareerBuilder ONLY (

We're sorry but to be fair we have to discard paper applications, faxed applications,

and e-mailed applications without considering them.

For immediate consideration apply by 1/14/2022.

If you’d like to wait, we’ll accept your application as long as the position is posted on CareerBuilder.


Please reference code OHPRSUP2 on any attachments or correspondence.  No phone calls, paper applications, or paper resumes please.  Selection will be made by interview(s), and/or review of submitted documentation, which must indicate that applicant meets minimum qualifications.  Criminal background check will be required. Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.


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Specific details

Employer Northern Kentucky Health Department


8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence KY 41042

Advert details

Advert ID: 149
Displayed: 26
Expires: 2022-02-05
In categories: LHD: Non-clinical