Center for Local Public Health – Washington County Local Public Health Unit
Occasional in-state travel is required. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Travel to work in other local health units may be required.
Some after-hours work and weekend work for special clinics may be required.
Occasional heavy lifting is required.
Frequent exposure to various diseases and infectious organisms creates an element of danger.
The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.
The formal education equivalent of a diploma, associate's, or bachelor's degree in nursing.
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-307.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Mission Statement: To protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.
Vision Statement: Optimal health for all Arkansans to achieve maximum personal, economic and social impact.
What is public health? One definition – from a 1988 report by the Institute of Medicine’s “The Future of Public Health” – is this: “Public health is the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and organizing community efforts to do the following: keep the environment clean, control communicable infections, educate individuals in personal hygiene (like hand washing for example), organize medical and nursing services for the early diagnosis and treatment of disease, and develop the social machinery to ensure everyone a healthy standard of living.”
To say that another way, public health is everything the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) does to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans – more than 100 services provided statewide by public health professionals to assure that your water is safe, your children have their immunizations, your restaurants are safe and your birth certificate is correct – to name just a few.