UCHD, Protecting Your Health.

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 23:15

Food

The Food Division of the Union County Health Department inspects restaurants, school cafeterias, grocery stores, mobile food units, and temporary food units.  If you have questions about a facility or would like to open your own facility, please call the Health Department at (937) 642-2053.

 September is National Food Safety Month

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      The Union County Health Department is joining forces with the National Restaurant Association as well as the Ad Council and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the FDA and CDC to increase awareness of food safety in both food service establishments and homes in Union County. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans or gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages with the majority of illnesses being preventable.  Foodborne illnesses can cause flu-like symptoms to hospitalization or even death. Here at UCHD we work hard to prevent and respond to food safety issues

 

        Our goal is to work together with you, the food operators, to decrease the rate of foodborne illness and the number of foodborne outbreaks in our backyard. We hope you join us by reinforcing safe food handling practices and procedures with your staff as well as taking advantage of the many educational opportunities available to you this month and throughout the year.

 

Remember food safety is about working together to keep everyone healthy and happy. We at UCHD want to collaborate and work with managers and operators for better results. ‘Cause no one wants foodborne bacteria as a dinner guest!  

 

 

*Food Safety Honor Roll check here for information on our new program encouraging/rewarding establishments that practice food safety and train employees in safe food handling and procedures.

 

*Need a license? Check here for information on how to apply and what is needed.

 

*Want to know what the rules are? Follow this link to find out along with other resources for food operators. 

 

 

 

Food Safety Classes- A classroom based education to teach those that work in the food service industry.  Several classes are available for both general food workers as well as those in management. For more information, click Food Safety Classes in the right-hand column..

In-Home/Cottage Foods - Home baked goods fall into these categories.  If you want to start a home-based bakery, click on the In-Home/Cottage Foods link in the right-hand column.

Restaurants/Retail Food Establishments - Restaurants are locations where food is served and consumed on the premise.  Retail Food Establishments are facilities where the food is purchased but then consumed off premise, such as a grocery store.  For more information about either, click on the Restaurant/Retail Establishment link in the right-hand column.

Mobile Food - The food trucks at fairs, festivals and other events are a mobile food unit.  They must follow the same rules as restaurants.  For more information about Mobile Food, click the link in the right-hand column.

Temporary Food - A concession unit that sells food on a temporary basis (no longer than 5 days).  This type of license is usually given to weekend and fundraising events in which hot or cold foods are served.  For more information, click Temporary Food in the right-hand column.

To view the latest inspection from Union County restaurants, click here.

To view the latest food recalls, visit the Ohio Department of Health webpage or the Ohio Department of Agriculture webpage.

Experienced a power outage or water interuption?
Take a moment to review the fact sheets and make sure you are still complying with the food regulations. 

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 23:15

Immunizations

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Employee Health Beat Newsletter

The Employee Health Beat Newsletter is provided by the Union County Health Department in partnership with the Union County Wellness Consortium.  Topics vary from heart disease to healthy eating. This is a free service and can be used by businesses as a healthy and wellness newsletter for their employees. The newsletter is created and distriubuted on a quarterly basis through the Union County Wellness Consortium and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for this newsletter, please contact Brenda Rock at 937-642-2053 or via email at brenda.rock@health.co.union.oh.us.

 For past issues, click below.

2012

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2011

icon Health Beat Nov-Dec 2011

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2010

icon Health Beat June-July 2010

icon Health Beat April - May 2010

icon Health Beat Feb-March 2010

2009

icon Health Beat December 2009

icon Health Beat November 2009

icon Health Beat October 2009

 

iconHealth Beat August 2009

icon Health Beat July 2009

icon Health Beat May 2009

icon Health Beat April 2009

 

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 23:14

Worksite Health & Wellness

The Union County Health Department can assist local businesses in establishing or improving worksite wellness programs. UCHD can provide educational displays and health services for worksite healthfairs. UCHD also publishes a quarterly e-newsletter distributed through the Union County Wellness Consortium and the Chamber of Commerce. This newsletter provides health information and updates on local events and can be used by businesses as a free health newsletter for their employees. 

This section of our website also provides recommendations on travel immunizations for employees that may have to travel outside Ohio.

Saturday, 27 August 2011 23:10

Safety

The Union County Health Department is involved in many initiatives to ensure community safety. UCHD has a disease prevention and investigation team consisting of nurses, sanitarians and an epidemiologist who monitor disease rates in Union County. UCHD also does extensive emergency preparedness planning for unintentional and intentional heatlh threats to our community. UCHD is also involved in several projects geared toward reducing unintentional injury in Union County. These injury prevention projects include sports safety, pedistrian safety and youth conflict resolution.

 

 Click on the image below see an enlarged picture of children injury numbers in the US.

 

Infographic…A global view of child injury

Saturday, 27 August 2011 22:43

Clinics

The Union County Health Department offers a variety of clinics to assist our community with their health care needs. All of our clinics accept Medicaid, CareSource and Molina. For those with no insurance all of our clinics offer a sliding fee scale based on family size and income. No one is turned away for inability to pay. We also accept most private insurances.

Adult Health Services Clinic

Adult Health Services Clinic is for individuals whom are 11 years of age or older. This clinic operates on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Appointments are required. More....

Childhood Immunization Clinic

Our Childhood Immunization Clinic serves children ages 2 months to 12 years old.  All recommended and required immunizations for infants, toddlers and school aged children are available. More...

Flu Clinics

The Union County Health Department offers a variety of special flu clinics to help prepare our community for the seasonal flu. More...

Prenatal Clinic

No expectant parent should have to go without prenatal care. The Prenatal Clinic offers affordable prenatal care for expectant parents who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid.  Our Prenatal Clinic is by appointment only on Thursday mornings. More....

Sexual Health Clinic

The Union County Health Department offers clinic services for both men and women to safeguard their sexual health. STI testing, Annual Exams and Birth Control are a few examples of the services provided by this clinic.  More.... 

 

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:58

Partnerships

The Union County Health Department works with a variety of partners in order to protect the health and wellness of our residents. These partnerships are critical for securing grant funding, efficiency in programming and services, and for improving health outcomes. Many of our partnerships are in the form of community coalitions while others are joint ventures. Click on the menu items on the right-hand side to learn about various partnerships UCHD engages in.

To emphasize the importance of collaboration for the success of public health in Union County, the Union County Health Department annually recognizes one outstanding Public Health Partner of the Year. This award is given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to improving the health of our community. For some recipients the award is a culmination of many years of partnership, for others it highlights a year of dedicated service or the launch of a pivot community project. Listed here are some of our Public Health Partner of the Year award winners.

2016 - Jonathan Langhals, Assistant Superintendent Marysville Exempted Village School District

2015 - Marysville Evening Lions Club

2014 - Plain City Free Clinic

2013 - The Hope Center

2012 - The City of Marysville

2011 - Early Intervention Team, The Harold Lewis Center

2010 - Dr. Frank Ramond, Marysville OB/GYN

2009 - The Volunteers Who Assisted in the H1N1 Flu Response

2008 - Dr. Connie Warren, MD 

2007 - Union County Emergency Management Agency

2006 - Memorial Hospital

2005 - Melissa Hackett, East Elementary School

2004 - James Jobe, Special Needs Council

2003 - Jeff Pence, Honda of America

2002 - Dave Burke, Dave's Pharmacy

2001 - Danny Boggs, Memorial Hospital

2000 - Scott Underwood, Underwood Funeral Home

1999 - Phillip Connolly, Connolly Construction Company

1998 - Dr. David Applegate, Marysville Primary Care

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:40

Coalition

There are many different volunteer opportuniies for residents through a variety of community coalitions. Many of these coalitions are made up of community organizations, local government, law enforcement, fire and EMS, and local businesses. These coalitions work to identify and address health and safety concerns within our community. Input and participation of our residents is vital and welcomed. If you are interested in joining a coalition or learning more about their projects, please contact Shawn Sech at shawn.sech@uchd.net or 937-642-2053.

Union County Coalitions

Union County Wellness Consortium

Drug Free Youth Coalition

Safe Communities/Safe Kids Coalition
          Safe Routes to School
           

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:40

Medical Reserve Corps

Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:39

Volunteer & Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

          Clerk - intermittent

          Public Health Nurse - intermittent LPN or RN

Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Job Opportunities  

Clerk - intermittent

Status:  Intermittent, Unclassified, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Schedule:  Varies based upon the needs of the agency, but typically scheduled during clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday. Intermittent employees are required to work a minimum of 6 hours per quarter and a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

Pay Range:  $11.63 - $16.11 per hour, based on experience

Job Responsibilities:  Under general supervision, serve as the clerk for Nursing clinics and provide general administrative support to the Nursing division. Greet, announce, and check-in clients and visitors. Distribute, collect, review for completion, and process appropriate paperwork. Collect and process fees/payments and issue receipts. Schedule appointments and data enter immunization and client information into eClinicalWorks. Access immunization records from the Ohio Immunization Registry. Place reminder calls to clients for clinic appointments. Answer telephone calls, take/deliver messages, and respond to messages. Type letters, memos, and other documents. Prepare mass mailings. Copy, scan, fax, file, and collate documents. Answer general inquiries from the public and local healthcare providers. Maintain division and agency records and databases.

Qualifications:  Must be organized, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and excellent time management skills. Ability to multi-task in a busy setting, perform data entry with a high level of accuracy, and a strong attention to detail are essential. A High School Diploma or equivalent, previous experience performing receptionist or clerk/secretarial work in an office environment, and proficiency using computers and computer software required. Ability to carry, move, or push files and/or packages up to 25 pounds unassisted and up to 50 pounds with assistance necessary.

 

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please click here for instructions on how to apply.

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Public Health Nurse - intermittent LPN or RN

Status: Intermittent, Unclassified, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Hours:  Varies based upon the needs of the agency but typically scheduled, at a minimum, during immunization clinic on Tuesday. Intermittent employees are required to work a minimum of 6 hours per quarter and a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

Pay Range: LPN $16.08 - $22.15 per hour, RN $17.18 - $23.24 per hour, based on experience

The Union County Health Department is looking for an intermittent Public Health Nurse to work primarily during the Immunization clinic. Days/Hours/Work during Prenatal and/or Reproductive Health may be available.

Job Responsibilities: As assigned and under general supervision and direction, obtain intake information; prepare patients for clinical procedures; set up procedure tray, supplies, and medications; administer oral and intramuscular medication; alert nursing and physician staff of patient readiness; and provide direct nursing care in all clinic areas, including Immunization, Prenatal, and Reproductive Health Clinics (this function applicable to RN position only). Provide client education and teaching as applicable. Monitor clinical supply inventory and assist with the inventory control and security of medications, refrigerator checks, and prescription pads. Perform various activities in order to facilitate clinic operations. Greet patients, distribute paperwork, and document and enter patient and service data. Receive and respond to patient telephone calls. Make reminder phone calls to patients regarding scheduled office visits. Provide assistance and support to student nurses and members of contractual staff.

Qualifications: Must be detail oriented, organized, possess strong oral and written communication skills, excellent time management skills, strong customer service skills, and proficient in Microsoft Office. The ability to maintain licensure; CPR certified for adults, children, and infants; a valid Ohio Driver's License; valid auto liability insurance; the ability to maintain auto liability insurance; the ability to maintain insurability under the County's vehicle insurance policy; and the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted are essential. Additional LPN requirements: current valid license and a minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience. Additional RN requirements: current valid license.

 

Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please click here for instructions on how to apply.

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To apply for an open position, send your cover letter and resume to:

          Mail:    Union County Health Department

                     Attn:  Ashley Mitchell

                     940 London Ave., Suite 1100

                     Marysville, OH 43040

          Email:  Ashley Mitchell, Deputy Director of Administration, ashley.mitchell@uchd.net 

The Union County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected criteria.

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Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in interning with the Union County Health Department.  At this time, we do not have any posted opportunities available.  However, applicants interested in an internship may submit a cover letter and resume for review, or may click on the following link and fill out our questionnaire:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wDwCfECsRFhwrTC6xwgdIichmX-w7MzHLz4Xq1aoa-s/viewform?usp=send_form.  

The information submitted by applicants interested in an internship will be shared with our Directors for review for a possible opportunity that matches an applicant's background, skills, and interest.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Reserve Corp

The need for trained supplemental healthcare personnel to assist with emergency operations was highlighted after the terrorist attacks of 2001 and hurricanes of 2005. Many medical and public health professionals sought to support emergency relief efforts, but there was no organized approach to channel their willingness to help.

 The Ohio Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program provides the structure necessary to deploy healthcare personnel in response to an emergency, as it identifies specific, trained, and credentialed individuals available and ready to respond to emergencies, thus saving valuable time.

 Volunteers of any nature are being sought for this program; medical and non-medical persons. For more information, click here to be taken to our section on this website related to the Medical Reserve Corp. For specific questions or to get involved, you can contact the MRC Coordinator at rick.roush@uchd.net or by phone at 937-642-2053 ext. 2035.

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