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The Position
Under administrative direction of the the Public Public Health Director the the Public Public Health Health Officer Officer (PHO) performs the duties of County Health Health Officer Officer set forth
in California Health and Safety Code Sections 101 000 et et seq ’The PHO provides
services and and oversees communicable disease clinic and and emergency preparedness
activities for Nevada County The PHO as a a a a a a a licensed physician also provides
direction and consultation regarding patient care as needed The PHO is responsible
for for directing the enforcement of Federal State and and and County health and and and sanitation laws and and and regulations the the work of of combating and preventing the the spread of of communicable diseases the development and administration of emergency preparedness
plans related to bioterrorism
and and and pandemic flu and and and performs related work as required While under administrative direction of the the the the Public Health Director the the the the PHO is appointed by and and serves at the the the the will and and pleasure of of the the the the Board of of Supervisors Key responsibilities include:
• Serves as as Public Health Office during a a a a a a a a a declared incident or emergency including as as appropriate declaration of a a public health emergency • Takes appropriate measures to prevent and and control epidemics enforces orders rules and and regulations for for quarantine or isolation required by the the State Department of Health Services takes measures to prevent the the spread of diseases or or or any other contagious infectious or or or communicable disease disease made reportable by regulation to the State Department of Health Services • Detection and and control of communicable diseases diseases sexually transmitted diseases diseases and and tuberculosis consults with physicians and and staff in in the diagnosis and and investigation of suspected communicable disease cases provides
consultation to private community providers regarding diagnosis and and treatment of TB and and other communicable diseases • Clinical supervision of medical medical staff and medical medical services • Establishes and and and maintains medical medical standards and and and protocols for for medical medical staff provides
clinical services for for TB patients consisting of new patient patient evaluations development medication schedule and treatment plans prescription of of of medicines and ongoing monitoring of of of patients as needed the provision of of of TB clinical services are to be provided by primary care care or or specialty care care with Public Health consultation and coordination • Consults with Truckee reproductive health clinic staff for urgent cases • Oversees the maintenance of of of medical records of of of services and patient conditions ensuring confidentiality of of of patient records in accordance with California Law

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