Health

The mission of the Greene County Health Department is to Protect, Preserve and Enhance the public health of Greene County through a commitment to the principles of public health practice in our community.

Joy Brock, Director

227 Kingold Boulevard, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone (252) 747-8183
Fax (252) 747-4040
Email joy.brock@greenecountync.gov

 

 

Job Vacancy - Public Health Nurse II

Public Health Nurse II (Full-time) Greene County Department of Public Health is accepting applications for a Public Health Nurse II. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as lead nurse for the Child Health Program. This includes coordinating assignments to assure adequate coverage of services and preparation of clinic environment, clients records, and educational materials for families and staff. The Child Health Nurse assists the clinician with the examination and may perform well child exams. The Child Health Nurse provides SIDS counseling, coordinates Sickle Cell counseling with the Eastern NC Chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, coordinates lead investigations, and is a liaison to the Greene County School system. The Child Health Nurse is a back-up nurse for the Laboratory, Immunization, STD/HIV, and Communicable Disease programs.

Required Minimum Training: Graduation from a four year college or university with a BS Degree in Nursing, which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and three years of professional nursing experience, in which two of those years must have been in public health.

Additional Training/Experience: A registered nurse without a BS Degree in Nursing must satisfactorily complete Introduction to Principles and Practice of Public Health Nursing.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation:

  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing.
  • Valid NC drivers license

Hiring salary range: $46,606 - $51,005 (depends on education and experience). Includes the county benefits package.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and PD-107 (state application) to:

Greene County Department of Public Health
Attention: Public Health Nurse II Vacancy
227 Kingold Boulevard, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580

EOE

No applications will be accepted after close of business on January 22, 2019.


 

Job Vacancy - Public Health Educator II

Public Health Educator II (Full-time) Greene County Department of Public Health is accepting applications for a Public Health Educator II. The Public Health Educator II works as the Healthy Communities Coordinator and Preparedness Coordinator for the Greene County Department of Public Health. The Healthy Communities Coordinator works to develop and implement systems and environmental change interventions that improve local food systems, increase food security, promote active living through planning, and prevent chronic diseases. The Preparedness Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of all agency policies and procedures related to preparedness and emergency response. Applicant must have a masters degree in public health or public health education; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in health education and two years experience in public health education or a related field; or graduation from a four-year college or university and three years experience in public health education; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Hiring salary range: $34,892 - $38,175 (depends on education and experience). Includes the county benefits package.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and PD-107 (state application) to:

Greene County Department of Public Health
Attention: Public Health Educator II Vacancy
227 Kingold Boulevard, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580

EOE

No applications will be accepted after close of business on January 22, 2019.


 

Job Vacancy - WIC Processing Assistant IV

WIC Processing Assistant IV (Full-time) Greene County Department of Public Health is seeking a WIC Processing Assistant IV to work 40 hours per week in the WIC Program. Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Special Skills: Experience with WIC Crossroads, NCIR, NC Tracks, and Microsoft Word helpful but not required. Required Tests: Must pass spelling, filing, and proofreading tests administered by employer. Bilingual applicants preferred but not required.

Minimum education and experience: High School graduation and two years of clerical experience

Annual Salary: $24,862.00 DOE. Includes benefits.

No applications accepted after close of business on January 22, 2019. Submit a completed state application form (PD 107), resume and cover letter to:

Greene County Department of Public Health
Attention: WIC Processing Assistant IV Vacancy
227 Kingold Blvd., Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580

EOE


 

Greene County Department of Public Health Awarded Reaccreditation Designation

Five health departments were awarded reaccreditation status by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) Board on November 16th, 2018.  They are Cherokee County Health Department, Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.

“All of the agencies recently achieving reaccreditation have much to be proud of.  They have not only demonstrated their ability to meet a set of important performance standards, but excelled in many areas.  Through reaccreditation, these agencies demonstrate a strong commitment to continuously work to improve the quality of services provided to their respective communities,” comments Amy Belflower Thomas, NC Local Health Department Accreditation Administrator.

Reaccreditation with Honors designation was awarded to four agencies: Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.  This honorary designation was implemented for the first time in Fall of 2017 to recognize agencies that especially excelled in their accreditation assessment by missing one or less activities within each of five standards set by the NCLHDA program.  The program is especially pleased to see that this special recognition was achieved by such a diverse group of local health departments - including rural, urban, large, and small health departments.

North Carolina is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local health departments.  The purpose of the accreditation program is to assure a basic level of capacity and services in each of the local health departments across the state.

Since the pilot program involving six local health departments began in 2004, all eighty-five health departments have been initially accredited in NC and, as of May 18th, 2018, have been reaccredited at least once.  The process of accreditation includes three major components – a self-assessment completed by the agency, a site visit by a multidisciplinary team of peers to review performance standards, and determination of accreditation status by an independent Accreditation Board comprised of state and local public health officials, Board of Health members, County Commissioners, and public members.

The NC Local Health Department Accreditation program is a collaboration of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors.

Pictured: Chris Dobbins, Accreditation Board Chair. Joy Brock, Agency Accreditation Coordinator & Health Director. Amy B. Thomas, Accreditation Administrator. Tommy Jarrell, Lead Site Visitor.


 

Interested in serving on the Board of Health?

The Greene County Board of Health is currently seeking two individuals to serve on the board. We are recruiting for the following vacancies: Registered Nurse and Professional Engineer. Someone that's interested in serving on the board can serve in lieu of the position. You must be a Greene County resident and attend 75% of the meetings. The Greene County Board of Health meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7 p.m. If you're interested in applying, click here for the Board Appointment Form.

 


 

Friends of Phillip, (NA) Narcotics Anonymous Group

Meetings are held every Monday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM

at the Hookerton Recreation Park Building

484 Morris BBQ Road

Hookerton, NC 28538

All who want to find peace in recovery are welcome!

 

The Greene County NAranon (for family and friends of people in recovery or active addiction) Group meets every Thursday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM in the same location as listed above.

 

CONTACT: Melissa at (919) 583-3551 for more information.

 

 

Attention WIC Shoppers: NC eWIC is here!

Simple - No more paper! Your NC eWIC card will replace your food instruments.
Safe - Your NC eWIC card will work like a debit card at the checkout.
Convenient - Buy only the foods you need when you shop. See your benefits balance and approved products list on your smartphone.
Learn More - Ask about NC eWIC at your local WIC office. Located at Greene County Department of Public Health, 227 Kingold Boulevard, Snow Hill. Phone (252) 747-3244
Click here for the English flyer. Click here for the Spanish flyer.
 

 


2017 State of the County Health Report

Greene County Department of Public Health is pleased to share the 2017 State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report. This report provides an annual review of the health of our community, tracks progress regarding health priorities and concerns, and identifies new initiatives and emerging issues that affect the health status of Greene County residents.  The information is designed to educate and update community members, community leaders, elected officials and local agencies.  Click here to view the 2017 SOTCH Report.

For more information about how public health is working for you, feel free to contact Joy S. Brock by phone (252) 747-8183 or email joy.brock@greenecountync.gov

County residents are also encouraged to attend regular meetings of the Greene County Board of Health to learn more about public health in the county.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Health is Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Health Department.

 


2015 Community Health Assessment 

The Community Health Assessment process is a four‐year cycle in which local health departments across North Carolina are charged with the responsibility of conducting a Community Health Assessment (CHA) in their respective counties. The CHA is required of public health departments in the consolidated agreement between the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the local public health agency. Furthermore, a CHA is required for local public health department accreditation through the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board (G.S. § 130A-34.1).

Community Health Assessments are the foundation for improving and promoting the health of the community. The role of the assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address those issues. The completed CHA serves as the basis for prioritizing the community’s health needs and culminates in planning to meet those needs.

To view the 2015 Community Health Assessment for Greene County, please click here.

 


 

Community Health & Wellness Resource List

Click here to access the Greene County Community Health & Wellness Resource List

 


"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint, of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992.  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 (English) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

To view the complete Nondiscrimination Statement in English and Spanish, please click here.

 


For more information regarding public health issues or health department services, contact Joy S. Brock at (252) 747-8183 or joy.brock@greenecountync.gov.