Adolescent Health Specialist

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 12, 2023
Cherokee County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Adolescent Health Specialist


Supervisory Organization
340 Family Health Administration

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $55,028.60, based on education and experience.

PIN 34004006

Job Description

Position Summary

This position functions under the direct supervision of the District Nurse Manager/ Nurse Manager with additional oversight from the CAH Healthy Youth Consultant. Duties include: Providing age-appropriate, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curriculum in school settings, facilitating Public Health Youth Councils (PHYCs), and serving as an expert and resource for local communities on adolescent health issues.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions

  • Implement, with fidelity, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) curricula in rural counties with teen birth rates higher than the national average.
  • Develop and provide presentations on additional adolescent health topics such as HIV/STI prevention, healthy relationships (including LGBTQ+ relationships), consent, suicide prevention, distracted driving, internet safety, and others.
  • Work closely with communities, families, tribes, schools, and other youth-serving organizations (YSOs) to ensure education and outreach activities are provided to/about adolescents.
  • Establish and facilitate PHYCs in the region.
  • Assist in program development and participate in technical assistance site visits.
  • Collaborate with Maternal and Child Health (MCH) to review project activities, assess project needs, and plan future activities, as well as to complete project reports and evaluation activities.

Other Duties

Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in nursing, health education, community health or public health with one year experience in health education and/or working with adolescents.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities

required at this level include knowledge of public health problems, specifically related to adolescent health issues, public health principles and practices, community health organization, and the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework. Required abilities and/or skills include and are not limited to public speaking; working with diverse groups of youth and adults in school and community settings; delivering evidence-based curriculum with fidelity; organizing communities and directing groups on adolescent health issues; preparing a variety of educational materials such as brochures, oral presentations, articles for publications, newsletters, and social media posts; to use applicable software and/or tools for data collection and entry; and to coordinate and carry out adolescent health activities. Ability is required to develop, plan, and implement an effective nursing care program and to provide education and training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Combination of office, classroom, community organization meetings, teaching evidenced-based curricula, delivering presentations, and training teachers and other staff. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Use of N-95 respirator is required.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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