Environmental Health Specialist – Full time employment. Requires Bachelors Degree with 30/hrs college science or related experience. Incumbent primarily responsible for on-site evaluation of soils, interpretation of soil reports, development of minimum requirements, plan review issuance of septic permits and inspection of residential sewage disposal systems. Job Descriptions available upon request. Please send resume to: Marlene Hoag, Administrator Wells County Health Dept. 223 W Washington St. Bluffton, IN 46714
Medical Assistant – Incumbent serves as clinic nurse/medical assistant to Public Health Nurse requires certificate and/or licensing. Administers immunizations to infants, children and adults. Performs lead test and tuberculosis skin tests. Provides education on various public health topics. Job Description available upon request. Please send resume to: Marlene Hoag, Administrator Wells County Health Dept. 223 W Washington St. Bluffton, IN 46714
Clerical Assistant – Incumbent serves as clerical support for vital records and immunization clinic. Duties include receptionist duties, schedules/coordinates appointments, issuance of birth, death, and immunization records. Job Description available upon request. Please send resume to: Marlene Hoag, Administrator Wells County Health Dept. 223 W Washington St. Bluffton, IN 46714
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The Vital Records division is charged with the registration, maintenance and issuance of birth and death records for Wells County. This office provides certified copies of birth and death records for events occurring in Wells County from 1883 to present.
Public Health Nursing
The Public Health Nursing Division provides many services to the public, including immunizations for children and adults, limited travel immunizations, TB testing, lead testing for children, head lice information and treatment, and blood pressure screenings.
Staff comprising the Environmental Health Division enforce state and local public health laws regarding environmental issues, including trash/garbage, rodents/vector control, and any other environmental conditions that may generate, promote or transmit disease. Staff also enforce laws regarding public pools, tattoo/piercing facilities, animal bites, housing complaints, childhood lead poisoning, and water quality.
The Food Division is responsible for licensing and inspecting Wells County retail food establishments and bed & breakfast establishments, conducting foodborne illness investigations, and responding to food related consumer complaints.
The Septic Division is responsible for licensing and inspecting residential and commercial on-site sewage disposal systems, investigating illegal discharges of sewage, and plan review of new on-site septic systems.
Public Health Preparedness
The Wells County Health Department works closely with federal, state and local agencies to develop plans for emergency response to both natural and man-made disasters, enabling the County to be prepared for mass events that may affect public health.