Month: January 2016

Position Available

Public Health Administrative Assistant
Lincoln County Public Health in Kemmerer is looking for an experienced Administration Assistant to join their small team and be an integral part in making a difference to the health and well-being of the families in the community. Available for immediate start at 40 hrs. per week. The successful candidate would be a reliable self-starter who is able to work autonomously, has initiative and takes pride in their work. Applicants must possess excellent public relation and computer skills.

In this role you would be required to complete the following tasks:
• Open and close the office
• Answer phones and client inquires,
• Administrative support to manager and staff, keep calendar current
• Prepare and file clinic records, archive records as needed
• Maintain inventories, assist manager with supply and vaccine orders.
• Extensive knowledge in computer, with strong writing skills
• Experience with Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid billing

This challenging position would suit a candidate with a flexible, positive outlook. Must be self-motivated with great communication skills (both verbal and written), have an eye for detail, be well organized, having a willingness to learn, professional approach, and is looking to kick start their career in a medical office environment. Go to www.lcwy.org and click on Jobs for an application. Mail applications to:  Lincoln County Public Health  421 Jefferson, Suite #401  Afton, WY  83110

January is National Radon Action Month

For the month of January, the Department of Health is running a promotion for a free radon test kit. Visit their page for more details on how you can receive a free kit.

The Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, part of the Wyoming Department of Health, is encouraging state residents to test their homes for radon.

Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and dangerous gas found in homes, especially older structures. Radon naturally occurs as a radioactive gas re­leased from the element radium and is found in rocks, soil and water.

“As radon naturally degrades, it can seep up into your home, get trapped in­side, and build in intensity,” said Julie Tarbuck, Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program manager.

“Radon is recognized as the second leading cause of lung cancer,” Tarbuck said. “The good news is exposure to radon is easily preventable with testing and fixing.”

however after a certain level of radon, health concerns exist. An elevated level of radon is considered anything over 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) and should be fixed, while anything below 2pCi/L is considered within normal limits and doesn’t require immediate attention, but may eventually cause health concerns with prolonged exposure.

The Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has radon test kits available for individuals and families at a low cost, as well as resources for contractors, real estate agents and home buyers. For more information about radon or to obtain a radon test kit please call 307-777-8609 or visithealth.wyo.gov/phsd/radon.

*information written by Kim Deti