October 9, 2017



Medical Interpreter

Job Overview

Interprets or translates communication between medical staff and non-English/limited English speaking patients, including women patients needing pre-natal, post-partum or family planning care.

Assists non-English/limited English speaking patients, or other staff working with these patients, in filling out a variety of forms for program eligibility, registration, check-out and medical history

Translates written materials from English to Spanish and vice versa; utilizes simultaneous and/or consecutive forms of translation; translates medical documents from patients’ native land; manages flow of communication and speed to capture and translate all necessary information.

Explains clinic policies and procedures to non-English/limited English speaking clients

Explains medical treatment/procedures and instructs clients in health education, with guidance from health department staff; understands and interprets complicated medical terminology, including regional slang.

Maintains and respects confidentiality of all involved in interpreter, patient and provider encounters.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing; patient tracking; performs basic maintenance of computers and office equipment, such as replacing paper, ink, toner.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, patient charts, TennCare temporary authorization forms, Tennessee Child Health Record forms, bills, inmate transfer documentation, or other documents.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED acceptable; supplemented by 2 years previous experience and/or training involving fluent bi-lingual writing and speaking in both English and Spanish with an emphasis in a health care field; knowledge of interpreting techniques and the profession’s code of ethics; an understanding of the cultural differences of the two languages is desired; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be able to pass the competency assessment for medical interpreters currently in use by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Submit resumes to:
Rachel Ellis | County Director
Cheatham and Robertson County Public Health Department ​
800 South Brown St, Springfield, TN 37172


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Possession of current registration as a dental assistant in the State of Tennessee with Dental Radiology Certification.

Other Requirements:

 Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must have: Valid Driver’s License

Examination Method:

Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under direct supervision of a licensed dentist, performs procedures designated under the scope of practice for a registered dental assistant to include certification for exposing and developing radiographs.

Distinguishing Features: This is the second level class in the Dental Assistant sub-series. An employee in this class works as a chair side assistant during examination and treatment of patients and can expose and develop radiographs. This class differs from Dental Assistant 1 in that an incumbent of the latter performs duties that require no certification. This series differs from the Dental Assistant 3 in that an incumbent of the latter works as a chair side assistant during examination and treatment of patients and can expose and develop radiographs, perform coronal polishing, sealant application, and nitrous oxide monitoring.

Work Activities:

Assisting and Caring for Others: Prepares the patient for dental procedures. Prepares operatories with appropriate instruments and supplies to be used for dental procedures. Performs four handed chair side assisting. Provides appropriate post treatment care and education or patients. Measures and records vital signs.

Training and Teaching Others: Provides patient education in proper oral hygiene procedures. Provides information concerning oral health practices to internal partners. Provides information concerning oral health practices to external partners. Provides peer training as designated.

Developing and Building Teams: Communicates effectively with peers and subordinates. Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or email. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

Documenting/Recording Information:

Reviews medical history. Records patient dental conditions and treatments. Maintains charts, records and reports. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards: Ensures compliance with federal, state and Tennessee Department of Health guidelines. Inspects materials to ensure compliance with expiration dates. Maintains current dental license and certification.

 Getting Information: Compiles information from patients, parents, guardians and family members in regards to patients’ health and dental needs. Compiles information from community resources concerning school transport programs and school-based referrals. Incorporating administrative information into the dental program to ensure compliance with administrative polices and updates.

Controlling Machines and Processes: Exposes and prepares x-rays for review. Meets infection control and safety guidelines.

Scheduling Work and Activities: Schedules appointments, answers telephone and organizes daily schedule. Coordinates and develops opportunities for community outreach and oral health activities.

Monitoring and Controlling Resources: Maintains appropriate inventory for dental service delivery. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material: Inspects equipment to identify the cause of errors or other defects.

Interacting with Computers: Enters and verifies data into computer system. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Competencies (KSA’s):

Competencies: Action Oriented Approachability Compassion Composure Decision Quality Ethics and Values Functional and Technical Integrity and Trust Intellectual Horsepower Knowledge:

Administration and Management Clerical Customer and Personal Service Education and Training Law and Government Mechanical Medicine and Dentistry Psychology Skills: Active Learning Active Listening Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Science Speaking Writing Coordination Instructing Persuasion Service Orientation Social Perceptiveness Equipment Maintenance Operation and Control Operation Monitoring Troubleshooting Time Management Abilities: Deductive Reasoning Fluency of Ideas Memorization Oral Comprehension Oral Expression Originality Problem Sensitivity Selective Attention Spatial Orientation Time Sharing Written Comprehension Written Expression Arm-Hand Steadiness Control Precision Finger Dexterity Manual Dexterity Multi-Limb Coordination Rate Control Reaction Time Speed of Limb Movement Wrist Finger Speed Dynamic Flexibility Dynamic Strength Extent Flexibility Gross Body Coordination Gross Body Equilibrium Stamina Trunk Strength Auditory Attention Depth Perception Glare Sensitivity Hearing Sensitivity Near Vision Peripheral Vision Sound Localization Speech Clarity Speech Recognition

Tools and Equipment Used: All Office Equipment (computer, fax, copier, scanner, telephone, calculator, etc.) Sterilization Equipment (Autoclave), Dental Instrumentation, Dental Hand Pieces and Accessories and any standard Dental Equipment.

Submit resumes to:
Rachel Ellis | County Director
Cheatham and Robertson County Public Health Department ​
800 South Brown St, Springfield, TN 37172


Building Maintenance Worker/HVAC Tech

Performs electrical, plumbing and carpentry maintenance along with HVAC maintenance. Must be HVAC certified.  5 years experience required, pay depending on experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license, and will be required to take a pre employment drug test.  Apply or pick up application at the Robertson County Office Building. Call Joe or Lauren @ 615-382-6140.