Maternal/Child Health & Public Health Nurse
Hello! My name is Roby Orf LPN. I am the Maternal & Child Health/Public Health Nurse at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. My duties in this role include public health nursing, immunization administration, child health care consultation and CPR/First Aid instruction and health education. As a Public Health Nurse, I visit homebound patients within our community performing various nursing services from setting up medications to drawing blood and taking blood pressures. As part of the immunization program, I administer immunizations to children of all ages against vaccine preventable diseases and ensure they meet the recommended requirements to attend school. Vaccinations start at birth and run through our last years of life and at PCHD these vaccines are offered in the office as well as through community clinics. As the Child Care Health Consultant, I work with daycare providers in Pike and Lincoln Counties to provide education on the health and wellbeing of our children and serve as a community resource. I also visit the daycares and spend time with the kids as well, providing Health Promotion activities. As an American Heart Association certified CPR Instructor, I schedule, coordinate and teach CPR and First Aid classes within our community. With the help of two other CPR instructors, Kim Gamm RN and Rhonda Stumbaugh RN, we are educating the community on what to do in emergency situations.
These are just some of my responsibilities to the agency. I try to help out in any way I can to promote our agency and help our public grow together. I have been an employee of PCHD since 2005. I received my nursing licensure and IV certification at Moberly Area Community College in 1995.
Since I started working here, I have been able to touch the lives of many in our community. Seeing the smiles on the patient’s faces and helping others is what truly warms my heart. My coworkers/friends at PCHD make coming to work easy. It is a true pleasure to work with such a wonderful family.