Disease Intervention Specialist
Job Details
Entry
Home Office - Oklahoma City, OK
Optional Work from Home
Full Time
High School
$18.33 - $22.91 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day
Admin - Clerical
Description

Job Duties:  

Under the general direction of the Surveillance Program Coordinator, selected applicant will assist the program by performing various duties including but not limited to: 

Provides treatment consultation to clinics and county health departments on sexually transmitted diseases, and other communicable diseases.
• Consults with local health officers, providers, school officials, and others on the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
• Participates in the development of various programs, preparation of field procedures and information, and other activities related to program direction.
• Provides training and information on assigned programs in schools, public and private facilities, and to the general public.
• Interviews patients and contacts to gather information concerning infections or exposure to various types of communicable diseases; consults with providers to stimulate case reporting, obtain information on treated cases, provide information on diagnostic and treatment techniques, and secure permission to apply epidemiological process to private patients.
• Assists in statewide screening programs through coordination of laboratory efforts to assure timely reporting of positive findings indicative of such diseases.
• Participates in special projects with federal and local public health agencies; cooperates with volunteer health groups in disease prevention and control programs.
• Employee will be trained, and will possibly draw blood based on community need.
• Proof of hepatitis B vaccine required, or willingness to be vaccinated.

 

Qualifications

Experience:

Mandatory Minimum: High School Diploma and 2 plus years' experience in health related field is required.

Seeking individual experienced in healthcare industry in fields including but not limited to nursing, phlebotomy, certified nurse assistant or LPN.

Experience with tribal organizations and/or not-for-profit agency is desired.  Experience using MS computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).  Minimum of one-year experience of facilitation, course delivery or other public speaking to groups of all sizes.  Grant writing and management experience is desired.

Competencies:

Must have ability to telework including but not limited to reliable home internet and workspace conducive to productivity.

Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving.

Knowledge:

Knowledge of various types of communicable diseases; of state and federal laws concerning the treatment and reporting of various types of infections or exposure to various diseases; of medical and epidemiological aspects of diseases; of laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis of disease or infections; and of the principles of interviewing and training. Ability is required to work with groups and individuals; to provide information concerning communicable diseases; and to interview and gather information. COVID-19 and other infectious disease response including hepatitis C (HCV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis A (HAV), syphilis, HIV and other infectious diseases of determined significance.
Must be able to collaborate with tribes, tribal organizations, IHS, State health departments, federal agencies and other agencies to coordinate and develop epidemiology and surveillance activities.

Skills:

Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; presentation skills; decision making and time management skills; excellent problem solving skills; leadership and team building skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with the public; and maintain confidentiality.  Demonstrate ability to work with individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds.  Have experience researching and writing grant proposals to seek funding opportunities in the areas of health care and prevention.

Supervisory Authority: None

Travel:  Travel will be required in the fulfillment of job requirements. Reliable transportation and valid driver's license are required. 

Equal Employment:

Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodations:

Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Full-time grant funded appointment (Subject to grant continuation); 2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current State Driver’s License; 3. Climbing, walking, standing, bending, and occasionally long hours. 4. In and/or Out-of-State travel required.

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