The incumbent works within the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (OIDE) and is responsible for: developing plans and procedures to locate, control and respond to infectious diseases statewide (including enteric diseases, vector-borne diseases, influenza, vaccine-preventable diseases, healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic-resistant infections and rabies) and coordinating and monitoring program functions to ensure effectiveness of OIDE activities.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Plans, coordinates and oversees a statewide disease or health hazard control program.
- Develops operational procedures and monitors program activities to ensure compliance of same.
- Coordinates program activities with other public and private programs to ensure total compliance.
- Interacts with federal, state and local government officials.
- Prepares annual budget request. Ensures procurement of equipment, supplies and/or contractual services needed.
- Monitors and evaluates statistical data to determine appropriate target screening areas.
- Prepares and maintains records and reports as required.
- Performs testing and reviews results to ensure quality control of sample collection and staff performance and to monitor effectiveness of screening program.
- Plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of staff engaged in sampling, surveillance, screening and inspection activities and clerical support functions.
- Trains staff in program techniques.
- Plans and delivers educational programs.
- Provides technical assistance to physicians, hospital administrators, laboratory directors and public and private agencies in disease/health hazard reporting methods.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Health Program Coordinator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in program monitoring such as monitoring program activities and recommending alternatives, improvements, courses of action, and other changes based on findings.
- Six months experience in screening and detecting communicable or chronic diseases/health hazards to control the spread of diseases/hazards.
- Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Six months experience in narrative report writing.
- Knowledge of etiology of communicable or chronic diseases/health hazards.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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