COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES I
|Department||MDH Local Health - Howard County|
|Date Opened||9/5/2018 09:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/19/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$34,390.00 - $44,205.00/year, with potential growth to $54,186.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Jennifer Bui|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The main purpose of this position is to maximize the early identification of new and potentially infectious syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia cases and ensure cases are referred to Howard County Health Department Disease Investigation Specialist for treatment and partner services programs. This position will perform an initial investigation of newly reported STI serological laboratory tests by reviewing the information provided for each patient, record searching each patients serological history, calling providers or laboratories to obtain additional information, and initiating records for the Disease Intervention Specialist. The position will also provide serological histories on patients to other jurisdictions as requested, in accordance with data security and confidentiality procedure. Other job duties include investigating of reportable diseases in Howard County, surveillance and intervention activities, providing partnership with the community to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. This position is also responsible for supporting the Harm Reduction Program by providing outreach and client support. Attendance at trainings and meetings related to Harm Reduction as needed.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience working with clients with addiction and/or substance abuse
- Experience with Case Management
- Possess a valid Driver's License and ability to travel using a motor vehicle
- Able to work independently
- Knowledge of Harm Reduction Strategies