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Infectious Disease Field Services Coordinator (HSC 4) DOH4274

Company: Washington State Department of Health
Location: Olympia
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Job Description:

Description The Opportunity

The Infectious Disease Field Services Coordinator provides leadership and is responsible and accountable for a statewide infectious disease field operations program that makes high-quality HIV and STD prevention services available and accessible to residents of Washington. Services include testing/screening, case investigation and partner services, linkage and retention to medical care and appropriate treatment.

The Office of Infectious Disease (OID) provides services to prevent and control sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, adult viral hepatitis and assesses the incidence and prevalence of these diseases. OID is also responsible for the HIV Client Services Early Intervention Program which pays for medications, insurance premiums and limited medical, mental health and dental care for low-income, eligible HIV-positive individuals. OID tracks and assesses disease and health conditions by collecting, analyzing and evaluating data. OID maintains databases that aid targeting resources toward current data trends.

The Disease Control and Health Statistics Division (DCHS) is a community health partner using innovative methods to provide quality health information, vital records, and assessment services for taking public health actions, developing public health policy, and conducting assessment activities to improve the health of the people of Washington.

This is a full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4) position.
About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to !

DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:

  • We are committed to diversity and inclusion . DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
  • We have an engaging program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
  • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
  • We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
  • We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.) What will you be doing? - Duties include
    • Managing a statewide infectious disease field services program that provides disease intervention and prevention activities, directly or through relationships with partners.
    • Providing contract oversight for statewide delivery of STD/HIV case investigation and partner services.
    • Coordinating skill building and training opportunities for Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) and other health staff, including coordination with federally funded capacity building assistance (CBA) providers and the STD Prevention Training Center (PTC) partners.
    • Coordinating peer-to-peer technical assistance opportunities for local health jurisdiction (LHJ) partners and skill building opportunities for LHJ program leaders.
    • Developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies that strengthen linkage to and retention in medical care and treatment for persons living with STD, HIV, and HCV.
    • Participating in outbreak monitoring activities and disseminating necessary data or information to assist local health partners in monitoring and responding to outbreaks.
    • Coordinating activities when statewide resources are needed to assist local health jurisdictions in outbreak response.
    • Supervising and providing leadership to the field operations team.
    • Cultivating and strengthening relationships with partner staff and organizations. What we're looking for

      Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

      Required Qualifications
      • Five (5) or more years of management or consultative experience in a health services program.
      • Four (4) or more years of experience providing direct disease investigation services to clients infected with STD/HIV and their partners.
      • Three (3) or more years of infectious disease prevention experience in public health at the local, state, or federal level.
      • Demonstrated experience in the following:
        • Training others in the effective use of STD/HIV case investigation and partner services.
        • Providing consultation on laboratory services.
        • Providing educational sessions to health care providers and other health care professionals.
        • Researching and preparing public health policy recommendations.
        • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information accessed by electronic, verbal, written or any means.
        • Knowledge of current federal infectious disease guidelines; clinical practice standards; and state laws and rules governing HIV, STD and HCV testing, screening, care and treatment services.
        • Knowledge of existing and emerging HIV, STD and HCV testing, screening and diagnostic technologies and bio-medical interventions. Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
          With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:
          • Work in an office setting that involves extensive hours of sitting and computer work.
          • Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
          • Work 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Some flexibility in scheduling may be negotiated.
          • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week to meet critical deadlines or deal with critical issues.
          • Travel throughout the state and nationwide which may include overnight stays will be required throughout the year.
          • Interact with culturally diverse customers (clients, local health jurisdictions, community-based providers, state agencies, other stakeholders).
          • Provide leadership and support during and outside regular hours in case of a public health emergency. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (see application details), (see application details), or TDD Relay at 1-(see application details) or 7-1-1.

            Application Process

            Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
          • A letter of interest , describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position
          • A current resume .
          • Three (3) or more professional references , to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
            DO NOT attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected. These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans , please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214.
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            Supplemental Information Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

            Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

            This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.

            More than Just a Paycheck!
            Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
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