$ 29,973.00 Communicable Disease Specialist II Gainesville

Published date: July 1, 2019
  • Location: Hall County, Gainesville, Georgia


GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (GA)
invites applications for the position of:
Communicable Disease Specialist 2

SALARY: $29,973.63 - $38,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/28/19
CLOSING DATE: 07/14/19 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:
Pay Grade: I

The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Communicable Disease Specialist within the North Health District in Gainesville, GA.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, gathers, analyzes and monitors data regarding communicable diseases within a health district. Ensures implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of such diseases.

Conduct timely disease intervention functions to control and prevent STDs.
Provide STD/HIV education to patients, their partners, clinicians and other community members. Counsel patients on their diagnosis and potential treatment options.
Conduct patient interviews to elicit partners and other epidemiological data.
Perform investigations to gather information using an array of resources.
Coordinate testing and treatment for infected and affected individuals.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND Six months of related experience
OR
Associate's degree from an accredited college AND Two years of experience in a related area
OR
Four years of experience in a medical related field
OR
Licensure as a registered nurse AND One year of nursing experience
OR
One year of experience at the lower level (HCP080) position equivalent.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


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