Disease Intervention Specialist

Application Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (Due Today) Time is running out Expires soon!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Disease Intervention Specialist

Closing Date/Time: Monday, 9/20/2021, 4:30 pm

Salary: $27.63 to $38.08 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Disease Intervention Specialist performs education, prevention, case management, and follow-up activities related to infectious and sexually transmitted infections (STI).

This is a grant funded position.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS--Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conducts direct point-of-care testing, client interviews, risk reduction counseling and education; delivers test results and provides post-test counseling; and makes referrals to appropriate prevention or medical care resources for clients at risk of or living with HIV.

Investigates, interviews, and conducts case management for individuals identified as cases or contacts to positive STD/HIV/AIDS cases to recommend and encourage appropriate medical treatment and follow-up.

Coordinates and promotes improved access to financial and other resources and services through the development and use of enhanced information and referral services, and counseling to assist clients in obtaining appropriate services and assistance to meet their needs.

Provides services to partners of persons diagnosed with or exposed to HIV and other STIs according to Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines including collaborating with other state and local partners conducting partner services.

May collect lab specimens and provide expedited partner therapy in the field under the standing orders.

Prepares a variety of program letters, educational materials, reports and statistics; answers questions from providers, schools, and the public.

Attends and participates in a variety of internal and external meetings, councils, and committees.

Assists in annual grant applications; completes grant requirements regarding reporting and documentation.

Participates in department efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Social Work, or a related field; AND two (2) years of public health experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Grant planning and implementation.

Conflict management and negotiation principles and practices.

Social media platforms.

Disease transmission, prevention methods, and treatment.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Records maintenance and retention policies, procedures, and practices.

Phlebotomy practices, methods, and procedures.

Community health resource and programs.

Skill in:
Exercising understanding, cultural competence, and a non-judgmental demeanor in interaction with clients, patients, and providers.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Preparing clear and concise reports.

Working efficiently both independently and as part of a team.

Following policies, procedures and protocols.

Gathering and analyzing data and statistics.

Delivering educational presentations and information to large and small groups of varying age and background.

Collecting capillary and venous blood samples.

Maintaining confidential information according to county, state, and federal standards.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Must maintain First Aid, CPR, and AED Certifications within three (3) months of hire.
Must successfully complete phlebotomy training within six (6) months of hire.
A valid Driver's license may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in clinical and office settings and at various locations throughout Scott County including client homes. Work requires exposure to seasonal weather conditions, potential harm from agitated clients, hazardous chemicals, and infectious diseases. May be required to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Benefits

The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.