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DISEASE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

A Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) is an investigator that intervenes in the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Investigations involve managing reported, suspected and potential cases STDs through record searches, case documentation, interacting with health care providers, interviewing patients, and conducting field work. Essential Duties include: Case Management - DIS manage a task list of reported, suspected and potential cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. They contact patients and their providers to verify testing, treatment, and follow up with those who have been newly diagnosed to conduct DIS interviews, which include discussing disease comprehension, conducting risk assessments, creating individual risk reduction plans, and offer Partner Services (notification of exposure to sexual and needle sharing partners). Clinical Shifts - DIS conduct confidential patient interviews at the Bell Flower Clinic while also assisting clinicians in diagnosis, recommended treatment, and medical record searching. Field Work - DIS investigate the source and spread of STDs in the community by visiting patients and their sex or needle sharing partners at their homes, places or work, or schools. They perform phlebotomy procedures for patients in need blood tests and collect self-administered urine and swab specimens for patients in need screening. Other DIS Duties and Responsibilities - DIS attend assigned meetings, conferences, in-services, participate in public health emergency preparedness exercises in the response to public health emergencies, and participate in a minimum of two MCPHD events totaling a minimum of eight (8) hours annually.

 

Qualifications

Education/Licensure/Certifications/Experience: DIS must have a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in the field of Public Health or Sciences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Language Skills : DIS have excellent verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of discussing sensitive and personal sexual information with patients and documenting information clearly and thoroughly in STD databases and EMRs. Language skills also include ability to read and interpret documents such as public health laws, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organizations. Reasoning Ability and Critical Thinking Skills : DIS are critical thinkers who use their skills to make important decisions while under strict time constraints by reviewing facts, information at hand, and available options. They have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. They are able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Computer skills : DIS possess basic computer skills including ability to utilize databases, spreadsheets, and word processing software.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis