DISEASE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Date: Sep 14, 2022

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).  DIS investigate reported, suspected, and potential cases of STDs.  Investigations include interviewing those infected with specific STDs, analyzing case information, interacting with health care providers, conducting computer record searches, contacting clients by phone and/or in person, and documenting investigation on forms required by MCHD, IDOH, and/or CDC.  Interviews are for the purpose of providing behavioral/social risk assessments and partner notification.  DIS contribute significantly to the design of non-traditional interventions such as targeted screening programs. They troubleshoot activities within the STD program and are expected to fulfill any duty that is a necessary component of the STD control program prior to actual hiring of personnel. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • HS Diploma + 2 years related work experience* or HS Diploma + Associate’s Degree or 2 years secondary education in related fields* 
  • Related work experience: Customer Service Industries, Public Health work, Social Services work, Community Health work, Direct Patient Care, Contact Tracing
  • Related education experience: Public Health/Community Health, Global Health, Social Sciences (Behavior, Social Work), Health Sciences, Nursing, Education 
     

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