HARM REDUCTION NURSE EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Date: Sep 15, 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

The Safe Syringe Nurse Epidemiologist will be responsible for staffing Safe Syringe Access and Support with the duties of providing immunizations, point of care testing, and wound care education.  The individual in this position will be responsible for the investigation and implementation of interventions to control and prevent certain infectious diseases in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code.  This individual will serve as a resource to the public through community education and as a consultant to other healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, public health professionals, and infection prevention partners.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing and minimum one-year work experience in HIV, STDs, syringe exchange, Public Health and/or harm reductions strategies, or a very closely related field.
  • Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and access to vehicle for frequent in-county travel.  Must meet the “Driver Requirements” as stated in the Health and Hospital Corporation, “Vehicle/Driver Safety Program Policy 200-1”.
     

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Public Health 10 Essential Services
  • Basic nursing skills expected
  • Extensive knowledge and commitment to principles of harm reduction
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office platform
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public, Indiana State Department of Health personnel, clinic staff at referral sites, coworkers and clients both orally and in writing
  • Effective response to stressful situations; and appropriate response in dealing with difficult clients
  • Ability to judge the safety of a situation and respond appropriately. 
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse races, socio-economic statuses, housing statuses, variations in hygiene, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, and people who are current or former injection drug users
  • Must effectively orient and instruct new employees.
  • Sound judgement is essential in contacts with public, medical, and public health community to ensure accurate information dissemination.
     

Working Enviornment

  • May be exposed to inclement weather.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Hazards such as animal bites, allergens, unsafe dwellings, difficult or hostile clients.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, infections; and other hazards, involved in clinic and community site visitations
  • Frequent external contacts with health care and social service agencies concerning referrals and care coordination

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