Specifically, this role:
- Investigates and follows up on reportable communicable diseases to ensure appropriate prevention, treatment, control and reporting; discusses findings with the team and records all findings appropriately.
- Participates in surveillance, case and outbreak investigations, and response to limit the spread of diseases.
- Interviews and counsels clients who are at risk for or have a communicable disease.
- Coordinates with public health and community providers to maintain quality control of surveillance data.
- Communicates with medical providers and necessary stakeholders to ensure appropriate follow up is completed.
- Responds to calls from members of the public, health care providers, child care centers, schools and other stakeholders regarding communicable disease concerns; responds to phone and email inquiries from the public and medical providers.
- Provides consultation, outreach, and patient education about communicable diseases to a diverse community.
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The ideal candidate will:
- Be able to conduct interviews of a highly personal nature and the ability to maintain a calm demeanor.
- Have knowledge of communicable disease etiology, manifestations, progression, diagnosis and treatment.
- Be self-directed.
- Have an understanding of medical and drug terminology and general understanding of laboratory testing procedures.
- Work in a culturally competent manner.
This position might be for you if you:
- Take personal responsibility in providing exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive Public Health image, constructive working environment, and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community.
- Perform duties independently and without close supervision.
- Can multi-task, problem-solve, negotiate, provide effective conflict resolution, and coordinate several projects simultaneously.
- Are willing to take instruction and feedback.
- Bachelor's degree in public health, biological science, nursing or related field required.
- Experience in a community health setting, disease investigation, public health, healthcare, community health or communicable disease surveillance preferred.
- Clinical and patient education experience preferred.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time. Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.