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Disease Intervention Specialist I

Recruitment #121107-X38A-06

Introduction

Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.

Reference PIN 34003159

This position locates and interviews patients and their sexual partners to gather information on infections or exposures to HIV and STDs. Duties include, recommending testing/screening and referring positive patients to care; consulting with private/public providers to obtain information on treated cases; performing diagnostic and treatment techniques; seeking permission to apply epidemiological process to private patients; assisting in statewide screening programs on STDs and HIV to ensure timely reporting of positive findings; and providing medical consultation to clinics, county health departments, prisons and jails and IHS on STDs and HIV. A background check is required.  This position will be located in Tulsa.

Other:
Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free.  Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere.  Applicants may be subject to a background check.

This position may be filled at a higher level of the job family, depending upon the qualifications of the recommended applicant.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s 4B or the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Current permanent classified employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health submit the following:
• an ODH Form 92A (Request for Transfer/Promotion);
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

Permanent and classified employees of another state agency, unclassified employees with reinstatement rights, or former employees of any Oklahoma state agency that have reinstatement rights submit the following:
• a cover letter that must include the title and PIN of the position, the announcement date, and a phone
number and mailing address where the applicant can be reached;
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

E-Mail: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov
Fax: “Attn: Applications” at (405) 271-4994
Mail:   Office of Human Resources
        Oklahoma State Department of Health
        1000 NE 10th St
        Oklahoma City, OK 73117

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, development and implementation of disease control and prevention programs and activities, including and consultation, investigations, training and counseling concerning sexually transmitted diseases, and programs related to other communicable diseases.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Disease Intervention Specialist job family consists of three levels which are distinguished by the complexity of work assignments, the expertise required to complete assigned duties, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:    
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing entry level work in a training status.  In this role they will primarily be assigned responsibilities for conducting routine investigations and other activities to gather information concerning the treatment of various diseases, and assisting in the completion of other program activities related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in a biological science, health science, social science, or a closely related field or four years of experience in performing duties such as public health inspections and investigations, preventive health programs, or as a public health nurse or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Selection Plan

Scores Based On: 100% Written Test

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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