Collective Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Health and Hospital Systems Posting Salary: SALARY: $21.002
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Department of Public Health – Comm. Disease Control & Prevention
SHIFT: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Under the supervision of the sexually transmitted infections (STI) Epidemiologist ll/Surveillance Coordinator or designee, conducts STI surveillance and/or field activities to ensure compliance with the Illinois Department of Public Health's Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Codes and program standards. Provides direct counseling, partner notification and referral services to STI clinic patients.
Educates medical providers and laboratories according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Codes and supplies them with the required materials for standardized reporting.
Monitors medical providers, laboratories and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) clinics for accurate and timely reporting and reports delinquencies to the Surveillance Coordinator.
Responsible for timely and accurate investigation of all diseases received on the weekly laboratory report (WLR), on morbidity report form (MRF) and/or preprinted reports received from lDPH and initiates the appropriate action for reporting or field investigation.
Assist in collection, compiling, and evaluation aggregate surveillance data to determine current trends to guide the development of appropriate STD prevention activities.
Helps conduct medical provider and laboratory site visits and provides constructive feedback and data to improve any identified deficiencies.
In accordance with the lDPH's Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Codes, participates in the development of and/or revisions to surveillance protocols and procedures.
Functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assure proper treatment of patients at CCDPH STD clinics and comply with the protocol and procedures for clinic operations.
Attends all required IDPH and CCDPH trainings and meetings.
Creates and conducts presentations to schools, medical providers and community groups as requested.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university ( must provide official transcripts at time of interview) .
One (1) year of professional experience in the area of communicable disease control and field investigation or equivalent.
Must possess a valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle.
Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA IS -100.b Management within six months of employment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
Bachelor's degree, preferably in public health or the natural sciences, from an accredited college or university.
Basic knowledge of microbiology, infectious disease epidemiology and statistics. Knowledge of computer software packages including word processing, database and spreadsheet software.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
The ability to follow directions and work in the field using independent judgment. Ability to elicit information from and provide information to clients/providers with a variety of educational, social and ethnic backgrounds.
Basic knowledge of microbiology, infectious disease epidemiology and statistics. Knowledge of computer software packages including word processing, database and spreadsheet software preferred.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER