This is a full-time, permanent Health Services Consultant 2 (HSC2) position located within the Division of Environmental Public Health’s Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences.
Reporting to the Childhood Blood Lead Poisoning Prevention Team supervisor, this Child Blood Lead Generalist (HSC2) position strengthens the program’s efforts to increase coordination with health care providers, local health jurisdictions, and other partners. You will work with the team to provide training and technical assistance to external partners, monitor and enhance use of surveillance systems, and ensure coordination of grant deliverables. You will also work with families who have children with elevated levels of blood lead to conduct interviews and provide prevention information. Families may be recent refugee or other new arrivals to the country.
The successful candidate will foster positive internal and external relationships, ensure timely and accurate reporting, and contribute to the success of the Childhood Blood Lead Poisoning Prevention team. The work of this position is critical to Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) and agency goals of reducing and eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Washington State.
This position supports the Department of Health’s mission to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State and the mission of the Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences (OEPHS) to assure environmental public health programs and policies are based in sound science.
The duty station for this position reports to the Tumwater duty station. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. Incumbent must have internet access and connectivity or must be able to report to a duty station to access internet and connectivity. There may be some travel expected to different parts of the state as needed to support trainings and meetings. An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request and supervisor approval.
About the Childhood Blood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is located in the Healthy Homes & Communities section and works to reduce health disparities and improve health equity associated with childhood lead exposure in Washington State through focused and intentional efforts around (1) increasing blood lead testing and reporting, (2) enhancing surveillance and data quality to better identify high risk populations, and (3) ensuring effective follow-up and linkages to recommended services for children with elevated blood lead levels.
Option 1: Three (3) or more years of professional experience in a health services program (or closely allied field) performing tasks that include client interactions and database management.
Option 2: An associate degree or higher that includes course work in public health, community health, social work, health communications, public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, or a related field; AND one (1) or more years of experience in a health services program performing tasks that includes providing training/technical assistance and database management.
Option 3: A bachelor’s degree or higher that includes course work in public health, community health, social work, health communications, public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, or a related field.
Strong communication, organization, and time management skills.
Experience working effectively and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
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