Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position ofProfessional Healthcare Workerwithin the Epidemiology SectioninAugusta, Georgia.
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This is temporary or hourly paid work performing general support services. Positions in this job are established for less than 9 months or scheduled for less than 30 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits if the position status is temporary (i.e., SCOA 513). Positions in this job are established for greater than 9 months and scheduled for greater than 30 hours per week if the position status is permanent labor (i.e., SCOA 512). Normally permanent labor positions are eligible for Health Insurance benefits.
Conducts HIV/AIDS disease surveillance; working very closely with public health districts, medical providers, HIV community based organizations, and hospitals to obtain HIV/AIDS case report information.
Participate in special surveys and research projects related to HIV notifiable disease epidemiology.
Offer consultation and assistance for proper follow-up to local health care providers.
Offer routine feedback within the HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Section, with public health program, with district and county agencies, with private entities and non-governmental agencies.
Provides consultation and technical assistance as needed to providers about HIV/AIDS case reporting and surveillance.
Assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of disease surveillance systems.
Participates with data quality efforts as needed
Performs various duties in support of section operations.
Travel throughout the surveillance region to conduct HIV/AIDS surveillance will be a core function of this position.
Travel to Atlanta, GA home office when needed to attend meetings for HIV/AIDS Surveillance
Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a degree in Public Health or a closely related field OR Completion of a Bachelor's degree in any field AND two years of experience performing disease surveillance work or work in a closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the entry qualifications possess 3 or more of the following:
Education and experience in conducting disease surveillance.
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS or STD and/or other infectious disease
Degree in Public Health or a closely related field
Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you re...quire accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.