Linkage To Care Specialist | Publ Hlth Disease Intervention Spec II
NC Division of Public Health
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $41,429 – $54,000
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 65020946
Position is in the Communicable Disease Branch within our Field Services Unit and located in Wake County in our Raleigh Regional Field Services Office. Linkage to care specialists are responsible for utilizing proven social, behavioral, educational and sociological tools to identify and overcome barriers to linkage and retention in medical care. Duties include interviewing and in-depth medial record abstractions of individuals living with COVID-19, STIs, HIV, viral hepatitis and other infectious diseases. To accomplish their duties, linkage to care specialists must: find locating information using person finding software such as LexisNexis, Department of Corrections databases, registries, and hospital/health care electronic medical records. This position is responsible for coordination of their work with other program areas under the supervision of the Linkage to care supervisor (program supervisor II). Positions work is critical to assessing new programmatic initiatives through data /information collection, documentation, and analysis outcome trends with the goal of informing programmatic processes to maximize the success of linkage to care efforts. These positions also work with academic partners to incorporate the outcomes of cutting-edge public health research into public health practice.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Ability to establish and maintain consulting relationships with health care and other human services professionals.
Have a thorough and current knowledge of HIV, STIs, COVID-19 and other infectious diseases including their symptoms, complications, prevention, and epidemiology.
Possess skills in directing and scheduling office operations and activities of staff members, also skills in coaching and training of staff.
Have the capability of making independent judgements consistent with training and protocol, knowledgeable of the principles and skills in the practice of disease investigation.
Skilled in client interviewing, disease case management and client-centered counseling are strongly preferred.
Must establish rapport and effectively communicate verbally and written with health care and other professionals, with clients, and with community members.
Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local public health laws, rules, and regulations, which are applicable to sexually transmitted diseases and related issues, express ideas clearly, concisely, and sensitively in oral and written form.
Skilled in basic computer programs, including Windows, word processing and data entry.
Must learn and successfully perform venipuncture (drawing blood).
Have the capability of working successfully among culturally diverse populations, high crime, and highly sensitive communities. Must be able to plan and execute work in a timely manner, combine multiple issues and factors into a comprehensive whole and successfully make public presentations.
Must have a Valid Driver License.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience as a Public Health Disease Intervention Specialist, including one year in the same program area OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.