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 entire population 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 & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Communicable Disease Specialist 3 to join the North Central Health District in Macon, GA.
Won't you join us?
Assists in the implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of communicable diseases.
Performs investigations, data collection/analysis, and interpretation.
Performs reporting and surveillance activities.
Prepares documentation of communicable disease case investigations occurring within the district.
Provides case management services, eg home visits, clinic referrals, patient education/counseling, etc to clients with various communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, etc.
Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic services for public health clients both in the clinic and field setting.
Provides educational programs, seminars and in-service training sessions to enhance public understanding of various communicable diseases.
Ensures implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of such diseases.
Works with the HIV Linkage Coordinator to link HIV-positive individuals to care and re-engages HIV-positive individuals back into care.
Collaborates with Communicable Disease, Linkage Coordinator and other NCHD staff on surveillance and quality management to identify patients who are lost-to-care and are unable to be brought back into care by clinic staff.
Investigates and locates patients who are lost-to-care; determine if and where they are engaged in care.
Plans and coordinates delivery of intervention activities.
Maintains records, collect data, SENDSS data, entry develops and implements care plans.
Maintains consistent communication and coordinates services and activities with Communicable Disease Supervisor, Linkage Coordinator and program staff.
Assists with the preparation and submission of monthly service reports and quarterly narratives.
Meets regularly with a multi-disciplinary team.
Attends conferences, educational webinars and meetings to increase knowledge of best practices.
Utilize the Program Collaboration and Service Integration with all staff of the Office of Epidemiology, Community Assessment, and Research initiatives.
The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage 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 credentials recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE). 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 require ac...commodations 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