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Job Title: Medical Investigator
Job Number: 17-43
Organization: Southern Nevada Health District
Posted: 12/21/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Las Vegas,  NV    USA
Position Description: The Medical Surveillance Investigator would serve as medical community liaison between the Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance (OEDS) and medical stakeholders in Clark County. This position is responsible for investigating complex cases, outbreaks and provides expert consultation. This position will be assigned on call duties as part of their scope of work and conduct in-person or telephone interviews, provide education, work with the media, provide lab monitoring for specific diseases and work offsite with collaborating physician depending on project assignments.

UPDATE SALARY: $107,729.96 - $150,306.00


• Receives direction from the Director of Community Health or designee

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. • Conduct epidemiologic surveillance activities including community assessments • Lead community public health planning processes for the Division of Community Health • Take calls after hours for communicable and infectious diseases. • Provide prescriptions and immunizations to its clients when needed to accomplish specific disease control and prevention goals. • May act as Chief Medical Officer in the absence of the CMO. • Will be available to oversee Medical Assistants in Clinical Services as requested. • Ability to build, foster and maintain positive relationships, coordinate and collaborate with various functional areas and departments within the division to ensure successful integration • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing on both technical and non- technical levels • Lead/assist in the design of disease investigations and control of outbreaks in the community • Participate in field investigations at hospitals, physician offices, laboratories, clinics, food establishments, childcare facilities or other locations as necessary to complete medical epidemiologic investigations • Prepare reports on investigative activities and findings using computer software • Evaluate and investigate unusual disease reports from laboratories, physicians and others • Responsible for the exchange of medical and scientific data with physicians, laboratory directors, and answer questions from health district staff, the media and the general public regarding disease symptoms, and disease prevention and control • Make presentations to the medical and public health community and act as the medical liaison between Community Health and the medical community • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications: Knowledge of: • Current principles and practices of medicine • Basic principles of biology and microbiology Understanding of Epidemiologic principles • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing on both technical and non- technical levels • Communicable disease etiology and intervention methods • Risk factors associated with communicable, infectious, vector-borne and chronic diseases • Chronic disease prevention methods • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to: • Use a computer proficiently • Work effectively with a multidisciplinary team • Interview cases in order to determine demographic, medically relevant information and risk factor data • Interpret and analyze the significance of medical, health and other data obtained from a variety of sources • Maintain confidentiality • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing • Establish and maintain congenial relationships with those contacted in the course of work • Maintain a professional demeanor in all circumstances • Learn pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to disease surveillance and control • Learn county health safety policies and procedures • Learn to recognize health safety violations

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES Training: • MD, DO, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: • A minimum of one year experience, post degree, working in epidemiologic research or public health disease investigation

License/Certification • Nevada licensure as a physician, or ability to obtain licensure within six months • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license

Working Conditions • Travel from site to site for extended periods of time • Exposure to varied weather conditions • Exposure to a variety of working environments including urban and rural communities • Will work with individuals having infectious or communicable disease

Conditions: All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment. Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

New employees must complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS as a condition of continuing employment, prior to the completion of the probationary period.


Organization Description: About the Southern Nevada Health District The Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas Nevada is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States. The health district serves more than 1.7 million residents, which is 70 percent of Nevada’s total population. Also, the district is responsible for safeguarding the public health of more than 37 million visitors to Las Vegas each year.

Closing Date: 3/21/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kimberly Monahan,  Medical Investigator
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View

Las Vegas   NV  89183
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View
  Las Vegas   NV  89183
Contact Phone: 702-759-1109 
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