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Job Title: TB Outreach Worker/Interpreter (DIS I)
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Organization: Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
Posted: 3/22/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tacoma,  WA    USA
Compensation: $54,662.40 - $70,304.00 Annually
Position Description: Do you feel rewarded when connecting customers to the health resources and information they need? Are you experienced in being "the face and the voice" for the clients and customers of a group of health professionals? If this is you, join our Communicable Disease Control Division as Disease Investigation Specialist I. This is a Regular position, and is Full-time at 1.0 FTE.

This position is responsible to assist the Tuberculosis (TB) Nurse-Case Manager to provide TB care, medication, assistance with basic needs, and follow up of family members and close contacts to patients with active TB disease. Many of our patients are immigrant and non-English speaking, so multi- cultural awareness and sensitivity is extremely important in this role. In addition, to best serve our program and our clients, the person in this position must be bilingual with fluency and proficiency in reading and writing in one or more of the following languages: Cambodian, Korean, Russian or Spanish.

Some of what you'll do: •Contact our patients with active TB disease daily, either by home visit or video, to observe medications and monitor response to medications over the course of treatment which lasts several months. •Assist patients in collecting specimens and will package and mail specimens to the Washington Public Health Laboratory. •Working with the TB Nurse-Case Manager, this position will interview patients to determine close contacts in the home and community, and will perform TB skin testing and counseling for contacts. •Program documentation, data entry and record keeping.

What you bring to the table: • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of communicable disease, outreach, education and community-based networking. • Knowledge of medical terminology and disease symptoms, causes, transmissions, treatment and prevention. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity within a sometimes stressful environment. • Ability to apply knowledge of public health issues to the care of patients with tuberculosis, and groups at risk for tuberculosis. • Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and departmental policies and procedures to work performed. • Ability to maintain confidential information and work in a stressful environment. •Comfort in providing home visits and services in community settings. •Detail oriented and thorough. •Ability to work in a team environment. •Fluency and proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more of the following languages: Cambodian, Korean, Russian or Spanish.

Qualifications: Who should apply:

Associate degree in the field of health or social services, and two years of experience in communicable disease surveillance, outreach, education, and community-based networking, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of work.

Required Certifications and Licensure • Possession of a valid driver's license and an acceptable driver's abstract is required prior to employment. • Some positions may require the ability to interpret and translate in a language other than English. Fluency and proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more of the following languages: Cambodian, Korean, Russian or Spanish

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: Work Setting: Home visits are a large portion of the work, involving travel within Pierce County using a Department vehicle on a daily basis. Otherwise, work is indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in government office environments. Tools and Equipment: Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g., desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, etc.) Travel: Daily travel across Pierce County is required to meet with clients, conduct business, or attend or provide training. Emergencies When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.

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Closing Date: 6/22/2018
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Contact Name: Christina Jamerson,  TB Outreach Worker/Interpreter (DIS I)
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