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Job Title: Infectious Disease Field Services Consultant
Job Number: DOH4136
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 7/9/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Promotion
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Olympia,  WA    USA
Position Description: The Opportunity

The Infectious Disease Prevention Field Consultant works within the Infectious Disease Prevention Section (IDPS) in the Disease Control and Health Statistics (DCHS) Division. The mission of this division is to work within the governmental public health system and with other public health and health care partners to implement public health programs, take public health actions, develop public health policy and conduct assessment activities to improve the health of the people of Washington.

As a Infectious Disease Field Services Consultant, you'll be assigned to a multi-county region and works with local governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to make high- quality HIV, STD and HCV prevention services available and accessible to residents of Washington State. These services include testing and screening, partner services, PrEP, and linkage to and retention in medical care including treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. You'll have the opportunity to provide direct service to members of the public who are diagnosed with or exposed to disease. You'll also help local public health and community organization program staff plan, develop, and implement activities to detect, treat, and prevent infectious disease.

What will you be doing? – Duties include:

• Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of STD/HIV partner services.

• Providing direct STD/HIV partner services to persons diagnosed in assigned multi-county regions.

• Strengthening systems that identify undiagnosed HIV, STD and HCV infection.

• Providing support to systems that link to and retain persons diagnosed with STD, HIV and HCV in appropriate medical care and treatment services.

• Playing a key role in efforts to expand access to infectious disease prevention services within existing health care delivery systems.

• Providing direct linkage and navigation services as necessary to people at high risk for acquisition of HIV in order to link them to evaluation for and prescription of PrEP.

• Providing consultation, training, technical direction, and quality assurance services to local partners on HIV/STD surveillance activities and data systems.

Qualifications: What we're looking for – Required Qualifications

• Option 1: A Bachelor's degree or higher; AND three (3) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience providing and/or administering public health programs and/or services in state, local, or community based organization settings


• Option 2: Six (6) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience providing and/or administering public health programs and/or services, in state, local, or community based organization settings.


• Demonstrated experience in the following:

o Effectively performing STD/HIV partner services.

o Effectively designing, developing and implementing program coordination, capacity building and quality assurance plans.

o Effectively communicating, orally and in- writing, with diverse audience.

o Effectively using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Organization Description: Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Closing Date: 10/9/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Zach Covington,  Infectious Disease Field Services Consultant
Contact Location:

Olympi   WA  
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  Olympi   WA  
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How to Apply: ton/jobs/2135535

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