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Job Title: COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES III, Health Services Southern Regio
Job Number: 18-000484-0016
Organization: Maryland Department of Health
Posted: 12/12/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: White Plains,  MD    USA
Compensation: $19.64-$29.58/hr
Position Description: This position serves as the Southern Regional Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) in the Center for STI Prevention within the Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services. The Center for STI Prevention is dedicated to surveillance, partner services, and prevention of STIs and HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Center for STI Prevention develops, funds, and evaluates effective STI prevention interventions and provides training, support and technical assistance to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those prevention interventions.

The main purpose of this position is to notify, counsel, and recommend treatment for persons identified or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STD), including HIV, for cases reported to local health departments in the Southern Region of Maryland, to include the following counties: Charles County, Calvert County, and St. Mary's County. This position will report to the HIV Partner Services Division Chief in the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services and be physically located in the Charles County Health Department for coverage of the three-county area. This position will help lead cluster investigations in the Southern Maryland region. This position may also be responsible for conducting statewide Internet Partner Services for all Maryland counties.

This position conducts field investigations to locate, notify, and refer identified at-risk community members for appropriate medical evaluation and recommended treatment services as deemed necessary, through the provision of early intervention, case management, and disease investigation services related to STIs and HIV. Case management and disease intervention activities include a process of identifying and evaluating affected persons, initiating client-centered counseling, eliciting information to facilitate partner management, developing client-specific risk reduction plans, and evaluating persons exposed to or at increased rick for STIs and HIV. This position works collaboratively with health department and private health care providers, other disease intervention staff throughout the state, and community partners, to ensure the proper management and delivery of effective and timely intervention services for clients and their respective at-rick social network.

Qualifications: Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

Notes:

1. Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year- for-year basis for the required experience and education.

Organization Description: The Center for STI Prevention is dedicated to surveillance, partner services, and prevention of STIs and HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Center for STI Prevention develops, funds, and evaluates effective STI prevention interventions and provides training, support and technical assistance to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those prevention interventions.

Closing Date: 3/12/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Constance King,  COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES III, Health Services Southern Regio
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Contact Email: constance.king@maryland.gov
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How to Apply: Apply on line at: https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp? R1=18&R2=000484&R3=0016

Additional Information: Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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