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Job Title: Disease Intervention Specialist
Job Number: 2 Available Position
Organization: Kitsap Public Health District
Posted: 12/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Bremerton,  WA    USA
Compensation: DOEQ
Position Description: Under the direction of the Public Health Nurse Supervisor, the incumbents will perform Communicable Disease investigation and surveillance activities using current disease investigation protocols. These investigations are authorized by Washington Administration Codes (WAC 246-101). The purposes of the investigations are to determine the source(s) of illnesses and to to eliminate or reduce the spread and effect of these illnesses. In addition, incumbents may provide community outreach to improve immunization rates in target sub-populations.

Incumbents are expected to have working knowledge of communicable disease control, public health practices, and outreach strategies and approaches for quality improvement strategies with providers to ensure comprehensive and timely immunizations for children. The positions require excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to comfortably and effectively interact with a diverse client population. In addition to candidates meeting the qualifications for Disease Intervention Specialist, the Health District invites credentialed nursing professionals professionals to consider this opportunity.

The ideal candidates aspire a Public Health career career path. Due to the small size of District staff, each employee may be required to perform a wide range of duties from time to time. If the candidate is a licensed nurse, the employee may be required to provide immunizations, draw blood for screenings, and provide TB testing.

*Salary rates for nursing classifications are indicated in Education and Experience below.

Qualifications: Disease Intervention Specialist

•Bachelor's degree in a health care field plus one-year work experience in a related he health field;

or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates competency.

•Incumbent must obtain required digital certificate for access into the PHIMS secure re reporting system.

•Participation in all required trainings provided by the Washington State Department of Health.

Public Health Nurse:

•Bachelor's degree in nursing from a school with NLN accreditation that includes a Community Health component: OR

•The combination of a bachelor's degree in a re related field, such as public health or health education, and at least four years of public health nursing experience,

or a master's degree in nursing may be substituted for the BSN requirement, provided the candidate graduated from a school of nursing ac accredited by the NLN diploma, AA or AS).

•Salary: $4,742 – $6,672 per month, DOEQ Registered Nurse:

•Graduation from a school of nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing (Diploma/AA/AS or or BS) required; and

•One year of general nursing experience preferred preferred.

•Salary: $4,383 – $6,168 per month, DOEQ

Licensed Practical Nurse 2: •Possession of a valid license as a practical nurse nurse in the State of Washington; and •Two years of experience as an LPN caring for patients in a clinical setting, some of which must include public health.

•Salary: $3,374 –$4,306 per month, DOEQ Experience in Communicable Disease Management is preferred preferred.

The ability to speak conversational Spanish is also pr also preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of:

•Communicable disease etiology, manifestations, progression, diagnosis and treatment; •Medical and drug terminology; •Laboratory testing procedures;

•Field investigation, interviewing and counseling techniques and principles;

•Techniques for facilitating client motivation to change behavior problems;

•Health and social issues impacting client and community; and

•Confidentiality guidelines.

Skill in:

•Operating a personal computer and applicable software;

•Effective verbal and written communications;

•Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate,and not interrupting at inappropriate times;

•Making presentations;

•Analyses and investigating;

•Working with diverse populations;

•Working independently and handling multiple projects simultaneously;

•Responding in a calm and diplomatic manner to unprovoked or erratic behavior patterns;

•Working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team team; and

•Working around blood-borne pathogens and i infectious diseases.

Organization Description: We are a diverse and dedicated team of about 100 people, working collaboratively in more than 20 different programs. About 75 percent of our staff participate as members of the Professional and Technical Employees Local 17. Virtually all of us work at the award-winning Norm Dicks Government Center near the waterfront of a revitalized downtown Bremerton, close to shops, galleries and restaurants.

We have a family-friendly culture, with generous leave policies, domestic partner benefits, and health reimbursement plan, and flexible work schedules and teleworking options for many positions. We support a healthy environment, reduce traffic congestion and energy use, and help employees reduce commuting costs with our Commute Trip Reduction Program. We support a healthy lifestyle with our wellness program, bike storage, and on-site fitness room that includes shower facilities.

We champion diversity and are an Equal Op Opportunity Employer Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: 3/27/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Karen Holt,  Disease Intervention Specialist
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
Suite 300
Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
United States
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
  Suite 300
  Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
  United States
Contact Phone: 360-337-5294 5294
Contact Fax: 360-337-5269
Contact Email: karen.holt@kitsappublichealth.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: To complete the Kitsap Public Health District’s online application, please go the District’s website at www.kitsappublichealth.org. Click on the Careers link at the top right of the District website main page. Select current job opportunities on the left of the page. To apply, simply click on the Position you are interested in. Then click on the Apply link at the bottom of the page.

If this is the first time you are applying using the Neogov online job application system system, you will need to create an account and s select a Username and Password. After your account account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for m and used to apply for more than one job opening. Online applications are Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employe Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the info have access to the information submitted.

Application Review:

Applications are evaluated solely on the information provided by the applicant; PLEASE BE THOROUGH and pay particular attention to completion of the NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED for each position held.

Equal Opportunity:

The Kitsap Public Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, state, or local law.

Reasonable Accommodation:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability will be considered only in the context of an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions of the job and to determine reasonable accommodation. Accommodation to participate in the job application and application and/or selection process will be made upon request with reasonable notice. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Identification:

Applicants who are offered employment with the District are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States by the employee’s third day of employment, as required by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Use of Automobile:

Persons whose positions require the use of an automobile will be expected to use their own private vehicle, and will be asked to provide pr proof of appropriate auto insurance. It is also ne necessary that such employees have and maintain a cu current, valid Washington State driver's license.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked revoked without notice.

Drug-Free Workplace:

The Kitsap Public Health District is a drug-free, marijuana-free, marijuana-free, tobacco and vape-free workplace.

Examination Procedure:

The examination for positions will consist of either verification or evaluation of the applicant's applicant's experience and training based upon information contained in the application AND/OR, oral test (panel interview) to evaluate the applicant's suitability for the position; PLUS, skills testing may be administered, PLUS, references will be obtained from former e employers, etc.

For additional information and to complete the required electronic application, please visit the Careers section of our website at www.kitsappublichealth.org.

Additional Information:

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