The eligible list from this Class Based Test (CBT) Announcement will be used to fill current and future vacancies in this class.
This recruitment may close at any time, but no sooner than May 6th, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply immediately.
General Job Description: Under direction, the 2806 Disease Control Investigator investigates individual cases and outbreaks of communicable and other diseases, operating in the office and the field; collects, interprets and records complex specialized information of a highly confidential nature about patients and their contacts; and investigates conditions at outbreak sites, such as schools and health care facilities, to formulate recommendations for disease prevention and control.
Nature of Work: Requires sustained physical effort involving continuous light work, potentially including considerable walking with frequent exposure to health, accident and injury hazards and disagreeable elements.
Essential Duties: The Disease Control Investigator performs the following essential job functions:
•Conducts field and telephone interviews and investigations with selected communicable and other disease patients and identified contacts; obtains their confidence and cooperation; attempts to ascertain the identity of all contacts; •Investigates reports from several reporting agencies and sources; collects and reviews pertinent health information from medical providers, clinics, hospitals, laboratories, and patients in order to formulate appropriate recommendations for follow up based on existing local, state and federal protocols; •Makes inquiries in order to secure information relative to the identification and location of contacts; devises methods of obtaining information in the field; applies interpersonal skills in tactfully handling situations; •Applies knowledge of applicable state and local laws, public health regulations and various provisions of the state health and safety code governing communicable and other diseases; applies working knowledge of medical terms and technology to enable discussion and explanation of communicable and other disease complications with professional and lay people; may serve isolation orders; •Admits patients and contacts to clinics and initiates their medical record; answers inquiries about clinic procedures during time patients may be under observation; •Promotes general understanding of the disease control program; appears and discusses program measures before trade and civic groups and other organizations; gives communicable and other disease education, including information regarding repeated infections and means to avoid subsequent infections and transmission to others; AND •Maintains various records of individual patients and contacts and reports of investigations; keeps accurate record of disease investigations using designated forms, spreadsheets and databases. The 2806 Disease Control Investigator also performs other related duties as required.