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Job Title: Disease Control Inverstigator
Job Number: 2806
Organization: San Francisco
Posted: 4/29/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 2
Location: San Francisco,  CA    USA
Position Description: 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.

Qualifications: Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six months of experience within the last five years conducting interviews or investigations in the field of epidemiology, or as an investigator conducting field investigations dealing with the general public in a specialized public health or sanitation field in connection with disease control programs.

Substitution: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Possible Special Conditions In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed above, some positions may require applicants to possess one or more of the following special conditions, which include but is not limited to: - Spanish Proficiency; Only those eligible candidates who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. - Possession of a valid California Driver's License

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 7/29/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Tara Beasley-Stansberry,  Disease Control Inverstigator
Contact Location: 101 Grove Street, Suite 214

San Francisco   CA  94102
United States
Contact Location: 101 Grove Street, Suite 214
  San Francisco   CA  94102
  United States
Contact Phone: 415-554-2883 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: .asp?R1=CBT&R2=2806&R3=095812

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