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Job Title: Infectious Disease Coordinator (RN
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Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posted: 10/15/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Athens,  GA   
Compensation: $56,000.00
Position Description: The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Infectious Disease Coordinator (Nurse) within the Northeast Health District in Athens, GA.

Under general supervision, this nurse will provide clinical expertise, training and leadership to public health nurses on STD's, HIV, TB and other infectious diseases. This nurse will coordinate infectious disease prevention and educational programs within the community and will participate in the emergency preparedness program. The nurse will provide case management and advise clients on health maintenance and disease prevention. Opportunities for supervising support or lower level staff may arise.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of PHN experience AND Current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certified OR Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND Three years of PHN experience AND Current Georgia Registered Professional Nurse license AND CPR certified.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with HIV/AIDS, STD, TB and other infectious diseases desirable.

Organization Description: Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to:

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Closing Date: 1/15/2020
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Contact Name: Mauri Smith,  Infectious Disease Coordinator (RN
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TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT rgiadph

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