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Communicable Disease Investigator (Medical Investigator)

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Stanislaus County Modesto , CA 95350

Posted 2 months ago

About the Department and the Position GENERAL INFORMATION This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for the

HealthServices Agencyand to establish an eligibility list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.
Oral examinations aretentatively scheduled forthe week of October 29, 2018 . Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser.
We recommend using your laptop or home computer.
If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at . Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply ABOUT THE COUNTY Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast.
With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community.
Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast.
The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts.
Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices.
The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the features industries.
The County is also home to Stanislaus State University, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions.
The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles.
Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Health Services Agency (HSA) consists of primary care clinics including a 7 day per week urgent care operation, specialty clinics, a rehabilitation clinic, managed care and indigent health care and public health services provided for the residents of Stanislaus County.
Public Health, a department of the Health Services Agency (HSA) operates the traditional programs of: Communicable Disease Control, clinical services for STD/HIV/TB/Immunizations, Public Health Laboratory, Public Health Nursing in the community (Nurse Family Partnership), Childhood Lead Prevention Program, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education, Cal-Learn/AFLP, California Children's Services and Medical Therapy Programs, CHDP Administration, Emergency Preparedness, WIC Nutrition Services, Tobacco Education and Health Promotion.
The HSA holds strongly to its vision of "healthy people in a healthy Stanislaus" by developing its services with the community, in ways that support community need.
ABOUT THE POSITION Under general supervision, the primary functions of this position are to assist in the identification, control and prevention of only sexually transmitted diseases and to perform related duties as required.
Typical Tasks Counsel patients and provide appropriate instruction for follow up; Serve as a liaison to public/private agencies, community organizations and professional groups; Provide classroom and group lecture presentations; Assist Epidemiology staff to compile, analyze, interpret and maintain statistics on communicable disease rates; Locate, through field or office investigation, persons who have tested positively or who may have been exposed to communicable diseases, to ensure adequate medical follow up; Assist the local surveillance program implementation and development by providing hands on surveillance support and assistance; Assist in special surveillance projects to meet established local and State surveillance goals; Provide community education on the trends, epidemiology and prevention of communicable diseases; and Interact and network with County, State and Federal officials, health agencies through attendance at staff meetings, and community agencies/subcommittees as appropriate, to establish cooperative and effective working relationships to facilitate and enhance program development.
Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience) SKILLS/ABILITIES Assist epidemiology staff to prepare, review and analyze comprehensive reports and disease statistics; Exercise independence and self-motivation; Discuss and present information related to prevention, transmission, and treatment resources; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups from varying cultural, ethnic, social, economic and educational backgrounds; Interpret physician's orders and lab test results; Utilize investigative techniques to locate suspected or known contacts and sources of infection; Maintain accurate records; Establish and maintain program objectives, priorities and policies; and Advise and consult with administrators on the activities and status of the program.
KNOWLEDGE Infection testing methodology; Emerging trends, treatments and pharmacology for communicable diseases; Applicable State Health Codes and Penal Codes; Research application; Program development and evaluation, techniques in organizing and motivating groups; Fiscal and program management; and Computer applications and software to support all activities mentioned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE PATTERN I Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Sciences or closely related field; AND Two (2) years experience in a Public Health setting; OR PATTERN II Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing and current registration as a Registered Nurse in the State of California; AND Evidence of meeting continuing education requirements with two (2) years experience working in infectious disease or closely related experience; OR PATTERN III Masters degree in Public and Health Administration or related field.
Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application.
Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date.
Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification.
LICENSE Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.
Applicant screening, in addition to the minimum qualifications, will focus on the following desirable qualifications.
Please list any desirables you may have within the "duties" section of the online application.
DESIRABLES Two (2) years experience in performing outreach with community members; OR Received certificate forCA State HIV Counseling; AND Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Application and Selection Procedures CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the

Technical Service of the County and is assigned to the Stanislaus County's Employee Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes.
Individuals who are in the full-time classification position arerequired to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.
The probationary period does not apply to unclassified positions.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s). Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES/FINAL FILING DATE Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m.
on the final filing date.
Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application.
Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application.
The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.
RECRUITMENT ACCOMMODATIONS Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions.
Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date.
Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form.
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation.
Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required.
APPLICATION AND/OR EXAMINATION APPEAL RIGHTS Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring.
Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.
DISCLAIMER Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract.
Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position.
This information is not legally binding.
The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin.
Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources.
The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification.
For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under "Disability Management." Find out if you qualify for the AES Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for full-time public sector employees (PSLF) by contacting . Learn more about Club Wellness, a program designed to facilitate and encourage the good health of the Stanislaus County's workforce.
Closing Date/Time: 10/19/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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Stanislaus County