Communicable Disease Investigator -Std

Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 4 weeks ago

Position Description

Metro Nashville Public Health (MPHD) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Communicable Disease Investigator (CDI) to join a team already dedicated to community disease identification, treatment and prevention of communicable diseases throughout Nashville and Davidson County. The ideal candidate will have experience in public health field work, and knowledge of immunizations, disease control, and investigation in a community health program.

If you have any questions please contact MPHD HR at (615) 340-5640

Typical Duties

  • Serves as a member the STD/HIV Program team, and participates in program activities designed to reduce the rate of STD/HIV in Nashville.

  • Conducts counseling and education; conducts epidemiological investigations; counsels patients on preventative measures against STD/HIV, provides HIV testing.

  • Provides STD/HIV test results to patients; interviews patients for contact information; conducts and participates in field investigations for partner notification and referral services.

  • Participates in clinic coverage on a rotational basis; transports patients for testing and treatment as needed.

  • Compiles and submits statistical data and other related reports; participates in health fairs and other community events.

  • Conducts HIV and syphilis screening in non-clinical settings; collects laboratory specimens as needed.

  • Attends conferences and in-services as appropriate.

  • Performs directly observed therapy and counsels regarding medication compliance and side effects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field.

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to public health agencies.

  • Knowledge of community organizations and resources applicable to program needs and objectives.

  • Proficient in medical terminology.

  • Ability to interview, counsel, and communicate effectively with patients.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations and to work as member of interdisciplinary team.

Valid class "D" driver's license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.

MPHD seeks to be a socially and culturally responsive organization that acknowledges and addresses historical and current inequities in our public health promotion and practice. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work with multicultural communities.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government's employment-based immigration programs.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

  • Two (2) years of successful progressively responsible full-time paid employment the communicable disease field.

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Communicable Disease Investigator -Std

Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County