EPIDEMIOLOGIST I - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE Job Number: 00124425
Job Posting: May 14, 2020, 7:06:04 PM Closing Date: May 29, 2020, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Health and Hospital Systems Posting Salary: $19.898
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Department of Public Health -Sexually Transmitted Disease
Dept. of Public Health
7556 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park, IL 60130
JOB SUMMARYAFSCME 1276
Under the supervision of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Field Supervisor (Epidemiologist II), provides direct counseling services and contact tracing for clients identified as having STDs. Provides follow-up to assure that clients receive required treatment and comply with other medical recommendations as warranted. Enters information on cases into electronic databases: investigates and closes cases in internal and external electronic databases, including, but not limited to, the Illinois-National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS) database.
* Counsels clients about HIV and STD at different locations throughout suburban Cook County
* Conducts field investigations to identify, counsel and refer to treatment contacts to STD in the community
* Monitors, investigates and enters information into internal and external databases: electronically closes cases as appropriate
* Completes morbidity and other disease investigation and case management reports in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines. Enters information on cases into internal and external databases (e.g., I-NEDSS) to support both STD Field and Surveillance activities in the Communicable Disease Control Unit
* Provides backup to STD Surveillance staff as directed by the STD Program Manager or designee. Provides general program and unit support as assigned.
* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
* Valid driver's license and an insured vehicle for field duties or an acceptable and reliable means of transportation
* Trained and certified in NIMS FEMA IS-100.b Management within six (6) months of employment
* Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Public Health or in the natural sciences with coursework in epidemiology or biostatistics from an accredited college or university
* One (1) year professional experience in the area of communicable disease control and field investigation or equivalent
* Knowledge of computer software packages including word processing, database and spreadsheet software
* Fluency in Spanish
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
* Effective written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work independently
* Ability to elicit information from and provide information to clients with a variety of educational, social and ethnic backgrounds
* Knowledge of microbiology, infectious diseases epidemiology and basic statistics
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents bust be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 250861
About Cook County Health
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER