HEALTH SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE - 64058527 The State of Florida Quincy
Health Services Representative - 64058527
The State of Florida
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Military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge He/she subsequently performs appropriate field investigations to locate ,…
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Requisition No: 275321
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: HEALTH SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE64058527
Position Number: 64058527
Posting Closing Date: 12/11/2020
All employment applications must be received via the People First System.
All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.
Salary will be determined in accordance with the current pay policy. Employees are normally hired at the minimum of the salary range DESCRIPTION: The incumbent in this position reports directly to the Community Health Nursing Consultant and is assigned to the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program (STD). The incumbent is to provide sexually transmitted disease, epidemiological and consultative services. This is work detecting, controlling, and preventing communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent in this position (Disease Intervention Specialist, DIS) acts as the front-line of defense for intervening in the spread of STDs and communicates with physicians, hospitals, clinics, and laboratory personnel, both public and private, to confirm treatment and diagnosis of all reportable STDs. They also have the responsibility for the operation and/or surveillance of all activities involved in the control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases; especially Syphilis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea.
The incumbent interviews, re-interviews, and cluster interviews persons infected or suspected of being infected with these diseases for identification of names of additional persons at risk of infection. He/she subsequently performs appropriate field investigations to locate and successfully arrange for examination and treatment to those persons at risk and/ or those with a positive or a reactive test when identified through the interviewing process. Blood testing of syphilis contacts, suspects, and associates is completed as indicated. The employee assists in the coordination of the Gonorrhea Screening Program for the identifications of gonorrhea in females in the assigned area. The employee receives laboratory reports indicative of the infected females and subsequently performs appropriate investigations and referrals to ensure those females are provided treatment for the disease. He/she additionally maintains a mechanism by which those females are provided a test to cure (TOC) and a subsequent re-screen. The employee visits the provider’s site periodically to ensure quality control and maintains the highest level and most modern techniques of gonorrhea screening within those sites. Provide HIV/AIDS/STI/PrEP prevention and education counseling, treatment for chlamydia, and referrals to inmates housed at the Gadsden County Jail. Also, provides community health services screenings, which include but are not limited to blood draw and rapid HIV and STI screenings (note: screenings may take place in a non-clinical setting). The incumbent provides TB control activities to include; field investigations for the TB program to locate delinquent clients and collect sputum specimens, pre/post counsel HIV tested candidates. Provides medications and directly observes therapy to clients per policy and procedure.
Refers to clients as appropriate. Interacts and communicates effectively with the TB nurse, other departmental personnel, and clients. Accurately documents services electronically in HMS and STARS systems. The incumbent can develop and deliver education and prevention training programs, for diverse audiences, individuals, groups, and all clients, as assigned or as needed; on all STDs, which define ways to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease that they have or define techniques to risk reduction so they will not become infected. Provides occasional community outreach education/activities when indicated. Other related duties, which include: serves as a backup for the ADAP (AIDS Drugs Assistance Program). The omission of specific statements does not preclude the supervisor from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Confidentiality: Per Florida Statutes (Chapter 381 – Public Health: General Provisions; Chapter 384 – Sexually Transmissible Diseases; Chapter 815 – Computer-Related Crimes), all information and records held by the department or its authorized representatives relating to known or suspected cases of sexually transmissible diseases are strictly confidential. The incumbent will maintain strict confidentiality of all clients, of all information and records, and at all levels of intervention.
In-Service/Staff Development: The incumbent participates in all in-service and staff development programs related to job performance. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in interviewing, counseling, conducting inspections or investigations, or health care can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Preferred: At least one year of experience that includes fieldwork, (traveling to see people in person in their homes) providing education and counseling At least one-year experience Case Manager, Outreach, or Social Work Services At least one year of experience with Health Management System(HMS) or EHR systems Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: The incumbent can conduct fact-finding interviews and health investigations; compile, organize and analyze data; plan, organize, and coordinate work activities; prepare records and reports; maintain strict confidentiality; identify community resources; prepare and conduct training programs; communicate effectively in day-to-day job activities which include written and oral skills; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews.
Ability to conduct health investigations.
Ability to analyze data.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
Ability to prepare records and reports.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to identify community resources.
Ability to prepare and conduct training programs.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.
This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) to conduct this background check. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. Only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired. The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days. Florida has the third-largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million servicemen and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee