Public Health Specialist

27.07.2020 hccgKC Careers

Organization: City of Kansas City, MO

Deadline: Open until filled

(Job Opening ID #512452)
(Health Department/Public Health Preparedness Division/2400 Troost)
Several full-time limited-term positions available. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May be required to work varied hours to respond to this public health
emergency. As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all
new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza
(Flu) Vaccination. Highly responsible position that involves great initiative and follow-through.
Substantial use of computer programs and applications is required to complete various tasks that
include researching, conducting and documenting investigations/interviews with individuals who
have been diagnosed with various communicable diseases (including COVID-19). Provides
educational presentations, and assists in community outreach events. Conduct field visits, medical
record searches, and solicit medical information from mandated sources, including interviewing
clients in their home as necessary to obtain required information. All information handled is strictly
confidential. Uses excellent verbal and written communication skills. Enters data into numerous
databases. Must be very familiar with data management. May require wearing a high efficiency
respirator mask and other personal protective equipment when delivering services within an area
assessed as high risk for exposure to infectious diseases. May require lifting of up to 50 pounds
when assisting with community and clinic-based activities. Must be able to climb stairs to access
client residences. Performs the mastery of a selection of basic clinical techniques and procedures,
not limited to phlebotomy, administering and reading TB skin tests, sputum induction and the
operating of an X-ray machine.

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent
combination of qualifying education and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and
post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given for knowledge of
infectious diseases and/or proficiency in English and a second language.

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