Communicable Disease Investigator(Program Coordinator)


$42,924.54 per year
Medical, dental, life, pension, paid leave and holidays, etc.

Position Description:

Metro Nashville Public Health (MPHD) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Communicable Disease Investigator (CDI) to lead the MPHD unit responsible for the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases throughout Nashville and Davidson County. This position is a first-line supervisor responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing and supervising the CDIís and support staff in our STD/HIV unit. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of effective supervisory and training skills, experience in public health field work, and knowledge of sexually transmitted disease transmission, control, and investigation in a community health program. Performs lead or supervisory responsibilities for the education of patients and their family members regarding the nature and prevention of communicable diseases and their symptoms. Educates concerning treatment including chemotherapy, and follow-up care. Oversees counseling, testing, street outreach, STD/HIV educational activities, and health fairs. Assignments involve conducting epidemiological investigations, interacting with other specified agencies, ensuring patient treatment, and maintaining appropriate records and reports. Responsible for reviewing case analysis and documentation along with ensuring daily clinic, field and surveillance activities occur according to local and state protocols. Plans and manages daily staff assignments and assists staff with difficult and or stalled investigations. May perform essentially same duties as other workers Plans and carries out training and development of employees. Identifies and test persons at high risk of acquiring communicable disease. Ensures patientís completion of communicable disease drug treatment therapy. Maintains patientís records and updates as needed. Provides education to new or suspected-new communicable disease patients. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish). Ability to work with diverse populations and to work as member of interdisciplinary team.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of successful progressively responsible full-time paid employment in related field required. One (1) year within the past two (2) years in a public administration/supervisory capacity preferred. Completed graduate degree in a directly related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Possess required competencies upon hiring.
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 Governmentís employment-based immigration programs.
Valid class ďDĒ driverís license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.