This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive
benefits package, which includes:
Medical, dental, vision and more
Generous paid time off and holidays
Retirement plan with up to 5% matching
This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and Covered as
defined by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen
Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and as needed; 37.5 hours/week;
overtime as required
Under the direction of the Community Health and Case Management
Services Division Director, the Infectious Disease Specialist
provides clinical and administrative support to nursing and medical
staff, performs epidemiologic surveillance, and assists with
completing contact investigations for reportable communicable
diseases. This position will not necessarily be a clinical position
and is engaged in fieldwork as assigned.
Administers public health testing, conducts phlebotomy and
immunizations, as well as engages in specimen collection,
preparation and shipment of blood, stool, sputum, urine, oral swab,
and other bodily exudate per the Health Commissioners standing
orders. Testing conducted includes but is not limited to,
Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing, Rapid HIV testing, fecal collection
for parasites, STDs, childhood lead poisoning, and nutritional
screenings as directed.
Conducts case investigations and contact tracing for patients
who are diagnosed with reportable communicable diseases.
Interviews and counsels’ individuals regarding risk, movement
restrictions and gives guidance on preventing the spread of disease
Collects epidemiological information on patients as directed,
inquiries about activities, and contacts, and records all
information into prescribed electronic databases for reporting and
Responsible for Electronic Medical Record (EMR) use which
includes scanning and indexing health records, data entry into
CHIRP immunization registry, as well as the use of Excel
spreadsheets and internal databases.
Collaborates with various Divisions and Department staff on case
management, reporting, and conducts home visits when necessary to
find patients. Delivers medications to patients as needed at home,
work, school or elsewhere as directed.
Provides immunizations and other related services per the Health
Commissioners standing orders.
Educates clients regarding communicable disease risk
Responsible for practicing infection control measures.
Cross-trained in other Divisions to assist when directed.
Performs all other duties as assigned including overtime as
Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions High School Diploma
or GED required, Associates Degree or Certification Program of
comparable length in Medical Assisting is preferred
At least one-year Medical Assisting experience required
Strong medical assisting skills including phlebotomy,
immunizations, vital signs/body measurements, specimen
collection/preparation and Medical Terminology knowledge
Ability to use Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records and
other job-related computer software
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Knowledge of infection prevention and control
National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification upon
employment as required for all public health staff
Ability to complete CPR and TB Skin Testing Certification upon
Ability to complete N95 Fit Testing upon hire
Valid Driver’s License to operate a County owned vehicle
The Infectious Disease Specialist works in the field and in an
office setting with the ability to move around freely requiring
frequent sitting with the ability to frequently lift up to 40
pounds, with some bending, pushing and/or pulling loads, reaching
over head, kneeling and frequent exposure to temperature extremes
with some exposure to dangerous equipment and noise.
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