Full-Time

Public Health Disease Intervention Specialist I

Ashville

Updated on 6/11/2024

CDC Foundation

CDC Foundation

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobilizes resources for health protection missions

Social Impact

Entry

Asheville, NC, USA

Requirements
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively use computers and software (e.g., Windows and Microsoft Office).
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated legible handwriting.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and through written documents.
  • Ability and comfort working with a culturally diverse population.
  • Ability and willingness to perform field testing for infectious diseases after completion of the Branch.
  • Sponsored phlebotomy course.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license that must be maintained.
Responsibilities
  • Identify and locate clients who test positive for COVID-19, HIV, STIs, or other infectious diseases.
  • Interview clients with infectious diseases to ensure medical treatment and follow up or make medical and psychosocial referrals for clients.
  • Elicit the names of contacts and then locate and notify them of their exposure and link them to appropriate testing and treatment.
  • Provide disease information, counseling, personalized risk assessment, risk reduction planning, and obtain detailed and personal information about health and disease transmission risk behavior.
  • Assess barriers to disease intervention and make appropriate referrals for cases and contacts to overcome those barriers.
  • Analyze data to determine the source and spread of disease for each reported infectious disease case and plan further intervention activities that will reduce the occurrence of clinical complications of disease and reduce the spread of disease.
  • Maintain proficiency at performing field testing when appropriate by drawing blood, performing a rapid test and site-specific swab in less-than-ideal field settings to expedite diagnosis, disease intervention and to meet client needs per Branch Medical Director’s standing orders.
  • Complete timely, accurate, and thorough documentation and reports of all field activities, cases, and work with partners and infected persons into the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NCEDSS).
  • Facilitate collaborative relationships with clinicians, local health departments, correctional facilities, substance abuse treatment programs, and community-based organizations.

The CDC Foundation facilitates a unique public health mission by addressing global health threats through the strategic mobilization of resources and advanced technological solutions. This organization stands out as a leader in managing health crises such as the COVID-19 and Ebola outbreaks, by fostering a collaborative environment with a focus on continuous improvement and deep commitment to public safety. Such a purpose-driven atmosphere not only fulfills critical global needs but also cultivates an inspiring and meaningful workplace.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Atlanta, Georgia

Founded

1992

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-4%

1 year growth

7%

2 year growth

-1%