New Job Disease Intervention Specialist 2,3 In Louisiana

Disease Intervention Specialist 2,3
Disease Intervention Specialist 2,3

Disease Intervention Specialist 2,3

Company : State of Louisiana
Salary : $2,773 - $5,460 a month
Location : Louisiana

Full Description

Supplemental Information

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health / Region 5 - Southwest Regional Office / Calcasieu Parish.

Announcement Number: OPH/AS/2100-69
Cost Center: 326-2108005
Position Number: 149967

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Job appointment, Probationary appointment or Promotional appointment.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on application.* You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application. You must describe your actual duties as you will not be qualified based on job title alone.

***A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application. Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume is not eligible to receive credit***

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Angela Selders: [email protected]
P.O. BOX 4818

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.


A baccalaureate degree plus one year of professional level experience in disease investigation and prevention activities.

Experience in investigatory work, social services, nursing, or in medical laboratory technician or medical laboratory assistant work will substitute for the required college training on the basis of 30 semester hours for one year of experience.

Graduate training in epidemiology, public health, any of the biological sciences, or nursing will substitute for the required experience on the basis of 30 semester hours for one year of experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To conduct disease prevention and intervention activities within one of the communicable disease programs.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Disease Intervention Specialist of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Disease Intervention Specialist 1 by independently conducting prevention and intervention activities for one of the communicable disease programs.

Differs from Disease Intervention Specialist 3 by absence of either lead-worker responsibility over other Disease Intervention Specialists or independent responsibility for coordinating disease prevention and intervention activities/program on a military base, in a correctional facility or HIV/AIDS program for a region.

Examples of Work

Conducts interviews of persons diagnosed or suspected of having a communicable disease, such as a sexually transmitted disease, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, in order to elicit names and locating information of persons exposed.

Identifies, locates, and persuades cases, contacts, suspects, and susceptible to report to medical facilities for examination, treatment, and follow-up.

Recommends and urges physicians and other health care providers to use recommended therapy and appropriate laboratory tests for potential or confirmed cases of communicable disease.

Conducts case management assessments to ascertain further possible potential for spread of disease and initiates appropriate new action.

Makes assigned visits to private clinics, hospitals, prisons, laboratories, and nursing homes to solicit their cooperation for reporting outbreaks and effecting disease control techniques.

Prepares and maintains confidential records; collects, documents, and verifies pertinent medical data from patients, physicians, and medical facilities.

Obtains blood and exudates specimens; performs limited physical examinations and clinical tests to determine the existence of infections or exposure to disease.

Motivates patients and educates the general public on behavior modification, risk reduction, and prevention of communicable disease.