Deschutes County Community Health Specialist II, STD/HIV Outreach Coordinator (Limited-duration) in Bend, Oregon
Community Health Specialist II, STD/HIV Outreach Coordinator (Limited-duration)
Community Health Specialist II, STD/HIV Outreach Coordinator (Limited-duration)
$5,384.87 - $7,216.22 Monthly
Limited duration, full-time, full benefits
1/27/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Community Health Specialist II, STD/HIV Coordinator who will play an important role in decreasing sexual health disparities within Deschutes County. This position works regionally in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties to implement the HIV Early Intervention Services and Outreach Grant. Duties include, but are not limited to, participating with internal and community stakeholders and partners to achieve programmatic priorities; coordinating with medical providers and health care systems regarding PrEP & nPEP guidelines; providing PrEP & nPEP navigation services to the community; linking newly diagnosed HIV cases and out of care patients to healthcare and other supportive services; scheduling and promoting outreach testing events; conducting community outreach testing services on the mobile medical unit; developing and providing prevention trainings and/or educational programs and services; providing compassionate, timely Disease Investigation Specialist (DIS) services to increase client health literacy and education; notify persons infected with, or exposed to, sexually transmitted diseases through office and field work; completing timely and accurate case and data entry; providing active surveillance of targeted populations; organizing and facilitating a Community Advisory Board; overseeing work plans and completing required grant reports; and other duties as assigned. This position is part of the larger Communicable Disease Team and may be required to conduct case investigations (other than STDs) during an outbreak or pandemic.*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.
This position requires the application of specialized knowledge in adult education and learning styles as well as working knowledge of effective health promotion and behavior change strategies. This position will also establish performance benchmarks for projects; implement programs in compliance with regulatory, grant and state requirements; and assess, plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate health education services, materials and programs to ensure achievement of the region's work plan and outcome goals.
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$5,384.87 to $7,216.22 for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.
This is a limited-duration employment position as defined by Deschutes County Code Chapter 3.08.010.The position may be terminated by Deschutes County based upon the availability of discrete revenue sources. If the specified discreet revenue source has yet to terminate, the position may be terminated by the County to fulfill its business needs, as determined by the sole discretion of the County.This position will terminate no later than December 31, 2022.
Should funding changes occur such that the position is no longer restricted by the specified discreet revenue source, the County at its sole discretion may at that later date offer regular employment status to the incumbent in this position.
Bachelor’s Degree in a health or education field; AND three (3) years of related experience; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.
Preference will be given for:
- Experience and knowledge in STD/HIV programming.
Must have knowledge of:
Public health principles and practices.
Health promotion, education and behavior change principles, methods and practices.
Research, design, and methods, including data gathering, statistics, benchmarks, and measurable outcomes.
Presentation of health-related topics to adult audiences of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Effects of physical, social, and emotional determinants of health.
Well-developed writing and group facilitation skills to prepare and provide educational presentations, research reports, and to develop policies and procedures.
Health-related program planning and evaluation.
Medical terminology routinely used in public health programs.
Must have the skill to:
Provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
Plan and organize daily work schedule.
Act professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, policies and protocols to work performed.
Work effectively both independently and in a team setting.
Apply effective problem solving techniques and skills.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Collaborate and maintain effective and positive working relationships with individuals, co-workers, partner agencies and community groups.
Effectively plan, organize and lead meetings.
Prepare and deliver presentations using appropriate computer software, overhead projectors, charts, etc.
Improve quality results by studying, evaluating, and recommending changes in processes, and implementing changes.
Work under pressure and handle multiple and changing priorities.
Support grant reporting requirements.
Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.
Must have dependable transportation and be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.
Physical Requirements.Must have the ability to work in an office environment that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment; ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions; and an ability to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds on an occasional basis.
Deschutes County will comply with the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR 333-019-101 (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280614) ) requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees working in a healthcare setting. It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent provide proof of vaccination status or request and be approved for an exemption based on legitimate medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs (for detailed information on exceptions, please review section (4), (A) and (B) (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280614) ) by October 18, 2021 or their date of hire, whichever is later. Deschutes County provides reasonable accommodation as required by applicable law, and those finalists seeking a reasonable accommodation from the vaccination requirement may submit a copy of the medical or religious exemption form as prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority in order to certify the reasons for requesting an exemption. There is no need to take action at this point. More information will be provided to candidates that progress to the final stage of the process.
Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.
Employer paid benefit offerings include:
Life Insurance for employee and dependents
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
Time Management Leave
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
125 Flexible Spending Program
457 Deferred Compensation Program
Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visitwww.deschutes.org/hrand click on Employee Benefits.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a health or education field; AND three (3) years of related experience; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job. Do you meet the requirements as listed above?
Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications as listed above. Be specific with regard to education and years of experience.
Preference will be given for experience and knowledge in in STD/HIV programming. Do you have experience and knowledge in STD/HIV programming.?
Please briefly describe why are you interested in this position?
Successful candidates must have the ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County. Applicants must also be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions. Can you meet these requirements?
Are you able to meet the requirements of the position with or without accommodation
Deschutes County Human Resources
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