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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM MGR - SES - 64005909

Date: Dec 3, 2017

Location: RIVIERA BEACH, FL, US, 33404

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Requisition No: 24723 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM MGR - SES - 64005909

Position Number: 64005909 

Salary:  $36,600.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2017 

 

Open Competitive Opportunity 

**NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  This language simply takes the place of previous language used that referenced the “State of Florida” application**

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

 

Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System, (SSS), before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

 

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

This position is responsible for coordination, and supervision of Surveillance activities, information systems, Quality Improvement (Ql) and training activities of the Palm Beach County Health Department - TB Program. This position works in close coordination and provides technical assistance to the TB Control Program Records Technician. These activities reflect knowledge and application of sound epidemiological surveillance, containment and assessment principles as related to tuberculosis. The incumbent assists the TB Control Program Manager in the formulation of policies and procedures, which may have a significant impact on personnel or budget. This position is also designated as an Information Custodian for the TB surveillance data. The incumbent reports to the TB Control Program Manager. The incumbent makes reasonable efforts to adhere to established safety procedures and practices in the work area. The ability to safely wear a tight fitting N-95 respirator, fit tests other employees (or other reasonable accommodation) and participation in the medical surveillance program for TB is required. The incumbent must maintain State and Local Confidentiality Security Policies as Health Department guidelines. This position may view, update, and/or release information in the performance of public health investigations as required by statute, Administrative Rule, or Departmental Policy. The incumbent is expected to communicate (by phone and in person) in a courteous and professional manner at all times. This position needs access to HMS TB module for management and reporting purposes. Responsible for the supervision of staff within the TB program including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions.

 

This position provides oversight for data integrity regarding information being entered into the TB module. Updates the TB database on an ongoing basis. Reviews reported TB cases and suspects for reporting delays, completion of information and other problems. Co-ordinate with Nurse Case Manager to obtain missing data on RVCT. Periodically generates reports to the TB Control Program Manager. Promptly initiate RVCT, FU1 and FU2 as soon as the information is readily available. Informs and assists the TB Control Program Manager to complete and submit the RVCT’s to Tallahassee and CDC. Keeps and update local records of RVCTs.

 

Uses TB module and TB registry database to compile and analyze TB Surveillance data and generate demographic and clinical reports. Uses Facebook computer system to find locating information for stalled patient investigations, assist and train new employees.  Helps TB Control Program Manager ensure that all required statistical and narrative reports are completed and submitted to the State Health Office and the PBC headquarters in a timely manner. Identify high morbidity areas in Palm Beach County utilizing the current data. Identify and evaluates the transmission of TB among cases utilizing DNA genotyping information.

 

Assisting in receiving and processing of Classes B1, and B2 when necessary. Responsible for Inter-jurisdictional, correctional, and flight referrals. The position oversees and transfer of the information to appropriate section (e.g. Contact investigation, Nursing, and Clinic) to complete required follow up activities. Responsible for tracking and assuring that all forms or updates sent to PBCHD are complete and returned to the Bureau of TB and Refugee Health in a timely manner. Assists the TB Control Program Manager in developing a comprehensive training plan for all TB staff, medical students, CDC apprentice and Public Health Residents.

 

Coordinate with TB Medical Staff, and various experts in Tuberculosis to assure timely appropriate training is completed. Coordinate with HMS technical assistance to provide HMS training and updates to all TB Staff. Provides quality improvement related training. Evaluates and implement training for all Staff of the Palm Beach County TB Program. Assists the TB Control Program Manager in conducting educational presentations to interested parties in the community. Serves and provide TB Infection Control Technical Assistance. Coordinate with all the Health Centers and programs to ensure that all the components of TB Infection Control Plan are implemented at each site according to DOH guidelines. Present these findings annually to PBCHD TB Program management team.

 

Attends staff meetings, in-services and perform other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT, REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:

  •  Knowledge of public health and disease control investigations.
  • Ability to problem solve using methods to compile, organize, and analyze data.
  • Ability to develop various reports.
  • Ability to understand, apply and develop rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to enforce public health law.
  • Ability to supervise staff, lead meetings and train staff.
  • Ability to use quality improvement tools, process management, leadership, and planning techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work as a team member/leader.
  • Ability to assure accurate and timely claims service information.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

A Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), and three (3) years of work experience in Public Health, or Communicable Diseases.

 

OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • EMERGENCY DUTY STATEMENT: "Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural”.
  • Valid Florida Drivers' License.
  • Access to a private automobile is required to perform the duties of this position.
  • Expenses reimbursement as per mileage basis.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami