Health Program Specialist
Under general direction, is responsible for entry level professional
work in one of several public health programs. The work involved is
generally investigative, regulatory, educational, and consultative in
nature. Exercises no supervision.
Essential Job Functions
Interviews persons with communicable diseases to elicit contact
and or suspect information.
Contacts physicians, hospitals, and medical laboratories to
obtain patient information.
Provides current public health information.
Conducts field investigation on communicable disease contacts and
suspects to refer for diagnosis and treatment.
Counsels communicable disease patients concerning risk reduction
and behavior modification.
Performs both pretest and post test counseling of patients
undergoing serological screening.
Serves as an education and information resource to the public on
the control of communicable diseases.
Develops, coordinates, and presents public health educational
activities for organizations and groups in the local community, to
include the provision of educational materials and teaching aids.
Speaks before schools, PTA's, businesses, and other community
groups on public health subjects.
Assumes primary responsibility for data handling, maintenance
activities, and data reports for research studies, surveys, and audits.
Assists in serological surveys of high-risk groups and
individuals for communicable diseases.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with
preferable coursework in Counseling, Health Education, Education,
Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field.
One (1) year of experience in Counseling, Health Education, or a
Or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of current public health programs, practices, and
Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and
Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
Ability to plan, organize, and implement educational programs.
Ability to develop educational materials
Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the job.
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 pounds;
visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual
dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office
equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, and walking to
perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily in an
inside environment. Must be willing to comply with all OSHA regulations
and current immunization policies.
- Job Type: Temp To Hire
- Skills: Communication
- Industry: Work Experience
- Career Level: Others
- Education Level: Bachelor Degree