Hep C Care Specialist

Summary

  • Coordinates, plans, implements, and evaluates viral hepatitis prevention activities conducted in appropriate public health and clinical settings.
  • Acts as the Principal Investigator for the CDC Viral Hepatitis Prevention grant. This includes coordinating the submission of the annual grant application and budget, and all required progress reports.
  • Follows up with medical providers on hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhea cases to verify treatment and collect information on symptoms and partners.
  • Interviews cases newly diagnosed with reportable infections to educate them about the infection and identify contacts that need to be notified.
  • Provides targeted trainings to medical providers and consumers, for example at drug and alcohol treatment facilities, around the state of Vermont.
  • Monitors Vermont’s Syringe Exchange Services grants, including processing quarterly invoices, developing annual grants, and providing technical assistance to grantees as needed.

General Job Description

Technical, investigative and counseling work involving the field of epidemiology for the Department of Health. Duties involve interviewing and counseling persons diagnosed as having Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or a form of venereal disease (VD), plus tracking, interviewing and counseling those with whom there has been sexual contact. There is significant interaction with health care providers, other professionals in the human services field, potential family members, and the general public. Work is performed under the supervision of the HIV/AIDS, STD and Hepatitis C Care Chief. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

To view the full job specification for this position, please visit the DHR Job Specifications page.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years or more at or above a technical level in public health, nursing or an allied health field, social work counseling or in educational guidance or teaching at a secondary or adult level.

OR

Master’s degree in public health, nursing, medicine, social work, guidance, counseling, psychology or a closely related field.

OR

Associate’s degree AND four (4) years or more at or above a technical level in public health, nursing or an allied health field, social work counseling or in educational guidance or teaching at a secondary or adult level.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years or more at or above a technical level in public health, nursing or an allied health field, social work counseling or in educational guidance or teaching at a secondary or adult level.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

VDH Affirmative Recruitment

The VDH strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the populations we are dedicated to serving. To view the State of Vermont’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

General Information

This position, Hepatitis C Care Specialist (Job Opening #617313), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Daniel Daltry at daniel.daltry@state.vt.us
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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