City of Houston Job Openings – Senior Health Investigator

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Job Description:

The Houston Health Department (HHD) seeks a Senior Public Health Investigator in the Bureau of HIV/STD & Viral Hepatitis Prevention to serve on our dynamic STD/DIS Team. This position requires applied expertise in client centered interviews, field investigation and other field-based activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides transportation to clients for any clinic follow-up appointments as needed. Performs reminder calls and recalls for missed appointments to ensure appointments are maintained.
  • Performs field investigations to locate patients who have or are suspected of having a communicable disease and motivates them to seek appropriate treatment and medical follow-up
  • Visits private and public clinical laboratories to assure compliance with reporting City of Houston labs timely in respect to laboratory reporting laws and regulations.
  • Conducts confidential interviews and investigations of patients diagnosed with or suspected of being at high-risk for HIV and/or STD infections.
  • Administer HIV testing via oral/blood and give results as needed. Perform Syphilis venipuncture sticks whenever possible if necessary.
  • Protects, maintains and ensures client confidentiality according to HIPPA regulations and other HHD policies and procedures according to work classification.

Job Requirements:

  • Requires a valid Texas driver’s license and compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving.
  • Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinating eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements. Field activity is required.
  • Being able to get in and out of your vehicle many times a day is necessary. Able to work in varies temperatures while in the field.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Public Health or a closely related field.
  • One (1) year of experience in the public health field is required.
  • Pertinent professional experience in the public health field may be substituted for the above educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Job Details:

Company: City of Houston

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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