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Disease Intervention Specialist Series

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    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 21.66 per hour
  • Posted on: Apr 25, 2024       Expires on: Jun 09, 2024

Disease Intervention Specialist Series   

JOB TITLE:

Disease Intervention Specialist Series

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Johnson Kansas United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy

  • Job Posting closes: May 9, 2024
  • Required documents uploaded by: May 9, 2024

Kansas Department of Health and Environment:

Our agency is led by Secretary Janet Stanek, who was appointed by Gov.
Kelly in Dec 2021.
KDHE is comprised of three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health Care Finance (which includes the State’s Medicaid program, KanCare).
We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof which allows us to take a holistic approach to improving and protecting the health and well-being of all Kansans.

http://www.
kdhe.
ks.
gov/

About the Position

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes

Compensation:

  • Pay Range:
    • Disease Intervention Specialist - $20.
      63-$21.
      66 per hour
    • Advance Disease Intervention Specialist - $22.
      73 per hour
    • Sr Disease Intervention Specialist - $26.
      30-$27.
      62 per hour
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist - $30.
      53-$34.
      65 per hour
  • Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The positions (K0243421) located in the Olathe/Mission area.

Are you passionate about working within a diverse population? Join our team as a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS).
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau for Disease Control & Prevention (BDCP) has several DIS positions vacant across the state.
Disease Intervention Specialist have been the backbone of public health for decades.
DIS in Kansas are public health professionals who use contact tracing and case investigation to prevent and control infectious diseases like Syphilis and HIV/AIDS.

As a DIS, you should possess certain skills such as, problem-solving skills, negotiation skills, investigative skills, and the ability to communicate and perform within a diverse population.
This position supports the values of public health in Kansas by protecting and improving the health and environment for all Kansans.

DIS Specialize in:

  • Public health investigations,
  • Case management and analysis,
  • Provider and community engagement, and
  • Outbreak detection and response.

Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • High School /GED
    • Advance Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • High School /GED
    • Senior Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Biology, or other health-related field
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Nursing degree (college or technical)
  • Licensing & Certification:
    • Valid Driver's License - Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • License to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Kansas at the time of hire.
        or Eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas and one year of experience in registered nursing
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • One or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating the application of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary for the position.
      • One year of experience in public health work related to disease prevention, health education, or investigation.
      • Two years of other work experience providing client-centered service requiring advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate co-operation both among individuals and groups.
      • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Biology, or other health-related field may be substituted for the required experience.
    • Advance Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Disease Intervention Specialist qualifications.
      • At least a year of experience working independently at the DIS level combined with accredited certification or other formal recognition of advanced technical knowledge and expertise.
    • Senior Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Advance Disease Interventions Specialist qualifications
      • Senior DIS requires one or more years of specific work experience demonstrating the application of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary for the position.
      • One year of experience working independently at the ADV.
        DIS level.
      • Two or more years of experience working independently at the DIS level.
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • DIS-specific work experience must also include accredited certification or other formal recognition of advanced technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of infectious/communicable diseases.
    • Ability to interact with a diverse population of individuals in a non-judgmental way.
    • Experience in analytical/critical thinking and problem-solving.
    • Experience working with State and Local health officials.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Knowledge of methods used to prevent and control the spread of communicable infections.
    • Experience collaborating with community based organizations.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Biology, or other health-related field may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position - License LPN or RN

Recruiter Contact Information

  • Name: Ashley Webb
  • Email: Ashley.
    webb@ks.
    gov
  • Mailing Address: 1000 SW Jackson St.
    Suite 580 Topeka, KS 66612

Job Application Process

  • First Sign in or register as a New User.
  • Complete or update your contact information on the Careers> My Contact Information page.
    *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed below for the Careers> My Job Applications page.
    *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
    • Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page

Helpful Resources at jobs.
ks.
gov
: “How to Apply for a Job – Instructions” and “How to Search for a Job – Instructions"

Required Documents for this Application to be Complete

Upload these on the Careers - My Job Applications page

  • Transcripts
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

Upload these on the Attachments step in your Job Application

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Helpful Resources at jobs.
ks.
gov
: “How, What, & Where do I Upload Documents”

How to Claim Veterans Preference

Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.
S.
A.
73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.
The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.
Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.
All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.

Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 25, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

21.66 per hour

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1714931782-4744572100b4a43861f84e808e242995

LOCATION:

Kansas United States

CITY:

Johnson

Job Origin:

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Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy

  • Job Posting closes: May 9, 2024
  • Required documents uploaded by: May 9, 2024

Kansas Department of Health and Environment:

Our agency is led by Secretary Janet Stanek, who was appointed by Gov. Kelly in Dec 2021. KDHE is comprised of three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health Care Finance (which includes the State’s Medicaid program, KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof which allows us to take a holistic approach to improving and protecting the health and well-being of all Kansans.

http://www.kdhe.ks.gov/

About the Position

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes

Compensation:

  • Pay Range:
    • Disease Intervention Specialist - $20.63-$21.66 per hour
    • Advance Disease Intervention Specialist - $22.73 per hour
    • Sr Disease Intervention Specialist - $26.30-$27.62 per hour
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist - $30.53-$34.65 per hour
  • Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The positions (K0243421) located in the Olathe/Mission area.

Are you passionate about working within a diverse population? Join our team as a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS). The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau for Disease Control & Prevention (BDCP) has several DIS positions vacant across the state. Disease Intervention Specialist have been the backbone of public health for decades. DIS in Kansas are public health professionals who use contact tracing and case investigation to prevent and control infectious diseases like Syphilis and HIV/AIDS.

As a DIS, you should possess certain skills such as, problem-solving skills, negotiation skills, investigative skills, and the ability to communicate and perform within a diverse population. This position supports the values of public health in Kansas by protecting and improving the health and environment for all Kansans.

DIS Specialize in:

  • Public health investigations,
  • Case management and analysis,
  • Provider and community engagement, and
  • Outbreak detection and response.

Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • High School /GED
    • Advance Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • High School /GED
    • Senior Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Biology, or other health-related field
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Nursing degree (college or technical)
  • Licensing & Certification:
    • Valid Driver's License - Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • License to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Kansas at the time of hire. or Eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas and one year of experience in registered nursing
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • One or more years of relevant work experience demonstrating the application of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary for the position.
      • One year of experience in public health work related to disease prevention, health education, or investigation.
      • Two years of other work experience providing client-centered service requiring advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate co-operation both among individuals and groups.
      • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Biology, or other health-related field may be substituted for the required experience.
    • Advance Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Disease Intervention Specialist qualifications.
      • At least a year of experience working independently at the DIS level combined with accredited certification or other formal recognition of advanced technical knowledge and expertise.
    • Senior Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • Advance Disease Interventions Specialist qualifications
      • Senior DIS requires one or more years of specific work experience demonstrating the application of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary for the position.
      • One year of experience working independently at the ADV. DIS level.
      • Two or more years of experience working independently at the DIS level.
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position
      • DIS-specific work experience must also include accredited certification or other formal recognition of advanced technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of infectious/communicable diseases.
    • Ability to interact with a diverse population of individuals in a non-judgmental way.
    • Experience in analytical/critical thinking and problem-solving.
    • Experience working with State and Local health officials.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Knowledge of methods used to prevent and control the spread of communicable infections.
    • Experience collaborating with community based organizations.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social sciences, Biology, or other health-related field may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:
    • LPN/RN Disease Intervention Specialist Position - License LPN or RN

Recruiter Contact Information

  • Name: Ashley Webb
  • Email: Ashley.webb@ks.gov
  • Mailing Address: 1000 SW Jackson St. Suite 580 Topeka, KS 66612

Job Application Process

  • First Sign in or register as a New User.
  • Complete or update your contact information on the Careers> My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed below for the Careers> My Job Applications page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
    • Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page

Helpful Resources at jobs.ks.gov: “How to Apply for a Job – Instructions” and “How to Search for a Job – Instructions"

Required Documents for this Application to be Complete

Upload these on the Careers - My Job Applications page

  • Transcripts
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

Upload these on the Attachments step in your Job Application

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Helpful Resources at jobs.ks.gov: “How, What, & Where do I Upload Documents”

How to Claim Veterans Preference

Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.

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