Wednesday , March 29 2023

DISEASE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST Job Openings at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Office of Public Health / Region 6-BRCO / Rapides Parish

Announcement Number: OPH/SP/165255
Cost Center: 3262109006
Position Number(s): 50316279

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Job appointment, Probationary or Promotional appointment.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Disease Intervention Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Disease Intervention Specialist 2 is $65,520. Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application. Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume is not eligible to receive credit

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Shambrielle Pooler
[email protected]

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.


A baccalaureate degree.

Experience in investigatory work, social services, nursing, or in medical laboratory technician or medical laboratory assistant work will substitute for the required college training on the basis of 30 semester hours for one year of experience.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To train in conducting disease prevention and intervention activities within one of the communicable disease programs.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from a Disease Intervention Specialist of a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Disease Intervention Specialist 2 by the absence of independently conducting prevention and intervention activities for one of the communicable disease programs.

Examples of Work

Instructed and trained to carry out the activities of a communicable disease program under close and direct supervision by a Disease Intervention Specialist of a higher level.

As a trainee, learns the following duties:

Conducts interviews of persons diagnosed or suspected of having communicable diseases, such as STD, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, in order to elicit names and locating information of persons exposed.

Identifies, locates and persuades cases, contacts, suspects, and susceptible to report to medical facilities for examination, treatment, and follow-up.

Recommends and urges physicians and other health care providers to use recommended therapy and appropriate laboratory tests for potential or confirmed cases of communicable disease.

Conducts case management assessments to ascertain further possible potential for spread of disease and initiates appropriate new action.

Makes assigned visits to private clinics, hospitals, prisons, laboratories, nursing homes, and schools to solicit their cooperation for reporting outbreaks and effecting disease control techniques.

Prepares and maintains confidential records; collects, documents, and verifies pertinent medical data from patients, physicians, and medical facilities.

Obtains blood and exudate specimens; performs limited physical examinations and clinical tests to determine the existence of infections or exposure to disease.

Motivates patients and educates the general public on behavior modification, risk reduction, and prevention of communicable disease.

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