Tuberculosis Special Programs Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/15/2020

Job Description

This is a full-time position within the Tuberculosis Control Program (TBC) of the Division of Disease Control, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. TBC is responsible for the surveillance, investigation, prevention, treatment and control of tuberculosis in the City of Philadelphia. This position requires working in a multidisciplinary team across several program areas. This position will work closely with the Tuberculosis Surveillance Coordinator and Epidemiologists to ensure completeness of TB data, data cleaning and preparing reports. As TB Control transitions to an electronic medical records system, this position will work to implement this application. This position is responsible for developing written protocols for TBC as directed by superiors. Working with the Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) application is an integral part of this position. This position reports to the Program Administrator.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary person for EDN report management- including tracking reports, notifying patients, collecting follow-up forms from Refugee Health Clinics, managing immigrant (B1/B2) TB evaluations, cleaning data, and preparing data for reports
  • Attend Refugee Health Collaborative quarterly meetings and represent several Disease Control Programs in this forum to forward Program activities (TB, Immunizations, Viral Hepatitis, Public Health Preparedness, Acute Communicable Disease)
  • Attend TB Cohort reviews and assist in preparing presentations as required
  • Attend case reviews and staff meetings, as needed  
  • Assist with data collection and evaluation in sensitive TB investigations involving vulnerable populations
  • Assist in the evaluation, screening and monitoring of treatment completion rates for treatment of Latent TB infection
  • Respond to public health incidents and emergencies as required
  • Serve as TBC’s primary contact for the transition to electronic medical records from paper charts
  • Supervise defined student intern projects
  • Update TB Control policies and procedures and create employee manuals as needed
  • Participate in exercises, trainings, and other program initiatives as appropriate
  • Assist in grant submission and requirements as needed
  • Assist in providing ongoing evaluation of program activities
  • Attend conferences and meetings to forward learning and improvement of Division activities
  • Perform related duties as required

Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of infectious disease transmission risks, contact investigations, data management, and evaluation skills. This position requires broad thinking and problem-solving. This position requires candidate with excellent communication and organizations skills, attention to detail, and the ability to organize and present information effectively. Candidates should have strong research and critical thinking skills, excellent English language skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Access) applications. Knowledge of SAS is a plus. Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are highly valued attributes.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a public health setting required.

Education Requirement:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration or master’s degree in other related fields preferred

Salary:

  • $50,000 - $54,000. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply:

Forward Resume and Cover Letter to:

Caroline Eves

Email: Caroline.Eves@phila.gov