Public Health Specialist (Limited Term Merit)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Several full-time limited-term merit positions and one full-time position available with the Health Department, Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness Division located at 2400 Troost. Limited term position available until December 2022.
Salary Range: $18.24-29.44/hour
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled

As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza (Flu) Vaccination.


Responsibilities

Limited-term Merit: Performs various tasks that include researching, conducting and documenting investigations/interviews with individuals who have been diagnosed with various communicable diseases (including COVID-19), providing educational presentations, and assisting in community outreach events. Conducts field visits, medical record searches, and solicits medical information from mandated sources, including interviewing clients in their home as necessary to obtain required information. Maintains data in numerous databases. May require the wearing of a high efficiency respirator mask and other personal protective equipment when delivering services within an area assessed as high risk for exposure to infectious diseases. May require lifting of up to 50 pounds when assisting with community and clinic-based activities. Must be able to climb stairs to access client residences. Performs the mastery of a selection of basic clinical techniques and procedures, not limited to phlebotomy, administering and reading TB skin tests, sputum induction and the operating of an X-ray machine.

Full-time: Performs routine stat-lab tests such as urinalysis, gram stains, wet preps, RPRs, darkfield and basic microscopy. Sets up and analyzes test procedures. Performs manual procedures requiring judgment. Performs up to moderate complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and requires a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities. Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens. Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed. Follows the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance. Demonstrates ability of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance. Maintains data in numerous databases. May require the wearing of a high efficiency respirator mask and other personal protective equipment when delivering services within an area assessed as high risk for exposure to infectious diseases. May require lifting of up to 50 pounds when assisting with community and clinic-based activities. Must be able to climb stairs to access client residences. Performs the mastery of a selection of basic clinical techniques and procedures, not limited to phlebotomy, administering, and reading TB skin tests, sputum induction and the operating of an X-ray machine.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. For full-time: Preference given for a certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician MLT (ASCP) and/or equivalent.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

POSITIONS POSTED FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT ARE FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT ONLY . QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO 816-513-0253. IF YOU SEE THE SAME POSITION TITLE POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER CITY DEPARTMENT.

The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

Job Address

Kansas City, Missouri United States View Map