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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES III, Health Services

HIV Care Engagement Coordinator

Recruitment #20-000484-0008

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health efforts, in partnership with local health departments, providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. The mission of the Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP) is to prevent and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Maryland. Preventing STIs and their complications is essential for improving both sexual and reproductive health, as well as for preventing HIV transmission. 

This position will serve as the HIV Care Engagement Coordinator, in order to assure that County health departments are notified of people who are living with HIV and may be in need of assistance with engagement in HIV medical care. Such notification is needed so that local staff members can perform field investigations, in order to improve health outcomes and interrupt the spread of HIV in the community. 

This position will obtain, analyze and interpret linkage to care, lab data and patient serologic history, in order to determine the need for referral to local health departments for case investigations. This position will also record search databases for both the local health departments and other health care providers in Maryland, in order to assure and provide current information and investigational guidance on infection cases, according to Maryland's protocols. 

Lastly, this position will provide training, support and technical assistance, in order to develop the capacity of a local health department's Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS), as well as that of Linkage to Care (LTC) staff members. This position will report to the Surveillance Manager of the Center for STI Prevention. This position will perform other mission-critical surveillance duties on a backup basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience. 

2. Experience in the option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions. 

3. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus one additional year of professional experience in health services, may be substituted for the specific degree. 

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience in HIV care engagement and healthcare. He/she should also have experience working with diverse team members across all State jurisdictions, as well as experience providing necessary technical assistance.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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