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Communicable Disease Program Coordinator

Position Announcement
Full Time - Communicable Disease Program Coordinator
Salary: $49,272 annually
Position Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30
Some weekend or evening hours may be necessary 
Position Summary
This position oversees and coordinates the day to day activities of communicable disease investigators and clinic staff services involved in the investigation, control, and prevention of communicable diseases. Responsibilities include providing lead direction to program staff, participating in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program and staff activities, assuming the lead in major communicable disease investigations, interacting with community agencies and the medical community. Work is performed according to communicable disease policies and procedures, OSHA standards, public health and other state requirements, health department, and county policies and procedures. Work is reviewed by the Communicable Disease/Health Program Supervisor periodically through review of reports for the quality of services provided.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Oversees and coordinates the day to day activities of communicable disease investigators and clinic staff services involved in the investigation, control, and prevention of communicable diseases; provides lead direction to program staff.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program and staff activities; orients new staff in clinic activities; provides training to staff on clinic quality control issues.
  • Coordinates counseling and testing services provided on-site and at outreach sites; coordinates mandatory proficiency and quarterly quality assurance reviews; reviews clinic testing documentation for compliance; coordinates clinic schedules.
  • Assumes the lead in major communicable disease investigations, interacts with community agencies and the medical community; interviews clients to obtain case information and to provide information regarding prevention measures and risk reduction, test procedures, and disease information; oversees epidemiological investigations. 
  • Prepares, reviews, revises, and implements program policies and procedures; maintains program records and prepares reports.
  •  Performs related work as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of the theory and practice of communicable disease investigation, prevention, and control.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern public health theory and practices in communicable disease prevention program administration.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in locating, isolating, and reporting cases of communicable diseases.
  • Knowledge of the means of transmission of various communicable diseases.
  • Knowledge of community resources providing services to public health patients.
  • Ability to become progressively adept at performing epidemiological investigations including collection of blood and other specimens and understanding of specific medical orders.
  • Ability to represent the department and program with other agencies.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports and interpret data.
  • Ability to schedule work activities to meet clinic demands.
  • Ability to work with difficult clients from varied socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply state and county policies and other regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other employees, state and local health officials, community organizations, clients, and family members.
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate the activities of program staff 
Required Qualifications
  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing, included or supplemented by IDPH approved course work or training in communicable disease and sexually transmitted disease, and
  • Considerable experience (4-6 years) in public health nursing
  • OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the above noted knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois or in a state in which Illinois has a reciprocity agreement
  • Illinois Driver’s License, safe driving record, and proof of insurability
Physical Attributes/Demands
This position requires activities such as walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time, reaching, pulling, bending, stooping, and lifting light to medium objects.  
Work Environment
The work is performed in a clinic and involves frequent exposure to body fluids, air borne diseases, and anxious, angry, and/or combative patients. Latex gloves, gowns, and facial masks are worn. Work also involves operating an automobile in a variety of weather conditions.
Benefits Package
McLean County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Medical Member Rewards Program
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Spending Account (DSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance: Life, Critical Illness and Accident
  • County provided Life Insurance
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF Pension)
  • Paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days, holidays
  • Identity Protection
  • Charitable Giving
  • Discounted Four Seasons Health Club Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
About McLean County Government
The Communicable Disease program is part of the Health Department. The Health Departments offers a variety of programs to serve McLean County residents: WIC, Environmental Health, Vital Records, Communicable Disease, Immunizations, Vital Records, etc.
McLean County is the largest county by land area in the state of Illinois with a population of over 172,000. McLean County Government is a fast-moving and dynamic workplace established to locally administer Illinois State laws and serve the community in a variety of ways throughout our multitude of departments. With a $97 million operating budget, over 800 employees, and an Aa1 Bond Rating, McLean County Government is positioned to maintain and expand its reputation for excellence in local government.
To learn more about all the services McLean County Government provides the community, please visit A full list of Departments with a description of their function can be located at
How to Apply
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Attach a cover letter and resume for full consideration. 
*If applying through a third party job board, please fill out an application via McLean County Government’s Job Board located at
Confidentiality of your application is maintained upon request.
McLean County Government is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.