The STD Surveillance Network (SSUN) is a CDC-funded collaborative project between Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore City Health Department. SSuN is a nationwide surveillance project conducted at 11 sites designed to enhance local and national routine sexually transmitted infection surveillance data, track trends in routinely reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs), primarily gonorrhea. As part of the SSuN project, BCHD conducts enhanced public health surveillance activities among a subset of individuals infected with an STI.
While COVID-19 related remote work policies are implemented, this position will be 100% remote work. Once remote work policies are relaxed, the candidate will be expected to sit 5 days a week at the Baltimore City Health Department.
Performing field investigations for individuals infected with an STI and selected for enhanced SSuN investigations.
This includes: Interviewing individuals who are infected with an STI or HIV infections to obtain information pertinent to informing STI prevention and control throughout Baltimore City.
Conducting field investigations (via telephone or in person) to locate, interview and provide medical referrals for treatment of individuals with positive laboratory findings for STI/HIV.
Contacting medical or laboratory providers to confirm test results and/or treatments and other information as needed.
Documenting all work on interviews, field records, and any other applicable records in accordance with SSuN protocols, JHU and BCHD guidelines.
This requires maintaining confidential files, records and reports as required for compliance with various state, federal and administrative regulations (i.e., health care referrals, agency referrals, health services reports, etc.)
High School Diploma/GED required.
Some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience.For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Some college courses preferred.
Prior experience with interviewing, counseling, or case management a plus but not required.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in basic descriptive or intermediate social science analysis and software is expected.
While COVID-19 remote work policies are in place, this position requires access to a space where phone calls can be conducted in private.
Once COVID-19 remote work restrictions are relaxed, this position will require the ownership of a working car and the ability to drive it.
Ability to interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational background.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
Classified title: Research Program Assistant
Working title: Research Program Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $12.31 - $16.93 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk
Location: 1001 - E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10003110-SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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