FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, DISEASE CONTROL
Under direction, conducts various inspections, investigations,
and surveys pertaining to the control and reporting of
tuberculosis and communicable and venereal diseases;
does other related duties as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring
07625 - Bilingual in Spanish and English
Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or
communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform
the duties of this position.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Performs field work required to promote objectives
of the public health program.
Conducts selective serologic, epidemiologic, and
other public health surveys and followup activities.
Compiles data obtained and develops final
determinations and evaluations.
Confers with physicians, patients, disease contacts,
and local government officials and their representatives
in preparing case histories, reports, and other data, and
supporting, diagnostic, or reported vital statistics information.
Conducts investigations of reportable diseases and
maintains liaison with hospitals, registrars, the State
Department of Health, physicians, local health departments,
and other cooperating agencies.
Makes presentations to interested groups and/or instructs
them on how to improve reporting techniques
and accuracy of reports.
Prepares clear, accurate, and informative statistical
and other reports and memoranda containing findings,
conclusions, and recommendations.
Institutes required control measures.
Conducts investigations of any unusual manifestations of
diseases not listed as reportable in the State Sanitary Code,
and reports all findings to the State Department of Health.
Disseminates to physicians and responsible agencies
information relative to the outbreak of diseases.
Maintains surveillance of carriers of causative agents
Inspects records of dealers in pestilence birds.
Analyzes reported data to provide a basis on which to
plan and evaluate an effective program for the prevention
and control of infectious diseases and the prevention or
eradication of tuberculosis and venereal diseases.
Conducts investigations of diagnosed cases of tuberculosis
to ensure effective isolation and treatment and to identify
household and other close contacts.
Ensures that tubercular contacts, suspects, and tuberculin
reactors are brought to examination and diagnosis.
Promotes and provides prophylactic treatment of
Collects current data and reports all significant findings
of cases, contacts, and changes to the Case and Contact
Ensures continuous medical supervision and treatment of
cases of active tuberculosis, by providing public health nursing
supervision and instructions to tuberculosis patients at home.
Ensures supervision of all cases of inactive tuberculosis
for a period of five years.
Ensures appropriate handling of recalcitrant tuberculosis
patients through the use of quarantine and commitment
Cooperates with the State Department of Health in the control
of syphilis cases.
Contacts suspects and associates.
Interviews gonorrhea and other venereal disease patients
for contacts and suspects.
Ensures the diagnosis and treatment of venereal disease
Visits homes where accidental poisoning has occurred
and provides information, suggestions, and advice to
prevent such accidents from reoccurring.
Takes blood pressure and performs destrostix finger prick
tests for the determination of diabetes on all interested
citizens appearing at various health clinics or programs.
Attends and conducts hypertension and diabetes screening
programs at local health fairs.
Participates in conducting followup procedures on all persons
tested and found to have abnormal results by telephoning
individuals to be sure that they have been in touch with their
physicians concerning test findings.
Provides educational materials and information to individuals
tested in the chronic disease detection program.
Maintains records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Applicants who do not possess the required education
may substitute experience conducting public health investigations
or inspections on a year for year basis with one (1) year of
experience being equal to thirty (30) semester hour credits.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,
rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform
essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of local and state health laws and standards.
Knowledge of problems and procedures involved in
investigating sanitary conditions and of the philosophy
of maintaining public health standards.
Ability to interview persons of varying backgrounds.
Ability to comprehend established rules and regulations.
Ability to use tact and courtesy in making investigations.
Ability to observe and analyze significant conditions.
Ability to prepare reports.
Ability to maintain essential records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate
in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the essential functions of the job
after reasonable accommodation is made to their known
limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because
it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons
may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
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This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.