Full Time Tuberculosis Program Coordinator – Lake County Health Department

Salary: $78,915.20 – $92,300.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Health Department

Opening Date: 8/8/2023

Location: Tuberculosis Clinic, IL

Job Number: 12837

Division: Prevention

General Description:
As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay. We believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years. We are looking for passionate, qualified team members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.

Lake County’s clinical TB Program is statutorily empowered to provide for the care and treatment of persons exposed to, or afflicted with, TB in Lake County. Current TB Clinic Services include screening, testing, education, treatment, and contact tracing for anyone living or working in Lake County.  The TB Program Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the program, including supervision of staff. The major functions of the position include   program management, budget development, public awareness, community outreach, training, data collection and analysis, and routine services for the program.

Scheduled Hours: 40 hours a week

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the daily medical and administrative operations of the TB Clinic.
  • Assures medically appropriate and cost-effective TB prevention and control activities.
  • Develops, implements, and manages the clinic budget.
  • Assists in the development of the TB Board meeting agenda and actively participates with TB Board members.
  • Collaborates with community-based agencies, and participates on committees and workgroups, to establish standards of care and achieve Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) goals and objectives.
  • Recommends budgetary, financial, administrative, and medical policies, procedures, and protocols for the cost-effective operation of the clinic.
  • Develops clinic policies, medical and surveillance protocols and procedures.
  • Recruits and hires appropriate staff; monitors and evaluates staff performance; and provides for staff growth and development.
  • If appropriate, provides direct service to patients and clients, as needed.
  • Plans and develops TB prevention and control programs and provides public information and education activities that meet community needs and reduce TB Risk.
  • Acts as a TB resource for internal and external medical and clinical staff.
  • Implements policies set by the TB Board and Health Department Administration.
  • Ensures that data that will assist in guiding the TB clinic’s mission is collected and analyzed.
  • Obtains data reports from the electronic health record and/or surveillance system upon request.
  • Understands data collection and basics of analysis to enhance and improve data visualizations.
  • Oversees the maintenance and tracking of inventory and makes fiscally prudent purchases.
  • Collects data for key performance indicators and able to monitor and track. If suboptimal, can develop and implement Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles and quality improvement projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required:

  • A Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) or Master’s degree in nursing (MSN), with two years of Communicable/Infectious Disease clinical experience, to include TB prevention and control; and two years supervisory experience, is preferred.
    • Current Illinois licensure as a registered professional nurse is preferred.
  • OR a bachelors or masters in relevant healthcare/public health field with over five years of Communicable/Infectious Disease clinical experience, to include TB prevention and control; and five years supervisory experience will be considered as well.

Supplemental Information:

You can find additional information about the Lake County Health Department, our culture, and why you should join our team at https://lchdcareers.com.

As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore, we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccine unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. At this time, you must reside in either Illinois or Wisconsin to work for the Lake County Health Department.

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