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Job Category:

Allied Health Sciences

Position Title:

Health Education Coordinator

Position Description:

Functions as a Disease Intervention Specialist by conducting case finding and notification of patients infected or who have come in contact with a person infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or a positive HIV test. Conducts extensive fieldwork in the Worcester, MA region and interviews infected people to identify sexual and/or needle sharing contacts. Serves as liaison between the STI Control Program, at-risk communities, and individuals infected with an STI. Serves as resource person to health care providers and community leaders and organizations in the prevention and control of STI/HIV. Through community-based fieldwork (via personal automobile), provides rapid partner notification and referral on all priority cases of STI's. Arranges with health care providers for the management of people infected with a STI. Visits clinical laboratories, health care providers, health centers, hospitals, jails, and community groups for problems relating to STI's. Provides education on STI's and related State laws and regulations to health care professionals and community-based organizations. Collects and compiles epidemiologic and demographics information relating to specific targeted population at risk for STI infections. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in the field of health care, medical care, or public health education in a recognized hospital or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in nursing, public health, health care administration or hospital administration may be substituted for the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information. Ability to work independently. Ability to deal tactfully with others. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Ability to deal tactfully with others. Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression. Knowledge of method of general report writing. Ability to analyze and determine applicability of data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations.

Comments: A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit, and click on “Information for Job Applicants” This is a Civil Service position. If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered. As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location" and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

How To Apply: Please send two copies of resume and cover letter to: Hinton State Laboratory Institute 305 South Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Attn: Cecilia Marinucci Fax: 617-983-6256 Customer Service 617-983-6218 When applying for a position remember to include posting ID number

Type of position:


Degree Requirement:



Health Services Administration

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Employer Details:

Employer Name:

Megan Ward Harvey


Department of Public Health





421 Arnold House, University of Massachusetts, 715 North Pleasant Street







Phone Number:


Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000
Page updated on: 11/20/2007