Disease Intervention Specialist I

Oklahoma State Department of Health
November 9, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Disease Intervention Specialist I


Supervisory Organization
340 Offsite HIV/STD

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
November 12, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary is up to $47,806.37 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Location: 3017 N Stiles, Oklahoma City, OK

Salary: $47,806.37

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why we are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description: The purpose of a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) is to intervene in the spread of HIV and syphilis. This position locates and interviews patients and their sexual partners to gather information on infections or exposures to HIV and STDs. Duties include recommending testing/screening and referring positive patients to care; consulting with private/public providers to obtain information on treated cases; performing diagnostic and treatment techniques; seeking permission to apply epidemiological process to private patients; assisting in statewide screening programs on STDs and HIV to ensure timely reporting of positive findings; and providing medical consultation to clinics, county health departments, prisons and jails and Indian Health Services (IHS) on STDs and HIV. Disease Intervention Specialist plays a critical role to diagnosis as well as screen people who has been exposed to it.


  • Provides treatment consultation to clinics and county health departments on sexually transmitted diseases, and other communicable diseases.
  • Consults with local health officers, private physicians, school officials, and others on the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • Participates in the development of various programs, preparation of field procedures and information, and other activities related to program direction.
  • Provides training and information on assigned programs in schools, public and private facilities, and to the general public.
  • Interviews patients and contacts to gather information concerning infections or exposure to various types of communicable diseases; consults with private physicians to stimulate case reporting, obtain information on treated cases, provide information on diagnostic and treatment techniques, and secure permission to apply epidemiological process to private patients.
  • Assists in statewide screening programs on sexually transmitted diseases through coordination of laboratory efforts to assure timely reporting of positive findings indicative of such diseases.
  • Participates in special projects with federal and local public health agencies; cooperates with volunteer health groups in disease prevention and control programs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I: bachelor's degree in a biological science, health science, social science, or a closely related field, or three years of experience as an SHHRS Community Intervention Specialist or four years' experience in performing duties such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted infection public health investigations, testing, or preventive programs, or as a public health nurse, phlebotomist, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position is set in an office environment, Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting, standing, and daily use of computer and phone. In state travel is required to attend local community meetings and schools. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation by the time of interview.
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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