Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services

Job Posting: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is seeking a Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator

Job Description: Under direction of the Prevention Unit, provides highly advanced, senior-level consultative services and technical assistance as the DSHS viral hepatitis prevention coordinator. Oversees implementation and maintenance of viral hepatitis prevention efforts by identifying ways to integrate viral hepatitis prevention, vaccination, testing, and linkage to care into existing public health, clinical care, and community settings. Responsible for developing a DSHS viral hepatitis prevention plan as well as legislatively-mandated plans, including working with branch staff to solicit input from the public, including experts on Hepatitis, on the tenets of the plan. Develops, adapts, and disseminates information on viral hepatitis and best practices for integration of hepatitis prevention activities into healthcare settings. Identifies opportunities to promote the integration of viral hepatitis prevention and provides assistance in designing and evaluating efforts. Provides technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, local public health departments, community organizations, and health care professionals. Works with department staff to prepare grant applications and reports. As Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, collaborates with surveillance epidemiologists to develop and implement mechanisms to routinely identify and report viral hepatitis cases. In addition, this position develops and coordinates training, orientations, and workshops to standardize and build capacity for Hepatitis prevention and surveillance across Texas. Works under the HIV/STD Prevention Unit Director with minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.