Public Health Specialist
Public Health Specialist
(Job Opening ID #513782)
Full-time position available with KCMO’s Health Department, Communicable Disease Prevention Division,
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza (Flu) Vaccination. Performs routine stat-lab
tests such as urinalysis, gram stains, wet preps, RPRs, darkfield and basic microscopy. Sets up and analyzes test procedures. Performs manual procedures requiring judgment. Performs up to moderate complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and requires a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities. Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient
specimens. Adheres to the laboratory's quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed. Follows the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of
performance. Demonstrates ability of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance. Maintains data in numerous databases. May require the wearing of a high efficiency respirator mask
and other personal protective equipment when delivering services within an area assessed as high risk for exposure to infectious diseases. May require lifting of up to 50 pounds when assisting with community and clinic-based activities. Must be able to climb stairs to access client residences. Performs the mastery of a
selection of basic clinical techniques and procedures, not limited to phlebotomy, administering, and reading TB skin tests, sputum induction and the operating of an X-ray machine.
REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and
experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. For full-time: Preference given for a certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician MLT (ASCP) and/or
Salary Range: $18.24-$29.44/hour.
Applications accepted until position is filled.
EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.