Refugee Health Screening Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $17.43 - $22.00 an hour

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


Do you have experience working with refugees, public and private health entities, or community members? Do you also have a Public Health background? If this is you, then the Utah Department of Health has a place for you as an Health Program Specialist II where you can grow your skills in this field while helping make a difference for newly settled refugees in the State of Utah.

In this position, you will assist in the monitoring of refugee health screenings, then verify the said results to ensure compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) policy. You will also track appointment completion rates and process that data information. Finally, you will track new lists of refugees as they arrive, preparing to assist with their medical screening needs. To be successful in this position, you need to have strong intercultural communication skills, have previous consultation experience with local health department or healthcare providers, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and bring a positive “can-do” attitude with you in all that you do. Due to the nature of this position, compliance to the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy is also required.

Principle duties
As a Health Program Specialist II you will:

Assist in monitoring refugee health screenings.
Ensure procedures completed comply with CDC screening guidelines.
Provide any needed feedback to agency staff.
Track follow-up appointments for refugees.
Use graphs, charts and other media to deliver education information to internal and external partners.
Record visits into provided databases.
Receive arrival lists from refugee resettlement partners.
Any other tasks as assigned.
Must reside in Utah or be moving to Utah within 30 days of start date.

The Ideal Candidate
Has a Public Health background with an emphasis on global health.
Is able to seamlessly work with remote, multicultural, and multi disciplinary teams while fostering productive working relationships.
Has experience working with refugees.
Has experience providing consultation, technical assistance, and/or training to local health department(s) or healthcare provider(s)
Possesses strong data analysis skills.
Is willing and able to learn new processes and systems.
Has strong verbal and written communication skills.
Is proficient with Microsoft applications (especially Word, Excel, and Access).
Can work both independently and as a part of a team.
Why You Should Join Our Team
The role that you fill will be a vital one as you provide staff and functional support for refugees settling within the State of Utah. You will be an important link to ensure that refugee health screenings are conducted in-accordance-with federal law. Along with the satisfaction of making a difference, you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as paid time off, giving you a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the significance of your role in supporting newly arrived refugees, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check as well as a drug test. You may review Department of Health policy by clicking here. (Download PDF reader)

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Physical Requirements:
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.