Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Coordinator - State of Washington Dept. of Health

LOCATION: Shoreline, WA

CLOSING DATE: September 10, 2020


JOB #: 16195

POSTED: August 10, 2020


The Department of Health’s mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington State. The Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology (CDE) is responsible for statewide surveillance and investigation of more than 60 of Washington State’s approximately 80 notifiable conditions, including planning and response for public health emergencies involving communicable diseases and pregnancy in a person who has chronic hepatitis B infection. These responsibilities align directly to Goal 1 of the Agency Strategic Plan (2017-19 Update) that calls to “Protect everyone in Washington from communicable diseases and other health threats.”

The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Coordinator represents the senior level of the professional Public Health Consultant series and contributes to the mission of the department by coordinating the statewide Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) focusing on preventing the spread of hepatitis B virus from infected mothers to newborn infants. This position works to ensure that infants who are exposed to hepatitis B are identified so that they can receive timely treatments, vaccinations, and tests and that they are reported to DOH as required by Washington State administrative codes. To do this work this position coordinates with local health jurisdictions, laboratories, prenatal care providers, birthing hospitals, infant care providers, and infected mothers. This position functions as an assistant manager and is responsible for program planning and evaluation, managing budgets, grants, and consolidated contracts with Washington’s local health jurisdictions, managing health data systems and developing and implementing health policies and procedures for the statewide PHBPP.

This is a full-time, permanent Health Services Consultant 3 (HSC 3) position.

The salary listed includes 5% premium pay due to the duty station of this position being located in King County.

The duty station for this position is Shoreline, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. Incumbents must have internet access and connectivity. When approved to return, the incumbents are expected to report to the duty station for work activities.

Important Note: Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, this position will be subject to one furlough day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.

About the Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Benefits of Working for DOH

Washington is America’s Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Shoreline boasts a unique history and character derived from original settlements dating back to the late 1800s. The quality that drew early settlers to the area remains dominant to this day: location. The City of Shoreline offers classic Puget Sound beauty and the convenience of suburban living with the attractions of nearby urban opportunities. The community has developed a reputation for strong neighborhoods, excellent schools, and abundant parks.

DOH offers:
  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
  • Growth and development opportunities.
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
  • An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
  • A modernized workplace.
Duties include:
  • Provide program planning and evaluation of statewide Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP), including evaluation of systems to identify individuals with chronic hepatitis B infection who are pregnant and completion of case management activities for infants per CDC guidelines.
  • Manage, coordinate, and provide technical assistance to local health jurisdiction staff in Washington regarding the PHBPP in order to prevent perinatal hepatitis B infection in Washington State.
  • Prepare and manage program planning, evaluation, budget, contracts and grant funding activities relating to the PHBPP.
  • Manage the Perinatal Hepatitis B module in the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS), a statewide health data system.
  • Maintain educational materials, guidelines, and web content relating to the DOH Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program.
  • Conduct public health emergency preparedness epidemiologic activities.

What we’re looking for

Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Required Qualifications

  • Option 1: Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, health care administration, public or business administration, or allied field; AND two (2) or more years of experience working in public health or a related discipline.


  • Option 2: Four (4) or more years of experience working in public health or a related discipline.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, health care administration, public or business administration or allied field.
  • Intermediate-level experience using MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience with the following:
    • Coordinating a health-related program.
    • Working with contractors and guiding and overseeing contract work.
    • Working independently and managing multiple tasks.
    • Working effectively and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
    • Entering data using MS Access.
    • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Interacting effectively with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational and professional backgrounds and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences.
    • Establishing ties with community partners such as healthcare providers, voluntary agencies and local public health agencies.


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