Metro Nashville Government Communicable Disease Investigator in Nashville, Tennessee

Communicable Disease Investigator



Communicable Disease Investigator


$39,361.80 Annually


Nashville, TN

Job Type

Full Time Health Civil Service



Job Number



12/21/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Position Description

The Position:

Metro Nashville Public Health (MPHD) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Communicable Disease Investigator (CDI) to join a team already dedicated to Tuberculosis Elimination (TB) throughout Nashville and Davidson County. The ideal candidate will have experience in public health field work, and knowledge of immunizations, disease control, and investigation of reportable diseases in a community health program.

Typical Duties

  • Participates in a multi-disciplinary team following clients with tuberculosis infection and or disease. Counsels and conducts contact investigations.

  • Performs targeted testing for tuberculosis as established by TB manual.

  • Provides community education regarding TB through lectures/presentations to various community groups.

  • Performs PPD skin testing.

  • Coordinates and assists with screenings at community sites most accessible to high-risk populations. Serves as liaison between Health department and physicians, infection control nurses, hospitals, other health department employees and interpreters.

  • Conducts site visits to assess environmental conditions to determine risk status and counsels appropriately.

  • Delivers client health directives, memoranda of understanding, and official Health Department notices. Performs directly observed therapy and counsels clients regarding medication compliance and side effects. Transports clients to clinic as needed.

  • Assists with case management of clients with latent TB infection.

  • Completes required forms and documents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences, Public Health, or related field.

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to public health agencies.

  • Knowledge of community organizations and resources applicable to program needs and objectives.

  • Ability to interview, counsel, and communicate effectively with patients.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and interact with diverse population.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of infectious diseases and contact investigations.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

  • Ability to work with diverse populations and to work as member of interdisciplinary team.

  • Two (2) years of successful progressively responsible full-time paid employment in related field.

Metro offers a generous core benefit package to eligible employees who are regularly and consistently working 20 or more hours per week. Insurance and benefit coverage is effective the first of the month after the employee has worked 30 days. Employees can change their benefits within 60 days of an eligible change in status or during Annual Enrollment. Metro also offers optional benefits from which the employee may choose. Family members, including eligible spouses, domestic partners and children, are covered under most of our benefits programs.


Medical: Choice of two plans; Metro pays 75% of premium

Dental: Choice of two plans; Metro pays for single coverage

Basic Life: $50,000 basic term life coverage; Metro pays 100% of premium

Pension: Formula-driven pension; 100% Metro funded; 10 year vesting for new employees

Paid Family Leave: Runs concurrently with time designated as FMLA leave (up to 30 days)

Longevity: Annual bonus beginning after 5 years of service; increases annually up to 20 years

Work Life/ Employee Assistance Program: Wide variety of counseling, referral and consultation services provided free

Other*: In-line-of-duty injury benefits, AD&D insurance, and Medical Disability eligibility after 10 years with Metro

Paid leave: (Full-time employees)

  • Vacation: 10 vacation days a year; increasing after 5 years of service (For Non Civil Service departments, contact the department's human resources office)

  • Holidays: 11 holidays per year (For Non Civil Service departments, contact the department's human resources office)

  • Sick leave: 12 days of sick leave per year

  • Other leaves: Judicial leave, military leave, bereavement leave

*See the Human Resources webpage for more details and optional benefits at


Do you have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have a valid Driver License?

  • Yes

  • No


I understand that all related work history/experience, education, certification and/or licenses must be reflected on my application for this position. I further understand that an incomplete or misleading application may result in disqualification.

  • Yes


Are you bilingual?

  • Yes

  • No

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Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County


Human Resources Department

404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000

Nashville, Tennessee, 37219


(615) 862-6640



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