CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

4A57
AIDS INFECTION CONTROL PRACTITIONER


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is specialized infection control and health education and training work developing and evaluating existing infection control procedures in facilities which provide health, residential, recreational, social, educational or correctional services to persons with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), including persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). An employee in this class evaluates the daily infection control procedures employed in diverse service areas including medical and nursing care, physical therapy, housekeeping, food preparation, and lodging in various public and private facilities and recommends changes in existing procedures to reduce the risk of HIV infection for clients and staff. A significant aspect of the work is the training of technical care providers including physicians and dentists and clients of various public and private institutions and facilities in proper HIV infection control policies and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 7/87.)

EDUCATION:

AND
GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department that has included the educational requirements described above.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES



PAY RANGE: EP20
Class Established: 7/1987

RJ/sb/sb


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 4A57