As a member of an interdisciplinary COVID-19 response team, works under the general supervision of a Health Investigator-Lead; performs interviews and investigations required in the control of COVID-19. REPORTS TO: Health Investigator Lead, Disease- COVID-19
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts investigation of persons diagnosed with or having contact to COVID-19.
Assures epidemiological investigations are conducted to establish exact relationships between patients.
Interviews patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and others related to the virus for the purpose of eliciting, identifying and locating information for others who may have been exposed.
Provides basic disease prevention education for patients diagnosed with and suspected to have COVID-19.
Identifies, investigate and interview clusters that result from confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Conducts case management activities to identify the social and economic needs of patients confirmed with COVID-19
Prepares and complete data reports required for RedCap, National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) and any other databases.
Assists with outbreak investigations and management.
Responds to Health Department Operations Center (HDOC) as needed.
Will be required to be “on-call” as assigned during an event.
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Two (2) years of experience in a counseling, investigation, or administrative health related capacity; and
Graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public administration, health administration, nursing or related field; OR
An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of communicable and infectious disease investigation and control.
Awareness of the principles of public health and of the objectives of public health programs.
Ability to communicate tactfully with the public and co-workers.
Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Must possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license or secure one by date of employment.
Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.
Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.
May be required to be on call to include nights and weekends.