COVID-19 Response Case Investigator

first_imgJob SummaryThe University of Colorado Boulder is seeking candidates for alimited-term case investigator position. Located in the Office ofPublic Health within Health and Wellness Services, this publichealth professional plays an important part in the University’scomprehensive COVID-19 response.The case investigator is responsible for contacting CU affiliates(students, faculty, staff) with laboratory-confirmed and probable,diagnoses of COVID-19. The case investigator provides healtheducation and guidance in order to interrupt ongoing diseasetransmission. The primary role of a case investigator is to conductinterviews to better understand an individual’s exposure toCOVID-19 by gathering information on symptoms and symptom onset,where someone may have been exposed and activity history whileinfectious. To slow the spread of COVID-19, the case investigatorgathers information regarding close contacts to pass on to thecontact tracers. The case investigator also provides instructionsfor isolation, determines the isolation release date and makeappropriate referrals to testing, clinical services, and otheressential support services, as indicated.A successful case investigator is able to build an open environmentfor dialogue, is flexible and culturally competent, and appliesmotivational interviewing techniques to gather critical informationabout the case and potential contacts. Case investigators arerequired to comply with confidentiality and privacy guidelinesregarding protected health information and FERPA-protectedinformation.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreHealth and Wellness Services offers a range of services on campusto support CU Boulder students’ health and well-being. Ranging fromrecreation services, medical care, counseling, advocacy servicesand more, Health and Wellness Services aims to keep our studentshealthy so they can succeed while they are at CU and beyond.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeInitiate prompt communication with CU affiliates diagnosed withCOVID-19 to obtain and document detailed information regardingpatient diagnosis, demographics, COVID-19 symptoms and their onsetdate(s), clinical course, underlying medical conditions, and otherrisk factors.Document pertinent information in COVID-19 case investigationforms, entering data into the State of Colorado case investigationsystem. Document detailed information on close contacts andinitiate contact investigations to be assigned to appropriate staffper local protocols. Facilitate inter-jurisdictional referral ofpatient or contact information as relevant.Ensure daily monitoring of patients during selfisolation—temperature check, signs/symptoms—via application orother designated method.Participate in requisite trainings, regular program meetings, andquality monitoring improvement activities in order to ensure andenhance the quality of case investigation activities and programoutcomes.What You Should KnowThe position will require some weekend and evening work.What We Can OfferThe salary range for this position is $40,000 – $45,000.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Informed. Be Effective. Be Boulder.What We Require Knowledge of public health practices, communicable diseases,disease control, and epidemiologic methods.Ability to manage, compile, analyze, and present data.Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing withdiverse audiences.Ability to work with a variety of computer softwarepackages.An understanding of confidentiality, including the ability toconduct interviews without violating confidentiality (e.g., tothose who might overhear their conversations).Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity,and interviewing skills to build and maintain trust withinterviewees and judgement as to when to refer cases to otherresources if needed. What You Will Need Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:A current resume.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your backgroundand experience align with the requirements, qualifications andresponsibilities of the position. What We Would Like You To Havecenter_img Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college oruniversity in the fields of public health, integrated physiology,epidemiology, biology or related field.A minimum of one year of work experience. Experience conducting communicable disease (i.e, COVID-19)investigations.Familiarity with the University of Colorado Bouldercommunity. You will not be asked to upload references at this time.Please apply by May 3, 2021 for consideration.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .Essential ServicesThis position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent isrequired to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies(snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event)and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift duringemergency campus closures.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected]last_img read more