Health Case investigator-onsite phone work-29hrs week
Posted on Sep 2, 2021 by ESG Consulting
Atlanta Public Schools need 20 Case Investigators to support the Comprehensive Health Services Department to perform infectious disease case investigations..*no more than 29hrs of work a week permitted.* The encumbent will be trained to assist with school district case investigations, contact notifications, and case management for individuals diagnosed with an infectious disease or identified as having close contact to a confirmed infectious disease. The primary role of the investigator will be to call and send relevant public health guidance to every person diagnosed with an infectious disease, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every close contact in APS. These efforts align with Public Health crisis protocol to control the spread of infectious disease in Georgia and promote a safe and healthy school district.
Bachelor's degree in public health, nursing, social work, sciences, or a closely related field required
Unrestricted Registered Nurse Licensed in the State of Georgia preferred
Experience in public health, epidemiology, case investigation, social work, nursing, or health education is preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Proficient phone skills
Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
Knowledge of case investigation, testing, and contact notification processes in the context of a pandemic, medical crisis situation and a school environment
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to speak, read, and write English; with strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to think critically and use sound judgment
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
Proficiency with computers and Microsoft office 365 applications
Ability to learn and master Student Information Software such as Infinite Campus and APS Data Reporting platform
Ability to work evenings and weekends
Contacts and interviews, via the telephone, employees who have self-reported confirmed cases according to established protocol; provides instructions, gathers facts, collects symptom information and inputs data into the reporting platform.
Provides instructions for isolation, identifies close contacts, and answers questions.
Follows all scripts, policies, and procedures provided by APS Health Services department which align with Public Health guidance.
Complies with APS procedures and training regarding personal information, privacy, confidentiality, FERPA, and HIPPA.
Identifies close contacts of investigated cases, inputs data into the reporting platform, and notifies identified close contacts of potential exposure.
Responds to questions and provides information/recommendations regarding isolation and quarantine.
Communicates with individuals who are involved with cases in a professional and empathetic manner.
Consults with Health Services leadership, school nurses, district administrators, and data teams, as needed and if necessary, refers cases to local support resources.
Exhibits critical thinking during interviews to identify trends, gather additional information, and escalate any risks where necessary.
Performs additional emergency response-related activities, as required, to include weekends and other nontraditional work hours.
Required to have prompt, regular attendance in-person or virtually and be available to work on-site, in-person during regular business hours, and as needed
Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate administrator or their representative
PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment listed in this section are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of Physical Abilities and Other Conditions of Continued Employment which may be required of positions in this class. Atlanta Public Schools encourages persons with disabilities who are interested in employment in this class and need a reasonable accommodation of those disabilities to contact the Human Resources Department for further information.
Vision: Ability to read small print and view a computer screen for prolonged periods.
Hearing: Ability to tolerate exposure to noisy conditions
Speech: Ability to be understood in face-to-face communications, to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone or computer.
Upper Body Mobility: Ability to use hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.
Strength: Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 15 or more pounds on a frequent basis.
Environmental Requirements: Ability to encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors.
Mental Requirements: Ability to read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records. Understand how to manage stress
Additional Work Conditions & Physical Abilities: N/A
08/27/2021 - 12/31/2021
Health, Dental, Vision, 401K
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