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COVID-19 Outbreak Investigator

Baltimore Corps - Baltimore, MD

This job is part of a temporary COVID response program that is being created to address the public health crises caused by COVID-19. Led by the Baltimore City Health Department, the COVID Program seeks to identify qualified personnel to fill a wide variety of roles in support of effective management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working in a fast-paced and dynamic setting, COVID program staff will support case investigation, outbreak investigations, coordination of testing and sharing of results, organization of care services, and management of the COVID program.

Description:

The COVID-19 Outbreak Investigator is responsible for the investigation and control of outbreaks in congregate settings

Duties:

  • Provide intensive technical assistance (TA) to facilities (e.g nursing homes, long-term facilities) and congregate living settings (correctional facilities, homeless shelters, developmental disability and group homes, transitional and recovery housing, etc.) experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and clusters. TA will be provided predominantly telephonically, but may require on-site intervention on controlling infectious disease spread.

  • Assist with coordination of point prevalence testing for COVID-19.

  • Lead the outbreak and cluster investigations in collaboration with the COVID-19 case investigation team, local hospital systems, and other relevant agency(s).

  • Responsible for the coordination and timely completion of reports to Maryland Department of Health.

  • Enters the epidemiological information obtained from case and outbreak investigations accurately and timely.

  • Assists with conducting case investigations

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, understand, retain and transmit information about COVID-19.

  • Ability to motivate others to reveal personal information and contacts.

  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse sexual orientation and ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to be non-judgmental and keep sensitive information confidential.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Advanced organizational and teamwork skills

  • Ability to prepare and present reports or recommendations clearly and concisely.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer.

  • Ability to plan, organize, implement case workload.

  • Excellent time management skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong writing skills

  • Strong computer skills

Required Experience:

Requirements - A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in health program administration, coordination, planning or supervision.

Equivalencies - Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • 2+ years experience in conducting education, health education

  • Experience with conducting education, health education,

  • Experience working in Public Health or another healthcare field

  • Highly competent at Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Bachelor’s Degree



Posted On: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Compensation: $54,757 per year



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