The Contact Interviewer, an entry level public health professional, is responsible for performing interviews of contacts (i.e., persons who have been in contact with someone with a probable or confirmed COVID-19 infection).
The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) will hire, train and deploy a team of community contact tracing staff across Fairfax County, Virginia who will work as an integrated part of the Fairfax County Health Department COVID-19 response effort. The aim of this will be to call every person in the county with probable or confirmed COVID-19, gather their contacts, and proceed to call every contact in the area. This is in tandem with government efforts to increase testing, improve public communication, and instruct on isolation and quarantine. This will fortify efforts to control the pandemic in Fairfax County.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
This position currently requires full-time on-site work at a worksite arranged by the Health Department. Candidates must be proficient in the use of mobile phones, iPads and Microsoft Office applications. For an initial training period, IPHI may ask candidates to use their own technology to participate in virtual training, though accommodations can be made as required. Once onboarded, employees will be provided adequate technology for the on-site work environment.
This is a temporary position in response to needs resulting from COVID-19. This position is designated as essential and is part of the County’s emergency response which operates seven days a week. Shift work may be required with hours during evenings and weekends.
About the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI)The Institute for Public Health Innovation is a regional non-profit organization that develops multi-sector partnerships and innovative solutions to improve the public’s health and well-being across Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. IPHI’s work strengthens health systems and policy, enhances conditions that promote health, and strengthens government and community capacity to ensure equitable health opportunities for all.