Job Details

COVID-19 Corps- Tribal Nation DIS Team Lead

Open Date:

2020-07-23


Close Date:

2020-08-22


Organization:

CDC Foundation


Location:

BEMIDJI, MN


Skills And Qualifications:

• Preferred: Experience working with Native American Tribal Governments, Tribal organization and/or not-for-profit agency in epidemiology. Ability to work independently and as a program team lead.
• Individual must possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups.
• Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, health profiles.)
• Requires a high level of confidentiality.
• Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.  

 

· Experience working with tribal organizations and/or communities

 

· Cultural competence in working with tribal organizations and/or tribal members


Required Education:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Public Health, health administration, nursing, epidemiology, health sciences, education, health educations, community health, emergency medical services, psychology, the social sciences, the biological sciences and social work or a closely related field AND EITHER One year conducting the full range of communicable disease investigative and intervention activities and supervision of staff. This experience may be met by service as a Disease Intervention Specialist or its equivalent elsewhere OR Two years of experience administering or providing specialized health care or public health services or programs with an emphasis on communicable disease prevention, control, education, and/or counseling. The required professional experience includes but is not exclusively limited to such work as a Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Health Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Health Program Associate, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, or the equivalent.
• Substitution: A master's degree from an accredited college in one of the required fields will substitute for up to two years of the required work experience. Four years of any combination of post-secondary education (3 semester/4 quarter credits = 1 month) in public health, health administration, nursing, epidemiology, health sciences, education, health education, community health, emergency medical services, psychology, the social sciences, the biological sciences, social work, or a closely related field, and experience administering or providing specialized health care or public health services or programs directly related to communicable disease prevention, control, and/or education may be substituted for the required degree. The social sciences include anthropology, economics, sociology, history, political science, geography, psychology, and demography. The biological sciences include botany, biology, entomology, ecology, forestry, and zoology.
• Preferred: Experience working with Native American Tribal Governments, Tribal organization and/or not-for-profit agency in epidemiology. Ability to work independently and as a program team lead.
• Individual must possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups.
• Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, health profiles.)
• Requires a high level of confidentiality.
• Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.  

 

· Experience working with tribal organizations and/or communities

 

· Cultural competence in working with tribal organizations and/or tribal members


Duties And Responsibilities:

The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time Disease Intervention Specialist Team Lead to support the CDC.

Serve as a Team Lead for the Tribal Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS), manages area wide efforts to prevent and control reported communicable diseases. Provides expert consultation on diagnosis, treatment, and contact tracing; oversees disease surveillance, and analyzes and reports on disease and program activity; coordinate and directs a team of five Disease Intervention Specialists; and oversees applications for and reporting data. Attendance as scheduled is an essential function of this position. Regular travel is required to meet the needs of the position.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide and support a full range of communicable, and intervention and prevention activities including public health investigations, partner notification and referrals, professional consultations, technical assistance, and coordination for proper testing and treatment for those infected with, exposed to, or at risk for reportable communicable diseases; with special emphasis on COVID-19.
• Coordinate the DIS to/or obtain histories from patients infected with communicable diseases through personal interviews to determine possible sources of infection provide, and/or recommend treatments, and establish other contacts which a patient may have had.
• Coordinate the DIS to/or conduct interviews to elicit information on sexual, and/or needle-share partners and others within sexual networks where shared behaviors raise the risk for morbidity.
• Coordinate the DIS to/or refer patients to appropriate medical, family planning, behavioral health, or other services as appropriate.
• Coordinate the DIS to/or locate partners/personal contacts of infected individuals through the investigative process to include field visits in order to arrange for physical examination, diagnosis, and medical treatment as necessary.
• Coordinate the DIS to and accurately document all field activities and treatment on designated records. Maintain and update electronic records in current case management, surveillance, and morbidity system.
• Maintain confidentiality of patient information, records, and data pursuant to agency policies and procedures and data release protocols, state statues, and Federal HIPAA regulations.
• Serve as subject matter expert/advisor to help develop program guidelines, protocols, and operational and field investigation procedures.
• Coordinate appropriate diagnostic services, treatment, and case management with tribal, public, private, military, and federal health care personnel.
• Serve as a liaison and specialized consultant to local tribal governments and public, private, and military agencies and organizations.
• Provide professional case consultation, technical assistance, and training for public health nurses, clinicians, and counselors on all aspects of communicable disease risk assessment, transmission factors, diagnostics and treatments, laboratory interpretations, current agency policies and procedures, CDC recommendations. Serve as an expert trainer in relevant program-sponsored events and provide didactic and field-based practicum for individuals who have been hired to conduct relevant partner service activities in the state.
• Design and participate in outreach activities (e.g., screenings, health fairs, and/or educational events) in settings of epidemiological significance, such as correctional facilities, youth detention, school groups, high-morbidity neighborhoods, or other identified venues as needed.
• Follow direction from senior staff and integrates perspective.
• Engage in networking activities to ensure awareness of services available.
• Assure that all services are delivered in a culturally competent manner.
• Attend all meetings as scheduled.
• Perform other duties as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.


Salary And Benefits:

Salary Range: $62,269.00 To $62,269.00 Annually


Additional Info:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.


Contact Info:

800-232-4636


Contact Email:

cdc@cdc.gov


Organization Web Site:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=014dfa20-d261-4f83-8d77-5edb4e15f0f8&ccId=9151448143730_726&jobId=310038&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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