COVID-19 Corps- Tribal Nation DIS Team Lead
Skills And Qualifications:
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.
• 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:
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.