Job Title:            Pandemic Response Registered Nurse            Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Professional

Reports to:         Director of Health Services                           Date Revised:  October 2020

Dept./School:    Administration Building

 

Introduction:

 

Case investigation and contact tracing is the process of working with a person (patient) who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease to identify and provide support to people (contacts) who may have been infected through close contact with the patient.  This process is a core disease control measure that has been employed by health department personnel for decades and is a key strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Depending on the agency or jurisdiction, the case investigation and contact tracing roles may be carried out by separate cadres of personnel.  The Contact Tracer position focuses on activities involving people who may have been exposed to the virus, through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.

 

Position Summary:

 

A Contact Tracer for GCISD will be a licensed Health-Care Professional providing support to

the Health Services Department in the fight against COVID-19.  The contact tracer is responsible

for reaching out to people (contacts) who have been exposed to COVID-19 and providing health

education and guidance to interrupt ongoing disease transmission.  Dialogue with contacts will

be guided by standard protocols to obtain any symptom history and other relevant health

information, provide instructions for self-quarantine, and make appropriate referrals to testing,

clinical services, and other essential support services.  This position will require prioritization,

prompt action, and attention to detail in documentation and data management as multiple

investigations will be conducted simultaneously.  Contact tracers are required to follow all

designated scripts and comply with policies and procedures provided by the health department

regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and

protected health information.

 

 

Minimum Education Qualifications:

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Essential Functions:

 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

The position will require responding to public health emergencies with rapid turnaround times for communication, initiation, and completion of assignments.  The position will require daily use of a computer, telephone or cell phone, and access to a secure internet connection.  This position may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of less than 50 pounds and involves viewing a computer screen 50-75 percent of the time.  The position may require both onsite and telework activities, while complying with all requirements for client confidentiality, records, and data security.  The position may require working non-standard hours (i.e., evenings, weekends).  The position may require some off-site functions.

 

Mental Demands: maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours.

Environment: Work may be completed from home with regularly scheduled meetings with supervisor.

 

 

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.