About the organization
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.
The Case Investigator is a public health professional responsible for receiving reports of persons suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19, locating them, and interviewing them to gather information necessary for public health case investigation and contact tracing. Interviews will involve gathering information about symptoms, exposures, and identifying others with whom the case has been in contact while potentially infectious. The Case Investigator will ascertain whether the case is part of a group at high risk of transmission or severe disease and provide information about the illness and methods of disease prevention and control, including the importance of staying isolated from others.
Position is responsible for coordinating with Epidemiologists who are investigating outbreaks and disease occurrence in congregate settings and with Contact Tracers who will be responsible for contacting and ensuring the quarantine of contacts of the case. Entry of case interview data into a statewide database and assurance of accuracy of data entry required. Employee follows established policies and procedures for all case investigation functions and activities.
• Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public health, epidemiology or related field or comparable experience in epidemiology, surveillance, and public health.
• Knowledge of public health practices, communicable diseases, disease control, and epidemiologic methods.
• Ability to manage, compile, analyze, and present data.
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with diverse audiences.
• Ability to work with a variety of computer software packages.
• An understanding of patient confidentiality, including the ability to conduct interviews without violating confidentiality (e.g., to those who might overhear their conversations).
• Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills such that they can build and maintain trust with interviewees; ability to maintain confidentiality; judgement as to when to refer cases to other resources if needed.
• Bilingual skills (e.g., Spanish)
• Master of Public Health or related field.
• Understanding of medical terminology and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infection.
• Basic skills of crisis counseling, and the ability to confidentially refer persons for further care if needed.
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