This is an OPS (Other Personal Services) positions and as such no paid time off is offered. Health benefits will be offered for full-time employment. OPS employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.
When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Communicates with contacts to notify them of exposure, provides disease and transmission information, gathers data on demographics, living arrangements, and daily activities. Asks about signs/symptoms and underlying medical conditions. Provides referrals for testing (if appropriate). Provides recommendations for self-quarantine and reviews daily monitoring procedures. Assesses supports necessary to maintain compliance during self-quarantine. Conversations with contacts should be guided by standard protocols. Conducts daily monitoring during self-quarantine—temperature, signs/symptoms, use of fever reducing medications—via electronic tool (e.g., smartphone, case management software) or other designated mechanism, until 14 days after last potential exposure, and referral to health care if contact becomes symptomatic.
Conducts interviews of clients with confirmed or probable COVID-19, with a focus on motivational interviewing and cultural competency. Interviews should be guided by standard protocols and include: providing disease-specific information; assessing signs and symptoms, and underlying health conditions; discussing symptom onset to determine window period for contact elicitation and exposure risk for close contacts; discussing work, social, recreational, and community activities to identify who may have been exposed; eliciting information on close contacts, including names, exposure dates, and locating information; and assessing support needs to maintain health and compliance during self-isolation. Referral to health care services and resource care coordination, as indicated. Provides recommendations for self-isolation and review of daily monitoring procedures. Conducts daily monitoring during self-isolation—temperature, signs/symptoms, use of fever reducing medications—via electronic tool (e.g., smartphone app, case management software) or other designated mechanism until patient is no longer infectious.
Requires a strong interpersonal skills, must be able to conduct conversation-based investigation to obtain information on close contacts and to assess health care and support needs for people diagnosed with Covid-19.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge and skills that staff will need include: