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DWC is seeking an individual with excellent interpersonal and empathic communication skills to assist the HR department to limit the spread of contagious diseases. In this role, the Pandemic Coordinator monitors staff, resident, and participant airborne diseases test results, supports adherence to DWC’s aerosol transmissible disease policies, conducts health assessments of symptoms, enacts quarantine measures, and supports people in quarantine with needed resources.
As a trusted liaison in the HR Department, the role requires a highly resourceful individual with a high degree of emotional intelligence, cultural awareness, self-motivation, professionalism, excellent written/verbal communications skills, and exceptional analytical skills.
- Coordinate weekly COVID-19 testing made available to staff; ensure communication with health care provider and update staff with needed information regarding all available testing sites.
- Monitor and document weekly staff COVID-19 reporting results.
- Coordinate contact-tracing efforts with DWC staff, residents, and participants when DWC is aware of a positive test result or someone has displayed signs and symptoms of any aerosol transmissible disease.
- Interview traced contacts, assess symptoms, and refer people for testing.
- Provide contacts with regulated information on isolation and quarantine procedures.
- Lead staff safety training on adherence to DWC’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Policies and Safety Procedures to all new hires and on a regular basis to all staff.
- Collect and accurately record contact tracing efforts in DWC’s internal system.
- Update and share community resources of assistance to staff, residents, and participants.
- Comply with all Health Department regulations, including HIPAA Compliance.
- Other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Exceptional organizational skills and sound judgement.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to assist distressed individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
- Strong written and public speaking skills
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a professional office environment and remotely from the employee’s home. This role routinely uses excel and survey software for tracking purposes.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position. Days and hours of work are especially needed for Monday’s from 9 – 11 am & 3-5 p.m., Tuesday 9-12, Wednesday 9-3, Thursday 12-5, and Friday 9-12; with flexibility to work evenings and weekends in the event of an urgent need for contact tracing. Weekly hours may need to shift based on testing availability. Currently the onsite hours are Wednesdays 9-3 and Friday 9-12 as those coincide with testing services.
No travel is expected for this position.