About the Institution
Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses.
Located in the heart of Terre Haute's downtown, Indiana State's campus is within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the Indiana-llinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.
The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65 countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked number one among Indiana's public and private institutions on CollegeNet's annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and speakers to campus.
Comments to Applicants
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Job Title Contact Tracer
Evenings and Weekends Required
Notice of Vacancy Number 20-00137 Desired Start Date Open Date 10/07/2020 Close Date 10/21/2020 Open Until Filled No Job Category Part-time/No Benefits Job Type Staff
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Contact Tracer is responsible for reaching out to all persons who have come into close contact with a COVID-19 infected student and providing them with information and guidance to interrupt ongoing transmission and reduce spread. The Contact Tracer will use a web-based platform and telephone to communicate with assigned contacts, obtain symptom information, refer contacts for testing, and provide instructions for quarantine. Contact Tracers are required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by Indiana State University and will comply with confidentiality and the handling of personally identifiable information.; SPECIFIC DUTIES; Quickly get in touch with contacts of diagnosed patients through text, e-mail, phone calls and other platforms when necessary; Provide contacts with approved information on quarantine procedures, what to do if symptoms develop and if appropriate, refer them to testing; Assign risk category depending on the contact's underlying medical conditions, occupation, living situation and level of contact with case and understand protocol for each risk category; Work closely with a team made up of surveillance coordinators, investigators and data managers to efficiently complete case investigations; Systematically collect and record information in a local database; Communicate with your team and supervisor when contact cannot be made with an individual and understand the best way to address the problem; Participate in regular Surveillance & Investigation Program meetings and trainings such as daily case reviews, communicable disease manual training, and others as deemed necessary; Participate in outbreak investigation in high-risk settings such as congregate living sites
Specific Responsibilities Required Relevant Education & Experience
Required Field(s) of Study
Preferred Relevant Education and Experience Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent public speaking skills, Experience in an educational environment preferred, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons.
Strong critical thinking skills.
Excellent English language skills or additional language fluency are advantageous.
Experience conducting telephone-based or in-person interviews.
Computer skills are necessary and should include the ability to access and navigate various databases and software programs following training.
Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department.
Qualifications & Disclaimer
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.
No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.
Position Reappointment Required Yes
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