|Date Posted||August 8, 2020|
Lane County Public Health (LCPH), in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), will hire, train and supervise teams to conduct expanded case investigations of COVID-19 cases in Lane County.
The COVID-19 Expanded Case Investigation Lead will work with the expanded case investigation teams to coordinate work among teams. This includes working with teams to ensure work is distributed evenly across teams, follow-up timelines as prescribed in the Investigative Guidelines are met, data is recorded properly in Orpheus and teams have someone to go to for information and/or troubleshooting. This role will not be a supervisory role, but will have influence over decisions relating to work assignments, resource allocation and quality assurance.
- Monitor the incidence of COVID-19 cases in Lane County;
- Track daily and weekly progress for the unit including cases contacted successfully, contacts tracked and referred, and patients and contacts referred to social support system;
- Work with the CD epidemiologist to ensure case summary data is recorded promptly and accurately;
- Liaise with partners and stakeholders at OHA;
- Maintain regular contact with supervisor.
The Lane County Public Health (LCPH) Communicable Disease section serves to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases through investigation, providing immunizations, education and treatment.
Schedule: Hours will vary, Monday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
*This is a non-represented position*
Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.
In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.
The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.
This is a senior level position responsible for leading contact tracing teams being formed to conduct expanded COVID-19 case investigations. Part of Oregon’s framework for Reopening Oregon is to actively suppress the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To suppress disease transmission, we must identify as many people who have been exposed to the virus as possible. We must then conduct broad contact tracing to identify all contacts that may have been exposed to a case during their infectious period. The goal is to contact every patient diagnosed with COVID-19 and interview them to determine all their contacts. This is in tandem with Oregon-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and implementation of isolation and quarantine in order to control spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.