Current Carbon County Public Health Job's Available

Temporary Job Opportunity

Job Title:        Case Investigator
Reports To:        Nurse Manager

Location:         Carbon County WY

Shift:             Hourly

Position Overview 

Under supervision of a Carbon County Public Health Nurse Manager, performs community contact tracing resulting from contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19. Responsibilities include calling individuals who have been in contact with a diagnosed individual to gather their contacts and document a symptom check, call every contact, gather information about their contacts, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide patients with connection to resources as needed.

General Responsibilities
  • Call contacts of newly diagnosed patients.

  • Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner.

  • Collect and record information on symptoms into the Client REDCAP Database.

  • Provide contacts with approved information about quarantine procedures, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to protocol and/or to other social resources.

  • Contact tracers will follow the script to inform contacts about the importance of quarantine and what to do if symptoms develop. They are not permitted to deviate from the script or provide information that is not included in the script.

  • Maintain daily contact with supervisor.

  • Supports the relationship between the Carbon County staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and County staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and County information; performs other duties as required or assigned. 

Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; AND experience working in a health, human service, or community-based organization preferred; OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Required Knowledge of:
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and retrieval systems, correspondence formats and the operation of standard office equipment.

  • Maintaining confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information.

  • Principles of organizing information, record keeping, and confidential records management.

  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, proofreading, and punctuation.

  • Ability to work effectively with other employees, agencies and the public.

  • Business computers, standard MS Office software applications, specialized software applications and internet technologies.

Required Skills in:

  • Working independently, maintaining composure and confidentiality, and working effectively in a high-pressure environment with changing priorities.

  • Communicating effectively, in a positive and professional manner.

  • Critical thinking and sound judgment.

  • Providing empathetic customer service and support to distressed individuals.

  • Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.

  • Planning, prioritizing and completing assignments with minimum supervision.

  • Use computer applications related to the work, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

  • Building collaborative and effective working relationships with staff, elected officials, boards, outside agencies, and members of the public to meet mutual goals and objectives.

Other Requirements:
  • Individuals selected for employment are required to:

  • Follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by the District Health Officer and comply with training regarding confidential information related to personal health information.

  • Successfully complete CDC Health Trace Data System Training.

  • Successfully complete Wyoming Health Department HIPAA training.

  • CDC Primary Components of Case Investigation and Case Investigation Protocol Trainings

  • Minimum requirements for personal computer software, hardware and internet:

  • Web browser able to run Office 365(Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera or Microsoft Edge)

Work Environment:
  • Contact Tracing will operate 7 days a week between the hours of 7:00am and 8:00pm. Evening or weekend work may be required.

  • Contact tracers will be provided an office and cell phone and required to use their own computer and other electronic equipment.

  • Working from home and/or office may be required.  

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

How to Apply

Please send applications and/or resumes to:

Amanda Brown, Nurse Manager- amanda.brown@wyo.gov 

Or bring resume to 215 W Buffalo St. Suite 136 Rawlins, WY 82301

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. 


Part Time Nurse- Rawlins Office

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

 Explore the opportunities of living in the breathtaking west, where there is no state income tax and where deer and antelope cause the majority of any traffic jams! In Rawlins, you will find year round opportunities for recreation in the nearby Sierra Madre and Snowy Range Mountains, with hiking, boating, wild life, solitude of the winding mountain streams and the miles of blue-ribbon trout fishing, river float trips, and miles of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Rawlins’s cost of living is 9% lower than the U.S. average, has a friendly small town atmosphere, and is becoming a hub of renewable energy.
The Wyoming Department of Health offers a competitive benefits package, including Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, State Retirement and Deferred Compensation Program, longevity pay and opportunities for advancement.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-6780 auri.fermelia@wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
 
  • Performs nursing assessment, diagnosis, treatment & evaluation according to the ANA’s Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Arranges for and conducts nursing clinics and classes; teaching individuals and groups about health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Determines priorities and responsibilities based on public health core functions and essential services.
  • Administers adult and child vaccines per program protocols and best practices.
  • Performs majority of walk-in clinics applying the nursing process, guidelines and orders, and appropriate documentation.
  • Works with nurse manager and public health response coordinator in relation to emergency preparedness activities.
  • Provides Family Planning Services, HIV/STI testing, Ryan White case management, TB testing, Maternal and Child home visitation, lactation counseling, participates in local community outreach, and performs Lt101 assessments.
Qualifications


PREFERENCES: 

Preference will be given to a BSN with work experience in public health nursing.

KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Knowledge of laws, principles, practices and techniques of professional nursing.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance of medical records, charts, reports, and observations.
  • Knowledge of principles of nursing process and scientific process.
  • Knowledge of public healthcare functions and essential services.
  • Knowledge of applying medical diagnosis and treatment to patient care.
  • Knowledge of scientific concepts as a basis for decision making.
  • Knowledge of physical, biological and behavioral sciences.
  • Knowledge of evaluation services and programs according to standards.
  • Knowledge of work management and leadership theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local law pertaining to healthcare.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
 Education:Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Nursing) Experience:0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Nursing) with acquired knowledge at the level of an LPN
 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming OR 
Education & Experience Substitution:3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Nursing) with acquired knowledge at the level of an LPN Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Wyoming


Necessary Special Requirements


PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be able to:

  • Lift medical equipment of varying sizes and weights up to about 50 lbs.
  • Travel throughout the state and to national conferences, if requested.
  • Work evenings, nights and /or weekends when the situation requires it.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
As a condition of employment, the successful applicant employed will be required to:
  • Execute a release of personnel records to the Board of County Commissioners, to be used on an as-needed basis.
  • Complete an Employee Health Assessment, which includes verification of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases. If the successful applicant is found to be non-immune, vaccination will be required, unless medically contraindicated.
  • Yearly influenza vaccination is also required, unless medically contraindicated.
  • BLS/CPR for Healthcare Professionals is required.
For every successful applicant, a background check, including taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the:
  • Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, Department of Family Services and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
NOTES: 
 
  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
Supplemental Information

048-Wyoming Department of Health - Public Health - Community Health - Public Health Nursing

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.
 

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