Covid-19 - Communicable Disease Investigator in Florence, KY at Crown Services, Inc

Date Posted: 5/18/2020

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    7711 Ewing Boulevard
    Florence, KY
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Job Description

Crown Services in Florence, KY is proud to accept applications for a dynamic opportunity in the fight against Covid-19.

The Communicable Disease Investigator work involves responsibility for investigating situations concerning individuals who have been in contact with Covid-19, which could result in possible sources of infection. The work includes locating patients of Covid-19 and persons with whom they have had contact. Investigation procedures involve contacting various information sources such as welfare agencies, neighbors, hospitals, work locations, restaurants, and bars.

The investigator is primarily concerned with locating persons who should be examined for acute infection. General supervision is received from an administrative superior with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out the mandate of the Ky Department for Public Health.

Certain assignments made to employees in this position will require reasonable access to transportation to meet fieldwork requirements made in the ordinary course of business in a timely and efficient manner. Must be a current student or graduate from a College of Public Health, Medical Science, College of Nursing, or School of Medicine.

This full-time opportunity is on a rotating shift. The position is work-from-home with travel required within the NKY area.  Staggered shifts are assigned between 7am-7pm, Sunday-Saturday.


Job Requirements

  • Interview patients to elicit information regarding their contacts to Covid-19 positive patients and to determine possible personal and health history related to transmitted diseases. 
  • Educate and counsel patients regarding transmitted diseases and risk reduction. 
  • Locate persons who have been reported to have Covid-19 or who have been in contact with infected individuals, direct these individuals to submit necessary laboratory specimens and other necessary control measures. 
  • Induce persons who have been in contact with Covid-19 to have medical examinations and laboratory testing as applicable. 
  • Provide information and education on Covid-19 to phone inquiries. 
  • Conduct interviews with persons who are Covid-19 positive and assists them in informing their close contacts of their positive status. 
  • Conduct investigations to discover unreported cases. 
  • Perform a variety of duties relating to the preparation of reports, entering personal data on patient registers and preparing correspondence to send to patients who are in need of medical examination and treatment. 
  • Maintain records on all delinquent and/or non-conforming patients.
  • Prepare individual narrative reports concerning work procedures and certain patients. 
  • Utilize appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities. 

Must be eligible to work in the U.S.  Crown Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D