City and County of ButteSilver Bow, MT Jobs 2020 - City and County of ButteSilver Bow, MT call the best people to apply Contact Tracer - COVID Response Team that will be placed in Butte.
This is a Per-Diem Position. Successful applicants will be placed on the COVID-19 Response Team and hired to complete essential functions on an "as needed" basis. The hiring process will begin on July 8, 2020 with the applications received before that date.
General Statement of Duties
Under general supervision, interviews, evaluates and monitors clients, provides education, guidance and quarantine/isolation parameters based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Butte-Silver Bow Health Department recommendations, for those individuals who meet case definition for a confirmed, suspect or probable case of a communicable disease, specifically COVID-19.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
1. A strict understanding of patient confidentiality, including the ability to conduct interviews without violating confidentiality.
2. Understanding of medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infection.
3. Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills so that trust can be built and maintained with patients and contacts.
4. Basic skills of crisis counseling, and the ability to confidently refer patients and contacts for further care if needed.
5. Resourcefulness in locating patients and contacts who may be difficult to reach or reluctant to engage in conversation.
6. Understanding of when to refer individuals or situations to medical, social or supervisory resources.
7. Cultural competency appropriate to the local community.
8. Ability to learn a vast amount of information in a short timeframe.
Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
1. Interviews cases to establish the case history. Enters and maintains all patient information in an applicable patient record.
2. Records and establishes the description and timeline of onset of symptoms and interviews case to determine all possibly exposed individuals.
3. Obtains contact information for each of those individuals.
4. Explains information and recommendations regarding isolation and quarantine parameters and services available to case/contacts, and monitors case/contacts for ongoing needs and gives instruction to case/contacts for disease clearance.
5. Assists public health nurse/contact tracer to develop an appropriate plan for case/contact which may include referral to another professional.
6. Maintains detailed records of cases/contacts and assemble these into reports.
7. Enters data and is familiar with computer software programs.
8. Answers telephone inquiries.
9. May be involved with contact tracing duties related to quarantine and monitoring of contacts.
10. Maintains appropriate records, prepares daily reports, initiates follow-up referrals to public health nurse/contact tracer.
11. Participates in in-service training and education programs.
12. Assumes other duties as assigned by the director of the Communicable Disease/Emergency Preparedness Division.
13. Adheres to a neat and clean appearance.
14. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
15. Reports to work on time and as scheduled – a flexible work schedule is required.
16. Wears identification while on duty.
17. Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
18. Opens a new window Opens a new window Opens a new window Performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with job classification and training provided, in response to threats to the public’s health.
19. Participates in department and community emergency response training and drills in support of disaster preparedness consistent with job classification.
20. Assumes responsibility for contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued.
21. Perform all duties and work assignments in a safe, healthy, and environmentally sound manner. Specifically, complying with the Health & Safety Program; maintaining work areas in a safe and orderly manner; identifying and reporting unsafe conditions; reporting all accidents; wearing required personal protective equipment; and attending safety-related meetings, training sessions, fit testing, etc.
22. Perform all duties and work assignments in compliance with project quality requirements.
23. Act responsibly and ethically, and in conformance with generally accepted business, occupational, and professional standards.
24. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Treats others with courtesy and respect in all interactions.
2. Responds with flexibility to changing needs.
3. Manages multiple tasks and deadlines.
4. Supports and promotes the department’s mission, vision and core values.
5. Promotes team and organizational learning.
Required Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExtensive organizing and coordinating skills.
Extensive record maintenance skills.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ability to handle confidential employee and administrative information with tact and discretion.
Ability to analyze, develop, establish and maintain efficient office workflow and administrative processes.
Ability to develop specialized data tracking management methods for Health Department reporting.
Ability to analyze and solve problems.
Ability to independently solve problems within assigned areas of responsibility.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisory personnel, Health Department employees, Butte-Silver Bow employees, departments, community groups, and the general public.
Ability to maintain records of considerable complexity and to prepare clear and concise written reports from such records.
Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and oral instructions
Should have basic computer skills, knowledge of data entry and word processing (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) preferred.
Working conditions while performing essential functions:General office setting in Health Department facility, as well as occasionally in community sites.
Work performed in the community is sometimes subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions, such as snow/ice, cold, heat, noise, wetness/humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job.
Travel to and from field locations may subject worker to increased risk of driving hazards.
Community locations may subject worker to communicable disease, insects and other disease vectors, toxins, hazardous materials, chemicals and animals.
In all settings, the employee may occasionally need to relate to members of the public who exhibit challenging, atypical or hostile behaviors and/or communication.
The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department property is a tobacco-free environment.
Equipment used to perform essential functions:Including, but not limited to, computer, fax, copier, multi-line telephone and personal or county vehicle.
Communicable Disease/Emergency Preparedness Division Director
Directs work of:
Blood-borne Pathogen Risk Code: None ___Low X ___ Medium ___ High ___
Acceptable Experience and TrainingMinimal educational requirement: High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a two-year degree preferred.
Minimum of one year experience in related field.
Must possess adequate transportation, auto liability insurance, and valid driver’s license.
Length of experience is not of itself qualifying. The applicant’s work experience must be of quality and scope sufficient to enable applicant to perform the duties of the position. Applicants will be evaluated on such factors as planning, organizing, communicating, decision-making and directing. All other factors being equal, preference will be given to people whose experience most closely relates to the work planned for the person holding this position.
Required Special QualificationsMust be a resident of Butte-Silver Bow during employment, according to Butte-Silver Bow Ordinance: “2.08.010 Residence during employment. From and after October 1, 1979, all employees of the local government of Butte-Silver Bow shall be bona fide residents within the boundaries of Butte-Silver Bow during the period of their employment by the government of Butte-Silver Bow. (Ord. 85 § 1, 1979)”
Essential Physical Abilities
Due to the need for all Health Department personnel to respond to public health emergencies, the employee must be assessed for ability to meet the physical demands of performing the following activities:
Must be able to be fitted and wear NIOSH 95 mask.
Engage in the following movements: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, feeling and writing and repetitive motions.
Exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Hearing ability must be sufficient enough to communicate with others effectively in person and over the telephone.
Visual ability must be sufficient enough to read typewritten documents, computer screen and drive a vehicle.
If unable to demonstrate these abilities based upon a standardized, objective assessment performed by an occupational health professional, all reasonable accommodations will be made, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and any other applicable federal and Montana law.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesAdaptability/Flexibility: Ability to meet changing conditions with ease and to learn new duties, methods and procedures.
Appearance: Maintains neatness, appropriateness of dress and hygiene per dress code.
Attendance/Punctuality: Ability to be on time for work and attend mandatory meetings/in-services.
Communication: Ability to convey ideas and information in both oral and written forms; ability to provide information on a timely basis that is concise and easily understood by others; legibility and accuracy of documentation.
Cooperation: Attitude toward work and the spirit in which assignments are accepted, inter-disciplinary team functioning, ability to work with others of same or different discipline, and contributions as a team player.
Courtesy: Ability to cooperate with others to get the job done; courtesy toward clients, visitors, co-workers and peers.
Dependability/Accountability: Degree to which employee accepts responsibility for defined duties; participates in planning for coverage during absences and follows through with agreed-upon tasks and goals within agreed-upon time frames.
Energy: Enthusiasm for work, degree of commitment to organization philosophy.
Initiative: Ability to be self-starter, demonstrates creativity and offers constructive suggestions/solutions for problem-solving, and performs well independently.
Judgment: The degree to which the proper number of facts, commensurate with the problem, is gathered before a decision is made, ability to use discretion and reasoning in problem-solving, appropriateness of decisions.
Planning/Organization: Ability to identify issues, set priorities, act efficiently and use resources.
Professionalism: Ability to maintain stable performance and behavior when faced with opposition, pressure and/or stressful conditions; ability to demonstrate a non-judgmental attitude and acceptance of patients whose moral, religious or cultural beliefs differ from one’s own; adherence to agency policies and procedures; can independently resolve interpersonal conflicts and uses proper chain of command; exhibits discretion and maintains patient confidentiality while discussing patient information only with those directly involved with the patient’s care and welfare.
Productivity: Ability to meet organization’s expectations regarding performance in job area; ability to
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