Department: Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Associates degree in related field. Bachelor's degree with major coursework in epidemiology, microbiology, infectious diseases, biostatistics, or related field preferred. Three years related experience in the field of epidemiology, communicable disease control, or a related field. Experience performing public health contact tracing functions preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Under the supervision of a Contact Tracing Supervisor, the Epidemiology (Epi) Lead will lead a virtual team of case investigators and contact tracers and liaise with community resource specialists to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, call every contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to assess for symptoms, and refer to testing and connect to quarantine/isolation resources as needed. The Epi Lead and team will use the Texas Health Trace web-based data management platform to perform activities.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Leads a team of case investigators and contact tracers. Using the Texas Health Trace web-based data management platform, performs the following activities: triage and escalate issues from the team, brainstorm and implement solutions, liaise with local health entity partners and maintain daily contact with supervisor. Performs case investigation and/or contact tracing duties for the team as necessary based on team workloads. Provides contact tracing subject matter expertise to the team. Performs other related duties as needed.
Internal Number: 24696
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