COVID-19 Isolation Monitor/Contact Tracer Registered Nurse, Temp

Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time


Job Description:

DIVISION: Student Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Student Health Center (SHC)

BASIC FUNCTION: The SHC Isolation Monitoring/Contact Tracer Registered Nurse will perform two specific COVID-19 pandemic related functions:

  • Conduct COVID-19 contact tracing. This involves interviewing students infected with COVID-19 to assess for close contacts and calling exposed students in order to initiate COVID-19 quarantine protocols

  • Conduct daily phone check-ins with students in COVID-19 isolation



UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Access to confidential medical information; ability to function during peak periods of demand for health care.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:

  • Excellent oral communication skills

  • Meticulous documentation skills

  • Friendly and caring demeanor

  • Sound clinical judgment in relation to COVID-19 management, isolation management and COVID-19 emergency warning signs and symptoms

  • Ability to work as part of the Student Health Center clinical team in-person, in the Student Health Center unit



EDUCATION: Registered Nurse in CT; Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree preferred; successful completion of the Johns Hopkins University Contact Tracing Course

REPORTS TO: Director of Health Center

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Isolation Monitoring:

  • Conduct daily phone check-ins with Fairfield University student in COVID-19 isolation

  • Document these phone encounters

  • Assess the student’s status and progress by following the SHC COVID-19 isolation protocols

  • If the student meets COVID-19 emergency warning sign criteria, notify the SHC APRN on duty immediately

  • Attempt to develop rapport with students in isolation and remain alert for indications a Counseling and Psychological Services referral is warranted

  • If requested, assist the SHC Director in preparing certain reports related to this activity

  • Contact Tracing:

  • Conduct contact tracing interviews with COVID-19 infected students in order to identify any Fairfield University related close contacts

  • Contact exposed Fairfield University students in order to initiate COVID-19 quarantine protocols

  • Document above contact tracing activities

  • If requested, assist the SHC Director in preparing certain reports related to this activity

  • Function as part of the SHC clinical team:

  • Communicate effectively (verbally and in written form) with the SHC clinical team



This is a COVID-19 pandemic related position. The ability to work 20-29 hours per week is a requirement. There is no requirement to evaluate patients in person. This is a phone-based activity.

Category:

Temps

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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