This position serves as a Senior CDI Training Coordinator in the Rapid Response Program within the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control/Office of Disease Integration and Services.
This position works under the direction of the Rapid Response Program Director and Rapid Response CDI Coordinator and will work with minimal supervision. This position will be responsible for the development, enhancement and implementation of investigations trainings. This position will lead and provide training in various formats as needed (virtual, in-person, just in time etc.) to internal and external program partners, ensuring compliance with current CDC and ADHS guidance. As part of ADHS' continuous improvement initiatives, this position will develop, refine, disseminate and train on tools to improve the timeliness and efficacy of case investigation, contact tracing, and disease intervention.
This position will provide support and technical assistance to and play a critical role in ensuring the timely completion of communicable disease investigations and other grant-related activities.
As needed, this position will also provide support and technical assistance to tribal and county partners and local disease investigation partners to ensure timely and quality case investigation, data collection, and disease intervention, especially for COVID-19. This position may periodically travel to assist jurisdictions with case investigations or contact tracing and providing subject matter expertise and/or training. This position may be required to participate in after-hours activities including, but not limited to, partner meetings, investigation, outbreak, and emergency response, as needed; participate in writing grants and other funding proposals; provide administrative leadership and technical guidance to administrative support staff, data entry specialists, and/or journey-level communicable disease investigators/contact tracers, as assigned.
Employee will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience, and training. This position is responsible for maintaining confidential information and adhering to strict data security and confidentiality protocols.
− Develop, enhance, and lead disease investigations training for all Program partners (e.g., internal staff, contracted investigators, local/tribal health department staff, etc.) ensuring compliance with current CDC and ADHS guidance; provide 'just in time training for emerging infectious diseases, and monitor disease investigation workforce training compliance.
− Participate in disease investigations by responding to calls from tribal and county disease investigators or contracted investigators, providing subject matter expertise and guidance for ongoing investigation services, and assisting in collecting data from local agencies or other health agencies.
− Develop, refine, and disseminate tools to improve the timeliness and efficacy of case investigation, contact tracing, and disease intervention.
− Conduct literature reviews, prepare manuscripts and participate in grant writing activities.
− Participate in after-hours activities, including partner meetings, investigation, outbreak, and emergency response as needed.
− Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of disease investigation and control, basic disease transmission, and general communicable diseases.
− Data entry
− Partnership building
− Training techniques
− Effective verbal and written communication
− Motivational interviewing and public health contract elicitation strategies
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
− Communicable disease investigation
− Strategies for contact elicitation, case investigations, and partner notification
− Conducting field visits and leading training
− Interpersonal relationships and cultural humility
− Verbal and written communication
− Maintain confidentiality
− Use a variety of strategies to provide disease investigation technical assistance and training
− Apply disease knowledge to case investigation strategies
− Adapt disease investigation skills to a variety of settings (e.g., rural vs. urban)
− Adopt data-informed strategies for disease intervention
− Appropriately document work using surveillance systems
− Communicate complex information to a variety of audiences
− Collaborate with others inside and outside the agency to identify the problem and form recommendations
− Provide constructive feedback to investigators
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
The ideal candidate will have:
− Bachelor's degree in a related field with 2 years experience as a Communicable Disease Investigator. Associates degree and 4 years experience as a Communicable Disease Investigator also acceptable; or 6 years on the job experience as a Communicable Disease Investigator. Master's degree will substitute for 1 year of exp. Preference will be given to candidates with Public Health experience.
Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.