Job Description

Equipment to be used by the temporary staffing professional(s) : Computer

Computer software to be used : Word, Excel, Access, state registry system (CDRSS)

Knowledge, skills, education, and/or experience 6 months of experience on COVID-19 Contact Tracing in New Jersey

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Health Data Specialist 1. In this role, the successful candidate is responsible with phone interviews for patients recently diagnosed with Gonorrhea. The candidate will conduct interviews using standardized telephone scripts to enhance standard program surveillance. The candidate will also assist with treatment verification via medical providers for individuals diagnosed with Gonorrhea. Works under general supervision within the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD and TB Services, STD Services Unit.

Job Responsibilities:
* Interview a random sample of Gonorrhea cases using a standardized telephone script and enter data into the Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS).
* Contact providers to obtain telephone numbers and treatment information for Gonorrhea cases.
* Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, allied health or equivalent in a related discipline and 0-1 years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in conducting health related interviews and medical chart abstractions may substitute education, if the applicants has more than 4 years of experience. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills. Must be able to work under the direction of supervision. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred.
Prior experience working with COVID-19 case investigation or contact tracing.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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