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TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

For media inquiries: Samantha Hillson, 607-274-6714, shillson@tompkins-co.org
Dominick Recckio, drecckio@tompkins-co.org

Health Department is Hiring: Multiple Employment Opportunities to Join the COVID-19 Response Team

(Ithaca, N.Y. - August 31, 2021) - Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is announcing recruitment for three types of positions to support the Tompkins County COVID-19 Response Team: Registered Professional Nurses to serve as per-diem case investigators, Project Assistants to assist with case monitoring efforts, and a Driver for the COVID-19 testing program. Detailed job descriptions and the applications to complete are available on the Tompkins County Human Services website: https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies.

Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director stated, “These temporary positions will increase the capacity of the Health Department team as we experience an increase in COVID-19 cases. As we navigate the ongoing pandemic, we have added to and decreased our team as needed to best respond to the current situation. Our core team is highly skilled and can provide excellent training to the new employees. If you are interested in this work, please consider applying.”

The three positions include:

Registered Professional Nurses (Per Diem): This position will serve as Case Investigators to assist in TCHD efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Duties will include contacting positive cases and conducting an interview to determine close contacts, assess symptoms, and ensure those placed in isolation comply with regulations.

Project Assistants: This position will serve as Case Monitors to assist in TCHD efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Duties will include contacting positive cases once they have completed the initial interview, monitoring and documenting patient symptoms, ensuring patients comply with isolation regulations, and releasing patients from isolation. Other duties may arise to support the Community Health Division of the Health Department.

Driver: This position will support the Tompkins County employee testing program, including picking up specimens at various facilities, logging them and delivering to a designated location for processing. In addition, the position will pick up supplies and deliver them to county facilities as needed. The individual may support registering individuals for a COVID test, delivery of home test kits, and submitting to a designated location.

The Tompkins County Health Department is your partner for a healthy community. Find us online at TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health, and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TompkinsPublicHealth and on Twitter at @TompkinsHealth.

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