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> COVID19 2021-09-24 Health Department is Hiring: Join the COVID-19 Response Team

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Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Friday, September 24, 2021

For media inquiries: Samantha Hillson, 607-274-6714,

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

(Ithaca, N.Y., September 24, 2021) - Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is announcing an employment opportunity for a Community Health Coordinator as well as ongoing recruitment for Registered Professional Nurses to support the Tompkins County COVID-19 Response Team. The Community Health Coordinator will oversee case monitoring and the Registered Professional Nurses will serve as per-diem case investigators. Detailed job descriptions and the applications to complete are available on the Tompkins County Human Services website:

Applications will be accepted until close of business on October 7, 2021 for the Community Health Coordinator position. Recruitment for Registered Professional Nurses is ongoing.

Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director stated, “The Community Health Coordinator role is very important in our positive case monitoring process. We are looking for someone who is interested in emergency response and public health, good at problem-solving, and highly organized. We look forward to reviewing applications.”

The current employment opportunities include:

Community Health Coordinator: This position includes coordinating a team of individuals responsible for positive case monitoring for symptom assessments, providing support to individuals who are following isolation guidance, and releasing individuals from isolation. 
To apply,

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.
To apply,

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