The Regional Testing Supervisor is a public health professional responsible for coordinating testing activities for cases and contacts of COVID-19 within a region. Serves as coordinator of COVID-10 testing efforts within a region, providing oversight and response to COVID-19 testing requests and ensuring testing results are relayed back to case investigators, contact tracers, ordering providers, and patients. Advises on the technical aspects of testing, troubleshoots challenges, and identifies solutions. Tracks progress of testing requests and tests conducted within the region and identifies issues/barriers to testing. Conducts quality assurance of testing data and ensures accuracy of testing data for region. Communicates with local health districts to identify and resolve barriers to COVID-19 testing efforts. Coordinates with district, regional, and central office staff engaged in the pandemic response, reporting data on testing activities as requested and conferring with investigators and leadership about challenging disease testing situations Employee follows established policies, but independent judgement and actions based on a solid foundation of knowledge and experience will also need to be applied.
Considerable knowledge of the cause, transmission, treatment, and prevention of communicable diseases and other events of public health importance; methods of public health surveillance and case, cluster, and disease outbreak investigations; federal and state laws, regulations, and policies regarding public health and the reporting and control of disease; and biostatistics, computer data analysis and interpretation of results, and data management techniques.
Knowledge of testing methodologies (e.g., nucleic acid, antibody/antigen, viral culture) and interpretation of test results.
Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the work of others in a supervisory or project management capacity; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and evaluate progress toward meeting program goals and objectives.
Ability to collect, analyze, quality assure, interpret, and present statistical data; and communicate effectively orally and in writing with health care professionals and the general public.
Master's of Public Health or related field preferred.
Considerable experience in epidemiology, public health, or a related area.
Experience working with public health data systems .
Knowledge of COVID-19 and the management of the public health response to emerging infections preferred.