COVID-19 Corps- Public Health Nurse Advanced

at CDC Foundation (view profile)
Location Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Date Posted July 31, 2020
Category Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Type Full Time



Hybrid, mostly remote (Madison, WI)

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.


The primary role of this position is to support DHS response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  The position will provide statewide public health nursing education, consultation, technical assistance, and other support related to COVID-19.

•    Provide statewide public health nursing education, consultation, and technical assistance on COVID-19. (50%)

o    Develop and update written protocols for public health response for COVID-19, including the Wisconsin EpiNet guidance documents for public health professionals.

o    Provide ongoing training and health education support to local public health nurses related to COVID-19.

o    As requested, provide on-site education to public health partners in Wisconsin, with a focus on providing training for local public health nurses.

o    Lead the development of public health nursing guidance and recommendations necessary for COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

o    Work with local public health and healthcare partners to identify training needs related to COVID-19; develop and implement strategies to meet those educational needs on an ongoing basis.

o    Serve as a resource for other nursing personnel in the development, implementation, and evaluation of COVID-19 case management.

o    Provide direct consultation and technical assistance to other agencies and organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment, prevention, and control activities.

•    Provide statewide outreach and education on COVID-19 to a wide-variety of audiences. (40%)

o    Update and maintain communicable disease fact sheets for the general public, with a focus providing materials in plain language and accessible formats.

o    Develop, update, and edit educational materials for presentation, distribution, and inclusion on the DHS website.

o    Evaluate the content and presentation of communicable disease webpages on the DHS website, and lead improvement efforts.

o    Develop COVID-19 messages for DHS social media platforms to increase public awareness of disease prevention and control strategies.

•    Participate in the process of detection, investigation, and response of COVID-19 outbreaks. (10%)

o    Provide consultation and technical assistance to local public health officials and other health professionals in the investigation and reporting of notifiable diseases.

o    Lead and coordinate health education, training, and outreach activities related to COVID-19 outbreaks.

o    Lead and coordinate outbreak communications with DPH and DHS communications staff.

o    Prepare final written reports on COVID-19 outbreak investigations.

o    Actively participate in the Incident Command System (ICS) as a management tool for outbreak investigations.


•    This position requires at least a bachelor’s degree from a nursing program accredited by the national professional nursing education accrediting organization, or from a nursing program accredited by the board of nursing

•    This position requires a license or eligibility for a license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Wisconsin.

•    Skills in organizing and managing projects.

•    Skills in working as a team member to accomplish tasks successfully and on time.

•    Knowledge of the medical and laboratory aspects of acute and communicable diseases.

•    Knowledge and ability to use database and Microsoft software such as MS Access and MS Excel.

•    Knowledge of public health nursing and education strategies and methods.

•    Knowledge of basic statistical methods, application of basic analysis techniques, and interpretation of results.

•    Knowledge of Wisconsin community and state health structure.

•    Knowledge of established and effective public health approaches to disease control and prevention.

•    Knowledge of report writing and preparation of materials for publication in scientific journals.

•    Skills in reviewing and writing scientific materials on acute and communicable disease surveillance issues.

•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.


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