Public Health Program Coordinator - 8898
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: September 3, 2020
$76,400 - $88,000 annually
Job Closing Date
Applicant review will begin 07/28/2020 and remain open until
About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job
The UC Merced Campus Public Health Program Coordinator will manage
the public health response efforts for the UC Merced campus
community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be
focused on COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts, and as the
pandemic response winds down, the position will transition to
public health activities. This role will report to Student Health
Services. The UC Merced Campus Public Health Program Coordinator
will serve as a key point of contact for contact tracing, testing
and surveillance efforts, data management and will collaborate with
various stakeholders on campus, Merced County Department of Public
Health (MCDPH) and other agencies as needed.
* Daily monitoring UC Merced Symptom Tracker to screen data, manage
COVID Hotline, navigate students, faculty and staff for testing,
manage testing results, and coordinate isolation/quarantine efforts
* Review disease reports to detect unusual patterns and or
* Recognize and isolate outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus and
refine/create strategies and action-plans for prevention or
containment of outbreaks.
* Collect and analyze data on the incidence infections and
outbreaks and the success or failure of various prevention
* Analyze, prepare, maintain, and edit written reports on disease
incidence, surveillance systems, and investigations.
* Compile monthly summary of COVID-19.
* Develop relationships with reporting sources including
physicians, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and others for the
purpose of improving disease surveillance and control.
* Keep executive team informed of trends, outbreaks, and
* Identify and evaluate health risks and hazards and communicate
information effectively and proactively.
* Improve quality results by studying, evaluating, and recommending
changes in processes and implementing changes.
* Monitor and inventorying COVID-19 testing supplies; placing
orders; verifying receipt.
* Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and client
* Understand, interpret and apply provisions of federal, state and
local legislation, rules and regulations pertinent to the
administration of appropriate programs and assure compliance with
legal and regulatory requirements; keeping patient information
* Update public health job knowledge by participating in
educational opportunities; reading professional publications;
maintaining personal networks; participating in professional
* Serve as public health link to the local medical community and
Merced County Department of Public Health (MCDPH).
* Assist the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in public health
development, administration, and updates of policies, procedures,
* Provide assistance to the MCDPH as needed on testing,
surveillance, case investigation, contact tracing, and outbreak
* Coordinate communication activities with campus Emergency
Operation Center (EOC) and other departments.
* Serve as a liaison between campus administration, student health,
occupational health, EOC and MCDPH as well as university testing
* Guide program evaluation and continuous quality improvement.
* Review and revise policies and procedures on a regular basis.
* Provide outreach and education to the campus regarding disease
trends, epidemiology and prevention.
* Consult with campus and Merced County Department of Public Health
as well as state and federal health officials to address and refine
* Serve on campus and county committees and task forces.
* Perform other related duties as assigned.
* Bachelor's degree in health related field and/or equivalent
combination of experience/training and a minimum 3 years experience
working in public health
* Must have current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in
the State of California.
* Current certification in BLS/CPR
* Board certified with the California State Board of Registered
* Thorough knowledge of the clinical and operational issues in
infection control, including policies, regulatory requirements,
surveillance and investigation methodologies, data collection,
epidemiology, patient care, and related nursing issues.
* Thorough knowledge of data management, analysis, research,
reporting, and documentation methods used in infection control,
with the ability to contribute to studies, investigations, reports,
presentations, and the development of new infection control
* Detail oriented, with proven organizational skills and the
ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and see
projects through to completion on schedule.
* Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide
education, training, and resources, and to develop positive working
relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside
* Strong ability to effectively convey complex clinical, technical,
and educational information both verbally and in writing, and to
collaborate productively in a team environment with all levels of
internal and external personnel.
* Proven ability to work with management and staff across
departments and to serve as an information resource, providing
advice and recommendations on complex issues of functionality,
clinical quality, efficiency, and program development.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
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