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Public Health Contact Tracer

Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Des Plaines, IL Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Mon Jul 6 2020 Job Description:HCT101 - Introduction to Public Health Contact TracingCourse introduces students to a career as a contact tracer and the required skills to be successful. Students will enhance existing technology skills so they can be applied to contact tracing databases. Students will be able to identify critical resources and guidelines to support contacts and use employability skills to acquire accurate information.HCT102 - Public Health and DiseaseDetecting health issues early and responding appropriately are critical to protect and promote the health of individuals and communities. This course will introduce students to the role of public health workers and organizations in the education, policy making and research of disease and prevention to maintain public health. Students will discuss global, national, state and local guidelines and processes related to given diseases.HCT103 - Introduction to Public Health CommunicationsHealth communications provides an opportunity to improve individual and societal health by implementing strategies that educate and affect decisions and actions. This course introduces students to communication theories and skills in the context of health and illness.HCT104 - Disease Tracing Organization and ManagementCourse provides an introduction to contact tracing management and organization. Emphasis is placed on the basic knowledge of types of and purpose of tracing technologies, including CDC--??s EPI Info, quality control activities, and the legal and ethical issues around contact tracing.Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. For the 2020-21 academic year rates are $1155/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1237/LHE for faculty with doctorates.Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ credit hours are taught in each semester.Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services.Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and engage in institutional and departmental service.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Construct a course syllabus for each course assigned, consistent with the generic course syllabus, stipulating course objectives, content and grading criteria.
  • Prepare course presentations and instructional materials using active learning methods and a variety of instructional strategies, deliver instruction to students with those presentations and materials at each class session delivered in person on campus or online.
  • Meet with courses and laboratories at scheduled times.
  • Instruct, advise, consult with and evaluate the performance of enrolled students.
  • Maintain clear records on student performance involved with the evaluation and grading of student performance.
  • Participate in department meetings and comply with department decisions regarding instructional matters.
  • Participate in department and institutional assessments of student learning and in department and institutional surveys.
  • Comply with institutional procedures.
  • Attend and participate in divisional meetings, committee, task force, and other institutional organization meetings, as assigned.
  • Schedule office hours with at least one office hour held weekly for every three credit hours taught.
  • Engage in professional development activities to maintain professional skills and currency in the profession and improve the quality of student learning.Job Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in public health or related discipline and a minimum of 2000 hours of work experience in the field. Preferred: Masters of Public Health and college teaching experienceAdditional Information:Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Lynne Steele at 847.635.1889 or lynne@oakton.edu for more information.Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.Please contact Matthew Robitaille at mrobitai@oakton.edu if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Keywords: Oakton Community College, Des Plaines , Public Health Contact Tracer, Healthcare , Des Plaines, Illinois

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