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Aug 31 2024

UIC College of Medicine

August 31, 2024

12:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Chicago, IL

The Outbreak Response Team (ORT) is an interdisciplinary team that provides testing, vaccination and infection control services to residents of the City of Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). The ORT, co-led by faculty in the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, grew out of a rapid response team established during the earliest days of COVID designed to ensure that the most vulnerable of Chicago’s residents had access to testing and health information. Our team works in the community primarily with people living in congregate settings (Long term care facilities, correctional facilities, shelters for those experiencing homelessness or for new arrivals, and residential treatment centers) or low-income or subsidized housing. Additionally, we focus on populations who are most vulnerable to contracting certain communicable diseases or to having poor outcomes from exposure to the disease. Finally, we are involved in developing protocols to expand capacity to deliver community-based care for a wide variety of infectious diseases.
Program Coordinator UIC Outbreak Investigation Unit (0.5 FTE, flexible and variable hours)

Job responsibilities include:
• Coordinate with the Lead Clinicians for both testing and vaccination to set up site visits.
• Collaborate with CDPH to set up vaccination events, check-in on progress, update protocols and procedures, etc.
• Print all paper-work necessary for site visits, including consents, patient education forms, infographics, lab requisition forms and labels.
• Update calendars with information about site visits, including date, time, contact information and site information.
• Ensure that activities are recorded properly in databases and on Teams documents.
• Assist Lead Clinician--Testing in setting and maintaining the staff schedule, as requested.
• Ensure supply chain is intact, including maintaining inventory, ordering supplies as needed, and resupplying mobile supply bins.
• In collaboration with Lead Clinician—Testing facilitate referrals from CDPH to MSHC clinic for individual testing.
• Ensure individuals referred for testing have access to care, as needed.
• Liaise with the lab to ensure timely reporting of results.
• In collaboration with the Lead Clinician-Testing, assist in reporting results to facilities, individuals and CDPH.
• When required, upload results to the REDCAp data base.
• Liaise between ORT and Juvare (vaccine event database) team, troubleshoot Juvare issues, and perform quality control to ensure that Juvare entries are complete.
• Sign off on time cards.
• Attend weekly leadership meetings

This job offers tuition reimbursement. Graduation date must be May 2025 or later.

If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest and your CV or resume to Rebecca Singer, RN, DNP at with the subject line: Program Manager ORT.



Rebecca Singer

Date posted

May 29, 2024

Date updated

May 29, 2024