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Vanderbilt University Contact Tracing shift lead for Public Health Command Center in Nashville, Tennessee

Job Description:

This position is a contract, temporary position through Vanderbilt Temporary Services.

Full time, salaried, temporary contact tracer and shift lead for Vanderbilt University related to COVID-19 management and response. The candidate should be a strong communicator with excellent speaking and active listening skills, extremely detail-oriented, able to work productively remotely and in a fast-paced environment, and should be able to think critically, solve problems and empathize with people of varying ages, backgrounds and cultures. Experience in nursing or public health is required as the candidate will be contacting newly diagnosed individuals and obtaining information regarding demographics, symptoms and onset, risk factors, close contacts and other related information .

Preferred candidate will have Vanderbilt experience as well as advanced administrative, communication, and organizational skills related to accurately managing large amounts of confidential information and communications in a fast-paced environment. This person should be extremely detail-oriented and will rotate as lead with 1-2 colleagues a few times a week as well as periodic weekend coverage. Position is primarily remote work with primary hours of 7:30am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday but with occasional evening and weekend work required. Occasional, infrequent work on-campus might be needed.

This position begins as soon as possible and the duration is dependent upon COVID-19 trends and business needs.


  • A bachelor's degree in nursing or public health is required

  • Previous experience as an RN, contact tracer or in public health is necessary

  • Advanced Excel, TEAMS, and data management skills are necessary

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary

  • Ability to successfully interact and communicate with people over the phone, often in stressful situations is necessary

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is required

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

    Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.