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Return to School Planning Report #19

Return to School Planning Report #19

Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 19th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes our weekly report on COVID cases, expectations for attendance, more on...

Lunch/Recess Monitors Needed!

Lunch/Recess Monitors Needed!

Lunch/Recess Supervision - Smithfield Public Schools is looking for four (4) lunch/recess monitors to supervise students during lunch and/or recess. This is an hourly,...

Return to School Report #18

Return to School Report #18

Dear Smithfield Staff and Families, This 18th edition of the weekly Return to School report includes an update on COVID cases affecting our schools, updates on air...

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Judith Paolucci

Judith Paolucci

about 11 hours ago

RIDOH is hiring temporary employees to do case investigations. Apply here: https://success.knowledgeservices.com/ri As part of the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has retained Knowledge Services to provide temporary staff members to assist with case investigation and contact tracing. Chosen candidates will conduct interviews of patients with confirmed or probable COVID-19, as well as any primary contacts of individuals who have tested positive, focusing on motivational interviewing and cultural competency. Clinical experience is not required and all information necessary to conduct the interviews will be provided during the training period. Interviews Guided by the Following Standard Protocols: Providing disease-specific information Assessing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, as well as underlying health conditions Discussing symptom onset to determine time/dates for contact elicitation and exposure risk for close contacts Discussing work, social, recreational, and community activities to identify who may have been exposed Eliciting information of close contacts, including names, exposure dates and locating information Providing recommendations for isolation or quarantine based on State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and reviewing of daily monitoring procedures Assessing support needs to maintain health and compliance during isolation or quarantine Communicating with contacts to notify them of exposure, providing disease and transmission information, gathering data on demographics, living arrangements, and daily activities Providing referrals for testing (if appropriate) and arranging for testing, if needed Soft Skills Requirements: Strong attention to detail Good phone etiquette when speaking to individuals from all demographics and life situations Empathetic/customer service centered attitude, even when dealing with abrasive individuals Dependable and flexible to changes as we work our way through this pandemic Inquisitive nature/ability to think outside the box to collect as much relevant information as possible Ability to multitask as you will have to speak with individuals, enter data, and relay information to the appropriate team/team leader as needed Additional Information: These new positions will be contracted for an emergency short-term basis, which is currently planned to be 6-12 months. The roles will be on-site at RIDOH, remote work may be available after a 4-6-week training period and a competency assessment. Priority will be given to applicants with the following qualifications: Applicants who are bilingual or multilingual Applicants available for full-time work (35 hours/week), including weekends Applicants who can work through at least the end of the year if needed Applicants who have experience with data entry while taking information from patients Applicants who have experience with customer service with patients, healthcare providers and the general public Applicants who work well in a team environment view image

Judith Paolucci

Judith Paolucci

1 day ago

Read the news from Smithfield Schools! The November district newsletter is now available on this link: https://bit.ly/3kEguMf view image

Sara Monaco

Sara Monaco

2 days ago

RIDE created a “Fall Learning Opportunities Directory,” listing learning opportunities open to all students statewide. See this link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59a81489579fb39e3ef2232f/t/5f90554436ebbd41ce1d0236/1603294533942/Fall+Learning+Opportunities+Directory.pdf

Judith Paolucci

Judith Paolucci

3 days ago

Please ensure that everyone enjoys a SAFE Halloween this year. Consider the Trunk or Treat Spooktacular at No Risk Crossfit. Outside and with social distancing rules in place. Register at info!noriskcrossfit.com. view image

Judith Paolucci

Judith Paolucci

9 days ago

Looking for a safe family activity? Join families across the country who are carrying lights of hope forward into winter and 2021. This tradition is designed to teach kids to embrace change, connect with nature and community. 4pm-5pm on November 1st at Mowry Commons (374 Farnum Pike in Smithfield). Registration required - www.revivetheroots.org or call 305-0539 view image

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