NTCA Workforce Development Workgroup
In 2004, the NTCA President called for a dialogue on educating the public health workforce to address projected workforce shortages in TB programs. Early in the year, she convened an interest group of seven national leaders in TB control to discuss issues of competencies, workforce shortages, and needs enumeration.
The group agreed that common competencies linked with job responsibilities should be identified to support competency-based training and development of professionals capable of demonstrating best practices in TB prevention and control programs. Members active in the role should develop the practice-based duty statements by brainstorming and discussing, searching and reviewing the literature, comparing and reaching agreement, and then writing the findings to be presented to the organization’s leadership for approval and dissemination.
Model Duty Statements
NTCA/NTNC Workgroups for Public Health Workforce Development in TB Programs have developed four model duty statements:
- TB Nurse Consultant Competencies (for the state or regional level nurse) – Final (Word: Main | PDF: Main and References)
- TB Nurse Case Manager Competencies (for the local level nurse) – Draft (Word: Main | PDF: Main and References)
- Public Health TB Corrections Liaison – Final (Word: Main and References | PDF: Main and References)
- Communicable Disease Investigator – Final (Word: Main and References | PDF: Main and References)
If you have questions about the statements or comments, or tools to share, please email Ellen Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.