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Contact Tracer (Epidemiology)

Location: Richmond, VA
Date Posted: 05/15/2020

Delta-T Group is a nationwide provider of interim staffing referrals and workforce solutions within the K12 education, social service, behavioral health, substance abuse, and disability fields. We connect caring professionals with rich and rewarding opportunities. There is a stong preference for candidates that live in the area as this is not a remote position. 

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, we are seeking Contact Tracers in the DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia area.

The Contact Tracer is an entry level public health professional responsible for identifying and contacting individuals who may have come in contact with persons recently diagnosed with an infectious disease associated with an outbreak or pandemic.
* Gather details about each contact of an ill individual (case) identified during the course of a public health case investigation. Information collected for each contact includes, but is not limited to: basic demographics, potential exposures to known case(s), current health status (including an assessment for current symptoms consistent with illness), and screening for membership in a high risk group (e.g., healthcare workers, residents of congregate care settings).
* Communicate with contacts in a professional, empathetic, and culturally sensitive manner.
* Contact tracers provide education about the disease, deliver guidance on minimizing the risk of potential transmission from the contact to others in the event the contact become ill, and explain the necessity for the contact to quarantine responsibly in order to reduce the risk of transmission of illness to others.
* Utilize established database(s) to identify newly diagnosed patients and contacts for tracing efforts.
* Detail specific processes for contacts to conduct health monitoring, and refer contacts for testing according to established protocols.
* Input data collected (i.e. symptoms, contacts, etc.) into database and assure database is kept up to date
* Collaborate with Epidemiologists and Health Educators by providing up to date data from contact tracing calls. The employee follows established policies and procedures for all contact tracing functions and activities.

* An understanding of patient confidentiality, including the ability to conduct interviews without violating confidentiality (e.g., to those who might overhear their conversations).
* Cultural competency appropriate to the local community, including excellent interpersonal and cultural sensitivity interviewing skills such that trust with patients and contacts are built and maintained.
* Resourcefulness in locating patients and contacts who may be difficult to reach or reluctant to engage in conversation.
* Understanding of when to refer individuals or situations to medical, social, or supervisory resources.
* Understanding of the medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infection.
* Basic skills of crisis counseling, and the ability to confidently refer patients and contacts for further care if needed.
* Knowledge of or coursework in medical terminology.
* Bilingual Spanish (preferred)

* Work with one of the nation's largest behavioral health referral agencies
* Flexible schedule as a Contractor
* Ability to grow professionally

Delta-T Group's mission is to provide cost-effective, reliable, and innovative staffing solutions for social services, behavioral health, allied health and special education staffing, for the betterment of those needing care and support

Title: Contact Tracer (Epidemiology)
Ref. No.: 1213403-4
BC: #DTG113

Company: Delta-T Group Virginia, Inc.
Contract Contact: Contract Submit VA
Office Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: 800-533-8180
Office Address: 1952 Gallows Road, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22182

About Us: Each Delta-T Group office is separately incorporated. Delta-T Group is a referral service for self-employed independent contractors seeking behavioral healthcare education and social service supplemental marketplace opportunities. Delta-T cannot guarantee any number or duration of referrals or opportunities as a result of your registration. When and if opportunities become available, you may accept or decline such referrals at your sole discretion.

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