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Remote Regional Contact Tracer Supervisor (Epidemiology)

Location: Alexandria, VA
Date Posted: 05/22/2020
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Education: Master's degree (preferred)

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.

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

SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION
The Regional Supervisor is a public health professional responsible for coordinating case investigation and contact tracing activities within a region.
* Serve as supervisor for a team of case investigators and contact tracers, providing training, oversight, and mentorship. Advises on the technical aspects of the work processes, troubleshooting challenges, and identifying solutions.
* Call newly diagnosed patients and contacts of newly diagnosed patients to gather information and inform contacts of potential exposure.
* Communicate with sites affected by exposure to a person with COVID-19, advising them on steps they need to take to prevent infection.
* Communicate with contacts in a professional, empathetic, and culturally sensitive manner.
* Provide contacts with approved information about state quarantine procedures, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to protocol.
* Follow established procedures and/or script, informing contacts about the importance of quarantine and what to do if symptoms develop.
* Provide contacts with relevant healthcare resources as appropriate.
* Collect and record information on demographics, current symptoms, current health status, and possible high-risk settings into Contact Tracing/Contact Information Management system.
* Conduct quality assurance of interview methods, and track progress of the team assessing data on productivity and timeliness of interviews and application of and compliance with interventions for cases and contacts.
* Coordinate with district, regional, and central office staff engaged in the pandemic response, reporting data on progress and activities as requested and conferring with investigators and leadership about challenging disease control situations.
* Provide data from Contact Tracing efforts, and calls to Epidemiologists, and/or Health Educators as necessary
* Utilize established database(s) to identify newly diagnosed patients and contacts for tracing efforts.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
* Master's of Public Health or related field (preferred)
* Considerable experience in epidemiology, public health, or a related area
* Experience working with public health data systems
* 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.
* Basic skills of crisis counseling, and the ability to confidently refer patients and contacts for further medical, social, or supervisory resources care as needed
* Understanding of the medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infection.
* Knowledge of or coursework in medical terminology.
* Bilingual Spanish (preferred)

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

COMPANY OVERVIEW
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: Remote Regional Contact Tracer Supervisor (Epidemiology)
Class:
Work Type: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 1099
Ref. No.: 1213153-15
BC: #DTG113B

Company: Delta-T Group Virginia, Inc.
Contract Contact: Contract Submit VA
Office Email: VACon[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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