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Remote Case Investigator (Epidemiology)

Location: Norfolk, VA
Date Posted: 05/22/2020
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Education: Bachelor's Degree

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 Case Investigators in the DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia area.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without sponsorship. Sponsorship is not being offered for this role.

SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION
The Case Investigator is a public health professional responsible for receiving reports of persons suspected or confirmed as having COVID-19, locating them, and interviewing them in order to gather information necessary for public health case investigation and contact tracing.
* Gather information about symptoms, exposures, and identify others with whom the Case has been in contact with while potentially infectious.
* Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathic manner, assuring them of the confidentiality of the information collected and explaining how the contact information will be utilized.
* Ascertain whether a case is part of a group at high risk of transmission or severe disease and provide information about the illness and methods of disease prevention and control, including the importance of staying isolated from others.Monitor and document the person’s compliance with isolation protocols.
* Coordinate with Epidemiologists and alert them if the case is associated with a congregate or other high risk setting that requires additional public health investigation or intervention.
* Collaborate with Contact Tracers who will be responsible for contacting and ensuring the quarantine of contacts of the case. Entry of case interview data into a statewide database, and assurance of accuracy of data entry
* Follow established policies and procedures for all case investigation functions and activities.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
* Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public health, epidemiology or related field or comparable experience in epidemiology, surveillance, and public health.
* Knowledge of public health practices, communicable diseases, disease control, and epidemiologic methods.
* Ability to manage, compile, analyze, and present data.
* Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with diverse audiences.
* Ability to work with a variety of computer software packages.
* An understanding of patient confidentiality, including the ability to conduct interviews without violating confidentiality (e.g., to those who might overhear their conversations).
* Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills such that they can build and maintain trust with interviewees; ability to maintain confidentiality; judgement as to when to refer cases to other resources if needed.
* 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 Case Investigator (Epidemiology)
Class:
Work Type: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 1099
Ref. No.: 1213325-7
BC: #DTG113B

Company: Delta-T Group Virginia, Inc.
Contract Contact: Contract Submit Edu 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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