Contract Tracer Job at COV Health District Norfolk in Norfolk, VA
- Provides contacts with relevant healthcare resources as appropriate.3. Data Entry Maintenance- Utilizes established database(s) to identify newly diagnosed patients and contacts for tracing efforts.- Inputs data collected (i.e. symptoms, contacts, etc.) into the database and assures database is kept up to date- Provides data from Contact Tracing efforts and calls to Epidemiologists and/or Health Educators as necessary.The selected candidate is responsible for gathering 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 the 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).Contact tracers 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.QUALIFICATIONS:- Understanding of the medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of the 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.- Must be able to pass a fingerprint background screeningPay will depend on experience but range from $25.00-$35.00/hour paid out on a weekly basis
Company: COV Health District Norfolk
Company Location: Norfolk, VA
Job Category: Entry Level Jobs