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Abacus
Contact Tracer
Company:
Abacus
Position:
Contact Tracer
Department:
Staffing
Status:
Temporary / Seasonal
Shift:
First / Day Second / Afternoon
Req #:
4058725
Date posted:
May 6, 2020
Location: Job Location Address Map
360 Southport Circle, Suite 102, Abacus Location #49
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452, US
Job category:
Staffing
Job link:
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Join the Abacus family of more than 25,000 employees assigned to top-rated clients, nationally. We offer meaningful employment, competitive pay rates, benefits and real potential for growth.

By applying with Abacus, you gain access to opportunities across all divisions which include:

  • Abacus Staffing
  • Abacus Security Services
  • Abacus Janitorial Services
  • Abacus Solutions Group – Our professional placement division

Our goal is simple; we deliver comprehensive contingent labor solutions and excellent employment opportunities which attract the highest quality talent. Abacus is firmly committed to partnering with clients that offer a positive work environment, productive culture, competitive wages and opportunities that align with our employees’ professional goals.

Employment opportunities include a wide range of placement options: project-based, temporary to permanent hire, part-time, contract-basis, direct hire and on-demand placement.

We seek individuals that are flexible, possess relevant experience and a consistent work history. Abacus takes an individualized approach to hiring and placement where applicants will work directly with one of our staffing specialists to move through our apply, assessment and placement process. The Abacus team is available 24/7 to provide support and assistance.

Qualified applicants will have visibility and access to Abacus clients, across industries as we determine the “best fit” placement that meets your professional and personal goals. Once hired with Abacus, our workforce may move between assignments, clients and placement opportunities in expanding markets as we continue grow our service footprint, nationally.

Our goal is to attract, employ and retain a quality workforce that meets and exceeds our diverse client’s expectations. We strive to be recognized as an “Employer of Choice” as we adhere to the fundamentals that have made our company strong:

  • Value People
  • Delight Customer
  • Embrace Change
  • Do Things Right
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Passion for Winning!

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.

The incumbent 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 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 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. The contact tracer also details specific processes for contacts to conduct health monitoring, and refers contacts for testing according to established protocols.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 patients and contacts.
  • 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.
  • Cultural competency appropriate to the local community.
  • 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.

 

·         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 patients and contacts.

·         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.

·         Cultural competency appropriate to the local community.

·         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.