Overview: AM has immediate openings for Case Investigators to support state and local efforts to fight the COVID-19 Contact Tracing program, nationwide. High call-volume position. No travel required. This position will begin immediately. Background: The scale and complexity of the COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the need for prompt and effective implementation of evidence-based containment measures. Contact tracing is one of the interventions that has been used to effectively control recent pandemics (Ebola, SARS), and has shown to be effective against COVID-19 mitigation in South Korea, New Zealand and elsewhere. AM LLC has identified over 18,000 qualified and motivated candidates who have responded to our call to action to support COVID-19 response efforts. Our candidates are located throughout the U.S., come from a variety of backgrounds, and possess the skills and personal qualities necessary to work as Contact Tracers, Case Investigators, and Case Navigators. The successful Case Investigator will perform case investigations and supervise regionally-focused Contact Tracers who will work remotely to conduct a virtual “needs check,” and connect at-risk COVID-19 positive patients and people in quarantine to community resources. Responsibilities: Act as primary point person to call people with a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19, provide support and gather information, including information about the disease Triage and coordinate next steps for isolation for cases and quarantine for individuals the person has been in contact with. Communicate with cases in a professional and empathetic manner Collect and record information on symptoms into the CRM Coordinate tracking efforts with local health authority and refer high-level cases to local resources. Oversee quality control of data collection and data reporting. Supervise a team of contact tracers. Make informed, educated decision on case management based on interview guidelines. Case Investigators will be required to use their own telephone, computer and electronic equipment Maintain daily contact with the Case Navigator. Qualifications: Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent license/certification in a health-science field General Requirements: "Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers"(ASTHO) completed by date of hire Experience within a healthcare setting Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals Excellent organizational and communication skills Ability to speak, read, and write English Critical thinking and sound judgment required Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism Proficiency with computers Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in languages other than English is a strong plus (especially Spanish, Portuguese, French, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali) RN, LPN, BA in Public Health or healthcare related degree preferred Technology Requirements: PC with Windows 10 or Mac with Mac OS 10.15 or newer Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, for Mac Antivirus Protection: Sophos Personal mobile device A headset is recommended Must have a quiet, dedicated workspace User provided home high-speed network connection Note: Due to the high volume of applicants, we may be unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries, but we are reviewing and considering all applications in the order in which they were submitted on a rolling basis.
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