Hiring now: Work from home contact tracer jobs

Last updated: March 1, 2024
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Hiring now: Work from home contact tracer jobs

Help Combat COVID-19 in Your Community!

Contrace Public Health Corps has an urgent recruiting demand full time Contact Tracers to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) calls Contact Tracing ”part of a multi pronged approach” to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

These fully remote jobs pay between $17 and $22/hr

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What is contact tracing?

Contact tracing involves tracking down infected people, and then finding everyone who has been near them and encouraging them to self-isolate at home. Contact tracing has been used for decades to control the spread of infectious diseases. The basic idea is simple: track down infected people, then find everyone who has been near them and encourage those people to stay home until it is clear they are not sick.

How does contact tracing work?

First, public health investigators find out everyone an infected person has seen, and everywhere that person has gone over the previous several days.

If investigators find people with symptoms, they may ask them to self-quarantine for two weeks and provide a rundown of contacts. People without symptoms may also be asked to self-quarantine and may be monitored to see if they remain symptom-free.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying who was in enough contact with infected individuals and alert them to follow self-isolation/quarantine protocols.

Almost every infection has a period of time during which a person with the infection is considered contagious.

Dr. Prathit Kulkarni, Baylor College of Medicine

What does the position involve?

Contact Tracers will use a web-based client resource management (CRM) platform to call all contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to document a symptom check, refer them for testing according to established protocols, and provide them with instructions for quarantine.

Contact Tracers will be required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by the hiring organization, and comply with Department of Public Health training regarding confidential information related to personal information.

The House of Representatives calls for $55 billion to hire a national "Health Force" to do contact tracing and other public health work.

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What are the Job Qualifications?

  • US Resident
  • 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
  • High school diploma, or equivalent required
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Second or multiple languages a plus
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Technology requirements: PC with Windows 10 and antivirus protection, and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13 and antivirus protection; and personal mobile device to use for this job. A headset is preferred.
  • Experience in clinical medicine and/or public health a plus.
  • Strong preference for Nurses or other Clinical Staff.

44 US states and the District of Columbia now have plans to expand their contact tracing workforce, reaching a total of 66,197 workers!

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Does Contrace hire directly?

No. Contrace Public Health Corps is an urgent national effort to identify & pre-screen individuals interested in working or volunteering as contact tracers. Contrace recruiting representatives provide your application information to organizations that are hiring contact tracing teams, helping them launch or expand their teams more quickly and efficiently.

Can I check the status of my application?

Due to the volume of applications Contrace receives they are not able to respond to inquiries regarding individual applications. Once you submit your application, Contrace will work with their partners to find opportunities for applicants suited to their location and background. If an opportunity is found, the hiring organization will contact you directly.

Do I need a clinical medicine or public health background?

No, but priority is given to those with that experience.

Are the positions home-based, (work from home)?

Yes. In the future, however, they could move to an office.

How much does the position pay?

The positions average between $17 - $22 p/hr!

Is this full or part-time?

Full time

I'm interested, how do I apply?

Go to Contrace job search and submit your completed application profile as soon as possible for immediate employment consideration. Thank you.

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Andrea Stamatis
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Foster Adoptive Parent Support Group at Murray State University

Are there any part time contact tracer positions? I have a BA in social work.

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Susanne Burnett
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Must applicants be Geographically close to a location doing the hiring for contact tracers? Since it was mentioned that eventually might be brought into the office.

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Guadalupe Emilia Cabrera
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Do I have to leave my home?

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Eric LaBauex Sr
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I'm really interested , I need more info on how I can apply.

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Mahamed Sulub
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Healthcare nurse

Good work opportunity I ready to work healthy social mobilization my home and all good security place health emergence and social mobilization in community healthy

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Mark Connelly
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The link does not show application

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Patty Veto Seaman
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Administrative Assistant at Heslthsouth

Is this temporary or permanent? Will any health insurance benefits be offered?

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JULIE KAMINSKI
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INTRSTD. HOW DO I SIGN UP?

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Jason Sosa
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I am not a going to tell people what to do! We have a constitution respected

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