Multiple positions in Fort Worth, Texas
Texas COVID-19 Statewide Contact Tracing (20 positions available)
Contact tracing is a process that identifies individuals who may have been in contact with someone who is infected by a virus. Once these contacts are identified, public health workers known as contact tracers communicate with these individuals to warn them of potential exposure and connect them with public health information and services including testing.
MTX Group Inc. will hire, train and supervise a team working remotely to support DSHS and local health departments to perform COVID-19 contact tracing activities statewide. The aim of this will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, gather information about their contacts, and to call every contact in Texas. This is in tandem with other statewide efforts to increase testing, develop coordinated outbreak management response, increase infrastructure for isolation and quarantine support, if needed, and fortify efforts to control the pandemic in Texas.
Under the supervision of a Contact Tracing Supervisor, the Contact Tracer will use the Texas Health Trace web-based data management 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 or isolation, if appropriate. The Contact Tracer will be part of a team of managers, epidemiology leads, case investigators, community resource coordinators, and other contact tracers.