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Contact Tracing Officers

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Temporary part time – 48 hours per fortnight until the 26/02/2022

  • Support the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050, everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria

  • Training and education provided allowing you to to perform at your best

About the facility

Barwon health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

An opportunity exists to join Barwon Health's newly formed Public Health Unit.

About the role

The Contact Tracer role is responsible for contacting people who have tested positive to COVID 19 (a case) and close contacts of the case or exposure sites. The role forms part of the public Emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may move to other core public health functions relevant to other conditions affecting the community. The Contact tracer conducts interviews in order to establish acquisition links, identify high risk and sensitive settings and provide public health recommendations and directions. The purpose is to ensure efficient and effective gathering of information and refer to a clinical are pathway. 

To be successful in this role you will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Nursing, Allied Health, Social Work or Psychology, and APRHA registration where required

  • Formal professionally recognised qualifications in acceptable for membership with the AASW

  • A demonstrated high level of clinical skills in the assessment and data collection.

  • Flexibility to work a rotating roster 7 days a week, available morning and afternoon shifts. Flexibility to work at short notice and to do on call rostering.

  • Extensive Skills and experience in a clinical or customer service environment

  • Working in a dynamic fast paced team environment

  • Professional and empathetic approach to cases and contacts who may become distressed on receiving the call.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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