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Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Butte-Silver Bow posts COVID per diem positions

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For more information,
contact Karen Sullivan
(406) 497-5003

The City-County of

Butte-Silver Bow

Butte-Silver Bow has listed several positions that would assist the county’s Health Department in its management of the COVID-19 event.

The on-call, per diem positions include contact tracers, transporters, call center staffers, and a coordinator who would assist in managing the community-wide sentinel testing effort.

“These positions are designed to assist the Health Department as it works to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and to help us manage if confirmed cases do grow,” said Health Officer Karen Sullivan.

Contact tracers would assist the department in interviewing, evaluating and monitoring COVID patients, providing education, guidance and quarantine and isolation parameters based on recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department.

Call center staffers would assist the department in answering telephone calls from the general public, at a call center designated for inquiries and complaints related to the COVID-19 virus.

Transporters would coordinate lab specimen pick-ups from sites and coordinate deliveries to other sites, coordinating with all sites to ensure specimens are ready for pick-up and drop-off.

The testing site coordinator would be responsible for assisting in all aspects of managing COVID-19 community test sites. Working with a team, this would include planning test site locations, coordinating staffing, gathering needed supplies and transporting those supplies to test sites, and setting up and taking down test sites.

The temporary positions pay $15 to $24 per hour. More information on the positions is available at

Funding for the positions was made possible through a supplement to the Health Department’s emergency preparedness grant, and through CARES Act funding made available to health departments throughout the state.

All positions require a strict understanding of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which guides patient confidentiality.

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