Contact Tracer

Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/3/2020 10:12 AM)
Job ID
2020-1474
# of Openings
1
Category
Health Care

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for tracing and monitoring contacts of people diagnosed with infectious diseases. Responsible for notifying individuals of their exposure and providing support to all isolated and/or quarantined individuals. Ensures the safety and prevention of spread of infectious diseases. Use of digital surveillance tools and assists with the coordination and expansion of staffing resources.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for case investigation for those who have been diagnosed with an infectious disease.
  • Identify and support close contacts who may have been exposed to the case (someone diagnosed with an infectious disease).
  • Daily monitoring of quarantined households through telephone, video conferencing, or other means of remote communication.
  • Use of digital surveillance monitoring tools to monitor for daily symptoms of infectious diseases.
  • Coordination of support services for quarantined or isolated households.
  • Participate in broad engagement to foster an understanding and acceptance of local case investigation and contact tracing.
  • Ensure services and/or other items requested are provided to quarantined or isolated households.
  • Attend ongoing trainings related to contact tracing, epidemiology, or public health activities that help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED): 4 years of experience in investigations, case management, admin work, or transferrable tasks.                                                  

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Digital technology and use of remote connectivity tools.
  • Jemez Pueblo culture and Towa language, preferred.
  • Record management principles and practices.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Computer software utilized by the clinic and/or public health programs.

 

Skill in:

  • Adhere to all compliance and confidential guidelines including HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Act.
  • Providing customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Performing contract tracing procedures in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, records of work and other written materials.
  • Using software applications related to duties.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with customers.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Organizing, prioritizing and coordinating work activities, coordinating multiple activities and meeting critical deadlines.

 

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • None

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Mobility to work in a typical office and clinical setting; agility and dexterity to use standard office and medical equipment; stamina to sit and stand for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone and in person.        

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT TRACER & MONITOR                                                  

 

Work is subject to exposure to bodily fluids and other biohazards.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

  • Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

 

 

  • New employees are required to submit to a background investigation. Employment is contingent upon passing the background investigation.

 

 

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