STEPS Contact Tracer
Posting DetailsJob TitleSTEPS Contact TracerRequisition NumberTE04962Department Name3J532:STEPS Temporary EmploymentWork LocationLexington, KYSalary Range$18.16 - 29.07/hourType of PositionTemporaryPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired EducationRequired Related ExperienceRequired License/Registration/CertificationPhysical Requirements
Sitting, standing, light lifting.Shift
Typically Monday through Friday (8:00am to 5:00pm). Additional hours (evenings and weekends) as workload demands.Job Summary
Contact tracing is part of the process of supporting patients with suspected or confirmed infection. In contact tracing, public health staff work with a patient to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the timeframe while they may have been infectious.
Typical Work Activities
Utilize excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and interviewing skills such that you build and maintain trust with patients and contacts as you work with a patient to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the timeframe while they may have been infectious.
Notify exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible.
Protect patient privacy, contacts are only informed that they may have been exposed to a patient with the infection. They are not told the identity of the patient who may have exposed them. Provide contacts with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others who are not exposed, monitor themselves for illness, and the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill.
Encourage contacts to quarantine. Check in with contacts to make sure they are self-monitoring and have not developed symptoms.
Maintain data in contact tracing software.
Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to maintain contact tracing/public health data. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures during a time of distress.Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Nursing
Previous Contact Tracing, Public Health or Social Work experience.
Preferred bilingual ability in written and verbal communication.
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.Posting Specific Questions
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