Employee, Covid-19 Response Administrator / 8 ...

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Employee, Covid-19 Response Administrator / 8 ...

About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Employee, Covid-19 Response Administrator / 8 Month-Temporary
State Job Title: Staff Assistant
Department: Human Resources/ OHRIDE
Job Code: HA5600
FLSA Status: Exempt
Funding: TBD
Bargaining Unit: NUP
Job Type: Full Time Temporary or Part-Time Temporary Options for Employment
Timeframe: TBD
Shift: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Part time schedule also available)
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday (some weekend work required)
Supervision Received: Employee, Covid-19 Response Administrator reports directly to the Human Resources Director
Supervision Exercised: None
Salary: Salary to commensurate w/experience

General Statement of Duties:

The Employee Covid-19 Response Administrator is responsible for the oversight of employee and Faculty health related to COVID-19 with their key responsibility to assist the university in managing employee health and safety data during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Employee Covid-19 Response Administrator will be a confidential resource for faculty and staff to discuss COVID-19 illness or exposure. They will manage data related to daily symptom screenings, provide guidance on response to positive screenings, provide supervisors and managers notification of COVID-19 related absences from work and provide medical clearance to return to work. They will also coordinate with departments to ensure appropriate disinfecting procedures are followed, as well as collaborate with the local department of health to ensure timely contact tracing of COVID-19 cases is completed. They will work closely with Human Resources and the Student Health Services Office on risk mitigation strategy. This is a temporary, benefited position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Review data from daily symptom screenings for faculty and staff
  • Follow up on positive symptom screenings to ensure the employee does not come to campus until medically cleared.
  • Confirm medical clearance to return to work and provide supervisor with this confirmation
  • Provide guidance to the employee on next steps to take based on positive symptoms or exposure history.
  • Coordinate emergency transport to hospital with the Dept. of Public Safety or City ambulance when necessary.
  • Prepare and document department daily visit statistics
  • Serves as a liaison between Student Health Services and Human Resources as it relates to asymptomatic testing and results coordination
  • Understands HIPPA compliance and employee privacy laws; maintains strict confidentiality regarding personal and medical information.
  • Attends regular meetings with Emergency Response Team, Testing Team and Recovery Phase Team and reports summaries to the Director of HR.
  • Works with Director of Student Health Services to monitor regional disease trends and to ensure that appropriate measures are taken in response
  • Adhere to departmental and institutional policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations.
  • Collaborate with the Department of Health in regard to contact tracing and to be the employee's primary university contact as needed to ensure appropriate medical follow up.
  • Alert Executive Director of Facilities for the need of COVID cleaning on areas requiring disinfection based on location of the employee on campus.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health/Public Administration or related field with 2 years of full-time experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and a high level of morality
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Public Health /Public Administration or related field
  • Valid licensure as a LPN or RN in the State of Massachusetts.
  • Experience in College health a plus.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation {CPR) certification.
  • One or more years of experience working in employee health, occupational health, or infection control or related field

Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:

Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

Application Instructions:

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references *
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree

* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.

Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

To apply, visit https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=126240&CNTRNO=9&TSTMP=0

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time