This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Plays a key role in the strategy for preventing further spread of the infectious disease SARS-CoV-2, commonly referred to as COVID-19. Contacts newly diagnosed patients and obtains information regarding demographics, symptoms and onset, risk factors, close contacts and other related information. Leads the daily activities of Contact Tracers engaged in contacting individuals exposed to COVID-19 and assists with difficult calls or overflow. Ensures prescribed protocols for data collection and patient confidentiality under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are maintained. Operates under the day-to-day guidance of the New Mexico Department of Health (NM DOH).
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.