Contact Tracer - Temporary Position
The vision: Through Native Self-Determination and Culturally Relevant Health Systems, we strive to be the healthiest people.
At the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) we administer a comprehensive healthcare system throughout 58 rural communities with a mission of Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.
YKHC serves 58 federally-recognized Tribes and operates 41 Village Clinics. Our five larger communities are served by five Sub-Regional Clinics. All communities in our service area are served by the 55 bed regional hospital in Bethel.
For more information about our hospital or the region please visit
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation - We Strive to be the Healthiest People (www.ykhc.org)
The Contact Tracer position focuses on activities involving people with potential exposure to COVID 19 through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 (close contact). The Contact Tracer is a non-licensed public health professional responsible for reaching out to people exposed to COVID-19 and providing health education and guidance to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. Dialogue with contacts consists of following standard protocols to obtain symptom history and other relevant health information, provide instructions for self-quarantine, and make appropriate referrals to testing, clinical services, and other essential support services. This position requires prioritization, prompt action, and attention to detail in documentation and data management as multiple investigations are conducted simultaneously. Contract tracers are required to follow all designated scripts and comply with policies and procedures provided by the health department regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and protected health information. This position requires working non-standard hours (i.e., evenings, weekends) to react as quickly as possible to new cases. This is a temporary position and hours each week will vary. During times of low caseloads, this position will assist with testing as assigned. Testing duties include but are not limited to assisting with supplies ordering and delivery, answering phones, handing out instructional paperwork to patients and other tasks as assigned by the Infection Control nurse.
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 but are not all-inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and other duties as assigned.