Contact Tracing Manager - 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 Tracing Manager is an experienced public health professional responsible for the supervision, direction, training, and continuous assessment of a case investigation and contact tracing team. It is preferred that the manager possess an advanced understanding of the principles of case investigation and contact tracing and can guide the team regarding messaging, creative problem solving, and other interventions for patients and contacts to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. The manager directs the performance of disease intervention activities, ensuring that the quality and timeliness of work is performed according to established guidelines.
They conduct quality assurance and performance monitoring, ensuring that team members' efforts are aligned with standard operating procedures for collection of epidemiological data, instructions for quarantine and isolation, and linking clients to clinical and social support services. The manager ensures compliance with policies and procedures of the employer regarding confidentiality and data security for the handling of sensitive client information and protected health information. They collaborate with clinical staff, public health staff, and other key partners to evaluate program activities, identify best practices and lessons learned and facilitate program enhancements. The position may be expected to complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Health or as directed by the YKHC Incident Command team.
The Contact Tracing Manager provides direction, support, and supervision for a team of staff who conduct disease intervention activities with people (patients) with probable, suspected, and laboratory-confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19, and people (contacts), who may have been exposed to the virus, through close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and other duties as assigned.