October 30, 2020

 NMDOH seeks applicants for contact-tracing jobs

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office are seeking applicants with education or experience in health care fields to fill contact-tracing positions statewide as the fight against COVID intensifies.

As COVID cases rise and testing demand increases, the need for contact-tracers is imperative to identify, isolate, monitor and support COVID positive cases through their period of isolation.

Contact-tracing not only supports someone who has tested positive for COVID, they also alert those who have come into close contact with the COVID positive person so that they can immediately get tested and isolate. This process of case investigation is critical to virus containment and stopping the spread of the disease.

Applicants can apply by logging onto the State Personnel Office website and navigate to “View Job Opportunities and Apply” at the top right of the page. The contact-tracing positions are listed there. Hiring is virtual, and work will be remote.

Covid-19 Testing Opportunities

NMHR is recruiting health professionals to volunteer to staff Covid testing sites throughout the state.  The NM Department of Health, Infectious Disease Bureau, is actively seeking volunteers now, and contract positions are forthcoming.

Licensed medical, dental professionals from assistants to those trained at the highest levels are invited to register here.  From that link one will be able to provide your name, address and contact information.  MAKE SURE YOU MENTION VOLUNTEER INTEREST ON THE “WHAT ARE  YOU LOOKING FOR” SECTION. NMHR will then be able to pass it along to the NM Department of Health.  Soon to graduate students comfortable with their infection control capabilities also are encouraged to apply.

Coordination of specific activities will be through the  NM Medical Reserve Corps (NMMRC).  Volunteers are informed about opportunities in their area and around the state. This may include working a Covid-19 test site, staffing the Covid-19 hotline, or volunteering at a Covid-19 acute care facility.

The first step is to Apply Now

Annual Health Provider Retreat

In light of the quickly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, New Mexico Health Resources has decided to reschedule our 28th Annual Health Provider Retreat. Please mark your calendars for May 7-8, 2021.  Hope to see you next year!

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What is NMHR?

New Mexico Health Resources, Inc. (NMHR), is a private, non-profit, no-fee agency organized to support efforts to recruit and retain healthcare personnel for communities including rural and medically underserved areas around New Mexico.

Our state has a lot to offer – from breathtaking sunsets, cultural and geographical diversity to fabulous local cuisine. New Mexico has it all. New Mexico is a great place to work and play. Come here to find your work/life balance in the numerous opportunities available statewide. Many of our organizations offer team-based interdisciplinary approaches with independence, autonomy and competitive compensation. New Mexico practice opportunities offer both personal and professional fulfillment.

NMHR:

  • is a resource for health professionals looking for career opportunities and positions in New Mexico;
  • is a clearinghouse meeting the needs of potential employees and employers;
  • provides training assistance to agencies and communities seeking to improve their recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals;
  • is a resource for information about stipends, loans for service, loan repayment programs, and scholarship programs;
  • is a resource for individuals needing assistance with career direction, resume and CV development, and interviewing;
  • is a resource for information on licensure and state income tax credits for New Mexico health professionals.
  • can provide assistance in conference planning for you and your organization. Contact Melissa Candelaria for more information.


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