|Participate in developing epidemiologic investigations. Use established scientific and technical methods and practices to identify and evaluate a wide range of health conditions, to recognize public health problems pertinent to the population, and to determine feasibility of and approach to epidemiologic investigations.|
Participate in conducting outbreak and other epidemiologic investigations by assisting with onsite reviews of facilities and procedures, interviewing patients, health care providers, and others involved. Assist in collecting of data from local agencies or other health entities.
Perform analyses using statistical techniques commonly employed in epidemiologic evaluations to interpret and analyze observed health phenomena. Use databases for analysis of health problems. Use surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data. Generate descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences.Identify surveillance data needs, implement new or revise existing surveillance systems, report key findings from the surveillance system, and support evaluation of surveillance systems.
Assist programs department wide with data base development, data collection, and analysis. Respond to inquiries and provide scientific advice and technical assistance regarding communicable disease control to health care providers, infected individuals, and the general public, in person, in writing, and by telephone.
Complete and file required county, state and federal reports for each suspected and confirmed case, or other conditions; describe possible sources of the disease and success of follow up efforts to restrict spread of the disease.
Remain aware of local, state, and national communicable disease statistics and current communicable disease trends in order to be prepared for possible local outbreaks and implementation of current disease control methods.
Implement current disease control measures during local disease outbreaks.
Conduct educational sessions on communicable disease related topics with community groups, agencies, organizations, and medical service providers as approved and/or directed by supervisor.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, community healthcare providers, private enterprises, governmental officials, co-workers and supervisors.
Prepare and maintain various records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents, including mileage reports, time sheets, inspection reports, and documentation. Prepare drafts of notices, hearing and court letters and forward to secretary for typing and mailing.
Attend various training courses, seminars and conferences to maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in job-related skills and techniques.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in training and orientation of new employees.
Perform clerical and scheduling duties for the Travelers Clinic in absence of designated staff or as directed by supervisor.
Respond to inquiries from the general public and health care providers regarding immunizations and other disease prevention methods needed or recommended for overseas travel.
Collect and transport specimens for epidemiologic follow-up when necessary.
Serve on inter-departmental or community committees, as directed.
Collaborate with community agencies regarding domestic preparedness in public health emergencies, such as; acts of bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, and weapons of mass destruction, as assigned.
Provide directly observed preventive therapy for tuberculosis, as assigned.
Operate standard office equipment in the performance of job duties, (i.e. fax machine, copier, personal computer, calculator, etc.).
Perform accurate mathematical calculations in the performance of job duties.
Perform other related duties as needed or assigned.
Respond to inquiries from the general public.
This position will be required to participate in public health emergency response training and will be pre-assigned to response teams.
|Education and Work Experience and Other Requirements:|
|A master’s degree* in public health (MPH) or a master’s of science degree* in public health (MSPH) with a focus on epidemiology or analysis and assessment.|
One year of directly-related experience in communicable disease investigation and/or epidemiology.
Applicant must be skilled in the use of standard statistical software (e.g. SAS, Epi Info, SPSS) and data management.
Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of hire, and maintain it throughout the course of employment. Must possess own mode of transportation.
*Bachelor’s or other non-epidemiology professional degree or certification (e.g. BSN, MD/DO, /DMD, DVM, PhD, RS) without formal academic epidemiology training PLUS two (2) or more years experience performing epidemiology work under the guidance of a higher level epidemiologist may be substituted for the masters degree requirement.
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