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Job Title: Epidemiologist - Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance
Job Number: DOH4039
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 3/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Olympia,  WA    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: As an Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) Epidemiologist, you'll support the Department of Health's mission to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State by preventing drug overdoses. Under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant you'll be working to address prevention and intervention strategies to end the prescription drug and heroin overdose epidemic. You'll also develop databases, maintain datasets, and use statistical methods to analyze data focused on fatal and nonfatal prescription drug and opioid overdoses. In addition, you'll be coordinating with internal DOH project staff, other grant partners, data suppliers, local community partners and the CDC to reach project goals.

What will you be doing? – Duties include:

• Analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data on prescription drug and opioid overdose and related consequences, and prevention program activities.

• Using statistical methods to manipulate and analyze data to create point estimates and generate tabulated results and graphs.

• Using statistical software (e.g. "R", STATA or SAS) and GIS software (e.g. arc GIS) for analyses of public health data such as vital statistics (births and deaths), hospitalizations (CHARS), and other state and national datasets.

• Preparing data visualization tools.

• Developing and implementing data dissemination plan; disseminate surveillance and public health.

• Preparing and presenting interpretation of statistical findings for a broad range of audiences.

• Assisting with epidemiology and evaluation sections of CDC grant annual reports and applications.

Qualifications: • Option 1: A Master's degree or higher in epidemiology.

OR

• Option 2: A Master's degree or higher in public health or related field which includes 12 graduate hours in epidemiology and 12 graduate hours in biostatistics.

AND

• Knowledge and use of R, Python, SAS or other statistical software applications/programming languages for data.

• Two (2) or more years of experience and knowledge in the following:

o Manipulation and statistical analysis of multiple public health datasets for evaluation of health care outcomes and health system performance such as death data, hospital discharge datasets, toxicology datasets, injury surveillance datasets, EMS datasets, Prescription Drug Monitoring datasets.

o Managing and analyzing health and healthcare systems data and evaluating program effectiveness and developing relevant metrics.

o Effective data visualization and relevant and appropriate data dissemination.

Organization Description: Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Closing Date: 6/27/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Zach Covington,  Epidemiologist - Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance
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Contact Email: Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov
Web Address: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2026569
How to Apply: Apply Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washing ton/jobs/2026569

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