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Job Title: Public Health Epidemiologist 1
Job Number:
Organization: Nashville Public Health
Posted: 3/29/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Compensation: $68,752.13 per year
Position Description: The Position: Responsible for epidemiological assessments of considerable difficulty. Manages data, conducts epidemiological evaluations and studies of communicable and chronic diseases, injuries and other health conditions. Conducts public health surveillance, community health assessment and planning, and program evaluation. Provides expertise to division directors, medical professionals, environmental regulatory personnel, and other department officials.)

TYPICAL DUTIES: Conducts surveillance activities for diseases and identifies health events. Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, and verifies information or data. Participates in the design and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selections, and analyses. Drafts reports on epidemiological studies for supervisory review. Disseminates community data on health problems, risk factors, access to care, health care utilization, and health outcomes, based upon statistical findings, interpretations and data visualizations. Provides epidemiological support regarding technical issues and health statistics. Translates or explains what epidemiological information means and how it can be used. Assists in prioritizing health problems and selection of interventions. Assesses data to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, or standards. Assists in preparing assessment of need, methodology, and evaluation for grant proposals.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in Epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, statistics, or health informatics from an accredited college or university and at least 1 year of experience in conducting epidemiological studies, surveillance, or community assessment and planning; OR a Master?fs degree in a health, biomedical, environmental, or social science field from an accredited college or university and 2 years o?f experience conducting epidemiological studies, surveillance, or community assessment and planning. Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government?'s employment-based immigration programs.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Master?'s Degree in Epidemiology + 3-5 years applied epidemiology/biostatistics experience. Experience writing statistical and analytical code in SAS or other statistical software. SAS Certification much preferred. Experience maintaining databases, program libraries and creating data dictionaries. Advanced knowledge of statistical methods (e.g., SEM, ordinal regression, spatial analysis, etc.). Advanced experience in MS Office, Excel, Access. GIS experience, grant writing and/or grant support experience. Ability to independently extract, clean and manage data from several administrative, clinical, program and population sources, with limited supervision. Ability to effectively and efficiently interpret findings to assist technical and non-technical stakeholders. Ability to collaborate with other epidemiology staff on department-wide data initiatives.

Organization Description: The mission of the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) is to protect, improve, and sustain the health and well? being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville. The Division of Epidemiology supports this mission by collecting, managing and analyzing data on illness, wellness and behaviors in Metro Nashville.

Closing Date: 6/29/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Tony Driver,  Public Health Epidemiologist 1
Contact Location: 2500 Charlotte Avenue

Nashville    TN  37209
USA
Contact Location: 2500 Charlotte Avenue
 
  Nashville    TN  37209
  USA
Contact Phone: 6153408527 
Contact Fax: 6153400497
Contact Email: healthhr@nashville.gov
Web Address: https://www.nashville.gov/Health-Department.aspx
How to Apply: For consideration, please complete our employment application in its entirety and e-mail it to healthhr@nashville.gov or submit it by fax to 615-340-0497. You may download our application at: http://www.nashville.gov/Portals/0/SiteConten t/Health/PDFs/HR/MPHD%20Application%20for% 20EmploymentREV8-28-17.pdf*Please note for some reason our system is not compatible with Apple or MAC systems. Thank you for your interest in employment with the Metro Public Health Department

Additional Information: Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Governments employment-based immigration programs.

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