The County of San Mateo Health System is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Epidemiologist II – Accreditation/Informatics – Limited Term. The Epidemiologist II will work under the guidance of the Supervising Epidemiologist as a member of the Public Health Policy and Planning Division (PHPP), and a nine- person team of epidemiologists who provide analytical leadership and disease surveillance for the County.
This Epidemiologist II will be the primary epidemiologist supporting public health accreditation efforts for the County of San Mateo, as well as leading efforts to increase the use of public health informatics by the Epidemiology program. This Epidemiologist II position will work closely with the Senior Community Health Specialist/Accreditation Coordinator to complete the necessary steps and requirements for the public health accreditation process. The Epidemiologist II will also assist the Supervising Epidemiologist and other Epidemiology staff with implementing an informatics- based approach to Epidemiology programmatic work.
The Epidemiologist II will work in a collaborative and positive environment with a strong, diverse and sophisticated epidemiology unit that works closely across programs within the San Mateo County Health System, as well as other County departments. The epidemiology unit works on communicable disease and chronic disease surveillance, conducts GIS mapping and analyses to advance a place-based, policy and equity agenda, provides technical leadership across the Health System and the County on public health data collection, analysis and reporting, and engages in special projects led by Health System leadership.
The Public Health Policy and Planning Division provides opportunities for professional growth and maintains a flexible and open culture that stems from a belief that staff are motivated to meet the goals of the Health System, serve the public, and be good partners to colleagues, community groups, and other agencies. The Epidemiologist II position has opportunities for telework and some scheduling flexibility based on performance. The funding for this position is limited to a three-year time period.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Assist with the development of a data warehouse/datamart for the epidemiology program, and identify optimal ways to transfer data to the date warehouse/datamart in a consistent and secure manner.
Implement public health informatics tools and systems to enable and enhance surveillance and population-based studies of the health status of the residents of San Mateo County.
Conduct periodic assessments of the Epidemiology program's data systems and produce timely, meaningful and actionable information about the status; make recommendations regarding changes.
Work with other Epidemiology staff to maintain and update the online data platform that is used both internally and externally for public health accreditation and other data needs.
Analyze data from a variety of existing sources, such as the data warehouse and the San Mateo County Health and Quality of Life (HQoL) survey to support public health accreditation efforts, including the development of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Assist the Accreditation Coordinator with the development of the PHPP Strategic Plan.
Produce periodic and ad hoc reports on the health status of residents of San Mateo County.
Make technical and informational presentations to professional and lay groups in the community.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude, work well in collaborative team environments as well as independently; have experience in or knowledge of public health accreditation and informatics; be proficient in the use of SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R, and GIS; and be successful in communicating to a diverse group of stakeholders.
This is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan.