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Job Title: Epidemiologist II
Job Number:
Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
Posted: 10/4/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX   
Compensation: $4,123.74 - $5,351.58
Position Description: Under limited supervision of the Manager of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology (CDE) Branch, performs data analysis and surveillance related to chronic disease programs with emphasis on diabetes, and Community and Clinical Preventive Services (CCPS) program. Responsible for identifying and examining various data sources for major chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and risk factors such as lack of physical activity and obesity. Work involves data collection, management, statistical data analysis, and presentation of the information to a variety of audiences. Writes data reports as required by CDE branch and the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Section programs. Works closely with CDE epidemiologists’ team lead, HPCDP section program staff and other internal and external partners. Identify trends in chronic disease burden, and assist in implementing plans for data analyses and dissemination. Works with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

(40%) Plans, designs or identifies, and implements data collection mechanisms to support surveillance activities of chronic disease programs such as diabetes prevention and control program, and Community and Clinical Preventive Services (CCPS) program. Identifies data sources, obtains data and conduct comprehensive analysis on existing and new data sources including but not limited to Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, hospital discharge data, mortality data, population data, and program management and tracking system (PMATS) data. Develops data collection tools, collects data from contractors, monitors quality and timeliness, run data analysis, and prepare reports. Coordinates these activities with CDE branch’s epidemiologists’ team lead and the manager of CDE on an ongoing basis. (25%) Coordinates with CDE epidemiologists’ team lead and CDE manager and designs and writes reports, data briefs, fact sheets, create GIS maps and prepares presentations in order to disseminate diabetes, CCPS and other chronic disease program data as needed. Uses appropriate data visualization methods and reporting language for dissemination of the findings. Provides updates for the program website with latest data. Presents the data to internal and external partners and stakeholders. (15%) Addresses ad-hoc data requests from chronic disease programs, diabetes council, media, and other internal and external partners in a timely and accurate manner. Assists the CDE manager and other leadership team within HPCDP section with legislative and other data requests. Assists with grant writing process. (10%) Coordinates the implementation of surveillance projects related to chronic diseases such as diabetes and risk factors like obesity, and lack of physical activity in a variety of settings at community and state level. Oversees the progress of these activities and provides technical assistance regarding surveillance methods, data collection process, data management, analysis and reporting on chronic diseases and risk factors for the PMATS data system and other grant projects in the HPCDP section. (5%) Prepares formal contributions to public health sciences, submits abstracts to state and national conferences related to epidemiology of chronic diseases. Writes articles and manuscripts related to chronic diseases including diabetes in Texas for publication newsletters and journals as appropriate. (5%) Performs other duties as assigned, but not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supportive role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

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Closing Date: 1/4/2019
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Contact Name: Nimisha Bhakta,  Epidemiologist II
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Contact Email: nimisha.bhakta@dshs.texas.gov
Web Address: https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=380171&szReturnToSe
How to Apply: Apply at the AccessHR link given above.

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