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Job Title: Epidemiologist II
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Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
Posted: 10/5/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin, TX,     
Compensation: $4,023.16 - $5,301.29
Position Description: Job Description: Epidemiologist II Under the direct supervision of the Manager of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology (CDE), performs data analysis and surveillance related to Cardiovascular Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Program databases. Responsible for designing and conducting surveys among partners, data collection, management and analysis. Oversees and manages importing and linking data files from contractors, follows privacy and confidentiality protocols for data transfer and maintenance. Responsible for verifying completeness and accuracy of data elements, analyzing data and creating reports. Identifies issues and follows up to resolve them. Interprets survey and GWTG program data results and writes data reports as required by funding partners. Works closely with Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Program, and external partners and stakeholders to disseminate findings and respond to specific data requests. Works with CDE staff and the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section programs and identify trends, new data sources related to chronic diseases, and assist in development of action plans for data analyses and dissemination. Works with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Essential Job Functions: 45% Oversees and implements data analysis of Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) program’s heart attack and stroke related databases, creates analytical reports, interprets and presents results to CVD and Stroke program and HPCDP section. Fulfills data requests regarding these databases and follows policies and protocols to ensure completion of analytical projects and data requests. Manages data exports from the vendors, follows security protocols for data transfer, verifies completeness and accuracy of data, performs quality assessment, imports data files into statistical software and merges individual files to create final dataset to perform analysis. Compiles data files and creates annual dataset, analyzes data, and interpret the data results, create reports and meet the reporting timelines. Follows schema and data dictionaries from GWTG program to perform statistical analyses. Initiates and coordinates partners and stakeholders’ input in the analytic and reporting plans, updates them on a regular basis. Works on other chronic disease program data and responds to data requests and creates reports as needed. Works with CDE and other HPCDP programs and identify trends and gaps in chronic disease data, and identify new data sources to fill the gap. 20% Works with CVD and Stroke Program within HPCDP, Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke and the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council and Regional Advisory Council (RAC) members to provide analytic updates, written reports, make presentations and share data results. Plans, designs, oversees, and implements surveys and perform data collection among RACs to identify gaps in systems of care for heart attack and stroke in Texas. Works on data management, analysis and reporting of the data. 10% Oversees and manages the privacy and confidentiality requirements of the HIPAA protected GWTG program databases. Follows security protocols for data transfer and maintenance. Works with Information Technology partners to keep the data security plan up-to-date and follows the regulations and protocols, accesses the data files from vendors and stores them in a secured network. 10% Reviews and compare the reports received from contractors related to the GWTG databases analytic results and provide a comprehensive view of the heart attack and stroke system of care in Texas. 10% Prepares formal contributions to public health sciences, including conference abstracts and manuscripts for publications. Attends trainings, conferences and workshops to maintain skills and knowledge related to public health science. 5% Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned also include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting 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: 4/30/2019
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Contact Name: Nimisha Bhakta,  Epidemiologist II
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