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Job Title: Communicable Disease Investigator/Deputy Epidemiologist
Job Number:
Organization: Virginia Dept of Health - Chesterfield Health District
Posted: 11/15/2018
Type: Contract
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chesterfield,  VA   
Compensation: up to $20 per hour
Position Description: The Chesterfield Health District is looking for a Communicable Disease Investigator to assist the District Epidemiologist. This is a 20-25 hour per week contract position, expected to last 6 months with the potential for extension of both duration and hours per week.

-Conducts investigations of communicable disease reports and makes disease control recommendations to external partners under the supervision of the District Epidemiologist
-Collects relevant disease history and laboratory findings from medical providers
-Interprets laboratory reports
-Interviews cases regarding symptoms, exposure history, occupational history, travel history, etc.
-Educates cases on communicable disease transmission and prevention
-Determines risk for further spread of disease and implements appropriate disease control measures, such as exclusion from work or school, and contact tracing
-Completes accurate case documentation, classification, and enters data into a state- wide data system per agency guidelines and protocol
-Assists District Epidemiologist with the investigation of disease clusters and outbreaks as needed

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in public health, epidemiology or other related field. Current MPH students encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the principles of epidemiology; public health surveillance methods; laws, regulations, and policies on disease reporting and control. Strong interpersonal, interviewing, data entry, and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to prioritize work tasks efficiently and work independently.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 2/15/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carrie Walker,  Communicable Disease Investigator/Deputy Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 9501 Lucy Corr Cir

Chesterfield   VA  23832
United States
Contact Location: 9501 Lucy Corr Cir
 
  Chesterfield   VA  23832
  United States
Contact Phone: 804-748-1205 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: carrie.walker@vdh.virginia.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter to Carrie Walker at Carrie.Walker@vdh.virginia.gov. This position is open until filled with the first review of applicants on Monday November 26th.

Additional Information: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory criminal history background check, employment reference check, proof of education (diploma or transcripts), professional licensure verification, and E-Verify. Hiring will be conducted through a state sanctioned employment hiring agency. Employment will be contingent upon that agency’s requirements. Evaluation of immunization status is required within the first 10 days of assignment.

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