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Job Title: Epidemiologist 2 – Hepatitis B Surveillance (Project)
Job Number: DOH4368
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 1/9/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Shoreline,  WA    USA
Position Description: Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington State. The Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology (OCDE) is responsible for statewide surveillance and investigation of more than 60 of Washington State's approximately 80 notifiable conditions, including planning and response for public health emergencies involving communicable diseases. The Hepatitis B Surveillance Epidemiologist contributes to this mission by conducting Hepatitis B surveillance and program monitoring and evaluation activities within the office. This position also conducts epidemiology activities to address the routine collection, analysis, and dissemination of communicable disease information, to track and identify disease trends by assessing and enhancing communicable disease surveillance; and by conducting disease investigations and education for preventing, detecting and controlling communicable diseases, with a focus on acute, chronic and perinatal Hepatitis B. In this position, you will have the opportunity to compile, maintain and analyze HBV data and reports. You will also support public health emergency preparedness and response activities within the agency. Your work will help to ensure that everyone in Washington is protected from communicable diseases and other health threats. The Hepatitis B Surveillance Project and this position are currently funded through April 30, 2021.

-- Conduct acute, chronic and perinatal Hepatitis B virus surveillance.

-- Compile, maintain and analyze hepatitis B virus (HBV) surveillance data and reports.

-- Propose HBV epidemiologic investigations and conduct complex analyses of HBV surveillance data, including creating and maintaining linkages with other DOH data sources to improve the understanding of HBV epidemiology in Washington State.

-- Serve as the HBV subject matter expert for HBV- related Washington Disease Reporting System (WDRS) work.

-- Drafts, reviews and edits HBV epidemiology- related statewide surveillance reports, technical publications, presentations, and other informational materials

-- Propose and initiate a protocol to improve perinatal hepatitis B surveillance data and linkage to Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program activities in collaboration with Senior Epidemiologist for Vaccine Preventable Diseases.

-- Improve intra-agency and inter-agency collaboration on HBV by building relationships with key partners.

-- Identify and respond to hepatitis B investigations and outbreak response in collaboration with partners.

Qualifications: What we're looking for Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others. Required Qualifications A Master's degree in epidemiology. OR Master's degree in public health, which includes 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent (500 level or above) in epidemiology, and 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent in biostatistics. AND Two years of experience working in a public health agency or similar setting.

Organization Description: Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Closing Date: 4/9/2019
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Contact Name: Zach Covington,  Epidemiologist 2 – Hepatitis B Surveillance (Project)
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