Title: Student Intern – Respiratory I Illnesses $15.00 - $16.00 / Part Time 10-20 hrs. wk. / Posted thru: 2-3-19 Employee Name: TBC
Supervisor: Enteric & Respiratory Ill Illnesses Epidemiology Unit Manager Communicable Disease Division
Purpose: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) epidemiologists conduct year-round statewide surveillance of respiratory illness due to influenza and non-influenza respiratory viruses. During the influenza season, MDHHS participates in the national Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Program, which coordinates the collection of data from hospitalized influenza patients in a specified catchment area. The successful candidate will assist epidemiologists in the MDHHS Enteric & Respiratory Diseases Epidemiology (ERIE) Unit, Surveillance of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (SIDE) Section of the Division of Communicable Disease.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assist MDHHS influenza and respiratory illness epidemiologists with the following activities:
influenza respiratory viruses. During the infl influenza season, MDHHS participates in the nati national Influenza Hospitalization Surv Surveillance Program, which coordinates the coll collection of data from hospitalized infl influenza patients in a specified catchment area area. The successful candidate will assist epid epidemiologists in the MDHHS Enteric & Resp Respiratory Diseases Epidemiology (ERIE) Unit Unit, Surveillance of Infectious Disease Epid Epidemiology (SIDE) Section of the Division of C of Communicable Disease.
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful ca candidate will assist MDHHS influenza and re respiratory illness epidemiologists with the fo following activities:
• Perform data entry, data management, data analysis, and other public health investigation-related duties as needed • Conduct medical chart reviews, data e extraction, and update case reports in d database • Participate in quality assurance e efforts • Assist with respiratory disease o outbreak investigations • Assist with grant-related projects • Participate in state-level p preparedness activities to respond to any p public health emergency • Report/update on a regular basis to S Supervisor • Maintain a positive, credible, p professional relationship with all parties r relevant to MPHI and MDCH projects, and r represent the best interest of MPHI and MDCH a at all times • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications / Requirements: Completion of an undergraduate degree and full-time enrollment in a graduate-level degree-seeking program (MPH, MS, PhD) in epidemiology, environmental health, or related public health.
Experience: Familiarity with healthcare settings and/or medical record review would be beneficial.
Important Skills and Characteristics: Incoming students (i.e., accepted/enrolled full seeking program (MPH, MS, PhD) in epid epidemiology, environmental health, or rela related public health.
Experience: Familiarity with healthcare se settings and/or medical record review would be be beneficial.
Important Skills and Characteristics: Incoming students (i.e., accepted/enrolled full-time during school year) are welcome to apply. One-year commitment requested. Knowledge of statistics and/or infectious disease epidemiology. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, such as Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and is familiar with email/internet browser software. Works well in team situations, is self-motivated, meets deadlines, and handles multip multiple tasks at one time with minimal superv supervision. Must have excellent verbal and writte written communication skills and be able to presen present scientific and technical information to oth to others.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Stan Standard office environment. Successful cand candidates are expected to observe the MDHHS dres dress attire and grooming policy.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”