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Job Title: Research Assistant 1 HSS - Epidemiologist 1
Job Number: 53266BR
Organization: Yale University
Posted: 2/7/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New Haven,  CT    USA
Position Description: General Purpose: The Connecticut Emerging Infections Program (EIP) is a collaborative effort between the Yale School of Public Health and the Connecticut Department of Public Health, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Connecticut EIP conducts surveillance for hospitalized cases of influenza along with 9 other EIP sites and 4-6 additional state health departments as part of the FluSurv-NET surveillance system. Starting in 2018, FluSurv-NET in Connecticut also collects data on hospitalized and fatal cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Under the direction of the Yale EIP FluSurv-NET Surveillance Coordinator, the Epidemiologist I will work with the FluSurv-NET program coordinator, surveillance coordinator, and other EIP staff members to ensure the collection of influenza and RSV surveillance data through medical chart review, medical provider contact and/or patient interview.

Essential duties of position: 1. Thoroughly understand and execute study protocols and procedures to ensure accurate and consistent collection of surveillance data. 2. Coordinate requests for medical charts of identified influenza/RSV cases at various Connecticut hospitals. This involves organizing the identified cases by hospital and working with the health information department at each hospital to gain access to medical chart information. 3. Conduct medical chart reviews of the identified cases using a standard data abstraction instrument. This involves travel to hospitals throughout the state, identifying the pertinent information in the medical record and abstracting it onto the data collection form. 4. Obtain additional follow up information, such as vaccination history, from primary care provider offices through fax and phone contact. 5. Enter data into study databases, clean data, and troubleshoot database issues with assistance of the surveillance coordinator and program coordinator. 6. Perform routine statistical analyses and generate data summaries. This involves entry and manipulation of data using Microsoft Access and other software programs as needed. 7. Generate basic reports on study progress for the program coordinator using Microsoft Access, Excel or other software programs. 8. Handle protected health information in a sensitive, secure, and confidential manner in keeping with HIPAA privacy policies. 9. Participate in FluSurv-NET/RSV related conference calls and meetings with other EIP site and CDC representatives. 10. Assist with other activities as necessary to maintain the daily functions of the EIP FluSurv-NET/RSV Program including influenza vaccine effectiveness evaluations, surveillance data audits, provider and laboratory surveys, and data entry into the Connecticut Electronic Disease Surveillance System. 11. Assist with other special EIP projects as needed. Such activities may include emergency public health response to disease outbreaks (case or control follow-up, chart review, telephone interview, etc.) or special investigations as indicated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. 12. Abide by Yale University and Connecticut Department of Public Health confidentiality rules.

Qualifications: Required Education and Experience: Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Qualifications: • Good organizational and attention to detail. Strong communication and writing skills. • Ability to work independently. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Word and Excel. • Willingness to travel throughout the state of Connecticut; provide own transportation; travel reimbursement provided. • Preferred Education and Experience: Knowledge and experience with medical chart reviews (paper and electronic). Knowledge of clinical microbiology laboratory procedures. Understanding of infectious disease surveillance methods. Data analysis experience and knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, or Epi Info. Computer experience with database/analysis programs such as Epi Info, Microsoft Access, SAS, or SPSS.

Organization Description: Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically- acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the- art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Closing Date: 5/7/2019
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Contact Name: JoAnn Gargiulo,  Research Assistant 1 HSS - Epidemiologist 1
Contact Location:

New Haven   CT  06511
United States
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  New Haven   CT  06511
  United States
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