Title: Epidemiologist – MCIR $56,000 - $62,000 / Posted thru: 6-12-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Tina R. Scott, Section Manager – MDHHS Division of Immunization
Purpose: The Epidemiologist – MCIR (Michigan Care Improvement Registry), Michigan’s Immunization Information System will conduct data collection and analysis and develop reports on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Analyze, interpret, and disseminate d data from the Michigan Care Improvement R Registry (MCIR) to identify pockets of need, i immunizations levels by antigen, and conduct o other analyses or produce reports as r requested. • Disseminate the findings and implications of data analysis projects, project evaluation, research, or other activities involving immunization and vaccine-preventable disease through peer-reviewed publication, professional conference and seminars, and /or other forums as needed.
reviewed publication, professional c conference and seminars, and /or other f forums as needed. • Collaborate with other organizations a and researchers interested in using MCIR d data, particularly with CDC regarding the I Immunization Information System (IIS) L Learning Laboratories and IIS Coverage A Assessment Projects. • Prepare grant applications and r reports pertaining to the IIS Learning L Laboratories and IIS Coverage Assessment P Projects. • Analyze data for immunization issues f from other sources, e.g. Behavioral Risk F Factor Surveys, the Schools Immunization R Records System, Medicaid databases, etc. • Develop national, regional and Michigan-specific summaries of data in the a annual immunization surveys (i.e. National I Immunization Survey, National Health I Interview Survey, etc.). • As needed, conduct analysis of i immunization recommendations and ad hoc r requests across the lifespan. • Provide back-up to the State’s primary Vaccine-Preventable Disease E Epidemiologist. • Conduct other vaccine preventable d disease surveillance and public health e emergency response activities for the d division as directed by supervisor or D Division Director. • As needed, prepare for and p participate in public speaking events, p prepare for and attend CDC site visits and r required grant events, immunization or other c conferences as identified. • Maintains a positive, strong, credi credible, professional and interpersonal relat relationship with all Division of Immun Immunization staff and Departmental colle colleagues and represent the best interest of MC of MCIR and MPHI at all times.
Education: Possession of a Masters’ degree in in public health, epidemiology, health in informatics or biostatistics.
Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience in epidemiology, project management, and research/evaluation methods.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
experience in epidemiology, project man management, and research/evaluation methods.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Understands relevant epidemiologic a and statistical principles in order to p perform and conduct epidemiological studies. • Ability to work independently. • Sense of urgency and excellent follow-through. • Must have the ability to handle m multiple top priorities accurately and in a t timely manner, and the ability to change p priorities as needed. • Positive and motivated-to-learn a attitude is a must. • Must be a proactive, creative, f flexible and deductive thinker. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changeable and team-oriented environment. • Experience with SAS and MS Excel r required. • Experience with GIS, MS Access and S SQL are a plus. • Excellent speaking, organizational an and writing skills.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Job involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen approximately 85% of the time. Standard office environment. May require valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perfor perform duties of the position.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: Occa Occasional leader (leads some projects and serv serves as a team member on others).
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OP OPERATIONS: This position is funded by a gr grant award from the Centers for Disease Co Control and Prevention (CDC). The person in th this position supports the programs in the Di Division of Immunization by querying the Mi Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) to pr provide data on program needs and ev evaluations. Additionally, this position su supports the Division by working with in internal MDHHS program partners and external pa partners on immunization issues including CD CDC and the University of Michigan.