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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number: 19-65
Organization: Southern Nevada Health District
Posted: 9/9/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nevada,  NV    USA
Compensation: $29.28 - $40.84
Position Description: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

•Conduct epidemiologic surveillance activities including community assessments •Design data collection forms and enter data into computer •Interview cases, contacts, and suspected disease carriers •Conduct epidemiologic analyses of disease data from various sources using computer software •Assist in the investigation and control of disease outbreaks •Participate in field investigations at hospitals, physician offices, laboratories, clinics, food establishments, childcare facilities or other locations as necessary to complete epidemiologic investigations •Prepare reports on investigative activities and findings using computer software •Evaluate and investigate unusual disease reports from laboratories, physicians and others •Provide information and answer questions from health district staff, health care providers, the media and the general public regarding disease symptoms, and disease prevention and control •Make presentations to the medical community and general public •Special projects as requested by managerial or administrative staff •Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

Knowledge of: •Basic principles of biology and microbiology •Epidemiologic principles •Communicable disease etiology and intervention methods •Risk factors associated with communicable, vector-borne and chronic diseases •Chronic disease prevention methods •Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment •Principles and procedures of record keeping •English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to: •Use a computer proficiently •Work effectively with a multidisciplinary team •Calculate basic statistical measures such as rates, averages, medians, standard deviation, confidence intervals and to plot data on graphs •Design and conduct case-control and cohort studies and community assessments •Interview cases in order to determine demographic, medically relevant information and risk factor data •Interpret and analyze the significance of medical, health and other data obtained from a variety of sources •Maintain confidentiality •Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing •Establish and maintain congenial relationships with those contacted in the course of work •Maintain a professional demeanor in all circumstances •Learn pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to disease surveillance and control •Learn county health safety policies and procedures •Learn to recognize health safety violations

Qualifications: TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES Training •Master's degree in epidemiology or Public Health with major course work in epidemiology from an accredited college or university.

Experience •One year of experience, post degree, working in epidemiology, epidemiologic research or public health disease investigation •A strong background in surveillance methodology and analysis of administrative datasets, including vital records and hospital discharge billing; experience with monitoring trends, informing response teams for data driven outreach and ODMAPs is highly preferred

Working Conditions: •Office and investigation site environment •Exposure to individuals with various communicable diseases •Required to use computers for extended periods of time

License or Certificate: •Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver's license as a condition of employment

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 12/9/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Adriana Alvarez,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 280 S Decatur Blvd

Las Vegas   NV  
United States
Contact Location: 280 S Decatur Blvd
 
  Las Vegas   NV  
  United States
Contact Phone: 702.759.1120 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: alvarez@snhd.org
Web Address: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snhd/default.cfm
How to Apply:

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