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Job Title: Epidemiology Research Associate
Job Number: 50515772
Organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health
Posted: 9/16/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Pittsburgh ,  PA    USA
Compensation: 65,937.00-100,128.00
Position Description: Collect, manage, analyze and interpret epidemiologic data using Excel, SAS, Epi-info, R, Arc info, R, Arc-GIS, LOINC, SNOMED, HL-7 to provide accu provide accurate, complete, and tim Arc info, R, Arc-GIS, LOINC, SNOMED, HL-7 to provide accu provide accurate, complete, and timely data for perinata for perinatal HIV surveillance accu provide accurate, complete, and timely data for perinata for perinatal HIV surveillance and investigatio investigations.

Identify potent perinata for perinatal HIV surveillance and investigatio investigations.

Identify potential perinatal HIV burden using surv using surveillance methods, data systems, and data a and data appropriate to the infectious disease ep disease epidemiology program data a and data appropriate to the infectious disease ep disease epidemiology program to determine need for i need for investigations. Create hypotheses of the cau of the causes using ava for i need for investigations. Create hypotheses of the cau of the causes using available data and investigat investigation principles the cau of the causes using available data and investigat investigation principles to support accurate prevention prevention and control efforts. Initiate, plan and c plan and conduct prevention prevention and control efforts. Initiate, plan and c plan and conduct investigations or studies as require as required.

Loca and c plan and conduct investigations or studies as require as required.

Locate and identify potential cases of perinata perinat require as required.

Locate and identify potential cases of perinata perinatal HIV by using surveillance and identifi identification reports contained in various database databases and search engines. If necessary, intervie interview pa database databases and search engines. If necessary, intervie interview patients directly and conduct chart re chart reviews a intervie interview patients directly and conduct chart re chart reviews at individual primary care facility facility offices using interviewing, listenin listening and paraphrasing skills to provide and soli and solicit necessary information while attendin attending to pa soli and solicit necessary information while attendin attending to patient or partner needs and concerns concerns. Confirm diagnosis through review of medic of medical records, patient surveys, confirma confirmation a medic of medical records, patient surveys, confirma confirmation and interpretation of laborato laboratory reports, and discussion with local he local health officials, to ensure patients or partn or partners are accurately identified and recorded recor partn or partners are accurately identified and recorded recorded. Link laboratory reports to previous previous investigations. Ensure active investig investigations are completed and properly logged. logged. Conduct and track record searches searches.

Independently or as a team member, plan and carry carry out investigations or studies, especi especially those which are complex or high profil profile, using acceptable principles of public public health or environmental health epidem epidemiological investigations, to ensure the qu the quality, timeliness and completeness of each i each investigation or study. Provide consul consultation to field staff on conducting perina perinatal HIV using DOH, federal, state regula regulations and guidelines to ensure qualit quality. In conjunction with health jurisd jurisdiction supervisors, determine priority of inv of investigations or studies based on e inv of investigations or studies based on establ established protocols to support collab collaborative efforts in the investigation team. team. Participate in onsite investigations as nee as needed to provide staff capacity. Provide techni technical assistance and consul techni technical assistance and consultation to Depart Department field staff, county/municipal health health departments, and healthcare providers to ens to ensure that perinatal HIV su ens to ensure that perinatal HIV surveillance, invest investigations, and prevention and control are co are conducted in compliance/protocol with DOH po DOH policies and procedures for the infect infectious disease epidemiology program.

Design or revise data capture, manipulation, and and analysis systems using data management and and programming skills as required. Report key key findings and ensure that planning and desi design of surveillance systems complies with and and supports regulations, policies and proc procedures. Compare data elements with nati national position statements. Update and impr improve data systems and databases. Provide defi definition of database requirements/data elem elements. Develop evaluation tools and meth methods for quantitative and qualitative data data. Develop and use quality assurance data data tools, all to ensure surveillance and inve investigation data meets published quality, time timeliness and accuracy standards and prot protocols for the infectious disease epid epidemiology program.

Identify etiological agents, sources, modes of of transmission and appropriate prevention me methods for perinatal HIV. Identify su surveillance data needs using established ca case definitions. Create and use specific ca case definitions to improve reporting. Au Audit case reports.

Provide reports of epidemiological investigations or studies with conclusions used in planning or follow-up. Participate in developing evidence-based interventions, control, containment, or mitigation measures. Recommend public health or environmental health follow-up steps to fu further protect the health of a community.

Prepare descriptive, narrative, and statistical reports using methods common to epidemiologic analysis. Explain relevance and limitations of data and its application to the infectious disease epidemiology program’s perinatal HIV surveillance.

Evaluate data collection, reporting, and investiga investigation methods and systems, and prepares prepares reports with recommendations for improveme improvement. Make recommendati improveme improvement. Make recommendations for additiona additional training of epidemiological staff. De staff. Develop and conduct training sessions for field for field personnel on data coll field for field personnel on data collection, reporting reporting, and methods, to ensure compliance with acce with accepted principles.

P acce with accepted principles.

Present, publish, and report epidemiologic finding findings and professional experiences via profess professional journals, national and regional confere conferences, and other confere conferences, and other means as appropriate, to diss to disseminate informatio diss to disseminate information and advance scienti scientific knowledge. Participate in workgro workgroups, conference calls, conferences, etc. to etc. to build awareness of Pennsylvania epidemi epidemiology programs and contribute to the public public health inf public public health infrastructure. Participate in dist in district level or quarterly epidemiology meeting meetings and pu meeting meetings and public health preparedness events events as assigned.

Develops and maintains relationships with juris jurisdiction health care delivery systems to provi provide relationships, communications and capac capacity. Provide information via webinars, writt written publications, and presentations to educa educate healthcare providers and facilities, commo commonwealth employees, and the public on perin perinatal HIV.

Provide recommendations to revise epi epidemiological procedural manuals as ass assigned to ensure clarity and compliance wit with commonwealth, DOH and public health reg regulations, laws and procedures.

Provide data or program progress measures a and participates in grant writing as r required using assigned guidelines to s support capacity of the perinatal HIV p program.

Qualifications: MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Eighteen (18 (18) months of professional experience performing ep epidemiologic investigations or studies, or designing and managing a disease s surveillance system and a master’s degree in epidemiology or public healt health;

or

An equivalent combination of experience and t training which includes a master’s degree in epidemiology or public h health.

Organization Description: This position, in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, supports the organization’s mission of protecting the public’s health through its responsibility for collecting, manipulating, and ensuring quality of data and providing education and interpretation or leading surveillance or investigations as a part of the infectious disease epidemiology team/program.

Closing Date: 12/16/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Connie Hocker,  Epidemiology Research Associate
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933

Harrisburg   PA  17120
United States
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933
 
  Harrisburg   PA  17120
  United States
Contact Phone: 717.787.3350 
Contact Fax: 717.772.6975
Contact Email: chocker@pa.gov
Web Address: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2568714/epidemiology-research-associate?departm
How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabure au/jobs/2568714/epidemiology-research-associate?dep department[0]=Department%20of%20H 20Health&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype= associate?department[0]=Department%20of% 20Health&sort=PositionTitle% 7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Additional Information: Or email chocker@pa.gov

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