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Job Title: Nurse Epidemiologist (GS-610-12)
Job Number: HHS-CDC-DH3-22-11524
Organization: CDC Arctic Investigations Program
Posted: 6/13/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Anchorage,  AK    USA
Position Description: The CDC Arctic Investigations Program is recruiting a nurse epidemiologist for the Epidemiology Team in Anchorage, Alaska. This solicitation is for civil service personnel in job series 610-12 or Commissioned Corps Officers at the O-3, O-4, or O-5 levels.

Position duties and responsibilities • Serve as nurse coordinator on interdisciplinary teams managing the day-to- day operation of epidemiologic research studies. Work collaboratively with other CDC epidemiologists, statisticians, and laboratory scientists, and clinical and tribal health organization partners. • Assist with the development of study protocols, consent forms, data collection tools, and participant information/education materials. • Implement epidemiologic surveillance and research for infectious diseases. Perform study recruitment and enrollment, informed consent, participant interviews, medical record reviews, and specimen collection according to defined protocols. • Collect, enter, clean, and manage epidemiologic surveillance and research data. • Maintain study vaccine supply and safe storage according to established guidelines. • Administer vaccines to study participants and assess for adverse events. • Disseminate scientific and public health information through presentations and written reports, and publications. • Develop and disseminate health-related educational or informational materials. • Help supervise trainees, including EIS Officers, CDC Epidemiology Elective Program students, and nursing students. • Participate in field work in remote villages and other communities throughout Alaska, and plan, schedule, and coordinate staffing, supplies, and equipment for the trips. • Assist with the investigation of and response to infectious disease outbreaks among Alaska Native people.

Qualifications: Required qualifications • Bachelor of Science in Nursing. • Knowledge of professional nursing principles, standards, and practices necessary to plan, organize and implement clinical research protocols. • Medical knowledge to review patient records and synthesize medical history, clinical information, and laboratory results, to confirm a diagnosis and arrive at an accurate assessment of the patient’s health status. • Strong skills in interpersonal communication and interviewing techniques necessary to explain a research protocol to participants, obtain informed consent, and provide long-term follow-up to maintain continued participation. • Ability to perform physical assessments and procedures (e.g., venipuncture), and obtain study specimens from adults and children. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). • Flexibility and willingness to travel to remote locations in Alaska.

Preferred qualifications • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics • Knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology and public health research. • Experience working collaboratively with state and local health departments, and tribal health organizations. • Experience working in Alaska or with Alaska Native or American Indian people. • Knowledge of preventive health care, and community health nursing necessary to plan, and implement disease intervention strategies. • Skill and experience in patient education. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of infectious disease to assist and educate individuals and families in disease transmission, prevention, and care. • Knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to provide cross-cultural counseling and health education. • Experience with REDCap or other internet- based data collection and management tools.

Organization Description: The Arctic Investigations Program’s mission is to prevent morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases in the Arctic and sub- Arctic, with special focus on diseases of high incidence and concern among indigenous peoples. Priority activities include prevention of diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Helicobacter pylori, SARS-CoV-2, respiratory syncytial virus, and hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C viruses. Ongoing laboratory-based surveillance and cohort studies provide opportunities to describe long-term trends in these diseases and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of vaccines and other public health interventions. The Arctic Investigations Program office is located on the Alaska Native Tribal Health campus. We work closely with the Alaska Division of Public Health and with Tribal Health Organizations throughout the state. Arctic Investigation Program has a staff of 35 people, including epidemiologists, statisticians, and laboratory scientists. The program has a laboratory for microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and whole genome sequencing, and a bank of >500,000 specimens for supporting epidemiologic studies.

Closing Date: 9/10/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Marc Fischer,  Nurse Epidemiologist (GS-610-12)
Contact Location: 4055 Tudor Centre Drive

Anchorage   AK  99508
United States
Contact Location: 4055 Tudor Centre Drive
  Anchorage   AK  99508
  United States
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How to Apply: Interested applicants can apply to the following vacancy announcement on USA Jobs: HHS-CDC-DH3-22-11524014 99100

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