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Job Title: Surveillance Epidemiologist
Job Number:
Organization: Indiana Department of Health
Posted: 6/13/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Indianapolis,  IN    USA
Compensation: The salary for this position starts at $55,016.00 per year but maybe commensurate with experience.
Position Description: The Surveillance Epidemiologist serves as an Indiana state employee in the Epidemiology Resource Center (ERC) at the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH). The purpose of this position is to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases among Indiana residents by conducting a broad and complex range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities.

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

- Act as the lead for establishing and implementing electronic case reporting for infectious diseases within the Epidemiology Resource Center (ERC); - Conduct authoring for electronic case reporting within the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) for all reportable conditions; - Serve as the liaison to subject matter experts and the Office of Technology & Compliance regarding electronic case reporting; - Create educational materials regarding electronic case reporting for both internal and external stakeholders; - Assist the NBS/Surveillance team in implementing workflows and automation within the state surveillance system, NBS, to process electronic case reports; - Maintain current subject matter knowledge of the epidemiology and biology of infectious diseases; - Provide epidemiologic consultation and technical assistance to local health departments, health care providers, veterinarians, and the general public with respect to electronic case reporting; - Conduct routine epidemiologic surveillance for infectious diseases; - Lead or coordinate epidemiologic investigations of individual cases and/or outbreaks of infectious diseases; - Design and conduct applied epidemiologic studies of infectious diseases; - Manage and analyze data collected through routine surveillance, public health investigations, and applied epidemiologic studies; - Prepare and disseminate written and oral reports and presentations that communicate necessary information to internal and external partners; - Conduct educational presentations and/or trainings regarding electronic case reporting for a variety of audiences, including local health departments, health care providers, veterinarians, and the general public; - Engage directly with members of the public at health fairs and other outreach events; - Participate in writing grants and other funding proposals; - Serve as an agency spokesperson at the invitation and direction of the ISDH Office of Public Affairs; - Evaluate the impact of legislation or policy proposals at the invitation and direction of the ISDH Director of Legislative Affairs; - Serve as the IDOH epidemiologist on call after business hours for approximately two to three weeks per year.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Qualifications: - A master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public health, biological sciences, or social sciences) and ? 2 years’ relevant public health experience, OR - A doctoral-level degree in epidemiology or other relevant field, OR - A graduate or professional degree in a health-related field (e.g., RN, MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, PhD, RS) with specific epidemiology training (e.g., MPH degree, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service, or CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship), OR - A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and ? 4 years of relevant public health experience.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 9/13/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Hailey Vest,  NBS/Surveillance Lead
Contact Location: 2 N Meridian St

Indianapolis   IN  46204
United States
Contact Location: 2 N Meridian St
  Indianapolis   IN  46204
  United States
Contact Phone: 317-416-9047 
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How to Apply: Please use the above link to apply within the job portal.

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