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Job Title: Epidemiologist 1
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Organization: Yale University
Posted: 3/14/2023
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New Haven,  CT   
Position Description: Epidemiologist 1

University Job Title: Research Assistant 1 HSS

Bargaining Unit: L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Fixed

Compensation Grade: Labor Grade C

Wage Ranges: Click yale/careers/wage-ranges to see our Wage Ranges

Work Location: Medical School Campus

Worksite Address: 37-55 College Street

New Haven,, CT 06510

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family: Research Res Support

Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:

The individual will work under the supervision of the Healthcare-Associated Infections - Community Interface (HAIC) project manager in the Yale Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and will aid in the implementation and data collection for the 2023 Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use Prevalence Survey. The individual will also provide support for other HAIC projects as needed (candidemia and C. difficile surveillance).

Primary responsibilities: work with participating hospitals to receive electronic line lists of a random sample of eligible acute care inpatients on the morning of each hospital's survey date; enter survey data into a project database developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); review medical records both in office and at hospitals throughout CT to complete the prevalence survey data forms; ensure integrity of data in the database through routine data checks and cleaning procedures; assist in data analyses, report generation, and data close-out; participate in conference calls and face-to-face meetings with CDC, CT DPH, and other EIP site staff for training and to discuss survey procedures, including protocol and survey form implementation and standardization of data collection and data entry—this may require travel to Hartford, Atlanta, GA, and possibly other states.

Secondary responsibilities: access reports entered electronically into CT Electronic Disease Surveillance System (CTEDSS); contact providers to gather required clinical and epidemiological information via FAX, telephone, and secure email; assist with other activities as necessary to maintain the daily functions of the EIP HAIC Program (candidemia and C. difficile surveillance); assist with other special EIP projects as needed—such activities may include emergency public health response to disease outbreaks (case or control follow-up, chart review, telephone interview, etc.) or special investigations as indicated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.


Essential Duties:

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow- up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience:

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Understanding of public health infectious disease surveillance methods and procedures.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to drive a Car and willingness to travel throughout the state of Connecticut (travel reimbursement provided).

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated intermediate skill level with Microsoft Word and Excel, and data management and database software.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Good verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong time management skills and ability to independently prioritize tasks. Ability to manage flexible work hours required to accommodate project goals.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

1. Experience with in-depth medical chart review and abstraction for infectious diseases. 2. Knowledge of healthcare-associated infections and/or NHSN healthcare- associated infection definitions. 3. Experience with EPIC and/or other electronic medical record systems. 4. Data analysis experience and knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, or Epi Info.

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: NoSelected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check, a valid driver’s license and a car available.

Background Check Requirements:

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre- employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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Closing Date: 6/14/2023
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Epidemiologist 1
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