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Job Title: Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) (35 Hour)
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Organization: State of Connecticut - Dept Public Health
Posted: 2/28/2024
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Hartford,  CT   
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Position Description: THE POSITION

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases). This position will work with the TB, HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Section under the direction of the HIV & HCV Epidemiologist 4. The program operations are in alignment with CDC’s Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) public health model, which facilitates cross-cutting program activities essential to preventing HCV transmission and HCV elimination goals. Priorities for this position are to detect and respond to hepatitis C (HCV) outbreaks; to collect and analyze data to inform the development and implementation of public health interventions to prevent and control HCV; and to support HCV elimination planning. This is a critical position to ensure the continuation of the HCV surveillance program and appropriate data collection, surveillance, and reporting. This position supports all the data needs for the Department’s efforts and initiatives to eliminate Hepatitis C, especially in high-risk/ high need populations. The posting requires expertise in epidemiology and data analytics for public health surveillance initiatives to eliminate Hepatitis C.

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Section: TB, HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Section Location: Hartford, CT Work Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week Schedule: First shift, Monday through Friday

In this role, you will be: Collecting, organizing, entering, and maintaining the HCV electronic registry (CTEDSS) for Connecticut residents. Including interpreting complex laboratory results, evaluating and classifying cases according to current CSTE case definitions, following-up with ordering providers on newly reported acute and chronic cases and following-up with laboratories to ensure accurate reporting; reviewing and abstracting medical records to complete case report forms as required by state regulations De-duplicating the HCV registry at least annually using LinkPlus software and daily using internal CTEDSS worklists Report writing: Using SAS analytics software, write programs for quality assurance to identify errors and to ensure data accuracy; analyze the HCV registry using SAS and Excel to determine trends, prevalence rates, endemic rates, possible outbreak situations, and descriptive statistics Responding to internal data requests by writing ad hoc reports and supplying current data and contributing to assessment for program evaluation, planning, and prevention activities Developing charts and tables and disseminating data via the DPH website and meetings using power point presentations Interviewing acute hepatitis C clients regarding their transmission risks and educating and counseling them on the disease, possible need for treatment, how to stay health and preventing further transmission in the community Assisting in the development and drafting of a viral hepatitis outbreak response plan Collaborating with the DPH ELR team to assure proper reporting of HCV testing and onboarding of future laboratories for electronic laboratory reporting Responding to inquiries from the public and health care professionals regarding hepatitis prevention, risk factors, laboratory results, testing, etc. Representing the DPH Hepatitis C Surveillance Program at local, state and national meetings Participating on CDC grant required monthly jurisdictional calls, quarterly regional calls, and annual national calls Assisting in achieving, maintaining, and reporting on grant activities and requirements relating to surveillance for the CDC Cooperative Agreement and others grants as appropriate

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule. NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings. Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings. State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information. Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year. Professional growth and development opportunities. A healthy work/life balance

MORE ABOUT US The Mission of DPH is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring:

The conditions in which people can be healthy; Preventing disease, injury, and disability; and Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state. DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

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Closing Date: 5/28/2024
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Contact Name: Pamela Rochette,  Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) (35 Hour)
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Contact Email: Pamela.Rochette@ct.gov
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How to Apply: Visit our website to learn more and apply today: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp ?b=&R1=240223&R2=0287HC&R3=002

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