The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health has two openings for the position of Epidemiologist to work in the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Epidemiologists will conduct routine infectious disease surveillance and assist Lead Epidemiologists with tasks related to healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antibiotic resistance prevention and response.
The Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) seeks to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, helping impacted persons live longer, healthier, lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards.
These positions are located at the State Office Building on 201 W. Preston Street.
This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Surveillance and data management activities: conduct medical record reviews for pathogens of interest to Infection Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response Bureau (IDEORB); enter data and ensure that all required data fields are complete for all cases of these illnesses identified within the surveillance area; transmit data to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Health Information Exchange on a regular basis; review exception reports and correct electronic data accordingly; and participate in surveillance conference calls and program meetings.
Laboratory audits, surveys, and isolate management: assist in the collection of laboratory audit reports; review audit reports to ensure complete and accurate collection of data relating to isolates; help conduct annual laboratory methods surveys; follow up with relevant laboratories to obtain missing laboratory data, and to help ensure isolates MDH and shipped to CDC in a timely manner.
Development of surveillance and special project protocols: in collaboration with the CDC and other partners, participate in the development/revision of surveillance criteria; assist in the development of special project protocols; and develop plans for implementing these protocols in Maryland.
Conduct special projects: assist with implementation of various special projects, including: case and control recruitment according to project protocol; collect project data through patient interviews, medical record reviews, surveys, sample collection, or other means according to project protocol; coordinate with MDH laboratory personnel; enter and clean data; and transmit data to CDC and other partners in a timely manner.
Analysis and presentation of project data: conduct basic analysis of surveillance and special projects data using statistical software such as SAS or STATA and assist with the development of oral and written summaries of project findings for local and national partners as well as for other audiences, including scientific audiences.
Preparation of programmatic reports: assist in the development, distribution, and follow-up of monthly data and programmatic quality assurance reports.
Participate in EIP and IDEORB activities: participate in IDEORB meetings and response activities, including the on-call system, and assist with other lDEORB projects as needed.
Participate in educational activities: attend continuing education programs, seminars and meetings as required.
Education : Master's degree in Epidemiology, Health Science or related discipline.
Preferred : Coursework in infectious diseases, microbiology, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of SAS, Stata, R and other statistical software, preferred.
Ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas both verbally and in writing to a lay audience and an audience of healthcare professionals; writing samples may be requested.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - E3315D
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Epidemiology & Public Health
Job Posting: Mar 12, 2018
Unposting Date: Apr 3, 2018, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 83301
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
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