full-time position with Disease Control; position is subject to annual funding; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday
Responsible for ongoing activities for the Maryland Emerging Infections Program/Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs) surveillance program conducted in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). Under the supervision of the Project Manager at JHSPH, responsibilities will include interacting with state and local laboratories to identify and record cases of infectious disease, travel to select hospitals to perform chart reviews, and enter and maintain data in the study Access Databases. Assist with special projects conducted by the MD ABCs. These responsibilities may include identifying and enrolling cases and conducting case/control interviews. Routinely interact with study partners at Maryland hospitals and laboratories, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the University of Pittsburgh in person or via telephone, e-mail and fax, requiring the ability to effectively collect, record, and communicate study information. Work with personnel at CDC and the University of Pittsburgh for data reporting, respond to information requests, and troubleshoot and update study databases when needed.
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience preferably in a medical field, such as medical terminology, and/or working in a medical office or a clinical laboratory. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Approximately 20% of this position is spent away from the office traveling to medical facilities to conduct chart reviews, so ability and willingness to function independently and to travel to hospitals throughout Maryland area is required. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, able to identify and accurately record data. Able to maintain and prioritize several ongoing project activities at any one time. Knowledge of medical terminology and the charting of medical information. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
**JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**
Master's degree in epidemiology, microbiology, or other health related discipline. Familiarity with using Access.
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