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Job ID:
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Job Description

Requisition Details for: 59194

Requisition Details

Summary

Requisition ID : 59194

Requisition Name : Epidemiologist level 2

Customer : TN DOH

Quantity Requested : 1

Estimated Duration : 10/01/2022 - 03/29/2024

 

Pricing

Bill Rate : USD 100.00 Per  Hour

Expenses Allowed : Yes

 

Location

Position Location : Hybrid

Address

710 James Robertson Parkway 4th Floor Andrew Johnson Tower   Nashville,  Tennessee    37243

 

Description

Position: Epidemiologist 2 - STI Surveillance

Location: Nashville, TN (Hybrid remote capabilities)

Projected Start Date: 10/01/22

Duration: 03/31/24

Job Description:

Required: Masters in Public Health or Epidemiology, strong data analysis skills, proficiency with SAS

Preferred: SQL, familiarity with STI surveillance and reporting

Essential Job Tasks

Disease Surveillance and Investigation

  • As an epidemiologist assigned to the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Program within the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis (HSVH) Section, support and help lead the program transition from PRISM (Patient Reporting Investigating Surveillance Manager) to NBS (National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) Base System) surveillance system. This person will work closely with both the Surveillance Systems and Informatics (SSI) Program and the STI Program.
  • Serve as TDH STI point of contact for STD Message Mapping Guide (MMG) implementation
  • Support implementation and improvement of the STD modules within NBS, using critical thinking skills to develop creative solutions to balance the needs of the STI Program with limitations of NBS.
  • This position will work closely with the SSI-NBS Coordinator, STI Program Director, STI Surveillance Director, SSI-HSVH Epidemiologist, and SSI Program Director to assist with preparation of PRISM data for migration to NBS.
  • Support STI user technical assistance, testing STI workflows and new functionality, and provide training to the HSVH disease programs and regions/metros.
  • Perform electronic laboratory report (ELR) parallel validation and monitor quality of incoming STI ELR data. When implemented, monitor quality of incoming STI electronic case report data
  • Assist with development of program data quality reports to monitor implementation of NBS STI Module and ongoing program data quality. 
  • Support data analysis and visualization needs of the STI program.
  • Contribute to disease surveillance and surge capacity across the state during infectious disease outbreak investigations.

Planning, Coordination, and Information Sharing

  • Liaise with STI and HIV programs and the SSI program to ensure PRISM-NBS project is on target and ensure outstanding issues are addressed.
  • Liaise with STI central office team members and field staff to further data quality and surveillance goals and support projects as needed.
  • Regularly present on project updates and lessons learned at team meetings.
  • Participate in writing STD PCHD grant progress reports and narratives as assigned, including surveillance-related and NBS-related components of grant progress reports.
  • Attend CSTE STD Surveillance Calls and other calls related to NBS and MMG implementation.

Collaboration

  • Collaborates with regional and metro health department STI staff regarding NBS use, improvement needs, and implementation.
  • Collaborate with STI Training and Evaluation Coordinator to develop NBS trainings and user guide for field staff.

 

Schedule

Days : Monday  Yes Tuesday  Yes Wednesday  Yes Thursday  Yes Friday  Yes Saturday  No Sunday  No

Hours/Day : 8

Time Zone : CST

 

Shifts

Start Time

 

End Time

 

Description

 

Active

 

Shift 1

8:00 AM

 

5:00 PM

 

Regular Shift

 

Yes

                 
                 

 

Qualifications

 

Type

 

Category

 

Qualification

 

Description

 

Competency

   
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Master’s in Public Health or Epidemiology

 

 

 

Advanced

   
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Reporting

 

 

 

Advanced (7-9 Years)

   
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Analytical Skills

 

 

 

Advanced (7-9 Years)

   
 

Skills

 

Others

 

SQL

 

 

 

Advanced (7-9 Years)

   
 

Skills

 

Others

 

SAS

 

 

 

Advanced (7-9 Years)

   
 

Skills

 

Others

 

Problem Solving

 

 

 

Advanced (7-9 Years)