|Date Opened||8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$62,210* - $84,320/year (*New State Employees Start at Minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||9/20/2021 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is hiring! We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Epidemiologist 2. This Epidemiologist 2 position will work in the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Surveillance Unit. The HAI Surveillance Unit is responsible for collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data related to HAI. These data are largely gathered via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a platform for mandatory and voluntary HAI reporting hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and used by stakeholders in healthcare quality and safety at the facility, state, and national levels.
The DPH HAI-AR Program is responsible for surveillance, prevention, and response to healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AR) in Connecticut. We are composed of epidemiologists and staff with expertise in healthcare infection prevention and control (IPC). We collaborate with healthcare organizations, governmental agencies, non-governmental healthcare quality organizations, and clinicians to detect, prevent, and contain HAI and AR. We work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Yale School of Public Health, Connecticut Hospital Association, long-term care industry partners, clinical laboratories, and others to conduct surveillance for, to prevent, and to reduce the burden of HAI and AR.
Working under the direction of the HAI Surveillance Unit Lead Epidemiologist 3, this Epidemiologist 2 will assist in the writing of special surveillance project protocols, developing data abstraction documents, developing data collaboration tracking databases, inputting project data into DPH- or CDC- designed databases, assisting with the preparation of Human Subjects protocols and applications, accessing medical records at the healthcare facilities to collect data (either remotely via the internet or on-site), performing analysis of the data using statistical software, and preparing data for professional or public presentations.
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (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.
Are you interested in joining our team as an Epidemiologist 2? We encourage you to apply today! This position will be located centrally at our offices at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This is a full-time, first shift, 35 hour per week position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday. There may be opportunities for flex schedule, alternate work schedule, or teleworking, in accordance with State policies.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
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The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov
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The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.