HIV/STI Partner Services Epidemiologist

Recruitment #220511-X27B-13

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. 

OSDH is seeking a full time administrative support at the HIV/STI Partner Services Epidemiologist providing support to the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service. This is a state employee position (PIN 34000897) governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position are up to $66,000 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position will improve the capacity to conduct disease investigation and outbreak data collection. This professional provides direct data coordination support for all disease intervention program activities. Activities include updating and maintaining the surveillance system for data collection, data entry, generation, tracking, and entry of completed investigation or field records; coordination between central office and field staff; and data analysis needs for monthly surveillance reports and customized data requests. This professional performs epidemiologic studies when warranted, quality assurance, evaluation, data cleaning, reports findings, and applies knowledge of statistics to public health problems. This position collaborates with HIV Prevention, HIV Treatment and Care, Viral Hepatitis, and STI prevention and any additional disease areas to evaluate and interpret data as needed by each group. This position will also be responsible for supervising STI surveillance staff. 

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Determines and utilizes appropriate analysis and/or statistical methods to evaluate and interpret partner services related data for quality assurance and reporting purposes.
• Run various reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis to help monitor Partner Services workload and assess burden of work at the county level to aid in allocation of prevention services.
• Routinely conduct surveys with Partner Services staff about programmatic changes/updates in and effort to gather perspective on prevention programs.
• Serve as active member of outbreak response team, providing any needed data analysis reports.
• Assist HIV cluster detection and response program with data collection and analysis in the event of an HIV cluster.
• Provider training and technical assistance on partner services related data entry and HIV/STI related data entry.
• Assist in writing grants, performance measures, technical reports, progress reports, scientific articles, and analysis for the SHHR service; prepares education materials for public distribution.
• Manages and participates in research activities, special investigations and descriptive and analytic studies relating to specific diseases; interprets results and adapts to epidemiology programs and related programs.

Other Duties
• Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
• Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, human biology, human embryology, laboratory methods, environmental analyses interpretation, and pathology; of medical procedures and diagnostics; of medical terminology; of statistical analysis, biometry, and demography; of epidemiological or statistical software; of social and economic conditions; and of current epidemiological developments and techniques. Knowledge of environmental toxicology, intervention strategies, and diagnostic laboratory methods and medical microbiology. Ability is required to manipulate large databases. Knowledge of grant writing, and quality assurance methods for data collection and analysis. Ability is required to develop and implement intervention and prevention strategies as identified through data analysis.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Travel Requirements:
Work related travel is required to and from contracted sites and other destinations as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Statistics and three years of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological techniques and analysis; or a doctorate in epidemiology and one year of qualifying experience.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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