Epidemiologist II Medical Monitoring Pro...
Public Health - Seattle & King County - Seattle, WA

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The 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) Epidemiologist II for HIV Epidemiology Clinical Outcomes will be responsible for coordinating the activities associated with the two projects: the Medical Monitoring Project and the Case Surveillance Based Sampling Project. This epidemiologist supervises disease intervention specialists (data collectors) and will also conduct other supplemental surveillance projects and analyses, write reports, and have other duties as assigned. There may be a possibility of increasing to full time in the future.

Who May Apply: This part-time position is open to the general public.

Work Schedule: 32 hours per week. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. Some nights and weekends will be required.

Contact: If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please call Nic Horea, Human Resources Analyst at (206)263-8736 or at nicolae.horea@kingcounty.gov

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
  • King County Online Application.
  • Resume.

You can attach your resume your electronic application. Your options are:
  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Please Note: Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the on-line application and include the information only on the resume. Applications that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Resumes and cover letters are not accepted in lieu of a completed job application.

Examples of Duties:
  • Coordinate the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) and the Case Surveillance Based Sampling (CSBS) project. Coordination includes oversight of adherence to protocols, data collection and supervision of study staff. Assure that data collection is conducted according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Assist with data management activities for MMP; assure that the data are sent to CDC on time and data are as error-free as possible. Perform interview and medical record review audits. Monitor study benchmarks weekly to meet all the goals outlined in the CDC progress report.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with medical providers, educate and provide information to health care professionals about project activities; develop recruitment strategies for clients eligible for interview. Recruit 90% or more of selected facilities/providers and 65% or more of selected patients to participate in MMP.
  • Complete reports for CDC and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Working together with WA state colleagues, complete components of annual progress reports, and write new grant applications and grant renewals. Write an annual budget and work with our budget monitor to ensure budgetary oversight (neither under nor over-spending).
  • Participate in weekly conference calls with CDC and DOH. Take part in all scheduled calls and actively participate as required. Attend project meetings in Atlanta approximately once per year.
  • Assist with IRB and RARC (a health department research monitoring section) applications, renewals, and closures. Assure that all applications, materials and renewals are submitted to the IRB and RARC on time.
  • Conduct data analysis and write reports. Write manuscripts for peer reviewed publications. Respond to requests for data analysis from community or other Public Health staff in a timely manner.
  • Perform overall coordination of the annual survey of men who have sex with men at the Seattle Gay Pride Event. Assure that data collected are relevant for local needs and data are collected in a systematic fashion.

    Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of epidemiology equivalent to a master's degree or higher.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology.
    • Ability to conduct complex analyses.
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team, with internal partners, and with external partners.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Supervisory skills.

    Desired qualifications:
    • High level of proficiency in SAS (proficiency in SPSS or STATA will be considered).
    • Knowledge of:
      a) local HIV epidemiology, including population risk characteristics;
      b) the natural history of HIV;
      c) HIV treatment.

      Supplemental Information:
      • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs.aspx
      • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
      • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
      • Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
      NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
      • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
      • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
      • The Prevention Division limits the use of scented personal products in order to protect fragrance sensitive employees. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.
      • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

      UNION AFFILIATION:
      This position is represented by WSC of County & City Employees, Local 21. Union membership is required within 30 days.

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