Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Research Analyst II, Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention

Title: Research Analyst II, Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention – JP Campus

OrganizationMassachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

In the Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention, the Research Analyst II manages confidential files and processes related to arriving refugees, persons with tuberculosis conditions, and other program-eligible individuals to support programmatic response by assuring timeliness, quality and completeness of records in the data management system and appropriate notification to designated health care providers and Local Public Health.

Qualifications:

  •  (A) at least three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time,  administrative, professional or technical experience in work involving research, data analysis, compliance, records management or program administration,
  • or (B) an equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below
  • Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

    Substitutions:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years f the required experience.
  • A Master’s degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enter, manage and review data in the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN) web-based system. Scan documents associated with Division activities; follow naming protocols and standard protocols to upload documents for feed into MAVEN.
  • Download confidential CDC Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) tuberculosis and refugee files and prepares for electronic feed into MAVEN. Conduct data validation. Identify issues with EDN functions; communicate with the CDC EDN team.
  • Act as liaison between Division and refugee resettlement agencies in Massachusetts; work to ensure timely reporting of key information and receipt of eligibility documentation in accordance with state and federal policies. Manage accelerated reporting process for refugees and immigrants with medical conditions of public health significance. Create forms and datasheets used for reporting. Deliver trainings and presentations for resettlement agency staff.
  • Prepare reports, using MAVEN, to produce records and reports needed to meet program objectives, including regular scheduled statistical analysis and reporting, as well as ad-hoc data requests when required. Assume leadership role in helping to establish new systems for tracking and maintaining quality data during routine follow-up of program beneficiaries. Provide quality assurance on refugees’ vaccines in the state immunization registry.
  • In collaboration with Division staff, provide technical assistance and support to local public health regarding follow-up of refugee and immigrant arrivals with tuberculosis conditions. Respond to inquiries from Division partners, clients and eligible individuals, including individual requests for release of records.
  • Work with confidential data, following agency policies and procedures. Perform duties that support Division surveillance activities, as assigned.

Compensation:

• 75% state paid medical insurance premium

• Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

• Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

• Low cost basic and optional life insurance

• Retirement Savings: State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

• 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

• Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

• Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

• Incentive-based Wellness Programs

• Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

• Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To Apply:

Apply online here.

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