Title: Epidemiologist I – Bureau of Infectious Disease & Laboratory Sciences, JP Campus
Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brief Summary of Position:
The Epidemiologist I position helps to maintain all aspects of the HIV/AIDS reporting system including HIV data in the Bureau’s integrated disease surveillance system. The incumbent will work with state and federal epidemiologists to integrate information obtained from HIV/AIDS case reports. This position will use HIV surveillance and laboratory data to identify HIV+ individuals that may have fallen out of care or not in optimal care.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assists in maintaining data collection system.
- Reviews medical records at agencies across the state and collaborates with all levels of health care providers to insure the integrity of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance database.
- Prepares routine data reports, including graphs, charts and tables.
- Maintains confidential HIV/AIDS case reports and data files.
- Monitors trends in the HIV/AIDS epidemic with particular emphasis given to populations at risk.
- Performs analysis of HIV/AIDS surveillance data for health care agencies and as a public information tool.
- Collaborates with other DPH programs and outside agencies in order to support accurate disease reporting systems.
- Collaborates with providers to identify true care status of individuals identified as not in care through surveillance.
- Disseminates general and specific information about HIV/AIDS in oral and written form.
- Presents HIV/AIDS information and surveillance data to appropriate individuals and groups as needed.
- Keeps informed of current trends and principles concerning the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS by reviewing professional literature and attending conferences.
- Interaction with and collection of HIV/AIDS cases/information from special population groups such as minority organizations and prison systems.
- Performs statistical analysis of HIV/AIDS surveillance data for publications used for interdepartmental purposes and for peer reviewed publications.
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First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.