EPIDEMIOLOGIST III - Refugee Health Senior Epidemiologist
Maryland Department of Health
July 3, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through provision of public health leadership and through community-based public health efforts in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, giving special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. Within PHPA, the Office of Immigrant Health (OIH) works collaboratively with local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, refugee resettlement agencies, and other community-based organizations to ensure that newly-arrived refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants receive a culturally-informed and language-accessible comprehensive health assessment and are connected to primary, specialized, and/or additional public health care. The OIH also works to educate new arrivals on healthcare access and preventive health, provide innovative behavioral health programming for humanitarian immigrants, and provide technical assistance on globally-diverse populations.
LOCATION OF POSITION
MDH/PHPA, Office of Immigrant Health, Baltimore, MD
Main Purpose of Job
This position serves as the Senior Epidemiologist for the Office of Immigrant Health (OIH) and is responsible for overseeing, managing, and analyzing all Maryland refugee health data. This position will also serve as the statewide database manager, which will involve implementing quality control measures, suggestions for improvements in standardized data collection, and ensuring that all end-users are appropriately trained. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting epidemiologic analyses and designing epidemiologic studies of refugee health data for state and federal reports and grant proposals and will oversee most epidemiology-related activities for the office. The Senior Epidemiologist will assist and/or organize training programs for clinical staff, resettlement agencies, and other community partners, as appropriate. A primary role of the Senior Epidemiologist will be to evaluate current screening practices and related data collection and develop statewide screening guidelines based on approved methodology, standards of care, and best practices. This position will also participate in annual monitoring visits of participating/contracted clinics and serve as a point of contact for humanitarian immigrant health-related questions from internal and external partners. The incumbent will work with other PHPA programs to develop data exchange protocols and other programs to improve health outcomes for newly-arrived humanitarian immigrants.
Education: A Master’s degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three graduate courses in Epidemiology and one graduate course in Biostatistics. A copy of your graduate transcripts must accompany your application. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
Experience: Three years of experience as an epidemiologist subsequent to receipt of the Master’s degree.
1. Candidates may substitute a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six graduate courses in Epidemiology and three graduate courses in Biostatistics for the required education and experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Science classifications or Clinical Lab, Medical Scientists, or Bio Medical Lab Officer specialty codes in the health research field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The successful applicant should have extensive training and knowledge of public health surveillance methods; knowledge of communicable diseases; advanced statistical and analytic skills and methods using appropriate analytic and database software; experience working with multiple data sources and creating, as well as analyzing, matched datasets excellent oral and written skills for communicating with internal partners and external partners and the public; and be able to work closely with culturally diverse populations.
If interested, apply online by no later than August 3, 2018 at www.jobapscloud.com/md
Internal Number: 18-003643-0006
About Maryland Department of Health
The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is a governmental agency responsible for providing a wide range of public health services to Maryland residents and its visitors. MDH offers a wide range of job opportunities in many different areas of employment, spanning agencies all over the state of Maryland. To see what opportunities MDH has to offer, visit: http://www.jobaps.com/md
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