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Job Title: Cross Program Surveillance Data Manager
Job Number:
Organization: Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Posted: 8/14/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Public/Private For Profit
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Philadelphia,  PA   
Compensation: $39,000 - $41,000, plus benefits
Position Description: The person filling this position must work closely with multiple program areas and Epidemiology staff in processing disease and immunization reports accessed from a variety of remote electronic data systems. The data manager will also be responsible for periodic data cleaning as well as general trend analyses. The ideal candidate should be dependable, detail-oriented, possess strong quantitative skills, and have advanced computer skills with the potential for learning more electronic data management, data cleaning, and data manipulation using SAS. Employee is responsible for: •Managing collected data: 1)Intake of disease/condition reports from multiple sources to ensure completeness and accuracy. 2) Regular assessment and cleaning of surveillance databases to assure the completeness, timeliness and accuracy of entered data. 3) Develop and implement methods for evaluating data flow within program areas. 4) Perform matches data from different data systems for routine analysis and special projects •Assisting in the implementation and customization of new surveillance databases, which includes aiding the Informatics Specialist with the implementation of electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) •Communicating with clinical laboratories regarding reporting of notifiable conditions. 1) Resolve issues with either individual paper/phone/fax reports or bulk electronic files. 2) Handling the administrative aspects of enrolling laboratories into the ongoing implementation of ELR (scheduling meetings, sending correspondence, producing meeting minutes) •Develop materials (forms, data dictionaries, letters, and training materials) for surveillance databases •Providing training for Division staff on surveillance databases •Extracting data from surveillance databases for use by program staff •Designing and performing data analysis on specific analytic projects •Managing and coordinating the production of large-format presentation posters •May be asked to provide support in other program areas, including Emergency Preparedness activities, as needed to meet the goals of the Division

Qualifications: •Completion of Master’s degree, preferably in public health, another health science or statistics •Experience with data management software (MS Access, MS Excel) •One year of work or educational experience requiring data management and/or data analysis preferred •Experience using SAS software is required •Demonstrated interest in public health, epidemiology, or statistics

Organization Description: This position is part of the Epidemiology Unit of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Division of Disease Control (DDC). The Division is responsible for the surveillance and control of reportable communicable diseases or conditions in Philadelphia County including immunization services. The Epidemiology Unit provides support to all Division programs, including activities such as program data review, management, and analysis; assurance of data quality, creation of reports, and interpretation of data analysis for the program areas.

Closing Date: 11/14/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Robbie Madera,  Cross Program Surveillance Data Manager
Contact Location: Division of Disease Control
500 South Broad St
Philadelphia   PA  19146
United States
Contact Location: Division of Disease Control
  500 South Broad St
  Philadelphia   PA  19146
  United States
Contact Phone: 215-685-6748 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Health-EPI@Phila.Gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, CV/resume and a sample of written work containing data analysis conducted by candidate (e.g. thesis or report). All file names should include: Last Name, First Name, Document type (CV/CoverLetter/Writing Sample, etc). Recent graduates should also submit a transcript showing any relevant course work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

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