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Job Title: SURRG Epidemiologist
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Organization: Indiana State Department of Health
Posted: 10/3/2017
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Indianapolis,  IN    USA
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Position Description: About the State of Indiana

Join U.S News & World Report’s #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering applicants stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

About Indiana State Department of Health

The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

About the Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis

The Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis works to promote public health and enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents by the prevention, intervention, and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. This mission will be accomplished through policy and resource development, clinical data collection and analysis, research, education, prevention programs, disease detection, and the provision of treatment services.

About the Job:

This position serves as the grant coordinator of the ELC Grant that is focused on resistant gonorrhea and response capacity building in the US in preparation for the imminent threat of resistant gonorrhea. The grant is called SURRG, Strengthening U.S. Response to Resistant Gonorrhea, and focuses on building capacity of internal investigative staff, providing best practices for the nation on creating new response efforts and clinics, and providing epidemiologic support and data on resistant gonorrhea infections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position works with the ISDH STD Prevention Program and Marion County Public Health Department to manage activities for the federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant focused on antibiotic resistant gonorrhea surveillance and response. Primary duties include writing and annually revising study protocols, monitoring data quality and providing feedback to participating sites, working with the laboratory to test innovative methods of identifying antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, analyzing study data for weekly morbidity reporting and quarterly grant reporting, and conducting analyses to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and reports for dissemination to partners and national conferences.

Job Requirements:

Extensive knowledge of and the ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to HIV and STD infections and surveillance activities. Extensive knowledge of record keeping, problem identification/solving methods, consultation methods, and the ability to apply these to HIV and STD Prevention and Surveillance activities. Ability to write, maintain and update protocols for the SURRG program. Ability to monitor, maintain and improve data quality for resistant GC cases. Ability to work with and maintain confidential information and security of HIV and STD surveillance data. Ability to complete with 80% passing or higher, CDC's federal training for STD Programs called, "Passport to Partner Services" and Track D, in person training. Ability to maintain this knowledge and help others learning this information is also a requirement. Ability to work effectively with outside organizations, individuals, health care professionals and clinic staff. Ability communicate effectively: both verbally and in writing. Ability to use CDC's software for epidemiology, SAS and other tools to provide resistant gonorrhea surveillance. Ability to travel throughout Marion County and to overnight conferences on SURRG activities. Ability to oversee, write and maintain SURRG grant requirements. Ability to build new relationships with new sites and establish additional response capacity and SURRG clinics. Collaborate with the Epi Resource Center ERC on program activities Professional Work Relationships:

Person must be able to establish, maintain, and enhance relationships with federal, state, local, and community stakeholders

Physical Effort and Working Conditions:

Minimal physical effort is required and work is performed in an office environment.

What we are looking for:

Master's degree required in epidemiology or public health; plus a Bachelor's degree in a Biological Science, Chemistry, an Environmental or Health Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Pharmacology, Public Health, a Social Science, Statistics, Toxicology, or a closely related area from an accredited college. A combination of experience and accredited graduate/doctoral education in Epidemiology and/or the areas listed may be considered. Benefits:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

Medical / Dental / Vision plans Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution Prescription Coverage Incentive-based Wellness Program Employee Assistance Program Employer-funded Retirement Plan Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match Flexible Spending Account Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year Group Life Insurance Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of Working in State Government!

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of and the ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to HIV and STD infections and surveillance activities. Extensive knowledge of record keeping, problem identification/solving methods, consultation methods, and the ability to apply these to HIV and STD Prevention and Surveillance activities. Ability to write, maintain and update protocols for the SURRG program. Ability to monitor, maintain and improve data quality for resistant GC cases. Ability to work with and maintain confidential information and security of HIV and STD surveillance data. Ability to complete with 80% passing or higher, CDC's federal training for STD Programs called, "Passport to Partner Services" and Track D, in person training. Ability to maintain this knowledge and help others learning this information is also a requirement. Ability to work effectively with outside organizations, individuals, health care professionals and clinic staff. Ability communicate effectively: both verbally and in writing. Ability to use CDC's software for epidemiology, SAS and other tools to provide resistant gonorrhea surveillance. Ability to travel throughout Marion County and to overnight conferences on SURRG activities. Ability to oversee, write and maintain SURRG grant requirements. Ability to build new relationships with new sites and establish additional response capacity and SURRG clinics. Collaborate with the Epi Resource Center ERC on program activities

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 1/3/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Sonja Rohn,  SURRG Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 402 W Washington St

    
Contact Location: 402 W Washington St
 
      
 
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Contact Email: SRohn@spd.in.gov
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How to Apply: Please send resume to: Sonja Rohn, MBA Recruitment Consultant Indiana State Personnel Department Office: (317) 234-8204 Email: SRohn@spd.in.gov

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