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Epidemiology Investigator 3 (Maternal, Child & Family Health EPI) - PN 20013697 at STATE OF OHIO in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

To protect and improve the
health of all Ohioans

by preventing disease,
promoting good health,

and assuring access to
quality healthcare.

 
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The Ohio Department of
Health’s Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health is seeking one (1)
candidate to fill our available MCH Epidemiologist role.

 
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*This position has been re-posted to gain a larger applicant pool. If you applied to the previous posting, your application will be considered for this posting. Please do not submit a duplicate application*

Official Position Description: 

Initiates, designs and conducts epidemiologic projects in maternal and child health (e.g., identification of priority populations for interventions, environmental factors, health behaviors, and social determinants associated with poor health outcomes in maternal, child, and adolescent populations) with specific focus on the Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey (OPAS) and the Ohio Study of Associated Risk of Stillbirth (SOARS). Serves as lead epidemiologist for OPAS and SOARS (assists with questionnaire development; fulfillment of data requests; interprets results in the context of current scientific knowledge and other available information; examines implications of findings to public health programs and recommends targeted interventions; conducts and monitors analysis of data to predict trends and provide analyzed data for funding and staffing recommendations; ensures that public health data, including individual identifiers, are collected and used only with clearly identified justification; verifies use of variables and coding in databases. Interprets study findings in the context of existing policies, regulations, and laws, as well as environmental factors (e.g., societal, cultural, or other factors that may affect the recommendations or interventions). Provides technical advice and guidance regarding data collection methodology and other epidemiological issues to internal and external partners.


Applies standard and complex statistical and epidemiologic measures and determines appropriate methods for specific needs (e.g., rates, measures of association, confidence intervals, logistic and other multivariable regression). Conducts complex statistical analyses of multi-agency and multi-program services linked datasets. Operates personal computer and uses statistical computer software packages (SAS, R); creates reports and databases with computer software such as MS Office, Tableau, and RedCap. Provides statistical information and reports as needed for funding sources, advisory councils, local providers of services, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) programs, and state and federal agencies.

Directs and/or participates in completion of queries and scientific reports and assists in preparation of reports for publication (e.g., epidemiologic and statistical briefs, peer reviewed journal articles). Prepares and delivers presentations at local, state and federal meetings.

Coordinates literature reviews. Represents BMCFH on inter-disciplinary committees. Assists supervisor with administrative duties (e.g., grant applications, contract RFPs). As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, Incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

MAY INVOLVE TRAVEL

Completion of graduate core program in public health or preventive medicine;

3 courses or 9 mos. exp. in use of statistical computer software packages; 

6 mos. exp. as epidemiology investigator with local or federal health agency; 

Must be able to provide own transportation.


 



-Or 

6 mos. exp. as Epidemiology Investigator 2, 65762; 

Must be able to provide own transportation.


 


-Or 

Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.