Field Epidemiologist

  • CITY OF EL PASO, TX
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $50,461.35 - $77,205.86 Annually USD

Job Description

Requirements

Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics or related field and two (2) years of professional experience as an epidemiologist.

Licenses and Certificates :Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under general supervision performs infectious disease preparedness and outbreak response activities.

Typical Duties

Responsible for carrying out a wide-range of design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiologic investigations or studies related to the surveillance, detection, prevention and response of infectious disease. Involves: performsprevention and control of notifiable conditions and communicable diseases,including diseases related topotential Bioterrorism agents. Performsproper surveillance and reporting of normal disease occurrence and outbreak situations. Contributes to the identification, analysis, and resolution of chronic/environmental diseases. Investigates, provides intervention, and enhances the preparedness capabilities for selected epidemic communicable diseases,notifiable conditions and any related conditions/illnesses of public health significance. Ensures readiness for responding to Bioterrorism,outbreaks of infectious diseases, and other public health threats and emergencies. Performs community disease surveillance, including active surveillance. Collects lab specimens and interprets results. Provides appropriate prevention, control and educational activities.

Prepares morbidity case investigations for surveillance reporting. Provides analysis of morbidity data.Participates in investigations and provides intervention for epidemic or unusual community health related episodes or outbreaks, including those related to potential Bioterrorism agents and other related public health issues which develop the public health preparedness capacities of the section. Provides information related to preparedness and other public health issues (telephone consultation, mail out and presentation) to individual schools, child care centers, nursing homes, hospitals, health care providers and other agencies to ensure readiness for responding to Bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and other public health threats/emergencies. Produces special reports and statistical analysis of epidemiological investigations to ensure readiness for responding to Bioterrorism, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and other public health threats/emergencies.

Maintains and enhances current surveillance system, such as 24/7 disease surveillance coverage on rotating basis with other epidemiology staff. Establishes and maintains relationships with hospital infection control practitioners, school health care coordinators and nurses to promote reporting of Texas notifiable conditions. Initiates active surveillance in day cares, school and long term care facilities when outbreak occurs. Assists in the development of disease information literature. Participates in infectious disease preparedness and outbreak response activities. Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks related to responding to an emergency event.

General Information

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Salary Range: $50,461.35 - $70,519.73 per year.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Please note: This is an unclassified, contract position. Employment is predicated on continued state/federal funding.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map