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The Epidemiologist under general supervision will plan, organize, and conduct assigned epidemiological investigations, field studies and surveillance to determine the patterns of disease in the community; to coordinate these activities with other health services; to make recommendations regarding the possible causation of diseases and disease processes, their correlation with other community conditions, and the control of epidemics and eradication of disease; and to do other work as required.
This is a temporary, grant-funded, full time, benefited position. Remote work is not available.
Employment is provided by Heluna Health.
The duties of the Epidemiologist include, but are not limited to:
Reviews and monitors case reports, health statistics, demographic information and the results of laboratory tests to identify possible disease trends, locations and sources. Advises staff and others regarding potential or active epidemic findings and trends. As assigned, serves as a resource and technical consultant on epidemiology to physicians, nurses, public health officials and the public.
Assists in the design of, and oversees implementation and operation of data systems for the monitoring of disease status and trends.
On assigned projects, trains, and coordinates staff in the investigation of epidemics and outbreaks of communicable disease, patterns of other disease processes and health-related conditions, and the analysis of information from multiple sources.
Knowledge of environmental, agent and host factors associated with the occurrence of diseases, modes of disease transmission and epidemic patterns of disease in the community. Epidemiological features of infections and infestations and zoonoses significant to public health. Sophisticated design methodology and statistical methods used in epidemiological studies, including case control and cohort studies and clinical trials. Availability, uses and limitations of demographic data. Application of manual and automated systems for storage, retrieval and analysis. Current epidemiological and related literature. Federal, State and Local Laws and regulations pertaining to public health practice and administration.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a closely related field and one year or more of experience in designing, conducting and interpreting epidemiologic or demographic data. OR A bachelor's degree in public health related field plus three years of experience in designing, conducting and interpreting epidemiologic or demographic data.
Experience in designing, conducting, evaluating and interpreting epidemiological studies or investigations Knowledge in communicable disease surveillance and control, including interpretation and evaluation of laboratory test results and statistical data.
A valid California driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Handling / Fingering Occasionally
Reach Outward Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally
Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally
Lift / Carry Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
Push/Pull Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
Taste/ Smell Not Applicable Not Applicable Not required for essential functions
Occasionally (0 - 2 hrs/day)
Frequently (2 - 5 hrs/day)
Constantly (5+ hrs/day)
General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled
It is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)See job description