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Employer: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
DBA: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
Address: P.O. Box 500409 CK
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
96950 United States
Phone: 670-236-8729
Contact Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation via email

Job Vacancy Announcement JVA
JVA Type: Renewal
Island Saipan
FLSA Covered? Yes, covered
DOD related? No
PERM related? * No
VEVRAA related? No
Original Number of Openings: 1
Number of Openings Currently Available 1
Specific Worksite location: Commonwealth Health Center
Job Classification: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Job Title: Epidemiologist
Announcement Number: 19-05-74221
Job Classification: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Opening Date: 5/21/2019
Closing Date: 6/11/2019
Salary Range: $95000 to $105000 / Annually
Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Duties: Under the general direction, the Epidemiologist is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a wide range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, prevention of diseases and chronic health conditions of public health significance; conducts routine and advanced-level professional epidemiologic work comprising of surveillance, data collection, and data analysis using basic epidemiologic methods; conduct epidemiologic investigations; monitors health status and its correlates; identifies trends, outbreaks of diseases or other adverse health events; provides data to promote and protect public health; and develops the means for prevention and control and/or seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education and health policies. Management, Supervision and Other Administrative and Program Projects and Activities. Plan, direct, coordinate, and manage all program activities. Develop policies and procedures, a NEDSS Base System capability, and onboard EHR and LIS systems. Writes grants and other funding proposals. Participates on internal and external committees and workgroups related to areas of expertise. Conduct program evaluation, literature reviews, designs methods, and analyzes data to evaluate program progress and effectiveness. Coordinates state program planning efforts with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation. Develops and conducts training for local staff in the conduct of investigations and appropriate methods of controlling diseases and preventing injuries. Use clinical and laboratory resources to support epidemiological activities. Evaluate the ongoing improvement in laboratory testing capability for infectious diseases and develop the capabilities with HIS too help ensure program sustainability Actively participate in program-related projects and activities to develop data-driven programs, policies, and practices to promote health. Epidemiologic Investigations. Plans and conducts epidemiologic investigations and studies to address important and practical public health problems and to plan programs. Identifies and evaluates a wide range of health conditions within an assigned program area to recognize public health problems pertinent to the population. Collaborates with scientists in the survey or investigation design process, including conducting a search or review of existing literature and data in a scientific area, determining methodological techniques and processes, and designing questionnaires and other data-collection instruments. Designs, manipulates, and uses databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact. Conducts epidemiologic outbreak investigations; performs onsite review of facilities and procedures; interviews patients, health-care providers, and others involved; and collects data from local agencies or other health entities. Performs statistical analyses related to complex analytical investigations involving highly specialized scientific data. Designs, manipulates, and utilizes databases for analysis of health problems. Uses surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data. Generates descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences. Surveillance Activities. Design, implement, and manage the use of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance. Identifies program surveillance data needs, designs instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data, and implements new or revises existing surveillance systems. Conducts advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses (e.g., simple regression, stratified analyses to control for confounding, adjusted odds ratios, and relative risks) of surveillance data for multiple audiences. Reports key findings and performs evaluations of the surveillance system. Support and strengthen public health data surveillance utilizing existing systems and developing new systems as necessary. Strengthen existing surveillance systems and policies to collect more comprehensive and accurate data. Plan and implement new data collection systems when necessary. Epidemiologic Consultation on Scientific and Technical Issues. Provides scientific advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation expertise. Effective advice and assistance requires the application of program and epidemiologic expertise to complex public health issues, with an understanding of the appropriate cultural/social/political framework, as well as the ethical/legal issues related to epidemiologic data collection, dissemination, and use. Consults on technical problems where solutions may not conform to established protocols and may require the modification of approaches or applications in a specialty area. Provides epidemiologic advice and assistance in the resolution of technical issues that include significant barriers to program or project delivery. Participate actively in the CNMI and regional NCD surveillance efforts. Coordinate surveillance work with regional efforts to create an NCD disease surveillance system across the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific jurisdictions. Work closely with local and regional partners to utilize data to strengthen public health efforts and build epidemiological capacity. Provide leadership to epidemiological/data technicians to build epidemiological capacity in CNMI. Develop new and expand existing community partnerships to strengthen epidemiological efforts. Collaborate with regional partners (i.e. CDC, PIHOA, SPC, WHO) to strengthen and support NCD surveillance activities in the region. Implement NCD surveillance systems in CNMI that are consistent with regional systems. Maintain regular communication and provide support to the CDC Regional Epidemiologist in Guam. Development and Dissemination of Data and Epidemiologic Findings. Conducts literature reviews for program planning, for preparation of publications, and for evaluation. Designs and prepares reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information. Develop reports and disseminate data and epidemiological findings in an audience-appropriate manner utilizing effective communication strategies. Support programs with evaluation efforts and evaluate the data-driven recommendations to increase effectiveness of existing programs and identify needs. Makes oral presentations to diverse audiences. Performance of other duties as assigned or as required.
Qualification Requirements: The minimum requirement for this professional position is a master’s degree in epidemiology, or a master’s degree in public health (MPH) with a focus on epidemiology including significant course work in epidemiological methods, other epidemiological related research, and statistical methodology and analysis plus two years of experience in epidemiology and communicable diseases in a public health or related setting, including data analysis to identify community trends and developing intervention strategies. Demonstration of understanding of health care needs in the Pacific Islands. Experience working with internal and external public health partners involved in public health programs. Exceptional communication skills, both orally and in writing, and the ability to communicate medical, statistical, and public health concepts to diverse audiences. Highly organized with an ability to effectively maneuver between multiple program planning demands. Self-motivated with excellent project management skills. Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ability to use statistical software packages such as SAS (Statistical Analysis System), SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), Epi InfoTM and Excel. A doctoral-level degree in epidemiology is preferred.
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Hours per Week: 40
Hours per Day: 8
Payment Frequency: Bi-Weekly
Overtime Available: Yes
Overtime Rate: $1
Rate x 1.5 per hour Exempted: Yes
Required tools, supplies and Equipment to be provided: None
Anticipated starting date of employment: 10/4/2019
Anticipated closing date of employment: 10/3/2022
Housing Provided: No
Food Provided: No
Transportation required: No
If transportation is required, daily transportation to and from the worksite(s) will be provided to the workers. Daily pick-up place(s) will be at: None