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Respiratory Disease Epidemiologist - Health Professional III - Communicable Disease Branch

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Respiratory Disease Epidemiologist - Health Professional III - Communicable Disease Branch   

JOB TITLE:

Respiratory Disease Epidemiologist - Health Professional III - Communicable Disease Branch

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Denver Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department Information

Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response - Communicable Disease Branch

You must be a resident of the State of Colorado to be eligible to apply


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services.
Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Be BOLD.
.
.
.
Make a REAL difference .
.
.
and join us in serving our communities in advancing Colorado's health and protecting the places we live, work, learn, and play, to create a healthy and sustainable Colorado where current and future generations thrive.


In addition to free parking, access to RTD bus lines, Cherry Creek bike path and flexible working arrangements, click the link below to review additional benefits and perks!!!!
https://cdphe.
colorado.
gov/careers


Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
For more information, go to:
https://studentloans.
gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.
action#!/pslf/launch

Description of Job

The Work Unit: To monitor, investigate, and control epidemic and communicable diseases affecting the public health in Colorado, required under Colorado statute, including enteric diseases, invasive bacterial diseases, respiratory diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, zoonotic diseases, healthcare associated infections, foodborne and waterborne diseases.


The Respiratory Disease Epidemiologist This position exists to conduct active surveillance for respiratory diseases, with a focus on RSV but allowance to work across respiratory pathogens in the Viral Respiratory Diseases Program; to investigate cases of communicable diseases and medical conditions of public health importance; to analyze and summarize surveillance data; to write reports; to provide information to health care providers and the public on communicable diseases; and to conduct special studies.


What you will be doing:


  • Completes medical record reviews and assures that they are complete and timely.
  • Assists with maintenance of databases to track reported cases and edit data collection fields.
  • Transmits data to CDC.
  • Works with supervisor to help develop Emerging Infections Program EIP surveillance activities by participating in project meetings.
  • Participates in EIP workgroups and conference calls with other states and federal agencies.
  • Participates in the data collection and coordinates IRB submission as necessary for EIP special studies.
  • Develop relationships with key RSV-associated hospitalization reporters and clinicians at local hospitals to ensure timely reporting of cases, acquisition of medical records
  • Collection of specimens, and enable us to provide high quality data that contributes to the characterization of RSV-associated hospitalizations.
  • Participate in enhanced RSV surveillance activities
  • Conduct active surveillance at select health care facilities to possibly identify additional patients with RSV-associated hospitalizations.
  • Assess data timeliness and completeness, and increase specimen submission.
  • Coordinate with other state and federal partners working on viral respiratory diseases surveillance efforts
  • Collaborate with partners to identify relevant variables that facilitate active viral respiratory disease surveillance and can be used to query patient medical records and help clinicians and infection preventionists find cases.
  • Conducts active laboratory surveillance for Emerging Infections Program pathogens.
  • Projects by contacting participating clinical laboratories to explain and ensure the reporting of Viral respiratory associated hospitalization,
  • Performing audits of case reports and conducting annual laboratory surveys to determine testing methods being used
  • Work with multiple team to communicate information viral respiratory reporting, and , disease trends
  • Recommend testing practices and specimen collection guidelines to infection preventionists, clinical laboratories, emergency departments, and clinicians in the state.
  • Create tables and visualizations summary surveillance data for internal and external partners.
  • On assigned days, this position participates in the routine epi-call schedule by answering email questions and telephone calls from health care providers, patients, and the public on a variety of communicable diseases issues that may not be directly related to vaccine preventable diseases but are public health concern.
  • Provides consultation on diagnosis, recommending laboratory testing, treatment, prophylaxis, control measures, and prevention strategies; and triaging complex calls to the attention of the subject matter expert.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate that you meet one of the following options outlining the requirements needed for consideration: Your resume will not be accepted to qualify for the minimum qualifications.


OPTION 1
Six (6) years of professional experience related communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology.

OR
OPTION 2
Two (2) years of professional experience related communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology AND graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public health, community health, epidemiology, biology, nursing, or other closely related field.

OR
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public health, community health, epidemiology, biology, nursing, or other closely related field.


NOTE: Click on the link here How to Apply to submit a complete application that documents your work history giving details of your qualifications, including how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position when listing your work history.

**** YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS TO YOUR APPLICATION****

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be willing to:


  • A pre-employment background check.
  • Travel occasionally attend conferences, provide on-site training, and attend meetings and may require overnight.
  • Be available in the event of an emergency, (e.
    g.
    , bio-terrorist attack, chemical attack, disease outbreak or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location.
    During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
  • Be available in the event of the activation of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location.
    During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant years of state of Colorado service
  • Experience with communicable disease surveillance data as well as interpreting epidemiological data
  • Statistical and visualization software experience such as SAS, SQL Server Management Studio, and/or Tableau
  • Descriptive and statistical analysis experience
  • Experience with disease control measures based on standard guidance and response best practices.
  • Experience gathering relevant information; identifying and analyzing problems; and using critical thinking and problem solving skills to arrive at conclusions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
APPEAL RIGHTS
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.


An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative.
This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email dpa_state.
personnelboard@state.
co.
us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.
866.
5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.


For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.
colorado.
gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.
colorado.
gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

Application packet must include:

  • A complete application that documents your work history giving details of your qualifications when listing your work history.
  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A copy of your transcripts (unofficial acceptable).
  • If you are a veteran, attach a copy of your DD214 to your application.
The Selection Process:
  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.
Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them.
Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Daniel Mckenna at daniel.
mckenna@state.
co.
us or call
303-692-6319 .


Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.
g.
uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time).
Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.

CDPHE IS A TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 11, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

86268 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707125793-2facb6c16ad7ea12826d4899ed1b0682

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Denver

Job Origin:

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Department Information

Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response - Communicable Disease Branch

You must be a resident of the State of Colorado to be eligible to apply


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Be BOLD.... Make a REAL difference . . . and join us in serving our communities in advancing Colorado's health and protecting the places we live, work, learn, and play, to create a healthy and sustainable Colorado where current and future generations thrive.

In addition to free parking, access to RTD bus lines, Cherry Creek bike path and flexible working arrangements, click the link below to review additional benefits and perks!!!!
https://cdphe.colorado.gov/careers

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch

Description of Job

The Work Unit: To monitor, investigate, and control epidemic and communicable diseases affecting the public health in Colorado, required under Colorado statute, including enteric diseases, invasive bacterial diseases, respiratory diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, zoonotic diseases, healthcare associated infections, foodborne and waterborne diseases.

The Respiratory Disease Epidemiologist This position exists to conduct active surveillance for respiratory diseases, with a focus on RSV but allowance to work across respiratory pathogens in the Viral Respiratory Diseases Program; to investigate cases of communicable diseases and medical conditions of public health importance; to analyze and summarize surveillance data; to write reports; to provide information to health care providers and the public on communicable diseases; and to conduct special studies.

What you will be doing:


  • Completes medical record reviews and assures that they are complete and timely.
  • Assists with maintenance of databases to track reported cases and edit data collection fields.
  • Transmits data to CDC.
  • Works with supervisor to help develop Emerging Infections Program EIP surveillance activities by participating in project meetings.
  • Participates in EIP workgroups and conference calls with other states and federal agencies.
  • Participates in the data collection and coordinates IRB submission as necessary for EIP special studies.
  • Develop relationships with key RSV-associated hospitalization reporters and clinicians at local hospitals to ensure timely reporting of cases, acquisition of medical records
  • Collection of specimens, and enable us to provide high quality data that contributes to the characterization of RSV-associated hospitalizations.
  • Participate in enhanced RSV surveillance activities
  • Conduct active surveillance at select health care facilities to possibly identify additional patients with RSV-associated hospitalizations.
  • Assess data timeliness and completeness, and increase specimen submission.
  • Coordinate with other state and federal partners working on viral respiratory diseases surveillance efforts
  • Collaborate with partners to identify relevant variables that facilitate active viral respiratory disease surveillance and can be used to query patient medical records and help clinicians and infection preventionists find cases.
  • Conducts active laboratory surveillance for Emerging Infections Program pathogens.
  • Projects by contacting participating clinical laboratories to explain and ensure the reporting of Viral respiratory associated hospitalization,
  • Performing audits of case reports and conducting annual laboratory surveys to determine testing methods being used
  • Work with multiple team to communicate information viral respiratory reporting, and , disease trends
  • Recommend testing practices and specimen collection guidelines to infection preventionists, clinical laboratories, emergency departments, and clinicians in the state.
  • Create tables and visualizations summary surveillance data for internal and external partners.
  • On assigned days, this position participates in the routine epi-call schedule by answering email questions and telephone calls from health care providers, patients, and the public on a variety of communicable diseases issues that may not be directly related to vaccine preventable diseases but are public health concern.
  • Provides consultation on diagnosis, recommending laboratory testing, treatment, prophylaxis, control measures, and prevention strategies; and triaging complex calls to the attention of the subject matter expert.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate that you meet one of the following options outlining the requirements needed for consideration: Your resume will not be accepted to qualify for the minimum qualifications.

OPTION 1
Six (6) years of professional experience related communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology.
OR
OPTION 2
Two (2) years of professional experience related communicable disease surveillance and epidemiology AND graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public health, community health, epidemiology, biology, nursing, or other closely related field.
OR
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public health, community health, epidemiology, biology, nursing, or other closely related field.

NOTE: Click on the link here How to Apply to submit a complete application that documents your work history giving details of your qualifications, including how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position when listing your work history.
**** YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS TO YOUR APPLICATION****

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be willing to:


  • A pre-employment background check.
  • Travel occasionally attend conferences, provide on-site training, and attend meetings and may require overnight.
  • Be available in the event of an emergency, (e.g., bio-terrorist attack, chemical attack, disease outbreak or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
  • Be available in the event of the activation of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant years of state of Colorado service
  • Experience with communicable disease surveillance data as well as interpreting epidemiological data
  • Statistical and visualization software experience such as SAS, SQL Server Management Studio, and/or Tableau
  • Descriptive and statistical analysis experience
  • Experience with disease control measures based on standard guidance and response best practices.
  • Experience gathering relevant information; identifying and analyzing problems; and using critical thinking and problem solving skills to arrive at conclusions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
APPEAL RIGHTS
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

Application packet must include:

  • A complete application that documents your work history giving details of your qualifications when listing your work history.
  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A copy of your transcripts (unofficial acceptable).
  • If you are a veteran, attach a copy of your DD214 to your application.
The Selection Process:
  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Daniel Mckenna at daniel.mckenna@state.co.us or call 303-692-6319 .

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.
CDPHE IS A TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS


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