Job Posting

Job Posting 5/27/2020

Epidemiologist

 

Job Description

Retain an Epidemiologist primarily dedicated to infectious disease preparedness and outbreak response activities

 

Education/Experience

The Epidemiologist must have qualifications in epidemiology and public health infection surveillance, preferably with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree ore at least two years working experience as an Epidemiologist to perform and track the following deliverables;

 

Job Duties

a.  Complete all pertinent case investigation procedures, with at least seventy-five percent (75%) completed within five (5) business days of initial report. DSHS appropriate/focused questionnaire investigation forms to be used are located at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/
 
b.  Enter all pertinent case investigation data correctly and completely in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) within five (5) business days of completion of investigation of each case interview;
 
c.  Coordinate with hospitals and clinics within their jurisdiction to have at least ninety percent (90%) of laboratory specimens in Texas Administrative Code Rule § 97.3 and/or those related to outbreak investigations sent to the Laboratory Services Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas or other public health laboratory as designated by DSHS;
d.  Submit completed interviews related to outbreak investigations to DSHS through a secure electronic method to the designated EAID Epidemiologist no later than twenty-four (24) hours after completion of interview; and
 
e.Assure and monitor the confidential treatment and transfer of confidential data provided by DSHS and confidential data provided to DSHS.

 

Salary based on education and experience