Category : Alumni
This position will conduct surveillance, review laboratory audits, and complete case report forms through medical record review in assigned medical facilities for specified infectious diseases. The Surveillance Officer will also be assigned to a project area to assist on data management, other data acquisition, and case-control and other special studies.
Function 1 (70%): Assist with data collection, entry, management, and analysis for assigned program area.
Function 2 (25%): Conduct surveillance for specific pathogens including case identification and medical record review or acquisition. Interact with contacts in local medical facilities. Opens a New Window.
Function 3 (5%): Conduct telephone interviews for case-control and other special studies. May require some evening and weekend hours to cover call shifts.
Other Functions: May be required to transport bacterial isolates or specimens from facilities in the metro Atlanta area to the VA Medical Center, the Georgia Public Health Laboratory, or CDC. Assist with isolate or specimen log-in in the laboratory, isolate tracking, or specimen shipping.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health-related field is required. Master’s degree in Public Health from an accredited university is strongly preferred. A concentration in Epidemiology or infectious disease is strongly preferred.
Experience: Bachelor’s degree plus 2 or more full-time years working with infectious diseases in a clinical or public health environment is required. Master’s degree in public health from an accredited university plus 1-2 years of experience working with infectious diseases in a clinical or public health environment is highly desirable. 1-2 years working in a medical clinical environment is desirable. Experience working with EIP pathogens is highly desirable.
Specific Skills: Working knowledge of SAS, Access, and Excel is required.
Special Knowledge, Licenses, Etc.: Spanish fluency is desirable.
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