TB Epidemiologist, NYC Department of Health

TB Epidemiologist, NYC Department of Health

Category : Alumni

Job Description
The Bureau of TB Control requests the job opening of one Public Health Epidemiologist L-I. The mission of the Bureau of TB Control is to prevent the spread of TB and to eliminate it as a public health problem in New York City. The goals to achieve this mission are 1) identify all individuals with suspected and confirmed TB disease and ensure their appropriate treatment, ideally on directly observed therapy (DOT) and 2) Ensure that individuals at high risk for progression from latent TB infection to TB disease complete treatment and do not develop disease.


* Review and manage incoming TB reports submitted by NYC providers for accuracy, timeliness, and completeness.

* Enter and update surveillance data into the bureau’s electronic surveillance and case management system (Maven) and ensure appropriated action.

* Monitor workflows in Maven to ensure timely and appropriate action.

* Conduct analysis and review of surveillance data to improve and ensure data quality.

* Review, triage, and handle data that are stored and processed by EDRI, DOHMH’s data cleaning, transformation and routing application.

* Provide backup to the Interstate Coordinator and assist with inter jurisdictional and international communication and transfer of patients.

* Handle and triaging calls coming from the TB Hotline.

* Follow-up of incomplete TB reports.

* Other duties as required.

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A master’s degree in epidemiology or in public health with a minimum of 12 graduate credits in epidemiology from an accredited college or university; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by the successful completion of PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (#3030-G) or (#SS1000), a
course for health professionals, given by the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Service and one year of satisfactory full-time experience as a health professional in a position which requires data collection and the reading and interpretation of medical charts and medical information in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations; or

3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in “2” above.

Preferred Skills
Knowledge of communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic investigations.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Excellent phone and customer service skills.

Ability to follow protocols and standard operating procedures; working knowledge of disease surveillance. Ideally, experience working and communicating with clinicians and other providers

Comfortable discussing sensitive topics and ability to understand and follow strict patient confidentiality regulations

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Experience with structured interviews, medical terminology, and conducting medical chart reviews

Proficiency with computers and use of data systems, including data entry and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Some experience with statistical software such as SAS.

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