Professional Healthcare Worker – Epidemiology

Professional Healthcare Worker – Epidemiology

The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.

The agency is seeking three (3) highly qualified candidates for the position of Professional Healthcare Worker within the Epidemiology Section/Office.

The incumbents will be employed for approximately 15-20 hours per week. The pay will be $14 an hour. The schedule is flexible, but the employees must conduct interviews, enter data, and perform other activities at the Department of Public Health offices in downtown Atlanta during normal business hours for more than half of the total weekly work time. Additional interviews and duties can be conducted during weeknight and weekend hours. This job can potentially include more hours during the summer and holiday breaks.

Job Responsibilities
The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for three (3) current MPH students or an incoming MPH-seeking students to assist in patient interviewing, data entry, data collection, data management, medical chart reviews, and other clerical work. These positions include calling cases and controls to conduct interviews related to communicable disease surveillance, special studies, and outbreaks. Data entry and management responsibilities will include using various databases, such as Excel, Access, and the Georgia electronic notifiable disease system. Although the person(s) filling these positions will have the opportunity to learn about notifiable disease surveillance in general, the focus will be following up on reportable enteric disease cases and invasive bacterial disease surveillance conducted by the Emerging Infections Program.

These positions could fulfill MPH practicum requirements. As part of a practicum experience, the students will:
1. Gain an understanding of how notifiable disease surveillance functions.
2. Understand how outbreak investigations are conducted.
3. Have an opportunity to analyze notifiable disease surveillance, study, and/or outbreak data.

These positions are temporary and intended for students enrolled in an accredited public health degree program as the intention of the job duties is to provide applied public health knowledge and skills. These positions are also limited to 2 years contingent on availability of funds.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and one year of work related experience
Four years of work related experience at an executive level

Preferred Qualifications:

Students seeking Master in Public Health or related degree from an accredited degree program
Experience working with databases
Experience conducting interviews

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