DIRECTOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY - COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING INITIATIVE Job Number: 00124524
Job Posting : Sep 11, 2020, 7:58:32 PM Closing Date : Sep 26, 2020, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Department of Public Health - Community Epidemiology
JOB SUMMARY :
The Director of Epidemiology, COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative will collaborate with the Director of Operations, COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Communicable Disease Unit staff to plan and operate the CCDPH Contact Tracing Initiative (CTI). This position will provide support in areas of epidemiology, statistics, and data management. The COVID-19 Contact Tracing initiative is a one (1) year grant from Illinois Department of Public Health with opportunity to be refunded for an additional year.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
* Provides subject matter expertise towards the development and implementation of the CCDPH contact tracing plan, serving as a technical consultant in the areas of epidemiology, statistics and data management.
Develops and maintains a cooperative and collegial relationship with other COVID-19 staff, with health providers, hospitals, clinics, health plans, and related health organizations for the purpose of improving the community's health status in relation to COVID-19.
* Manages and oversees the collection, reporting, analysis and report generation of data from surveillance activities.
Manages and coordinates surveillance of COVID-19 contact tracing, including acting as a liaison with the Communicable Disease (CD) Unit, CCDPH overall, and the Illinois Department of Public Health and regional Public Health Departments and laboratories.
Oversees epidemiological reports and production of regular bulletins to inform policies and programs for prevention and control of COVID-19.
* Co-develops and initiates implementation of training plan, in collaboration with Director of Operations, COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative.
* Co-develops policies and procedures to guide initiative operations (with a focus on privacy and data security) including processes for:
o Conducting contact tracing
o Conducting case investigation
o Oversight of teams and distribution of cases
o Linking cases and contacts with resources and wraparound services (may leverage Cook County Health resources)
* Develops performance management framework, in collaboration with Director of Operations, COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative, ensuring activities are conducted in accordance with IDPH standards and procedures.
* Provides consultation to Public and Community Health staff, nurses, and medical practitioners in relevant aspects of prevention and control of COVID-19.
* Oversees development of monitoring and evaluation framework. Monitors state, national, and international trends relevant to contract tracing efforts for COVID-.
* Co-develops budget for Contact Tracing Initiative, in collaboration with CCDPH Finance.
Attends professional conferences, seminars and other meetings, as required.
* Performs other duties as assigned and necessary.
* Master's degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, or Disease Control and Prevention or equivalent from an accredited college or university
* Five (5) years of work experience in communicable disease control in a public health department, including work in at least one of the following areas: General Communicable Disease Control, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases or HIV/AIDS
* Two (2) years of epidemiologic analysis of population health data
Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA IS-100, 200, 700 and 800 management within six (6) months of employment.
Position requires moderate travel for which the employee must have a valid driver's license in good standing and access to an insured vehicle
Must be available for "on-call" duty as required
Experience with communicable disease case investigations
Proficient using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Possesses CIC credential from the Certification Board of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
* Knowledge of the theories, principles and practice of epidemiology and biostatistics in the field of public health
* Knowledge and proficiency in the use of electronic databases and statistical software. Competence in the various computer programs used for epidemiological analysis
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
* Excellent program development, management and leadership skills
Excellent organizational skills and proven expertise in supervising, managing and mastering details
* Skill in planning, developing and completing complex assignments
* Ability to respond accurately and effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the public health community
* Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
* Accurate judgment in making decisions and in meeting new problems
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
* A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
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