Epidemiologist

Alaska Native Medical Center   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Healthcare

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 47 days ago

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY
Under general supervision, analyzes and interprets public health surveillance data. Provides technical assistance, statistical analysis, grant writing, research and funding advocacy in one or more epidemiologic specialty areas. Identifies priorities for disease prevention and develops initiatives to improve the health of Alaska Natives.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
Conducts independent data analysis. Evaluates validity, accuracy, and completeness of existing data; interprets and explains significance and meaning; analyzes multivariate and cluster trends in data analysis results and reports findings and anomalies; identifies gaps or inadequacies, and recommends improvements. Locates, compiles and reviews statewide Alaska Native morbidity and mortality trends. Identifies and analyzes surveillance and other public health data pertinent to various health issues among Alaska Natives; researches, interprets technical data and prepares reports. Disseminates information to tribes, corporations and health agencies.

Assists the Director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) in developing a tribally operated epidemiology program. Represents the EpiCenter and advocates for Alaska Native health through statewide health committees and coalitions. Updates staff and advisory council on epidemiology developments. Represents EpiCenter to local, state and federal agencies to support interests in data collection, quality control and information dissemination. Identifies sources of funding and writes grant proposals. Organizes and conducts presentations to tribal health directors, Indian Health Service and other health care providers and related organizations.

Serves as a resource for technical information and responds to requests to identify, advice and direct Alaska Native Health Board, regional health corporations, Indian Health Service and other agencies in existing epidemiological information. Develops plans for research and evaluation of subject area. Submits manuscripts for publication when necessary.

Participates in strategic planning for the EpiCenter and advisory council. Collaborates with director and tribal liaison to ensure the scientific accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of community education materials; supports the development of lay and community health education materials. Maintains open and collaborative communication with persons involved with epidemiology, and groups that provide native health information at the tribal, state and national levels. Travels occasionally to remote locations.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Skills

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease.
Knowledge of research program resources, protocols and procedures.
Knowledge of epidemiologic analysis methodology employed in research.
Knowledge of Alaskan Native health system, cultures and health issues.
Knowledge of data gathering, analysis and reporting.
Knowledge of effective presentation and public speaking skills.
Knowledge of applicable computer system software programs.
Skill in analyzing, interpreting and reporting health data.
Skill in survey design and database management techniques.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software, including statistical applications.
Skill in effective oral and written communication and presenting technical data at multiple levels.
Skill in grant writing and project management including data collection, analysis, reporting and evaluation.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.

Required Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's degree in Epidemiology or related field from an accredited college program, AND five (5) years of epidemiology experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to possess additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas. May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule or be called out to work off-shift. This position requires regular travel to remote locations by the request of program Director.

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.

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