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Surveillance Officer

Company: Heluna Health
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) is a program administered by Heluna Health. CEIP functions under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is a collaborative effort involving the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, and several local health departments.The Surveillance Officer will assist with disease surveillance and related activities of the CEIP. The applicant should possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Work will be conducted at the Downtown Oakland office but right now working remotely. Travel to hospitals and health departments in the San Francisco Bay Area may also be required. Duties will include, but are not limited to, medical chart abstraction, data entry, contacting hospitals and laboratories for information regarding cases, ordering medical records, and general organizational office work. The Surveillance Officer will also interact with local health departments regarding reportable conditions--ensuring necessary follow-up--and submitting reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Surveillance Officer may conduct public health interviews of case-patients (as necessary) and lead special studies under direct project coordinator supervision as assigned.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSEstablish/maintain laboratory based surveillance systemMedical record data abstraction, data entry and data editsProject protocol development and modificationAssist Project Coordinator in compiling reports including feedback to participating hospitals and labsAttend general CEIP and core staff meetingsConduct follow-up with local health departments (LHD) in disease reporting and ensuring necessary follow-up for reportable conditions; assist LHD and state health dept. in outbreak investigationsApplicant must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation/Experience Masters degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field. This may be substituted with a Bachelors degree in Public Health or related Science (Microbiology, Statistics, Health Science, Biology) plus 2 years of public health experience.Microbiology or epidemiology coursework strongly preferred.Public Health Experience Requirement:Experience with infectious diseases in either an academic, clinical, public health, or research setting.Understanding of medical terminology.Experience collecting data on standardized forms.Experience with basic data analysis (e.g., SAS/SPSS/STATA).Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidate can demonstrate their skills in this area.Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly over the telephone.Self-motivated person who has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and in a team setting.Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Access.Strong data entry skills.Strong knowledge of public health practices and methodology.Capacity to perform public health interviews and patient follow-up.Capacity to train and transfer skills to others such as phone interviewing and data entry.Other Skills, Knowledge, and AbilitiesExperience working with protected health information and maintaining patient confidentiality preferred.Experience abstracting information from electronic medical records preferred. (Epic and/or Cerner)Experience interviewing patients with structured questionnaires for research purposes preferred.Experience contacting patients for public health follow up purposes preferred.Proficient in Spanish or Chinese languages preferred.Experience preparing IRB submissions preferredExperience with database creation (MS Access, RedCap) preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDSStand FrequentlyWalk FrequentlySit FrequentlyHandling / Fingering OccasionallyReach Outward OccasionallyReach Above Shoulder OccasionallyClimb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend OccasionallyLift / Carry Occasionally - Up to 50 lbsPush/Pull Occasionally - Up to 50 lbsSee ConstantlyTaste/ Smell Not ApplicableKEYNot Applicable Not required for essential functionsOccasionally (0 - 2 hrs/day)Frequently (2 - 5 hrs/day)Constantly (5+ hrs/day)WORK ENVIRONMENTGeneral Office Setting, Indoors Temperature ControlledEEOC STATEMENTIt is the policy of Heluna Health to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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