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State of Wyoming HSEP09-2021-00031-Communicable Disease Epidemiologist-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming

HSEP09-2021-00031-Communicable Disease Epidemiologist-Cheyenne

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HSEP09-2021-00031-Communicable Disease Epidemiologist-Cheyenne

Salary

$4,429.06 - $5,707.55 Monthly

Location

Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time

Department

048-Public Health - Preventive Health & Safety - Communicable Diseases Detection & Treatment

Job Number

2021-00031

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division, Communicable Disease Unit, Communicable Disease Treatment Program seeks a Communicable Disease Epidemiologist for Cheyenne.

This position will serve as the Communicable Disease AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Coordinator, Wyoming TB Controller, and Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) for the Communicable Disease (CD) Treatment Program. Assist in outbreak response to ensure the safety of Wyoming residents; by interviewing cases for exposure information, updating news outlets on the progress of outbreak control, analyzing exposure data utilizing epidemiological and statistical methods.

Human Resource Contact: judy.fedell@wyo.gov 307/777-6057

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Coordinate disease follow-up and investigation based on surveillance data.

  • Interact with the Public Health Laboratory and other regional reference laboratories on test results.

  • Provide technical assistance and responds to inquiries from healthcare providers and public health professionals related to STDs, viral hepatitis, HIV, and TB infection.

  • Provide education and training on evidence-based Communicable Disease prevention practices throughout the state.

  • Act as the TB controller for Wyoming and coordinate the TB Advisory Committee.

  • Manage and monitor medication enrollment and usage for ADAP and TB.

  • Manage all aspects of the 340B program for STD and TB treatment.

  • Approve prior authorizations, enrollments, and medication assistance for Ryan White and TB services.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES:

Preference may be given to candidates with an MPH, BSN, or equivalent degree.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Applied epidemiology knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of communicable diseases to include STDs, viral hepatitis, HIV, and TB.

  • Knowledge of clinical laboratory testing procedures and the ability to interpret basic laboratory test results.

  • Knowledge of field investigation techniques and procedures, including the diagnosis, treatment, and case follow-up required for providers, patients, and contacts.

  • Knowledge of cultural, social norms, and diverse populations' values to ensure cultural diversity when working with clients across the spectrum.

  • Knowledge of state and federal government policies and procedures, HIPAA, and other relevant statutes and the ability to apply them to relevant work assignments.

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills to obtain accurate information regarding disease-related information, diagnosis, and treatment history among patients and health care providers.

  • Proficient use of computers and basic software used in the work environment; MS Word, ACCESS, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.

  • Skills in strong public speaking, with presentations in both small and large group settings.

  • Skills in excellent written communication required for state and federal reports, press releases, policies, procedures, and client/provider communication as necessary.

  • Provide leadership and model professional behavior by setting work priorities, communicating appropriately with patient and health care providers, managing paperwork requirements, and engaging in a team environment with coworkers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Epidemiology)

Experience:

0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Epidemiology).

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Epidemiology).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is performed in an average working environment.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt.

  • The Wyoming Department of Health is an E-Verify employer.

Supplemental Information

048-Wyoming Department of Health-Public Health-Preventive Health & Safety-Communicable Disease

Click here (https://ai.wyo.gov/divisions/human-resources/consultative-services/compensation/pay-tables-salary-averages) to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide open spaces and clean air, great recreational opportunities, and no State income tax to mention a few! In addition, the State of Wyoming offers State employees a very generous benefit package. Please click here (https://ai.wyo.gov/divisions/human-resources/benefits) for more information on the State of Wyoming employee benefits*.

For additional information on living in the state of Wyoming please click here (http://www.wyo.gov/about-wyoming/wyoming-information) .

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