EPIDEMIOLOGIST III - Comm. Disease Control & Prevention Job Number: 00121657
Job Posting: May 16, 2018, 6:07:35 PM Closing Date: May 31, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Health and Hospital Systems Posting Salary: $28.795
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Department of Public Health – Comm. Disease Control & Prevention
Dept. of Public Health
7556 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park, IL 60130
The Epidemiologist III is responsible for surveillance activities in the General Communicable Disease Program and in the investigation and control of all outbreaks. Assists in the generation of periodic reports concerning all communicable diseases.
Helps investigate any communicable disease incident or outbreak that may arise in consultation with the Communicable Disease (CD) Program Manager.
Responsible for surveillance activities in the general communicable disease control program.
In consultation with the CD Program Manager, conducts field investigations involving food-borne illness outbreaks in collaboration with the Environmental Health Unit in accordance with agency protocols.
Assists in the preparation and creation of periodic surveillance reports concerning communicable disease trends and program utilization.
Conducts ongoing management and routine analysis of communicable disease data, and presents the results in tabular, graphical and map formats.
Available on evenings and weekends for on-call duties related to CD emergencies.
· Master's degree in public health or related field (official transcripts required at time of interview)
Bachelor's degree in health sciences, social sciences, or biology with at least two (2) years investigative and field experience (official transcripts required at time of interview)
· Position requires local travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation
· Completion of the National lncident Management Systems (NIMS) courses to include: FEMA IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 within six (6) months of employment
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Thorough knowledge of general communicable disease control, with understanding of the theory and practice of communicable disease detection, prevention and control, and disease epidemiology.
· Working knowledge of communicable disease control regulations.
· Effective organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
· Demonstrated performance in communicable disease case investigation.
· Highly organized, assertive, responsible, flexible, and reliable individual.
· As a public health authority, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) may be required to engage in extraordinary operations in the event of a disaster. Every CCDPH employee is expected to use his or her best efforts to assist the agency to respond in the event of a public health emergency. It is not always possible to identify in advance what duties an employee may be asked to perform. The employee is aware of this expectation and the importance of preparing and periodically updating a family plan in order to prepare the employee to meet both personal and work responsibilities in the event of an emergency.
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,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.