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Epidemiology Investigator I

Epidemiology Investigation | Columbus, OH | Contract

Job Description
Epidemiology Investigator I
Work Location: Columbus, OH

Job Summary/Description
The Epidemiology Investigator should have knowledge of biology; chemistry; microbiology; epidemiology; human anatomy; human relations; interviewing; statistics; agency policies & procedures pertaining to epidemiological investigations & control of infectious & chronic diseases; electronic data processing (i.e., statistical analysis systems & statistical package for social sciences). Skill in operating phlebotomy equipment. Ability to interpret variety of instructions in written, oral & schedule form which may be technical; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; understand practical field of study (i.e., epidemiology); prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; answer routine telephone inquiries from public; demonstrate dexterity to use hands skillfully. Some of knowledge base may be developed after employment
Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Assists in investigation & control of infectious & chronic diseases & related environmental public health problems (e.g., makes field visits to abstract epidemiological health data from confidential medical records of hospitals, clinics &/or physicians & through personal interviews of affected persons; establishes exposure & evaluates risk of disease or epidemic), collects &/or monitors collection of human biological & environmental specimens, assures delivery to laboratory & writes or assists in writing reports of investigations.
• Assists in analysis of tabulated epidemiological data by using standard basic statistical measures appropriate for specific data sets (e.g., measures of variability, statistical significance of association, incidence & prevalence rates & interval estimates).
• Assists in arranging for cooperative use of epidemiological data within department, other state agencies, other states & federal government; explains policy pertaining to communicable disease control isolation requirements & laboratory fee exemptions to general public & local public health professionals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Completion of undergraduate core program in physical/natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, microbiology) to include coursework in each of following areas: biology, chemistry, microbiology & human anatomy
• One (1) course or 3 mos. exp. in statistics
• Valid driver’s license
• TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT:
• Phlebotomy training after 6-12 months.
• UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires travel; may be exposed to contagious & communicable diseases & toxic or hazardous chemicals; may be required to be away from home & normal work site up to 30 days during emergencies.

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law