HIV Epidemiologist II in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 2/1/2021

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Job Description

This full time position is in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health AIDS, Activities Coordinating Office, HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit. The position will report to the AACO Medical Director and will work closely with HIV/AIDS surveillance program manager in analyzing and disseminating HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence data. Additionally, the position will be responsible for overseeing data management and analysis on all projects in the HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit. Collaboration with other epidemiologic staff in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is also required as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and managing data collected by the AACO Surveillance Unit as directed by the HIV/AIDS program manager or the Medical Director, AACO.
  • Collaborate with the AACO Medical Director and surveillance staff on CDC funded surveillance projects
  • Reporting quarterly performance measures for HIV Surveillance to the Director of AACO
  • Analyzing data and preparing summaries of data analyses as directed, including reports, manuscripts, and presentations, which could include tables, graphs and maps
  • Contributing to no identified risk (NIR) investigations through questionnaire/database development, data entry, and data analysis and other projects as directed by the HIV/AIDS program manager or the Medical Director, AACO
  • Conducting annual 10% audit of all new cases, including all cases with missing risk factor information
  • Identifying opportunities for development in all surveillance projects and providing suggestions to improve surveillance staff efforts
  • Conducting semi-annual death ascertainment using State Vital Statistics Records, the National Death Index, and the Social Security Death Master File
  • Identifying potential duplicate HIV cases in the surveillance system on a monthly basis through both CDC and locally developed SAS programs
  • Conducting annual matches to State Vial Statistics Records and hospital discharge records to identify missing information on perinatal HIV exposures
  • Supporting epidemiologic needs of all program areas, as determined by the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program
  • Assisting in the interviewing and hiring process for all data staff within the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program
  • Assisting and coordinating data staff in management and analysis of all projects within the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Unit
  • Coordinating biweekly Surveillance Data Group meetings for all data staff to discuss issues with analysis projects
  • Providing technical support of surveillance databases, electronic forms, and analytic programs to all staff involved in data collection and management
  • Collaborating with Surveillance Unit staff and external facilities to ensure complete and timely reporting of HIV/AIDS related laboratory information
  • Serving as liaison between Pennsylvania and Philadelphia surveillance staff and regularly conference regarding eHARS issues that arise for AACO staff
  • Establishing and managing data exchange and analysis collaborations between multiple PDPH divisions including Partner Services, Hepatitis, STD, and TB
  • Attending quarterly PCSI meetings to disseminate information and foster future collaborations with other PDPH divisions
  • Assisting in information dissemination and identifying training needs relative to program issues for all Surveillance Unit staff
  • Coordinating efforts between Incidence and Core Surveillance staff through staff trainings and consultations
  • Preparing written reports, documents, and participating in grant writing related to the AACO Surveillance Unit
  • Creating and publishing the annual and supplemental HIV Surveillance Reports
  • Providing content for the AACO PDPH website’s data and research section
  • Presenting analytic findings in various settings, including AACO, community, state, or national meetings as directed
  • Contributing to the development of interventions to reduce HIV disease transmission or improve access to care
  • Coordinating AACO planning activities and service provision with other City and non-city agencies, including the School district and Community based organizations
  • Representing AACO and Philadelphia Department of Public Health at local, regional, state and national professional meetings and conferences as directed by the HIV/AIDS program manager or the Medical Director, AACO
  • Help assure that the activities of the AACO HIV/AIDS Surveillance Unit are in accord with other local, state and federal response plans, and with appropriate local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct annual review of Security and Confidentiality policies and assist in trainings to ensure all staff compliance at the highest level of security.
  • Review and evaluate technical reports, planning documents and incorporate into current AACO surveillance activities and City plans.)

Skills:

  • Experience with data management and analytic software such as MS Access, EPI-INFO, SPSS, SAS, STATA and/or ArcView
  • Data analysis and presentation skills for publication.
  • Experience with REDCap and Tableau is desired but not required.

Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in conducting HIV epidemiologic studies in a city-wide HIV program.

Education Requirement:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree with a major in Epidemiology or a related science

Salary:

  • $68,000/year