The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks an experienced individual who will be responsible for the implementation of syndromic surveillance activities across the department for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS) within the Division of Surveillance Analytics and Informatics (DSAI). This individual will serve as an epidemiologist liaison between DSAI and other program areas within the department in support of surveillance and informatics activities. This individual will develop analytical and surveillance products in collaboration with programmatic staff, perform statistical analyses as required and develop materials in response to data requests and routine aggregate and summary reports. This individual will develop and implement quality assurance controls and protocols with regard to the collection and monitoring Hospital Emergency Department data; develop standards to validate data and provide technical support and assistance to DSAI staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance activities for BIDLS within the Division of Surveillance Analytics and Informatics (DSAI).
- Support surveillance activities in concert with the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), the central point for collection, processing, and presentation of jurisdictional syndromic surveillance data.
- Serve as the epidemiologist liaison between emergency departments and the Department’s Injury Prevention and Overdose surveillance working groups; serve as the point of contact for technical assistance and support of overdose surveillance and informatics activities; support analysis of co-morbidities.
- Collaborate with other epidemiologists and informaticians at both the state and national level to assure that the collection of common data elements is unified across reportable infectious diseases.
- Provide technical syndromic surveillance support and assistance to MDPH staff; support epidemiologists and statisticians to ensure program operations are successful.
- Coordinate transmission of ED data as part of the NSSP and related health information exchange initiatives.
- Collaborate with other epidemiologists and informaticians at both the state and national level to assure high quality syndrome definitions and methods for analysis of syndromic data.
- Under the supervision of a senior epidemiologist, develop and implement quality assurance controls and protocols with regard to the collection and monitoring of syndromic surveillance data; develop standards to validate data.
- Establish and monitor baseline levels of morbidity and mortality.
- Provide analysis of syndromic surveillance data and prepare statistical, technical and educational reports for private and public sectors.
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