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Epidemiologist 1 - State of Washington

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Full-time position
Closing Date: October 28, 2018
Job #13073
Posted: September 28, 2018

What will you be doing? – Duties include

  • Under guidance of the HAI & AR Program Manager, ARLN Manager, and HAI & AR Medical Epidemiologist, provides epidemiology expertise for ARLN laboratory submission, reporting, surveillance, and infection prevention.
  • Develops and implements strategies for continuous quality assurance and improvement of ARLN data.
  • Sustains relationships with ARLN data providers and sentinel laboratories to assure continuous engagement and completion of program deliverables.
  • Assists with case and outbreak investigation activities for reportable HAI and highly antimicrobial resistant organisms.
  • Provides back-up for other communicable disease surveillance, investigation, and preparedness activities addressed by CDE, and conducts other duties as assigned.

What we’re looking for
The ideal candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.


Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in epidemiology, or a Master’s degree in public health including 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent (500 level or above) in epidemiology and 12 graduate quarter hours or equivalent in biostatistics.
  • One (1) or more years of experience working in a public health agency or similar setting.
  • Desired Qualifications 
    • Demonstrated experience in the following:
      • Working in public health as an epidemiologist or in a similar role.
      • Additional years of experience in a public health agency or similar setting.
      • Project management or project coordination.
      • Familiarity with R coding.
      • Data analysis and statistical software skills.
      • Antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections.
      • Electronic medical record systems for data.
      • Working with stakeholders and/or customer service background.
How to Apply:

Application Process
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you.  Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

  1. letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
  2. A current resume.
  3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.

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