National Violent Death Reporting System Epidemiologist - Epidemiology & response division


CLOSING DATE: September 26, 2018


JOB #: 13017

POSTED: September 13, 2018


How does it get done?

This position will conduct surveillance of circumstances associated with violent deaths and develop and pursue prevention recommendations and work to reduce the incidence of violent death in New Mexico Position will lead the New Mexico Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), which oversees violent death surveillance activities (and includes drug overdose-related deaths).  The incumbent will also provide leadership for two data abstractor positions that study circumstances of violent and overdose-related deaths.  In addition, the selected candidate will disseminate surveillance and prevention results in written reports, presentations, web-based formats, press releases, and publications.  This epidemiologist may also be the Principal Investigator for, and help manage, the federal NVDRS grant.

Who are the customers?

The job is done for the members of the general public who are at increased risk for violent (and drug overdose-related) death in NM, for the NM Department of Health, and for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pursuant to the requirements of a grant.

Ideal Candidate

Experience in abstracting data from medical and/or other records, Experience in working with large databases, and linking data from large databases, Experience in leading abstractors, Experience using coding guidelines, Experience conducting data management, including cleaning data and conducting quality assurance work.

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