The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), is currently recruiting for an Epidemiologist 1 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) to work within the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program. This Epidemiologist 1 will be responsible for providing technical assistance and working with local health departments in the management of patients diagnosed with TB. These activities include educating local health departments, providers, and patients about TB, monitoring treatment adherence and complications, ensuring accurate case surveillance and case management data, and assisting in interviews and contact investigations to identify others at risk for exposure for TB for testing and treatment.
This Epidemiologist 1 position will be located within the Department of Public Health, Public Health Preparedness, Local Health, TB/HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Branch, TB/HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Section, TB Control Program. Duties include, but are not limited to: Under the supervision of an Epidemiologist of higher grade, assist program staff in epidemiologic investigations of acute and chronic diseases; assist in interviewing of individuals relative to disease outbreaks; maintain and use a surveillance system capable of detecting risk factors and changes in disease patterns; make appropriate contacts with public health and other agencies, health professionals, hospitals, etc., to facilitate disease follow up and surveillance; answer general informational questions from the public and medical community; regularly review scientific literature to maintain a current knowledge of pertinent disease processes. Collection of sputum specimens will be required. May administer biologics or collect specimens such as blood and urine samples, and throat and rectal swabs under supervision of a physician; may compile statistics and do less-complex calculations and interpretations; perform related duties as required.
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.
This Epidemiologist 1 position is a permanent, full-time, 35 hours per week position. This position is based out of Hartford, CT. There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and/or teleworking in accordance with State policies.
We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!