As part of the emergency response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) COVID-19 Epidemiological Operations Unit is seeking epidemiologists to assist with case investigation and contact tracing and has retained Knowledge Services to assist with the placement.
Overview & Responsibilities
This position is part of a team that works on all areas of the surveillance, prevention, and policy development for COVID-19.
The primary role of this position is to help support the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of COVID-19 surveillance and prevention efforts. This position may be asked to support other programs, as needed.
- Conducting routine surveillance activities
- Assuring data quality
- Performing epidemiological analyses
- Preparing and presenting summary reports
- Assisting with outbreak investigations
- Communicating with the public
- Collaborating with community partners and clinicians
- Other duties as assigned
- Strong attention to detail
- Experience with data collection, analysis, and production of reports
- Previous experience working on infectious disease surveillance (preferred)
- Intermediate or advanced skills with data management and analysis systems (MS Excel/Access, SAS, etc.)
- Ability to multitask in a high energy, fast paced environment
- Dependable and flexible to changes as we work our way through this pandemic
- Strong time management skills (organization, prioritization, multitasking)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
These new positions will be hired on a short-term basis, which is currently planned to be 6-12 months.
The roles will be on-site at RIDOH, remote work may be available after a 4-6-week training period and a competency assessment.
Priority will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:
- Applicants available for full-time work (35 hours/week)
- Applicants that are able to work through at least 6 months
- Applicants who work well in a team environment