ASSOCIATE OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 90654-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: WSLH/CDD/MICROBIOLOGY


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90654-AS

Working Title: Associate Outreach Specialist

Official Title: ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)

Hiring Department: A527000-WI STATE LAB OF HYGIENE/CDD/MICROBIOLOGY

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 19, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

A 4 year Bachelor's Degree from a regionally-accredited college or university is required. Relevant experience with public health or healthcare data analysis preferred.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred.



Position Summary:

This position provides support to extension faculty, instructional academic staff or Outreach Program Managers. May work with adult and continuing education user groups on new techniques and practices through meetings, workshops, conferences, the preparation of advisory publications, and other means. May conduct field research to apply and evaluate research applicable to the user groups. Provides general information on public issues.
Under the general supervision of the AIDS/HIV Program Section Chief and the daily direction of the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, the Hepatitis C Surveillance Specialist is responsible for collecting, processing, monitoring, and evaluating the quality of hepatitis C virus (HCV) case surveillance and laboratory data. The position is responsible for:
Collecting case surveillance data through both active and passive surveillance techniques.
Reviewing case reports submitted by health care provider, testing facilities and local public health departments for accuracy and completeness and contacting healthcare providers to obtain missing data or to clarify reported data.
Processing electronic and paper laboratory records to identify unreported cases of HCV infection and to collect additional laboratory values on previously reported cases.
Interpreting lab serology according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) HCV case definitions and HCV testing algorithms.
Utilizing the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), local computer programs and package programs to collect, track and manage HCV surveillance data and related follow-up efforts.
Engaging with HIV, General Epidemiology and STD Program surveillance staff to share and update information on shared cases.
Using basic analysis skills to monitor data quality.
Compiling and reporting data for reports, grant applications, and special projects.
Assisting the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator and the HCV Epidemiologist in providing guidance and technical assistance to reporting providers regarding HCV reporting requirements, laboratory-based reporting requirements, and the use of forms.
Assuring that case and laboratory surveillance data are accurate and of high quality.

The effect of this position is to ensure timely and accurate reporting of HCV case surveillance and laboratory data for the purposes of preventing further disease transmission and ensuring positive health outcomes for HCV-infected individuals.

Normal work hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with some state and regional travel required



Additional Information:

1. Knowledge of basic medical and laboratory terminology.
2. Knowledge of the basic principles of medical confidentiality.
3. Knowledge of Wisconsin Communicable Disease confidentiality statutes.
4. Knowledge of basic clinical and epidemiologic aspects of HCV infections disease, including CDC and CSTE case definitions for HCV infection.
5. Knowledge of basic statistical concepts.
6. Ability to independently abstract relevant information from medical records and laboratory reports.
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external partners.
8. High level of motivation for self-directed learning and following written procedures.
9. Effective written and oral communication skills.
10. Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, including data manipulation techniques in Excel.
11. High level of comfort with general database management techniques, file navigation, and internet searches.
12. Careful and accurate data entry skills with extraordinary attention to detail.
13. Ability to organize and track multiple simultaneous activities.
14. Knowledge of and sensitivity to alternate and diverse lifestyles.

As defined in the Americans With Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Incumbent will perform duties at the Wisconsin Division of Public Health AIDS/HIV Program. 1 West Wilson Street, Room 265.



Contact:

Kelsey Gordon
kelsey.gordon@slh.wisc.edu
608-262-5594
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email hrstaff@slh.wisc.edu or call Kelsey Gordon, 608-262-5594.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 10 May 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 24 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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