Epidemiologic and Program Evaluation Assistant

Location: Albany, NY, United States
Date Posted: 03-02-2018
Contract Position: Epidemiologic and Program Evaluation Assistance
Job Location: New York State Government facility, located in Albany NY
Work Hours: Work will be performed up to 40 hours per week.
Contract Duration: The term of this contract is a maximum of five (5) years with an anticipated contract period from July 2, 2018 – June 30, 2023.

Scope of Work:
Contracted staff will perform epidemiologic, other data-related investigatory services, and program evaluation assistance related to the Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Initiative. 

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Participate in the development, implementation, collection, processing and analysis of the Institute maintained databases, including HIV surveillance data and the Institute Reporting System data.  
  • Serve as a “data-related liaison” between the Institute’s surveillance staff, program staff contract managers, and external collaborators, to ensure appropriate coordination and management of data associated with ETE programming.
  • Facilitate the use of Institute maintained databases for programmatic purposes consistent with the ETE Initiative.
  • Participate in data-driven continuous quality improvement activities designed to improve the quality of HIV ETE-related programming, including (but not limited to), targeted and routine HIV testing, linkage to prevention and care, treatment adherence and viral load suppression.   
  • Assist in the review, update, and revision of partner services field manuals, policies and procedures, and operations guidance to reflect ETE-related additions and the breadth of current practice. Provide in-service training on legal mandates, case definition and reporting requirements, and the use of HIV-related data for programmatic purposes. 
  • Assist with the development of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Available at an acceptable cost, Relevant and Time-bound) objectives, key variable measurements, and evaluation planning for new ETE programming.
  • Conduct medical record reviews to verify cases of HIV infection, to verify the offer of HIV testing per public health law and to facilitate new ETE-related programming. 
  • Provide technical assistance to hospital, primary care, and ambulatory care practices related to the implementation of routine testing and compliance with public health law. 
  • Provide training and technical assistance to contract management staff and funded HIV testing providers related to improving the efficiency of targeted testing initiatives.
  • Provide data driven decision making technical assistance related to priority ETE initiatives.
  • Provide support and technical assistance in the development and modification of The Dashboard and other mechanisms for measuring ETE progress.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of nine (9) semester hours of mathematics or statistics; and a minimum of two (2) years of research, evaluation, or epidemiologic experience , or a Master’s degree in public health or a related field and a minimum of one (1) year of research, evaluation or epidemiologic experience.
Experience working with relational databases, SQL Programming, SAS, SPSS or other statistical software.
Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ana@globalhealthcaregroup.com Tel. 717-364-6181  Fax: 717-412-2100 
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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