The incumbent will develop and implement novel surveillance methods to conduct enhanced surveillance of antibiotic-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The assigned project, funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims to establish a gonococcal antibiotic resistance surveillance program at four high-volume health centers most likely to see a diverse population of men who have sex with men (MSM) and other community members at high risk for gonorrhea/drug-resistant gonorrhea, and will include genital and extragenital gonococcal screening. Incumbent will contrast epidemiologic characteristics of closely and distantly related infections within social and sexual networks; identify risk factors most commonly associated with antibiotic-resistant gonococcal infections; create a monthly reporting template to summarize epidemiologic and laboratory findings; conduct provider surveys regarding preference of laboratory testing methods; and assess cost-effectiveness and specimen quality of different laboratory testing methods. Other related duties as assigned. The incumbent will report to the STD Epidemiologist Coordinator within the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center for day-to-day operational guidance, whereas supervision authority will be managed by a staff person in the Epidemiology and Statistics Branch in the Division of STD Prevention at CDC.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV/resume to Pam Pontones, State Epidemiologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions on the posting should be directed to Pam at 317-233-7861.
The Rhode Island Department of Health is seeking a Health Program Administrator to manage the HIV, STD, Tuberculosis, and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Programs. This is a full-time position located in Providence, Rhode Island. This is a unique leadership opportunity to work as part of a communicable disease team that functions as both a local and state health department. The position reports to the Chief, Division of HIV, STD, Tuberculosis, and Viral Hepatitis. Please direct any questions to Thomas Bertrand at Thomas.Bertrand@health.ri.gov.
This position will play a key role in the planning and allocation of HIV prevention and care resources for those at highest risk of HIV and for those living with HIV. You will also have the opportunity to participate in an unprecedented community engagement process to address chlamydia and other STDs throughout the state.
As a part of the HIV and STD grant management team, this position will work directly with community and clinical partners as a grant manager providing technical assistance and capacity building, and representing MDH as a co-chair on the statewide HIV prevention planning group.
The Recent Graduates Program offers opportunity for developmental experiences in the Federal Government. This program is intended for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Upon completion of the Recent Graduates Program, candidates may be converted into permanent positions within the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).
As a Information Technology Specialist (Data Management) you will:
1. Provide technical guidance in the development, acquisition support, and management of public health surveillance and related databases.
2. Direct the planning and acquisition of external data sources and the linkage of those data sources to existing and new databases.
3. Provide data management and analysis and advanced technical support to epidemiologists and others performing analyses of public health surveillance, special study and programmatic data.
4. Participate in the presentation or publication of results of analyses and other technical work done alone or in collaboration with other scientists.
The Indiana State Department of Health is currently seeking a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) for Tippecanoe County. A DIS is an investigator that intervenes in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). DIS investigate reported, suspected and potential cases of STDs. Investigations include interviewing those infected with specific STDs, analyzing case information, interacting with health care providers, conducting computer record searches, contacting clients by phone and/or in person and documenting investigation on forms required by ISDH and/or CDC. Interviews are for the purpose of providing health education and partner notification and are documented on forms required by ISDH and/or CDC. DIS contribute significantly to the design of non-traditional interventions such as targeted screening programs
Facilitates connections among organizations to develop and enhance collaboration for agencies conducting HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis program activities
Leads project teams to implement pilot projects with internal and external partners to advance the goals of the HIV prevention, care and STD programs
Researches and collects information on standards of practice and service delivery to ensure projects are developed using the most current methodology
Oversees project team schedule and work plan using project management systems and tools to ensure established timelines are met
Communicates project planning outcomes to program management and ensures reports are completed and disseminated to project managers and project teams
Develops procedures, guidance, systems and forms to ensure efficient flow of information, work flow and delivery of services
Writes proposal requests and work statements for work complete through contracts and grant agreements
Monitors assigned contracts, to include the 'Oregon Reminders' project contract and contracts to provide 'Early Intervention Services' for HIV.
Works with contractor and staff to implement contract goals and meet project deliverables
Provides technical assistance and training to ensure projects meet desired goals
The Manager of Partner Services will provide direct supervision of Howard Brown Health Partner Service Specialist (PSS) and assist ongoing efforts by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Howard Brown Health to prevent transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Chicago area.