State of Tennessee

Date: 1 week ago
City: Nashville, TN
Contract type: Full time
State of Tennessee

Executive Service


Department of Health

Nashville, TN

Closing Date: 12/07/2022

Job Overview:

The Tennessee Department of Health is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, organized, and dedicated individual to serve as the Epidemiologist for the West Tennessee Region. This position will be responsible for professional scientific and epidemiological assessments of considerable difficulty, manages data, and conducts epidemiological evaluations and studies in communicable and environmental diseases and general population health. The incumbent will participate in making health and risk assessments and provide expertise to health department physicians, medical professionals, other departmental personnel, and environmental regulatory personnel. The West Region has an estimated population of more than 526,000 and consists of 19 counties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on standards to stakeholders and advice to management or other groups on technical systems, or process related topics.

  • Conduct basic descriptive epidemiologic analyses and report findings.

  • Conduct epidemiological investigations of reportable diseases and conditions.

  • Monitor and report incidences of diseases or events to local, state, and federal agencies to understand the distribution of diseases throughout the state.

  • Participate in the design and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selections and analyses.

  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

  • Translate or explain what information means and how to can be used.

  • Communicate epidemiologic findings of diseases and health events to stakeholders.

  • Identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

  • Utilize statistical software packages (e.g., EpiInfo, SPSS, SAS). Utilize computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, set up functions, enter data or process information.

  • Collect population-based information from public health partners and stakeholders to ultimately reduce the incidence and spread of disease.

  • Assesses data to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, or standards.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education and Experience: The minimum qualifications for this level will be a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, statistics, or health informatics. Degree must be from an accredited college or university.

  • Substitution of Experience for Education: A master’s degree in a health science, biomedical science, or environmental science field with two years’ work experience in epidemiology. Degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

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