Leidos is seeking an experienced public health analyst/epidemiologist for our National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) program for CDC. This position will develop computer programs (primarily using SAS) to monitor data quality; communicate with project areas regarding study activities and protocols; analyze data for reports, presentations and publications; assist in the review of study data for data quality and validation; support NHSN users on higher-level questions related to facility set-up, data collection, and running system reports; organize study files, including data and correspondence files; perform scientific, medical and research literature searches in fields including but not limited to Behavioral and Social Sciences, Epidemiology, and Laboratory and prepare slides for scientific presentations; provide analytic support to multi-disciplinary teams in order to accomplish public health research and program goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- In response to telephone and written inquiries, provides NHSN user support regarding procedures for correctly setting up facilities, applying CDC Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) definitions and criteria, and data entry.
- Identifies user/system issues requiring system modifications and prioritizes, escalates and contributes to response.
- Prepares and presents educational trainings about NHSN to professional organizations and governmental bodies at national, state and local levels.
- Assists/leads the development of new NHSN modules, providing subject matter expertise related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), HAI surveillance and data validation.
- Identifies and creates necessary NHSN module/manual updates resulting from technological advancements, infection/disease trends, or yearly updates of system components (International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision Clinical Modifications [ICD-10-CM]).
- Leads/assists in NHSN data cleaning projects to improve the quality of NHSN product.
- When requested, participates in temporary details as part of epidemiological investigation, research and other technical assistance teams.
- Participates, as requested, in special studies or projects.
A bachelor's degree and five years of related public health experience, including epidemiologic work on surveillance systems, data validation, and data analysis
Must posses indeterminate to advanced level of proficiency with SAS
Masters of Public Health
Intermediate to Advanced Microbiology or Biology background
Experience with AMR