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Job #: R-00052905
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category: Statistician
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced public health analyst/epidemiologist for our National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) program for CDC in Atlanta, GA.

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.

Primary Responsibilities

Lead analyst for the NHSN Dialysis Team:

  • Leads, guides, manages, and monitors the implementation of the dialysis NHSN analytic program
  • Responsible for ensuring data is accurate and readily available for analysis, which is utilized to inform best prevention practices and guidelines for high quality patient care
  • Leads and verifies all dialysis-related final compliance data files sent from CDC to CMS for healthcare quality improvement programs
  • Leads NHSN data cleaning and data validation projects to improve the quality of NHSN product
  • Leads, maintains and updates technical content of protocols, instructions, and other documents for NHSN dialysis surveillance resulting from technological advancements, HAI/disease trends, and yearly updates of system components (10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems [ICD-9-CM])
  • Leads the design of qualitative
  •  and quantitative tools and materials in support of a data collection plan
  • Leads, develops, and implements data collection or management methods used to ensure quality
  • Leads the interpretation and presentation of data for scientific presentations, publications, and/or guidance documents
  • Oversees the development of NHSN modules and mechanisms for electronic reporting to NHSN
  • Provides advanced technical (analysis) assistance to population of healthcare associated infection professionals
  • Explains complex concepts, ideas, and/or policies effectively to individuals and/or groups
  • Engages with the target audience and tailors evidence-based recommendations and/or health policy information to their needs with minimal supervision
  • Establishes program standards, policies, strategies, goals and evaluation plans in conjunction with senior staff
  • Participates in management conference calls and meetings with the leadership team regarding staff and business development opportunities
  • Conducts user outreach and education and provides consultation and technical assistance to dialysis provider groups, quality improvement organizations, and health departments in order to support their healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention, surveillance, and response activities, and to meet NHSN data quality needs.
  • Provides input on NHSN dialysis helpdesk inquiries that require complex analysis and/or advanced knowledge of NHSN reporting criteria, enrollment procedures, and surveillance protocols
  • Prepares and presents educational trainings (20-30 annually) about NHSN to professional organizations and governmental bodies at national, state and local levels.
  • Participates in epidemiological investigation, research and other technical assistance.
  • Participates in special DHQP studies or projects.

SAS Developer:

  • Develops SAS programs and data management functions; use surveillance and research data to create analytic variable based on scientific staff specifications; create variable mapping documents and data dictionaries which are used by scientific staff and statisticians during data analysis
  • Identifies and resolves business systems issues
  • Participates in code reviews of NHSN software programs for malfunction detection
  • Works as member of a project team functioning as a business analyst for NHSN projects utilizing agile methodologies and tracking requirements through the system development life cycle (SPLC)
  • Facilitates the elicitation and documentation of business requirements and joint application design sessions
  • Collaborates with SMEs to coordinate and develop appropriate business solutions for identified analytic needs
  • Tracks issues, risks, action items and decisions using standard project management techniques and tools
  • Communicates project issues and risks to the project management team

Ability to obtain Public Trust Security Clearance.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Biostatistics, or Math and 7 years of experience or MS, MPH, MSPH and 5 years of experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

SAS Proficient, Intermediate to Advanced


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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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