Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This individual will be asked to assist in various projects in a rapidly expanding research lab. Must be able to mutli-task, good communication and organizational skills. Must be flexible and willing to assist with different requests from PI and/or supervisor.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The public health specialist will conduct public health surveillance data collection from various public health agencies, state and local government agencies in Missouri, hospitals, clinics and private physician offices, following specific methods developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The individual will edit, code and prepare the data for upload to the main database.
The individual may be asked/trained to review abstracted surveillance data and then use a combination of clinical, educational and public health criteria (including DSM-5 ASD criteria) to assign case status for individual children for further analysis.
Assign, track and process clinical and public health data from hundreds to several thousand children used by clinician reviewers and assure that the expert review of abstracted data from medical records and public health sources are classified and undergo initial analysis consistent with the study’s timeline as designated by the CDC.
Perform data entry and assist with data management activities.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience.
Emphasis in behavioral or social sciences especially special education, public health or psychology is preferred.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
A background in developmental psychology, neuropsychology, speech pathology and/or special education, as well as experience public health surveillance and epidemiology is strongly desired.
Experience with computers and MS Office applications.
An understanding of medical record terminology, public school systems and autism spectrum disorders is desirable.
Detail-oriented and able to work independently.
Ability to think critically and synthesize large amounts of medical data.
The hiring range for this position is $16.80- $21.42 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position requires regular travel to surveillance sources throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area
Transportation is not provided, however, mileage expenses will be reimbursed
Occasional travel to Atlanta for meetings at the CDC are required
The project office will be located at the WUSM campus
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G07.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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