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Epidemiologist II, Expert

Austin, TX 78756

Employment Type: Temp Job Category: Professional Job Number: 9046

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists the Public Health Informatics and Data Exchange (PHID) Group in providing electronic case reporting (eCR), and
integration efforts with local health departments not fully utilizing the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). The informatics epi
analyzes public health programmatic needs for electronic data exchange with NEDSS and identifies and implements appropriate technical solutions.

Using (1) strong analysis and communication skills, (2) a comprehensive understanding of electronic disease surveillance systems, and (3) experience with Health Level 7 (HL7), Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine, secure transmission protocols [e.g. Secure File Transfer (SFT) and Secure Object Access Protocol (SOAP)], this position will have primary responsibility to identify and resolve exceptions with electronica data exchange between NEDSS, data submitters, and data recipients. Additional responsibilities include updating the public health reportable condition mapping tables for the NEDSS, and evaluating and ensuring compliance with the local, state, and federal public health legal and regulatory environment. Develops written procedures for the effective and efficient use of the NEDSS by program areas. Assists the NEDSS team with correspondence with hospitals,
laboratories, and other facilities that are participating in the electronic data exchange.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Using Access, Excel, Smartsheet, or other software, assists in analysis by preparing databases, providing technical
assistance in data analysis and preparing summary and ad hoc reports.

Department: Texas Department of State Health Services/Division for Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services.

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