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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R2001352

Public Health Abstractor and Data Management Analyst

Our public health group is growing and we’re currently seeking a Public Health Abstractor and Data Management Analyst to work in Atlanta, GA, sitting onsite with CDC.

Public Health Abstractor and Data Management Analyst

Must have a medical background to provide medical record abstraction; collect and compile epidemiologic data on pregnant women, infants and fetuses meeting the inclusion criteria for congenital infections (e.g., syphilis and hepatitis C). Specific tasks include:

Conduct medical record abstraction of prenatal, delivery, and pediatric records for surveillance for emerging threats. Current exposures include syphilis and hepatitis C infection during pregnancy but could expand to other infectious and noninfectious threats during pregnancy.  Provided technical direction from CDC and state health departments.  Coordinate activities with Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP), which has public health authority to conduct abstraction on behalf of GA state health department. Conduct mother-baby linked surveillance, in accordance with approved protocols and procedures on-site at a health department or CDC and at local hospitals, clinics, and additional sources of the Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies Network (SET-NET) data.  Provide support for SET-NET in the areas of medical and other record abstraction of approximately 500-1000 women and their infants up to age 3 years Conduct regular visits to medical providers, laboratories, hospitals, clinics, etc. to identify potential cases with these conditions.  Work with hospital/clinic/provider staff to have access to required locations and records.  Complete any training at locations necessary to have access to records.  Work with location staff to have appropriate computerized listings completed (Discharge Index lists of potentially eligible cases) for review. Review medical, laboratory, and vital records of such pregnant women, infants and fetuses to determine if fetus/infant/child meets SET-NET case definition.  Complete full abstraction information for eligible cases in surveillance forms or laptop or web-based software.  Re-abstract or re-review cases returned by CDC to the abstractors for quality assurance or completeness.  Conduct additional abstraction or re-review of cases returned by CDC to the abstractors to obtain additional information as needed in regular timely manner. Provide enhanced surveillance and abstraction on an ad hoc basis (i.e. cluster investigations, special studies, emergency response). Complete annual confidentiality, ethics, records management and other trainings as required.  Develop methods for monitoring abstractor progress and assessing quality of surveillance data. Participate in program evaluation of the SET-NET surveillance, including making recommendations for improvements in case ascertainment and identifying additional case sources. This could include contact with physicians and other medical care providers, hospitals, clinics and laboratory personnel by phone, written letters and reports, questionnaires and oral presentations.  Join in on      specific projects to assess the quality, consistency, and completeness of the surveillance data collected. This could include revisiting hospitals, offices, laboratories and other data sources to verify that all affected pregnant women, infants and fetuses have been identified, and re-abstracting cases at these sources for comparison with existing data. Attend meetings, seminars, and other educational activities as they relate to record abstraction and surveillance methods when approved.

Education:  Minimum of a master’s degree in a health or scientific research related field with a focus on public health, epidemiology, or nursing preferred.

Experience:  Minimum of 5 years in public health, epidemiology or nursing; project management experience preferred.

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