SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGIST

National Health Laboratory Service
  • Post Date: Mar 2, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 4, 2022
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Job Details

  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Health
  • Reference REFERENCE NUMBER: NICD0222/002-05
  • Centre SANDRINGHAM
  • Enquiries
    Azia Nxumalo @ 011 555 0581
  • Where to submit application

Job Description

Key Job Responsibilities Together with the Head of the Division, develop and deliver on strategic objectives pertaining to the national Notifiable Medical Conditions (NMC) surveillance programme, in keeping with the mission statement of the NICD .Manage all aspects of the NMC surveillance programme as follows .Manage provincial NMC nurse coordinators to ensure adequate roll-out and uptake of NMC reporting systems, and that private practitioners, provincial and district health departments and all health care workers are familiar with and receive training on NMC reporting tools and methods Facilitate collection of NMC data from private sector (laboratories, medical aids and hospitals) Collaborate with NICD IT and other stakeholders to ensure integrity of NMC data collection, management and processing Manage NMC epidemiologists to conduct NMC data analysis, and reporting Collaborate with NICD Centres to ensure that Centres participate in NMC processes, data review, cleaning, analysis and reporting Provide or supervise the provision of written and oral reports/presentations on NMC activities and data to appropriate stakeholders Maintain and develop relationships with all necessary external stakeholders who have an interest in or support the NMC programme, including but not limited to national and provincial departments of health, (including environmental health), the private sector (laboratories, medical aids and hospitals), StatsSA Develop and ensure adherence to NMC budgets Play an active and supportive role in the broader activities of the DPHSR sections, including GERMS-SA, Outbreak Response Unit (ORU)/Emergency Operating Centre (EOC) and Provincial Epidemiology Team by providing technical support and human resources for public health responses to outbreak investigations and other communicable disease events, writing of grant proposals and management of grants, protocol development for DPHSR projects In collaboration with the ORU/EOC and NICD Centres, provide support to provincial departments of health in outbreaks investigation and response in field Be actively involved in the writing and submission of scientific papers Participate in and represent the NICD and DPHSR in relevant internal, provincial, national and international meetings to facilitate the objectives of the NMC and/or the DPHSR Provide field supervision and training of the SAFETP residents and contribute to the teaching within the SAFETP long and short courses Comply with any reasonable and lawful instruction issued by the manager. Minimum requirements and Key Competencies ?MSc (Epidemiology/Biostatistics)/ MPH or MPH (Field epidemiology) ?PhD in Epidemiology/Public Health or equivalent desirable ?Six (6) years post qualification experience in infectious disease epidemiology surveillance within a public setting ? At least 4 years’ experience as a leader in a public health setting ?Field experience in infectious diseases ? Experience with data analysis and public health research ?Experience in working in public health sector ?Experience in stakeholder management ?Epidemiology and statistical methods ?Basic knowledge of and insight into laboratory practice with specific reference to infectious diseases ?Knowledge of a statistical software package for epidemiological analysis, MS Access, Excel, STATA or SAS) ?Leadership and management skills ?Good understanding of the health systems in South Africa ? Excellent inter?personal and communication skills ?Problem solving skills

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