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Company: The North West Regional Health Authority

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Job Title: Epidemiologist (Non-Medical)

Sector: MEDICAL/NURSING/PHARMCEUTICAL/ HEALTH CARE

Location: NORTH -PORT OF SPAIN,WOODBROOK,ST. JAMES, MORVANT

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Epidemiologist (Non-Medcal)

The Epidemiologist (Non-Medical) will be responsible for conducting, researching and investigating the occurrence and spread of communicable diseases throughout the Authority.

JOB SUMMARY

 The Epidemiologist (Non-Medical) will be responsible for conducting, researching and investigating the occurrence and spread of communicable diseases throughout the Authority. 

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Collates, analyses and interprets data relative to disease surveillance and control.
  • Conducts research, investigates disease out-breaks of epidemic significance and documents such information.
  • Reviews current surveillance data, develops and modifies the methodologies employed in obtaining this data.
  • Determines patterns and trends of disease and identifies disease threatening situations/factors and assists in the development of suitable countermeasures.
  • Assists in the formulation of current surveillance systems and provides suitable data for application in the formulation of National preventative measures.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports on epidemiological control and surveillance.
  • Liaises with other related Public Health Agencies in the monitoring of human diseases within the framework of National Epidemiological surveillance policies.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, supplemented by a Degree in Public health with Epidemiology as a Major.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in research and experience working in the field of Epidemiology.
  • Supervisory Management Training / experience.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Software Package.

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