Senior/ Epidemiologist

Senior/ Epidemiologist

National Healthcare Group
Singapore
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Job Description


Job Description :
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of existing disease surveillance/database systems in DCE and OCEAN.
Developing new surveillance/database systems using novel data sources and methods.
Responsible for the production of timely DCE and OCEAN surveillance systems reports.
Responsible for regular auditing and feedback to stakeholders of the completeness, timeliness and utility of data flows in DCE and OCEAN surveillance systems.
Develop strategic collaborations between DCE, OCEAN, and stakeholders from within and outside of TTSH.
Provide expert epidemiological input into communicable and non-communicable diseases prevention programmes and clinical and epidemiological research portfolio of the department.
Provide expert epidemiology and public health advice into administrative and clinical decision making or policies in TTSH and wider audience.
Lead and drive epidemiological research to improve patient care and enhance infection and disease prevention in TTSH.
Responsible for the supervision and teaching of junior Epidemiologists in the department.
Work closely with and be accountable to the Epidemiology Lead, and Consultant(s), OCEAN
Undertake infectious disease incident investigation and management such as outbreaks in hospitals and communities as and when required.
Actively participate as a member or team lead for quality improvement projects of Hospital-wide / Departmental level.
Have good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and a willingness to travel to different locations if required.
Provide leadership input in the design, conduct and analysis of special questionnaires/surveys; contact tracing and data collection/handling.
Contribute to the design, management and interrogation of databases.
Leadership responsibility for data management processes from input to extraction and cleaning for analysis.
Provide sound statistical knowledge for appropriate epidemiological analysis of data.
Contribute to the teaching programmes of the department/hospital/other institutions.
Contribute to and write scientific reports and articles.
Actively present at conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals
Perform line management of junior staff in the department.
Provide cross-coverage of colleagues in DCE and OCEAN where necessary.
Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Supervisor and/or the Head of Department.
Exhibit understanding of the ethical, legal and technical obligations relating to confidentiality of medical and personal identifiable information.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Preferably a medical-related basic degree (MBBS or MD or BSc Nursing) but Degree holders in Life Sciences / Mathematics / Statistics may also apply.
At least a Masters degree in Public Health (with a focus in epidemiology) or Epidemiology.
Knowledge of the principles and practice of surveillance including data management, data transmission, data security, data quality, data analysis including descriptive statistics and graphics and data reporting.
Possess work experience in health-related setting such as hospitals, public health organizations and academic institutions.
Experience with surveillance databases; hospital laboratory databases; medical research and clinical trials.
Understand healthcare systems; principals and practice of epidemiology, and proven knowledge and skills in data analysis and proficient with using at least one Statistical Software package (SAS/STATA/SPSS/R).
Ability to develop and maintain databases, extract and analyze data using appropriate databases and spreadsheets including Excel, Access or EpiData / EpiData analysis, EPI Info etc.
Experience in report writing; manuscript preparation and publication.
Proficient in MS Office applications
Proficient in data management, data transmission, data security, data quality, data analysis and data reporting.
Ability or strong interest in research.
Ability to solve problems by identifying root causes, develops and implement interventions, and evaluate outcome of interventions.

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