Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EPIDEMIOLOGIST IV Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Epidemiologist IV Communicable Disease Control & Prevention

Location:        Dept. of Public Health 7556 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park, IL 60130

JOB SUMMARY                                          
The Epidemiologist IV functions as the lead epidemiologist in the surveillance and control of general communicable diseases (GCDs), i.e., diseases excluding sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) within suburban Cook County. Coordinates investigative and control activities for any GCD outbreak that may arise. Develops protocols for reducing infection risk and coordinates the investigation and response activities associated with outbreaks as necessary. Responsible for surveillance activities, staff supervision and training, and program
development. Responsible for developing educational materials, fact sheets, guidance documents, investigational questionnaires and other such tools pertaining to communicable disease control, as appropriate. Responsible for the preparation of periodic reports on the incidence of GCDs, outbreak response summaries and responses to requests for investigational summaries under the Freedom of Information Act. Assists in the development of program-specific policies and procedures pertaining to communicable disease control. Responsible for meeting performance standards established by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and for enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to timely reporting of reportable communicable diseases. Provides information and training to healthcare providers on reporting requirements and control measures for communicable diseases. Keeps the management fully informed of pertinent information and follows through on assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.


·         Master of Public Health, Master of Science or equivalent with concentration in epidemiology or epidemiology and biostatistics.
·         Proficiency using SAS.
·         Two (2) two years of work experience, including administrative/supervisory/leadership roles in one or more of the following public health programs: communicable disease control, immunizations/vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases/infections, or HIV/AIDS.
·         Position requires travel throughout Cook County for which the employee must possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle.
·         Must be available for “on-call” duty as required.
·         Must participate in assigned trainings, including on-line training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain the following certifications:
o   Within 6 months of employment: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800
o   Within 12 months of employment: ICS 300 and ICS 400

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Senior Director of HIV Services - Infectious Disease at CCHHS

The Senior Medical of HIV Services will lead the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) towards ameliorating the regional epidemic of HIV/AIDS and related sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections by ensuring consistent application across CCHHS facilities of: state-of-the-art primary and subspecialty medical care for patients infected with HIV by fully implementing recommended HIV screening and testing practices; and by integrating these services with comprehensive intervention and outreach, sexual and mental health and case management services.   This position is responsible for ensuring coordination of these efforts with those of local, regional, state and federal health departments; with non-CCHHS HIV medical care providers; and with community-based organizations (CBOs) providing relevant services.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017


Full announcement can be found here

John H Stroger Hospital
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Chicago, IL

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Health Programs or designee. The Director of Epidemiology directs and oversees all aspects of health status assessment and health planning for use in agency and community based strategic planning and program development. Applies principles of epidemiology, health informatics and planning.

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·         Master’s degree or higher in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, or Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Infectious Diseases is required
·         Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in community epidemiologic analysis of population health data and strategic community health planning is required
·         Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience is required
·         Minimum one (1) year of experience in disease surveillance and control; chronic disease assessment and prevention; demography; public health informatics; or community health assessment and planning is required
·         Must obtain NIMS FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications within six months of hire date is required
·         Must be able to travel to locations throughout the Cook County area is required

As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year.  Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health professionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Illinois Education and Communications Manager

Job Description
Supervisor:  ISPB Executive Director/Illinois Director

A. Provide day‐to‐day program outreach and education throughout Illinois.   
1. Promote vision and eye health awareness to medical professionals and the general public through
clinics, community centers, and educational institutions using the Healthy Eyes Series.  
2. Participate in health and corporate fairs to promote vision health awareness.
3. Coordinate adult vision education events with various partners in and around the Chicagoland area as well as with optometry schools in IL.  
4. Manage the ISPB Eye Glass Replacement and Low Vision Aids reimbursement program.
5. Enhance and/or develop systems to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the programs.
6. Continuously expand personal knowledge of vision and eye health to better implement programs.  
7. Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on outreach activities.
8. Keep current on findings and recommendations of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health.
9. Train and certify in the Prevent Blindness children’s vision screening program, and promote children’s vision and eye health across the state (potential target audiences could include pediatric office staff, private preschool and daycare staff, etc.).
10. Recruit and train medical and outreach staff to incorporate adult vision and eye health into their
practices (i.e. Healthy Eyes, Diabetic Educator, Glaucoma programs).
11. Train and manage MPH interns from IL universities to conduct “Healthy Eyes” presentations and
research projects.
12. Promote vision screening certification to university medical and outreach staff.  

B. Communication
1. Keep in contact with legislators and update PB Illinois and ISPB followers regarding laws/bills related to eye health in IL.  
2. Update and maintain ISPB social media with timely and educational information.
3. Create and distribute a quarterly newsletter to ISPB/PB IL followers.
C. ISPB Administration  
1. Assist Executive Director with administrative duties associated with ISPB including:  
a. Preparation for board meetings.  
b. Annual fundraising activities (e.g., mail merges, mass mailings, events).  
D. Other duties as assigned

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, public relations or an allied field. Master’s degree preferred.  

Proven history of outreach or public health program implementation. Background in vision or medical
field helpful.
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) experience required.
Work with Raiser’s Edge beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have a vehicle, a clean, valid driver’s license, insurance and able to travel throughout the state.
Demonstrate high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
Possess the strong ability to self‐motivate, initiate project activities and manage multiple tasks.
Inspire others to share in a common vision.
Distinguish what is significant and set priorities.
Simultaneously carry on a variety of programs and activities.
Speak comfortably and persuasively in public settings.
Educate effectively by adapting materials to appropriate audiences.
Write clearly and convincingly.
Project imagination, initiative and enthusiasm.
Work independently with ease.
Have an interest in eye health.  

Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
Ability to use a keyboard
Ability to use a phone
 Ability to lift objects up to 40 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is in the office and out in the community.

Please send resume and cover letter to the Prevent Blindness Director,  Elyse Fineman, MPH, MHA - (312) 363-6029