Public Health Terminologist

Key Role:

Apply subject matter expertise to public health programs at the state, local, and federal levels. Interpret and implement new and existing standards and apply them to clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological settings. Work with standards development organizations to develop new standards. Assist with improving the quality of collected and produced data.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with public health or clinical research
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel for data analysis
  • Knowledge of public health coding standards, including Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED), International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10) or Health Level 7 (HL7) messaging
  • Ability to research and understand complex scientific and laboratory nomenclature
  • Ability to map laboratory assays to vocabulary standards using problem solving
  • BA or BS degree or 10 years of experience as a public health terminologist

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in a state, local, or federal public health environment
  • Experience with developing CDC Message Mapping Guides (MMGs) for public health reporting
  • Experience with implementing public health standards to health or laboratory systems
  • Experience with data management and analysis using tools that include Excel, SQL, SAS, R, Python, or related
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Knowledge of infectious disease surveillance and informatics
  • Ability to apply advanced data science expertise to promote data collection and analysis
  • MA or MS degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Health Informatics

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