Senior Project Officer, Epidemiology and Data Analysis
This position will report to the Stream Director, AURA, IPC/HAIs and will support the operation and enhancement of the AURA Surveillance System, and contribute to analyses and reporting of national antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antimicrobial usage and HAI data. The position will be located within the AURA and Infection Prevention and Control/ Healthcare Associated Infections (IPC/HAIs) team.
Key responsibilities include:
- Supporting the operation and enhancement of the AURA Surveillance System and surveillance of HAIs
- Supporting and contributing to ongoing analyses and reporting of AURA Surveillance System and HAI data to promote use of these data in improving health service delivery
- Preparation of reports, briefing notes, and other resources to support the utilisation of epidemiological and other data analyses.
- Contributing to support for expert panels and advisory committees, and participate as required on these groups, for the development of appropriate responses to AMR and HAIs
Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate:
- Appropriate qualifications and experience with respect to epidemiological analyses and/or health data analyses, database management, surveillance methods and use of evidence to inform public policy in the Australian context
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to liaise and work effectively with a range of stakeholders, and within a multi-disciplinary team
- Well-developed negotiation, influencing and consultation skills
- Highly developed oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and high level briefing documents, present publicly to large audiences, and explain complex technical issues simply
- A comprehensive understanding of Australia’s health care systems, including the development and application of national approaches to surveillance and coordinated disease outbreak responses.
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