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Manager, Communicable Disease and Epidemiology

Apply now Job no: 525831
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Healthcare/Nursing

Department: University Health Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
December 11, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload the following with your online application:
• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position and fully articulates how you meet the minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications you may have
• Current resume which includes dates of employment

Applicants will also be asked to submit the name and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete.

Department Summary
The University Health Center (UHC) is a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management and is a nationally accredited (AAAHC) outpatient clinic providing primary care to students at the University of Oregon. All staff are required to uphold the mission of the UHC.

This position works in support of the University Health Center mission and vision and is consistent with UO policy. Some aspects of this position may be completed in collaboration with other University departments.

Position Summary
The Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Manager is responsible for managing and appropriately collaborating with key partners on communicable disease management and prevention activities for the UO community. Responsibilities include:
• COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Activities
• General Communicable Disease Management
• Health Requirements and Immunization Programs
• Data/Assessment/Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Improvement
• Support the SOAR Institute on communicable disease management

Key partners include
• University Health Services Clinical Teams
• Campus partners including Safety and Risk Services, UO Housing, and other departments
• Lane County Public Health
• Oregon Health Authority

This position reports to the Director of Public Health Practices and Health Outcomes Improvement. Training in and knowledge of the Oregon Health Authority’s contact and case management processes and systems and the University Health Center electronic health record is required.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Prevention Science, or another related field
• Two years of experience in leading teams responsible for work in public health (or related field)

Special Qualifications:
• Position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM).
• Must be in compliance with UHC policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
• Strong project management skills
• Knowledge of health IT systems such as an electronic health record, etc.
• Knowledge of the University of Oregon’s and Lane County’s public health infrastructure, and COVID-19 related guidelines
• Knowledge of behavioral and public health approaches
• Advanced skills in project management
• Management and supervision skills
• Advanced skills and abilities in software necessary to execute stated duties and responsibilities
• Ability to perform quality control on others’ work
• Strong sense of intellectual curiosity and high aptitude to learn a complex and perpetually evolving health care system

Preferred Qualifications
• Fluent in other languages, e.g., Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, etc.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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