Children's National Health System

Injury Epidemiologist - Research (SK) (44395858)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 3/21/2018

Injury Epidemiologist - Research (SK)

Under direction of the Director of Research, conducts research and ensures scientific accuracy of Safe Kids Worldwide initiatives, both domestic and global. In collaboration with Director of Research and the senior team, leads and authors research reports. Gathers available data and research and translates findings for scientific and public audiences, often on a short timeline. Works with Safe Kids programs department to develop and evaluate program strategies that support identified childhood injury prevention initiatives. Consults and supports programs, communications, advocacy, development and networks staff on research needs and programmatic directions. Participates in planning a biennial conference on childhood injury prevention, works with Director of Research to organize research-centered summits, and assists with other meetings as needed.


Minimum Education
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Master's degree in Public Health. Demonstrated training or expertise in one injury risk area at minimum.
Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Professional technical writing experience required. Experience writing for public audiences preferred. Author of at least one peer-reviewed publication preferred. In-depth knowledge of at least one injury risk area: motor vehicle occupant protection, pedestrian safety, sports safety, water safety, home safety, poisoning prevention. Extensive coursework in Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics.
Required Skills/Knowledge
Strong verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with prospects and program partners. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS or other statistical software, advanced level computer skills with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office product suite. Basic - Intermediate HTML skill set as well as the ability to conduct work flow analysis within the programís context.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Detail-oriented, able to work independently and on multiple priorities in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ability to work effectively with other staff and to follow approved Safe Kids Worldwide procedures and policies.
Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities
Ensures technical accuracy of SKW research, programs and communications, coalitions and the public
Reviews published articles in injury prevention field, shares with staff as appropriate and maintains electronic and hard copy files of articles.
Provides strategies and assistance to develop injury prevention programs and advocacy initiatives based on research and statistical data from injury prevention field
Evaluates programmatic initiatives to facilitate and promote childhood injury prevention initiatives
Consults with staff managing programs on research needs and programmatic direction and monitoring, as requested
Offers new and updated injury prevention information to support Safe Kids Worldwide communications, including media outreach and organizational Website
Offers new and updated injury prevention information to support Safe Kids Worldwide communications, including media outreach and organizational Website
Provides accurate and timely responses to requests for injury prevention statistics and resources
Provides assistance to coalitions with statistical information and facts on childhood injuries and injury prevention
Serves as a resource for coalitions collecting and analyzing state and local injury data
Represents Safe Kids Worldwide as an alternate on various research and academic committees and advisory groups, as well as at meetings and conferences, to offer injury prevention expertise and promote Safe Kids Worldwide research programs and activities
Works collaboratively with staff, major sponsors, agency representatives, and outside partners to facilitate flow of information and foster strong working relationships.
Works with Director of Research to strengthen SKW research capacity through partnership.
Evaluates resource materials for suitability of dissemination and conducts conference presentations
Coordinates and gathers data and information for SKW resources and products
Coordinates and presents SKW information to coalition leaders, sponsors, and outside organizations
Provides leadership and assistance for program workshops at annual SKW Leadership Conference
Monitor and facilitate papers and presentations documenting SKW research findings
Monitors scholarly journals to increase knowledge base in current injury research methodology and developments across all risk areas
Authors/co-authors papers and presentations documenting SKW research findings for submission to peer-reviewed scholarly journals and academic conferences
Presents SKW research findings to Coalition Coordinators, sponsors and other organizations within the public health community

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Safe Kids 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 400 Suite 1000 Washington 20037
Job: Non-Clinical Professional
Organization: Safe Kid's Administration
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

At Children's, we know what it takes to really connect with kids, we're looking for nurses who love a challenge.

Pediatric nurses have to be patient. They have to be understanding, yet able to communicate effectively and honestly with a child and their family about their illness and treatment. And every Children's nurse must have the confidence to take a patient's care into his or her own hands.

At Children's you'll work closely with each patient and their family across a continuum of care - beginning with admission, when you perform physical assessments and take a patient/family history that covers all the vitals.

You'll prepare and carry out a plan of patient care. You'll work with professionals from all Children's health care disciplines. Together you will ensure your patients' progress every step of the way. You will even make rounds with physicians, discussing your patients' conditions and needs.

Professionally, you'll grow like never before.

The nursing practice environment at Children's is ideal for developing your skills to the maximum, increasing your level of responsibility and entering new specialty areas.

Our versatile career ladder, the Program for Professional Advancement (PPA), enables you to move both vertically and laterally across a wide range of clinical, educational and management opportunities. Recently we restructured our nurses compensation package to include:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Development

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Continuing Education Conferences (local, regional, national)

  • Weekend Incentive Program

  • Exceptional Differentials

  • Preceptorship and Charge Nurse Recognition

  • Certification and Degree Recognition Bonus

  • Collaborate with Internationally-Acclaimed

  • Medical Leaders

  • Pediatric Nursing Fellowships (PICU, NICU, Hematology/Oncology)


Our recent achievement of Magnet status reflects what we’ve known all along: That our nurses are something very special - that their vision, talents, dedication and leadership define a truly exceptional practice environment. We invite you to learn more about our Magnet environment, accomplished by approximately 6% of the nation’s hospitals, and even fewer pediatric centers.

We are also a Beacon Award winner, recognized for our outstanding CICU and PICU environments. In fact, our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the first in the country to be designated a Beacon Award winner AND our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the first in the Northeast region to receive the Beacon designation!

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