The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a Public Health Data Coordinator for the Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program. This position works as part of a collaborative team and provides facilitative leadership in the design and implementation of the chronic disease performance measures monitoring system and epidemiology activities to track progress and outcomes for the program.
The primary purpose of this position is to monitor the distribution, patterns, and trends of chronic diseases and their health risk factors/behaviors as well as to compile, analyze, and report data related to the burden of these risk factors/behaviors and chronic diseases.
Examples of Work
Develop and implement data management plans to ensure the proper collection, validation, and reporting of data. Collaboratively design, administer, and manage data collection tools and tracking systems to monitor program outputs and outcomes. Utilize data for identifying opportunities for program improvement, intervention gaps, and geographic areas or populations disproportionately affected by chronic diseases; and assessing the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of program interventions. Develop infographics, data reports, maps, and grant reports in a variety of formats to facilitate comprehension of the data and program outcomes for internal and external audiences. Collaborate with the Program Evaluator in the development of the program’s evaluation plan and actively engage in evaluation activities. Write, administer, and conduct oversight of external contracts/sub-awards to assure compliance with federal and state audit requirements; provide guidance/technical assistance as needed to remedy any concerns or inconsistencies. Develop and maintain collaborative and effective relationships with internal and external program partners.
: Masters degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or other healthcare related field. Additional training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices are required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures, and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation.
PREFERRED: Candidate will have a minimum of 1 year experience working in public/community health data analytics, statistics, or epidemiology and be proficient in SAS.
OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: principles and practices of public/community health data planning and management; ArcGIS; SAS 9.4 or other statistical software; electronic health records or health information technology; evaluation methods; and quality improvement process Skill in: data visualization; quantitative and analytical review; effective verbal and written communication with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences; decision making; leadership; planning, organizing, and prioritizing; problem solving; Microsoft office programs Ability to: manage and balance workload of multiple grants; manage multiple datasets; extract and create data charts, graphics, and reports; integrate/link databases; develop and maintain effective relationships with partners and team members; apply instructions; summarize program performance measure data and information into reports; demonstrate professionalism; work collaboratively in team environment with minimal supervision; and apply and interpret State and federal laws and standards.
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