University of Nebraska Medical Center

MCH Epidemiology Coordinator

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, is hiring an Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator to meet the needs of our Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Office.

Examples of Work

Design, implement, and administer statewide epidemiological surveillance systems and surveys; coordinate with stakeholders in surveillance system integration and utilization; and interpret, evaluate, and analyze data to prepare reports, identify/analyze trends, and develop recommendations or interventions.

Coordinate the Child and Maternal Death Review Team (CMDRT), which includes management of the team meetings (seven annually); manage, analyze and report the data; utilize data, methods, and research in the development on implementation of recommendations to prevent deaths. Develop and implement a study of Severe Maternal Morbidity.

Work with key Maternal and Child Health indicators (approximately 50) to monitor the population’s health. Update indicators annually and assess for emerging trends. If necessary, conduct additional analysis and research into findings. Work with the LogiAnalytic developers and the Office of MCH Epidemiology to create data applications that support maternal and child health work on the new data platform.

REQUIREMENTS: Customary qualification is a Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or other health care related field. Additional training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices is required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation.

PREFERRED: Competency in SAS and Microsoft Excel.

OTHER: Occasional travel is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of epidemiological principles and practices related to the surveillance, investigative techniques, proper prevention and control techniques. Knowledge of data to be collected and analyzed, statistical tools, epidemiological study methodologies and protocols.

Ability to independently design, develop, implement, integrate, and conduct epidemiological systems, models, and studies, conduct analytical studies of system capabilities, influence participation of medical practitioners and other health players, analyze complex health data, prepare studies and reports, explain and defend complex studies and recommendations.

View the job description and apply online here.