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Informatics Specialist/Data Analyst

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$47,655.00 - $57,186.00 Salary
Up to 25%
Admin - Clerical


Oversee the following tasks, as assigned by the Tribal Data Program Coordinator:
Provides strategic assistance to the Tribal Data Coordinator, by ensuring SPTHB’s information systems support the information needs of the Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center (OKTEC).
Recommends enhancements to health information systems to interface with existing Indian Country systems where needed.
Anticipates the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and
systems, workforce, and Tribal public health programs, and makes recommendations for solutions.
Assists the Tribal Data Program Coordinator with ongoing evaluation of OKTEC’s organizational and information systems for the purpose of program monitoring and evaluation, functionality, and reliability to meet goals and objectives of SPTHB’s programs and policies.
Provides and disseminates subject matter expertise on the information technology system(s) utilized by state(s) and local agencies across the region served by SPTHB to identify system requirements and health information exchange data standards.
Troubleshoots problems reported by information system users.
Functions as a resource to provide information to OKTEC, Tribes, and other partners.
Assists in the coordination of technical assistance and/or training for system users, supervisors, and directors. Assists in designing workflows and processes for OKTEC data management.
Provides technical supports to Indian Country informaticists/data specialists, information technology staff, epidemiologists, evaluators, and other public health staff.
Conducts literature reviews, and prepares informatics models, frameworks, or summary documents as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

May also work closely with other program staff in a collaborative effort to ensure the overall CSTLTS program is successful.


A Bachelor of Science Degree, or an equal amount of work experience is required. Preferred background related to health information management, mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science, economics, data analytics, etc.

Must be familiar with databases and able to collect, analyze, and interpret health related data. Must be able to use and train data users to use data (collect publicly available data, create a database, analyze, and perform simple data interpretation).

Knowledge of Oklahoma health data and database resources is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have some experience working in Tribal public health and familiar with Indian Health laws and policies. High level experience working with a Native American Tribes or Tribal organizations desirable. Ability to identify and work with staff from Tribes, Tribal organizations, IHS, State Health Departments, federal agencies and outside agencies to coordinate and develop grant activities.

Knowledge of Health Information Exchanges (HIE)s, electronic case reporting (eCR), and the Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) are a plus.

Experience with server management and programming languages such as SQL, R/SAS, Python, etc. is strongly preferred.

Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving. Basic computer skills, public health informatics knowledge, and informatics skills.

Supervision and Management:

In and out-of-state travel may be required in fulfillment of job requirements and training.

Equal Employment:
Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Full-time grant funded appointment (subject to grant continuation);

2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current state driver's license;

3. Climbing walking, standing, bending and occasionally long hours;

4. In and /or out-of-state travel required.