Public Health Specialist II (Surveillance Program)
Job Details
Experienced
Home Office - Oklahoma City, OK
N/A
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$20.37 - $25.46 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day
Admin - Clerical
Description

The Public Health Specialist II will perform a supportive role in the TEC Surveillance department contact tracing/case investigation, vaccine efforts, and programmatic projects. Under the general direction of the Program Coordinator, works in collaboration with tribes, tribal programs, Indian Health Service (IHS), state and urban programs to develop and maintain surveillance related data collection, entry, analysis, and interpretation to ensure comprehensive, quality health data are available and accessible to the Native American population in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. This includes supporting epidemiological analysis based on vital records, clinical data; participates in disease outbreak/cluster investigations; disseminates results of investigations, special studies, routine surveillance and analysis of health outcome data to tribes; assists with public health programmatic planning and evaluation; may serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community; and performs other related duties as required. Provide and manage health education that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain infection control and prevention. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating stakeholders. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community. Additional duties include, but are not limited to participates in disease outbreak/cluster investigations; disseminates results of investigations, special studies, develop the capacity for organizations to support responses to public health emergencies, provide cultural competency training, implement disease control and prevention programs to reduce health disparities, vaccine hesitancy, STIs, and COVID-19 contact tracing/case investigation and performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Public Health or closely related field and 2 years of tribal public health experience required.

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Public Health or closely related field
  • Experience/Field: 2 years experience in tribal public health

Special Skills/Qualifications: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in medical informatics and the use of data sets in epidemiological methods. Must have and able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; presentation skills; decision making and time management skills; excellent problem solving skills; leadership and team building skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive
work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with the public; maintain confidentiality; and computer skills and knowledge of technical and applicable software programs (Epi info, SAS, word processors, spreadsheets and presentation software) is required.

Competencies: Teamwork, effective communication, planning and organizing work, initiative, and problem solving.
Supervisory Authority: None
Travel: In and out of state travel may be required in the 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 Accommodations: 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.

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