This position is in the Public Health Protection Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). The employee works under the supervision of the Director of Public Health Protection. The employee is responsible for developing plans, goals and objectives for the program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Developing plans, goals and objectives for the program.
Gathering, assembling, analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
Assists in developing and maintaining comprehensive databases for morbidity, mortality, health status and demographic indicators for Oklahoma County.
Generating and presenting reports.
Developing relationships to facilitate public health.
Evaluating services and implementing quality assurance.
Assisting in annual budget preparation.
Serving on committees, task forces and other groups.
Serves as member of a liaison team with the users and providers of health data in the community.
Assisting in coordinating the work of interdisciplinary teams in the intervention and control of communicable disease epidemics and clusters of injuries, or the collection and analyses of data to describe these events.
Operating a personal computer.
Providing public health education through reports, speeches and presentations.
Driving to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed.
Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
Provides oversight for program evaluation and associated statistical analysis.
Engage in program improvement and development because of regular program evaluations.
Periodically oversee the development of the jurisdiction’s Community Health Needs Assessment.
Support grant development through the identification and collection of data and associated mapping.
Serve as a technical resource to the Director of Public Health Protection in responding to media inquiries in a timely manner.
At the direction of OCCHD Executive Director or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.
In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.
-Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or related field required
-Four years of experience in the application of Epidemiologic and Biostatistical methods preferred
-Proficient in the SAS and ArcGIS
-Valid driver license required
-Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required
-May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team
-May be required to work occasion nights and weekends in support of job duties
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience
Internal Number: 1028
About Oklahoma City-County Health Department
In 1954, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) was created by State statute as an independent public health agency to provide Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County with services needed to protect the health of the community. The board of nine professionals from the community governs the Health Department with varied backgrounds as doctors, dentists, educators, lawyers, directors of community-based service organizations, accountants, former State senators, and those employed within the health care industry. OCCHD employs approximately 260 full-time employees and provides clinic-based services such as Communicable Disease and Maternal and Child Health, as well as population-based services such as Health Promotion, Partnership Development, Epidemiology, and Consumer Protection (Sanitation and Restaurant Inspection). The mission of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department is to protect health, promote wellness, and prevent disease. Our vision is working with the community for a healthy future.