Job Posting : May 25, 2018, 5:00:00 AM Closing Date : Jun 23, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Department of Public Health – Community Epidemiology
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Public Health Programs or designee. The Director of Epidemiology directs and oversees all aspects of health status assessment and health planning for use in agency and community based strategic planning and program development. Applies principles of epidemiology, health informatics and planning.
Oversees and conducts the data collection, compilation and analysis of health status indicator data for the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) jurisdiction
Coordinates and leads development and completion of the State mandated community-based strategic assessment and planning process required for agency certification (IPLAN/WePLAN)
Supervises staff involved in high level community policy, planning efforts and program initiatives
Serves as the lead epidemiologist for the Department providing epidemiologic leadership and guidance to all CCDPH programs
Sets strategic direction and monitors progress of the Community Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Unit ensuring alignment with agency priorities, community needs and best practices
Oversees the application of appropriate epidemiologic analytical and statistical methods to the study, identification, measurement and evaluation of structural/social determinants of health, health outcomes, and risk factors
Leads creation of strategic direction for public health informatics efforts develops new insights into potential uses of public health informatics for programs, community health initiatives, and health improvement plans
Integrates knowledge about informatics into the organization and among community partners
Assures preparation of population and disease indicators relevant to the IPLAN/WePLAN community health status assessment
Prepares detailed summaries suitable for publication of disease indicators risk and community factors
Oversees and performs epidemiologic analysis of health indicators surveillance risk factor, and related data using GIS technology
Provides technical assistance in the development of data collection tools including, surveys, questionnaires, and databases for population health assessment
Assists in providing training related to entry collection and analysis of health status data
Acts as Surveillance Coordinator in the event of a region-wide public health emergency
Monitors quality of data used in reports and recommends statistical and epidemiologic methods to address related issues
Collaborates on research for structural/social determinants of health, health outcomes, and risk factors among SCC residents, for use in program planning processes
Develops and monitors a central data repository for health indicator data
Travels throughout the Cook County area
· Master's degree or higher in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, or Master's degree or higher in Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Infectious Diseases (official transcripts required at time of interview)
· Five (5) years of experience working in epidemiologic analysis of population health data
· One (1) year of supervisory experience
· One (1) year of experience in disease surveillance and control,; chronic disease assessment and prevention, demography, public health informatics, program evaluation, or community health assessment and planning
· Must obtain NIMS FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications within six (6) months
· Must be able to travel to locations throughout the Cook County area
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written) in presenting detailed information
· Skill in planning, developing and completing complex assignments with minimal direction
· Superior coordination, facilitation, organizational, and communication (both written and verbal) skills
· Accurate judgment in making decisions and in addressing existent and emerging challenges
· Ability to construct written documents in a clear, concise manner
· Ability to consistently exercise discretion and excellent judgment
· Ability to travel throughout the Cook County area
· Public Health Competencies to include:
o Knowledge of statistical computations used in Public Health data collection, trending, and reporting
o Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles and practice of epidemiology and biostatistics in the field of public health
o Strong skills and working knowledge with preparedness theory and planning
o Outstanding partnership development and planning skills, including strategic planning and community-based development theory and methods
o Ability to retrieve and synthesize scientific evidence to inform practice
o Ability to explain limitations of scientific evidence
o Ability to ensure the use of professional development opportunities for team members
o Ability to modify organizational practices in response to change
o Ability to apply ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.