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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Child/Adolescent Health and Newborn Screening Epidemiologist in Des Moines, Iowa

Child/Adolescent Health and Newborn Screening Epidemiologist

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Child/Adolescent Health and Newborn Screening Epidemiologist

Salary

$66,040.00 - $101,670.40 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

588 Iowa Department of Public Health

Job Number

22-04117

Closing

7/10/2022 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Marcus Johnson-Miller at marcus.johnson-miller@idph.iowa.gov

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Job Description

Under supervision of the Chief of the Bureau of Family Health (BFH), this position will serve as the data manager and provide epidemiological surveillance of Child and Adolescent Health, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), and other screening programs within BFH. Duties include data tracking, statistical analysis, and reporting on newborn screening related program performance measures and comparing state and national benchmarks. The position works in collaboration with program staff by performing advanced professional level or lead work in collecting, compiling, analyzing and reporting statistical data. Responsibilities are as follows:

Performs a variety of tasks to assure the quality and integrity of EHDI follow-up data, conducts data analysis, disseminates findings with the team and relevant stakeholders, and support evaluation activities and make policy related recommendations to the supervisor and program leads. Primary responsibility is to improve the documentation and use of diagnostic and early intervention data. This includes: 1) monitoring the EHDI follow-up data collection processes and providing interim and summary reports to improve tracking and surveillance activities 2) using epidemiological and statistical methods to answer key questions related to the EHDI tracking surveillance process and outcomes 3) determining the strengths and weaknesses of the EHDI data system to establish priorities for updates and improvements 4) supporting evaluation of the effectiveness of the EHDI data system 5) disseminating relevant, detailed EHDI data to stakeholders to support and improve diagnostic and intervention data collection and use 6) providing technical assistance or training, design and compile summary statistical report on diagnostic and intervention data. on to diverse audiences.

Responsible for conducting evaluation activities, including the development, coordination, and implementation of an EHDI-IS evaluation plan in close collaboration with stakeholders, and using evaluation findings to support program improvements. This position will present evaluation findings and conclusions to a variety of audiences. This position will create the tools for data-related evaluations, surveys, and work plans of sufficient quality design that clearly specify where the information originates and validity of the data and will utilize this information to write data-processing specifications and oversee the data collection process. This position will facilitate the creation of new and revised statistical reports, including designing forms and publications that meet CDC required criteria. All reports and information generated will demonstrate a clear message with logical conclusions that stakeholders can readily identify. This position will also provide evaluation of proposed programs and legislative changes (e.g. in terms of cost, people served, staff needed, etc.).

Disseminate data and evaluation results to internal and external stakeholders and use results to recommend specific action and/or new policies, procedures, and standards for program quality improvement.

Perform advanced statistical analysis of other Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health and 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative related data. Participate in department data workgroups, CDC site visits, and state and national trainings and workshops.

Participate in other duties as assigned including assignments made in an emergency or disaster as mutually agreed upon by employee and employer. Functions and communicates in a professional and courteous manner at all times with staff, internal and external customers and partners. Continues professional and educational development in order to continually improve skills and knowledge base applicable to the position.

The Bureau of Family Health is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity of thought and experiences and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Applicant must pass a background check prior to employment.

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185 Epidemiology

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in epidemiology, which involves:

  • The surveillance for respiratory diseases, vector-born diseases, enteric diseases, antimicrobial-resistant agents, or other infectious or non-infectious diseases

  • The development of protocols and procedures for data collection and analysis, ongoing analysis of data using a variety of databases and statistical analysis programs

  • The development and dissemination of written reports, graphs, tables, etc.

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535 Public Health

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both related to improving, maintaining, and protecting the general condition of health within society, either on a personal, institutional, organizational, or community basis. Experience may be gained from direct provision of health care or from other ancillary programs and support mechanisms such as government public health departments.

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576 Quantitative Social Science Research

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in quantitative social science research in sociology, psychology, economics, government, public administration, or criminal justice, which includes the following:

  • Developing research methodologies and data collection methods

  • Using statistical software such as SPSS and SAS

  • Calculating statistical data and analyzing and drawing conclusions from it

  • Compiling statistical data and writing books and reports

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a graduate degree in public health with at least two courses related to the principles and practice of epidemiology.

2) All of the following (a and b):

a. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a non-public health graduate degree with at least two courses related to the principles and practice of epidemiology; and

b. Three years of experience in applied epidemiology in an infectious, noninfectious, or chronic diseases; environmental poisonings or conditions; injury prevention; or a substance misuse related epidemiology program.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/Epidemiologist-02427.pdf)

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    Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a graduate degree in public health with at least two courses related to the principles and practice of epidemiology?

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    Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with a non-public health graduate degree with at least two courses related to the principles and practice of epidemiology?IF YES-How many years of experience do you have in applied epidemiology in an infectious, noninfectious, or chronic diseases; environmental poisonings or conditions; injury prevention; or a substance misuse related epidemiology program?

  • N/A - I do not have a degree AND/OR at least two courses related to the principles and practice of epidemiology

  • Less than three years or no experience in applied epidemiology in an infectious, noninfectious, or chronic diseases; environmental poisonings or conditions; injury prevention; or in a substance misuse related epidemiology program.

  • Three or more years of experience in applied epidemiology in an infectious, noninfectious, or chronic diseases; environmental poisonings or conditions; injury prevention; or a substance misuse related epidemiology program.

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    Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in epidemiology, which involves:

  • The surveillance for respiratory diseases, vector-born diseases, enteric diseases, antimicrobial-resistant agents, or other infectious or non-infectious diseases

  • The development of protocols and procedures for data collection and analysis, ongoing analysis of data using a variety of databases and statistical analysis programs

  • The development and dissemination of written reports, graphs, tables, etc.?

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    Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both related to improving, maintaining, and protecting the general condition of health within society, either on a personal, institutional, organizational, or community basis? (Experience may be gained from direct provision of health care or from other ancillary programs and support mechanisms such as government public health departments).

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  • No

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    Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in quantitative social science research in sociology, psychology, economics, government, public administration, or criminal justice, which includes the following:

  • Developing research methodologies and data collection methods

  • Using statistical software such as SPSS and SAS

  • Calculating statistical data and analyzing and drawing conclusions from it

  • Compiling statistical data and writing books and reports?

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588 Iowa Department of Public Health

Address

Lucas State Office Building321 E 12th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

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