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Public Health Data Systems Analyst - Remote- California $90-110K

Company: CDC Foundation
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Highlights

  • Salary:$90,000 - $110,000 , Exempt
  • Position Type: Limited Term Position
  • Position End Date: 07/31/2022
  • Full Suite of Benefits Offered
  • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote
    The CDC Foundation is workingwithCDCandstateandlocalhealthauthoritiestoprovidesurgestaffing that are crucial to the nation's COVID -19response.We are seeking candidates for the Public Health Data Systems and Integration Analyst position. The Public Health Data Systems and Integration Analyst uses a high degree of technical expertise to test and enhance California Department of Public Health (CDPH) data systems, including the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) and the California Connected (CalCONNECT) platform, which is used for COVID-19 case investigation, contact tracing, outbreak management, and data collection in California. The position works closely with CDPH staff to plan, assess, manage, and document ongoing CalCONNECT development and system application testing. The position conducts independent and high-level business analysis of program operations and workflows where needed; assists with development of scope and specifications for system updates and changes to ensure interoperability and data exchange between electronic data systems; and performs user acceptance testing for changes. The Public Health Data Systems and Integration Analyst also functions as a CalCONNECT subject matter expert, serving as a resource to local health departments and other stakeholders. The position troubleshoots system functionality and assesses, manages, and communicates necessary changes. The position also makes recommendations associated with public health informatics (system analysis, communication, implementation, evaluation, and data management) as well as maintenance, training, and other functions related to the CalCONNECT platform. Responsibilities
    • Assist with coordinating needs of CalCONNECT, CalREDIE and other data systems in CDPH; liaise with other programs and partners to promote electronic data exchange and troubleshoot issues
    • Serve as subject matter expert for CalREDIE/CalCONNECT analytics and interoperability
    • Serve as a CalREDIE point of contact to ensure data is generated, exchanged, managed and available between systems and is accessible to local health department and state staff to appropriately guide public health response activities
    • Work with CalCONNECT users to understand their information needs, troubleshoot problems, and evaluate and improve protocols and processes to ensure data accuracy and quality
    • Work with platform developers and public health subject matter experts to draft, refine, and interpret specifications for enhancements to CalCONNECT system to meet local and state needs and interface with existing systems, as needed
    • Create and refine CalCONNECT system application testing plans and scenarios and document testing outcomes
    • Test information system usability to evaluate usage, identify barriers, and propose solutions
    • Assess readiness for adoption of standards and develop protocols to support data exchange, export, and analysis
    • Anticipate the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems, workforce, and public health programs and make recommendations for solutions
    • Provide input on information system data collection and report processes
    • Review design documents for clarity, completeness, and accuracy
    • Perform statistical analysis and basic data management on California's COVID-19 data to complete reports and data extracts
    • Participate in agency-wide implementations of interoperable information systems in support of public health activities
    • Collaborate with other agencies and external groups to ensure effective case investigation, contact tracing, and public health informatics and meet the needs of California's COVID-19 responseEducation
      • MPH or master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related area

      • Qualifications
        • At least two years of public health experience
        • Experience in working with electronic disease surveillance systems, including interoperability and data exchange responsibilities; skills reviewing standard electronic data; and skills with project development, maintenance, and administration
        • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret disease data from a wide variety of data sources and systems
        • Demonstrated ability to interpret and evaluate information to analyze, summarize, and prepare reports
        • Strong oral and written communication skills to convey complex information effectively
        • Knowledge of principles and practices and skills to perform and apply epidemiological, statistical, and business analyses
        • Knowledge of database and data warehouse development, use, and management
        • Ability to perform strategic and effective data acquisition, management, quality, storage, use, and application of data to address population health needs
        • Ability to provide technical assistance to achieve statewide program goals and objectives, health information exchange, data linking, and system integration
        • Ability to engage with diverse audiences and multiple stakeholders to assess information needs and collaborate across agencies and programs to meet shared goals
        • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize projects, time, and workload assignments for a variety of informatics/surveillance projects
        • Ability to demonstrate initiative to make work improvements, identify and correct errors, and independently initiate work activitiesPreferred Qualifications
          • Experience conducting research on epidemiology of infectious diseases
          • Experience with public health informatics
          • Experience with data visualization (e.g., Tableau)
          • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS)
          • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, or Python)
          • Experience evaluating data collection tools to ensure they are usable and meet intended goals
          • Knowledge of case investigation, contact tracing, public health reporting, public health information system standards, and public health data
          • Experience utilizing CalCONNECT for case investigations or contact tracing
          • Knowledge of applicable laws, statues, and policies regarding health information, including security, privacy, and management of confidential dataJob Highlights
            • Salary:$90,000 - $110,000 , Exempt
            • Position Type: Limited Term Position
            • Position End Date: 07/31/2022
            • Full Suite of Benefits Offered
            • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote
              Notice to Applicants: The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process. *Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.
              All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
              We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. ---- 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
              The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment. Relocation expenses are not included.

Keywords: CDC Foundation, Portland , Public Health Data Systems Analyst - Remote- California $90-110K, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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