PROGRAM MANAGER SURVEILLANCE & INFORMATICS Job Number: 00126469
Job Posting : Nov 24, 2021, 10:03:48 PM Closing Date : Dec 9, 2021, 5:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Aligned with the Cook County Department of Public Health's (CCDPH) mission, vision and strategic direction, the Program Manager, Surveillance and Informatics oversees informatics, surveillance and statistical programming for the CCDPH. Serves as the primary technical consultant for the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit. Responsible for all facets of syndromic surveillance including, but not limited to, COIVD-19-like and influenza-like illness, and West Nile Virus. Serves as the lead developer (statistical programmer) for the unit and manages all internal and external data requests, surveillance reports, and visualization projects.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Serves as the primary technical consultant for the communicable disease (CD) control unit in the areas of surveillance, including syndromic surveillance, informatics, and development.
Responds to internal and external data requests across all six CD Program areas.
Produces regular, interactive surveillance reports and website updates.
Coordinates all agency projects involving the National Syndromic Surveillance Program.
Detects space-time clusters using statistical software and provides actionable communicable disease intelligence to staff who need to know.
Identifies hot-spots around the County for emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases, including COVID-19. Provides the CD Director and senior health department staff actionable information to guide testing and/or vaccination initiatives.
Serves as the primary point of contact in relation to all electronic case reporting initiatives.
Develops and innovates data visualization and surveillance projects for our department's website and other public-facing websites.
Develops internal applications using various programming tools, predominantly in R, to support investigatory and reporting requirements.
Maintains and curates the CD Unit's Github repository.
Actively participates in local and national R groups.
Mines available data sources for health information to supplement traditional surveillance data; evaluates alternative data sources for utility to the CD Unit and the health department overall. Incorporates those alternative data into visualization and surveillance applications where appropriate.
Seeks out new datasets and leverages health information to supplement our existing situational awareness of communicable diseases, clusters of disease, and epidemics.
Outlines and develops workflows to automate repetitive tasks geared around streamlining CD's operations.
Employs machine learning to develop algorithms for application development.
Recommends hardware and software solutions where appropriate.
Assists in the development of administrative dashboards for senior CD and agency leadership.
Provides new tools, applications, training and support to CD staff in their daily work.
Leads team members in modeling outcomes during epidemics or pandemics using available data.
Provides epidemiologic leadership and consultation to all programs within the CD service unit.
Works in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health and other agencies in conducting research in local disease clusters or disease outbreaks.
Attends and participates in Infectious Diseases Committee meetings of the Northern Illinois Public Health consortium to support policies and initiatives around data.
Attends and participates in Informatics committee meetings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
Coordinates communicable disease unit activities in relation to informatics, surveillance, and statistical programming with staff from other service units.
Maintains standard operating procedures for new and existing workflows.
Conducts presentations, as necessary, for internal and external stakeholders around data, development and informatics.
Must be available for "on-call" duties for communicable disease emergencies on evenings and weekends.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masters degree from an accredited institution in Public Health with a concentration in either Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Disease Control and Prevention or related field
Four (4) years of work experience in communicable disease control in a public health department
Two (2) year of supervisory and/or management experience
One (1) year of experience in management of a syndromic surveillance program
Proficient with using statistical software, such as R, Shiny, SQL, and SAS
Completion of the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) courses to include: ICS-100b, 200b, 700a, 800b, 701a, 702a, 703a, 808 and 300 & 400 management within six (6) months of employment
Position requires moderate travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation
Must be available for "on-call" duty as needed
Prior experience in communicable disease case investigations
Prior experience developing and deploying Shiny applications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles and practice of epidemiology and biostatistics in the field of public health
Knowledge and mastery proficiency of the use of electronic databases and statistical software.
Knowledge and mastery proficiency of the various computer programs used for epidemiological analysis
Working knowledge of communicable disease regulations and treatment
Strong sense of design and creative approach to complex problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently but with direction from the Director or designee
Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written) in presenting detailed information
Skill in planning, developing and completing complex assignments
Accurate judgment in making decisions and in meeting new problems
Ability to respond accurately and effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the public health community
Ability to make sound discretionary decisions
Ability to meet deadlines set by the Director or designee
Ability to represent CCDPH with tact and diplomacy
Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
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, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
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