PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Public Health, Vital Records Unit, this class is accountable for supervising a statewide vital record registration system.
Receives general direction from the Director, Health Policy, Planning and Statistics Division.
Supervises the health data collection staff of the Vital Record Registry and provides direction to local vital record registries to ensure accuracy and consistency.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises staff and operations of the Vital Record Registry; coordinates, plans and manages registry activities; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of registry budget; administers and enforces regulations and legislative mandates for efficient administration of statewide system of vital record registration and issues instructions to local vital record registries; maintains selected health data systems; assists and advises local officials and others involved in operation of system of vital record registration; develops and conducts special research studies in conjunction with universities, associations, private organizations and foundations in areas relating to health care and quality reporting of health information; proposes legislation to Commissioner and provides information to legislative committees involved with registry; personally inspects each vital registry at local level in order to review vital registration methods and enforces pertinent statutes or regulations if violations are found; conducts training programs to promote uniformity of procedures throughout state in area of vital record registration; prepares and publishes reports of vital record registration and statistics; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of a statewide vital record registration system including data collection processing and retrieval procedures; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of vital registry terminology and procedural methodology applied to vital record management and record research; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in health vital records and database maintenance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the supervisory level in vital records.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replacess the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 1, 1987. (Revised to modify agency and unit name)