Chronic Disease Consultant

Recruitment #210628-UNCX-336


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Chronic Disease Consultant providing support to Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention, & Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34002902) in state government, located in Oklahoma City. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $54,000.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will focus on chronic disease prevention and management and health promotion strategies related to reducing the incidence of associated risk factors. This position is part of a team organized primarily to decrease the incidence of chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through activities involving both primary and secondary prevention efforts, and reducing Emergency Department utilizations and preventable hospitalizations within Oklahoma. The Chronic Disease Prevention Consultant will also work in reducing morbidity and mortality rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is critical because three modifiable health behaviors (tobacco use, physical inactivity and poor nutrition) lead to four chronic conditions (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease) which result in over 60% of all deaths in Oklahoma each year with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death.


Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assists with statewide initiatives addressing cardiovascular disease and diabetes with clinicians, health systems, county health departments, insurers, employers and other health partners to help increase prevention and self-management of chronic conditions. Taking specific, effective actions to help ensure risk factors and early indicators for chronic disease are systematically assessed and addressed during clinical encounters.
• Facilitates linkages among state and local partners to help assure the chronic disease needs of specific populations and/or geographic service areas are addressed effectively.
• Trains, educates, and engages county health departments, health systems, clinics, stakeholders, and partners on evidence-based practices for chronic disease prevention and self-management with a focus on systems change. 
• Maintains and enhances program knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
• Communicates accurately and concisely in oral and written formats as evidenced by: 1) preparation of monthly written documentation of project activities; and 2) attending and/or presenting at conferences, webinars, conference calls, meetings and trainings. Communicates goals and policies of OSDH at meetings, committees, conferences and workgroups. Promotes state and county-wide marketing of health campaigns and messaging related to chronic diseases and associated risk factors from Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Serves as a resource to the state and community regarding chronic disease issues and data requests. Reviews documents, presentations and materials for content accuracy.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of evidence-based practices related to chronic disease prevention. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and collaborate as an effective team member; organize and present facts and opinions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; analyze and resolve highly complex situations; organize and conduct several projects simultaneously; develop and coordinate programs.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.



Bachelor Degree in public health, nursing, community health, social work, health behavior, public administration, education or other related fields.  Two or more years of experience providing training or consultation and working in the field of chronic disease prevention. In addition, applicants must have experience working with or within health-related agencies


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

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