Epidemiologist

Recruitment #220208-X27A-06

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full-time Epidemiologist providing support to Injury Prevention Services. This is a state employee position PIN 34003519 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
To collect, analyze, and report data on all unintentional injuries with a special focus on falls, drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes, and all childhood injuries to support multiple federal cooperative agreements.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Analyze vital statistics, medical examiner, hospital discharge, State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System, prescription drug monitoring program, and injury surveillance data using Microsoft Access, SAS, and Excel, and assure data quality and security standards are maintained.

Conduct complex analyses of injury-related surveillance data, including special investigations of topics of interest.

Work with stakeholders to interpret and apply data findings to inform prevention and decrease the burden of injury in Oklahoma.

Participate in national workgroups to identify injury epidemiology best practices and conduct analyses to inform and validate surveillance recommendations.

Disseminate injury-related epidemiologic studies/analyses and prevention information through written technical reports, scientific articles, educational materials, news releases, and responses to data requests from partners (e.g., legislators, media, internal/external partners, researchers).

Present findings of injury-related epidemiologic studies/analyses and prevention information at local, state, and national meetings and conferences to technical and non-technical audiences.

Conduct and/or assist with strategic planning; developing and implementing program and policy plans to achieve various short- and long-term goals; and evaluation projects to identify successes, barriers, and outcomes.

Provide subject matter expertise on leading causes of injury, evidence-based and promising prevention strategies, and injury surveillance.

Represent the Injury Prevention Service at various meetings and promote the use of injury data to inform decision-making.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of epidemiology and research methods, inferential statistics, data collection and analytics, scientific and grant writing, and program evaluation; of medical terminology; of social and economic conditions; of data security and confidentiality standards; and of quality assurance and performance improvement methods is required. Ability is required to conduct public health surveillance; to plan and organize programmatic research; to analyze and interpret various injury-related data sets; to monitor and evaluate program performance; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate statistical results effectively, both orally and in writing, in technical and non-technical settings; and to serve as a technical advisor and mentor. Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and accomplish tasks; strong leadership skills; exceptional project management, organizational, and time management skills; outstanding attention to detail; and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Strong computer, public speaking, writing, and project planning skills and experience are essential.

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

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I – Master's degree in epidemiology or biostatistics.
Level II – Master's degree in epidemiology or biostatistics and one year of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological research, investigation, and analysis. 
Level III – Master’s degree in epidemiology or biostatistics and three years of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological techniques and analysis; or a doctorate in epidemiology or biostatistics and one year of qualifying experience.

Preferred qualifications
include at least one year of work experience in injury prevention and/or at least two years of experience using SAS regularly to manipulate and analyze data in a professional setting.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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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