Summary: This position works under the supervision of the Senior Epidemiologist. The Data Analyst performs data analysis, prepares descriptive and analytical reports, provides data support and technical assistance to Epidemiology program staff, and fulfills internal and external data requests.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Educates and empowers the public though the dissemination of data to programs that create educational material, seek grant funding, or evaluate programmatic benchmarks within the Health Department.
2. Researches to keep abreast of health related literature and uses literature to determine appropriate ways to define and analyze health indicators, as well as to conduct literature reviews for special projects.
3. Links consumers to resources and information by providing heath related statistics to health department programs, community agencies, other health professionals, and public citizens.
4. Fulfills internal and external data requests and ensures that consumers receive requested data in a timely manner.
5. Performs analyses of data, including GIS mapping, and uses statistics to interpret the meaning.
6. Prepares descriptive and analytical reports, fact sheets, and presentations.
7. Conducts quality control regarding data entry for diseases reported in NEDSS.
8. Performs monthly import and export of provisional birth and death files from the Tennessee Department of Health and makes the data available to the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team.
9. Maintains Heat and Cold Related Illness Surveillance Databases.
10. Collaborates with the Regional Epidemiologist to maintain the Sentinel Provider Network.
11. Develops new material and updates existing information on the county website.
12. Provides data support and technical assistance to Epidemiology program staff including database design, data entry, data management, GIS mapping, and basic data analysis.
13. Drives from location to location, as needed.
14. Performs other related duties as required or directed. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KSAs and others - 1. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
2. Technical expertise regarding database design, data management, writing queries, and data analysis.
3. Knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology principles.
4. Skilled in using statistical software for data analysis; prefer experience with SAS/SPSS and ArcView GIS.
5. Ability to write technical reports.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with epidemiologists, public health professionals, and the general public both verbally and in writing.
7. Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner.