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Job Title: Public Health Data Analyst - Epidemiology
Job Number: 17-22135
Organization: Shelby County Health Department
Posted: 9/11/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Memphis,  TN    USA
Compensation: $3,191.58 monthly - salary commensurate with experience and education
Position Description: 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.

Qualifications: 1. Two (2) years’ experience directly related to data analysis in a health care agency or organization; and 2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health, health informatics, statistics or related degree; OR 3. Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health informatics or closely related degree preferred. 4. An equivalent combination of related education and/or experience. 5. Data management or data analyst experience preferred. 6. PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

Organization Description: Shelby County Health Department is located in Memphis, TN and provides a full range of public health services for approximately 900,000 citizens in Shelby County.

Closing Date: 12/11/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jennifer Kmet,  Public Health Data Analyst - Epidemiology
Contact Location: 814 Jefferson Ave

Memphis   TN  38105
Contact Location: 814 Jefferson Ave
  Memphis   TN  38105
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How to Apply: Please go the following websites and carefully follow the instructions to apply: nt-Opportunities

Position posting: nt-Opportunities

Additional Information: Special Requirements

1. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver's License and automobile available for daily use.

2. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.

3. Must be available weekends and/or after regular work hours.

4. Will be required to travel to locations outside of the office.

Web Site Delete Date: 12/11/2017