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Job Title: Public Health and Prevention Specialist III
Job Number:
Organization: Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Posted: 10/12/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX   
Compensation:
Position Description: Performs complex public health work under the direction and guidance of the project coordinator for the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) and general supervision of the HIV/STD Epidemiology and Supplemental Projects Group Manager. Travels statewide to conduct data collection through client interviews, in English and Spanish, and medical chart abstractions of medical history, health behaviors, and risk taking behaviors. Collaborates and consults with contracted local health agencies, private physicians and individuals regarding the procedures and implementation of the MMP as it relates to the electronic data collection of medical chart and surveyed medical information. Performs advanced (senior-level) public health work, trains data collectors in conducting and using survey and chart abstraction instruments, translates project materials into Spanish from English and evaluates field activities relevant to the project. Locates, contacts and recruits sampled persons to participate in the project. Assists with linking persons into medical care services. Assists with developing ongoing procedures for use of the public health data collection systems. Prepares goals and objectives for the data collection activities, and monitors procedures for efficiency. Assists in formulating definitions, standards, and policies for the effective and efficient implementation and functioning of MMP and the enforcement of security and confidentiality rules and policies. Evaluates the effectiveness of MMP. Collaborates effectively as a project team member and works independently with initiative. Travels statewide to project contract sites and works directly with the staff providing training, direction, guidance and technical assistance. level) public health work, trains data collectors in conducting and using survey and chart abstraction instruments, translates project materials into Spanish from English and evaluates field activities relevant to the project. Locates, contacts and recruits sampled persons to participate in the project. Assists with linking persons into medical care services. Assists with developing ongoing procedures for use of the public health data collection systems. Prepares goals and objectives for the data collection activities, and monitors procedures for efficiency. Assists in formulating definitions, standards, and policies for the effective and efficient implementation and functioning of MMP and the enforcement of security and confidentiality rules and policies. Evaluates the effectiveness of MMP. Collaborates effectively as a project team member and works independently with initiative. Travels statewide to project contract sites and works directly with the staff providing training, direction, guidance and technical assistance.

Qualifications: 1. Four year college degree 2. Experience with health-related data collection 3. Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 1/12/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Margaret Vaaler,  Public Health and Prevention Specialist III
Contact Location: PO Box 149347, MC 1873

Austin   TX  78714
United States
Contact Location: PO Box 149347, MC 1873
 
  Austin   TX  78714
  United States
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Margaret.Vaaler@dshs.texas.gov
Web Address: https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/default.cfm?szUniqueCareerPortalID=42064b1e-2
How to Apply: The Texas Department of State Health Services jobs website

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