This position will support multiple activities related to the Alaska State Immunization Information System and Disease Surveillance System, and will work with AK DPH staff, STC, and other stakeholders on a variety projects with concentrations in AK Immunization and Disease Surveillance program areas and IIS/DSMS business needs/workflows, interoperability, system testing, trainings/demonstrations, documentation, and grant writing.
We are looking for someone with experience in public health practice and informatics, workflow design, government grant development and applied business practice, and proven stakeholder engagement and collaboration. This STC team member will also have clear, concise presentation and general communication (written and verbal) skills to effectively complete these tasks. This requires a highly self-directed and flexible individual who can work in a changing environment. This individual will work within a core team but must be comfortable working across teams and in other groups as needed.
A public health subject matter expert to support immunization and disease surveillance information technology projects to include a focus in immunization and infectious disease program activities and interoperability between IIS and other clinical patient management applications.
Work with peers in local and state government to support public health program outcomes, work processes and identify mechanisms to use information systems to achieve program goals.
Analysis of workflows, develop recommendations for changing workflows to incorporate use of the IIS and DSMS systems and improve efficiencies.
Assist the STC Client Service Manager/Director with project coordination activities for the State of Alaska to include strategic planning to support client’s long-term goals.
Conduct/attend on-site meetings, trainings and technical assistance in health care locations including clinics, hospitals, state and local public health facilities, professional organizations and other venues.
Attendance at professional association meetings and conferences throughout Alaska to share information about the Alaska Immunization Information System and Disease Surveillance System, give demonstrations and engage stakeholder’s to participate in and regularly use these systems.
Support the company design, development, implementation of health information technology and product improvement efforts.
Assist in testing pre-release applications, quality assurance/improvement activities and to understand client reported issues.
Demonstrate formal and informal leadership skills to achieve outcomes.
Qualifications and Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in a health related field or certificate in Public Health Informatics with 8 to 10 years’ experience in applied public health with responsibilities to include service within a local, state, or federal agency OR
A Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) with 3 to 5 years’ experience in applied public health to include service within a local, state or federal agency or medical practice OR
A Doctorate Degree in Public Health (DrPH) with 2 to 3 years’ experience in applied public health to include service within a local, state or federal agency or medical practice
Any combination of the requirements above will be considered
Experience in public health informatics, HL7 language knowledge desirable.
Conducts trainings for varied groups using adult learning techniques
Ability to communicate and present complex public health concepts and solutions to diverse stakeholders
Demonstrates ability to work independently with little direct supervision
Demonstrates ability to self-teach and effectively apply subject matter information to daily tasks
Possesses understanding of software applications to effectively conduct software testing and quality assurance / improvement
Ability to interpret and apply public health informatics and program-area standards to current product and services design and identify new opportunities
Experience in software programming (Java) desirable
Strong team orientation and excels in a team work environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Exhibits professional manner in all environments
Ability to travel as needed
Must be a United States citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.
Scientific Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.