Injury Prevention Specialist
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham, AK

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Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements injury prevention activities and interventions for the Bristol Bay region.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or related field is preferred.
  • Two (2) years experience in Injury Prevention, plus knowledge of basic concepts, principals and techniques of epidemiology, environmental health, community development, statistics, and personal computers.
  • Requires completion or eligibility for enrollment in Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Epidemiology Fellowship Program.
  • Demonstrate core Injury Prevention competencies; as adopted from the Safe States Alliance (previously State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association); including knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (e.g., pediatric/adult/geriatric) and possess the ability to assess age specific data.

  • Essential Functions:
  • Contribute to the BBAHC Mission, align Injury Prevention program with the BBAHC Strategic Plan, organizational and departmental polices.
  • Support Suicide Prevention efforts by providing data and resources which restrict access to lethal means (e.g., gun safes).
  • Collect, analyze, prepare, and enter injury data into Epi-Info, Severe Injury Surveillance System (SISS) database. This includes investigating mishaps to determine basic facts and circumstances around injuries.
  • Provide injury data and trends to the Injury Prevention Specialist I.
  • Develop and disseminate formal reports on injury mortality and morbidity within the Bristol Bay region.
  • Programmatically support, mentor, and train Injury Prevention Specialist I.
  • Develop annual work plan based on current data and trends.
  • Develop, manage and maintain cognizance of injury prevention budget(s).
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and coding processes.
  • Maintain, organize, and inventory all injury prevention equipment and supplies including monitoring instruments, helmets, floats coats, and infant seats, etc.
  • Coordinate injury prevention activities with and provide support to ANTHC and other local, state, and federal agencies, area schools, and other BBAHC departments.
  • Provide assistance, in regards to injury prevention, to area agencies through networking, resource development, communication, and coordination.
  • Keep current on new information and advances in the field of injury prevention.
  • Other comprehensive injury prevention activities or projects as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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