The Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is seeking a full-time Coordinator in the Florida Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (FLPPP) to support activities implemented by county health departments (CHD). The FLPPP conducts surveillance of blood lead testing and poisonings in the state, promotes blood lead screening for high-risk populations, and provides information to health care providers, individuals and businesses on lead poisoning prevention.
Position specific responsibilities:
• Collect and manage blood lead surveillance data. Liaise with laboratory personnel and healthcare providers on data reporting guidelines and data quality requirements.
• Conduct/coordinate data sharing and data matching. Collaborate with partners such as Medicaid and the Refugee Health programs to extract, share, and coordinate linkage of large data files.
• Provide technical assistance to CHDs regarding disease investigation and lead poisoning prevention activities. Review case investigation records and provide feedback to CHDs.
• Assure data quality and confidentiality. Develop and implement methods to detect data errors. Ensure data submitted by laboratories and health care practitioners are appended to the Department’s tracking system for timely access by CHDs.
• Produce annual and supplemental reports. Use data management and statistical programming skills in SAS and/or SPSS to analyze data and prepare annual state and county specific reports. Disseminate surveillance/investigation findings through written reports/publications and oral presentations at local, state, and national conferences/workshops.
• Provide training and risk communication/health education support to CHDs.
• Evaluate the FLPPPs progress in accomplishing goals and objectives.
The successful candidate will
• Have knowledge and skills in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Expert knowledge of data management systems and statistical analysis software such as SAS and/or SPSS.
• Have the ability to collect, analyze, and prepare technical reports and summaries.
• Demonstrate strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with various staff members and partners.
• Have the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
• Have the ability to understand and interpret public health/laboratory data.
• Have the capacity to effectively prioritize work to meet project deadlines. Educational background: MS or MPH in the field of public health, epidemiology, environmental health or biostatistics with at least one year of public health experience.
This position is in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health, State Health Office in Tallahassee, FL.
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