Clay County Public Health Center, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, was established in 1953 to protect the health of Clay County residents by implementing population-based prevention programs and services.
Our staff is comprised of professionals with a wide range of education and experience from both the public and private sectors. We have an active Employee Learning & Development Plan which provides for staff training and education, so their skill set keeps pace with evolving trends in public health. This allows us to provide the best services possible.
The Health Center is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Manager of Epidemiology. The manager leads the epidemiology program in a manner consistent with regulatory and organizational standards. The manager also supervises and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in carrying out program goals.
Oversees the design of and/or conducts epidemiologic studies of disease or injury occurrence, including evaluation of behavioral and/or clinical interventions
Oversees the development of intervention strategies, policies and procedures, and the evaluation of new and existing prevention and control programs based on epidemiologic findings
Reviews and evaluates chronic and communicable diseases, injury and environmental health reporting and surveillance systems, and advises program administrators of important incidence and/or prevalence changes within reporting areas
Conducts on-going epidemiologic studies to investigate, identify and analyze incidence, prevalence, trends and causes of injuries or communicable, chronic or environmentally induced diseases
Conducts or assists in in-depth investigations of disease clusters using epidemiologic methods, including gathering information and/or biological specimens
Conducts field interviews, if needed, of case, potential case, and control subjects, and others to ascertain disease incidence and/or prevalence
Oversees the development of SOPs, Policies and Community and/or County Health assessments and profiles
Maintains contact with community physicians, hospital staff, and other health care professionals or appropriate professionals, to encourage proper reporting of injuries and communicable, chronic, or environmentally induced diseases and conditions
Communicates with health care providers, social service agencies, schools, state, regional, and local officials, and others concerning disease and injury investigation, prevention, and control
Conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveys, and special studies relating to public health, including assessment of risk behaviors or continuing risk of exposure to specific agents
Conducts evaluations of control measures related to communicable, chronic, or environmentally induced diseases or injuries
Prepares investigation reports, statistical analyses, and summaries on completed epidemiologic studies/evaluations.
Works closely with the Section Chief for Health Planning and Policy as assigned, participating in preparing grant applications, research reports, and other public health documents
Analyzes and interprets epidemiologic data and assures the data in all reports produced by the program is accurate and relevant
Assesses a disease outbreak situation and makes appropriate decisions
Prepares scientific articles, makes presentations for professional groups, and clearly communicates the findings of epidemiologic studies
Maintains a program that meets agency strategy, goals, and regulatory requirements
Facilitates communication in program-related matters, maintaining strong collaborative relationships
Practices responsible stewardship of CCPHC resources/public funds, working collaboratively with the Section Chief to develop and manage the program budget
Monitors program performance and provides detailed reports, work plans and records to the Section Chief for action
Proactively provides feedback for improvements that improve quality, efficiency, cost savings, productivity, systems, and/or procedures
Ensures compliance with regulatory and CCPHC standards, and stays current on and advises Section Chief regarding program compliance changes
Recommends changes when warranted regarding goals, policy, procedure, and controls related to program initiatives
Utilizes data and continuous improvement processes to make evidence-based, forward looking decisions and to improve efficiency, cost savings, and productivity
Maintains accurate and organized program files according to Record Retention Schedule
Maintains strict confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations
Reports for special assigned duties during a public health emergency, if applicable
Other duties as assigned
Management responsibilities include but are not limited to: Interviewing, on-boarding and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and organizational policy and procedure, maintaining a healthy organizational culture, and identifying and managing issues or conflict as needed. The manager also ensures a competent workforce by coaching and developing staff, monitoring and evaluating employee development and performance, and providing positive reinforcement or appropriate discipline as referenced in the Personnel Policy Manual.
Qualifications and Skills
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, public health or related field is required; a Master’s Degree is preferred.
Two or more years of professional experience in chronic disease, communicable disease, injury control, environmental epidemiology, or infection control, which included disease or injury investigation and risk assessment is preferred
Two years or more experience in supervising teams and working in public health is preferred?
Excellent communication, computer, organizational, attention to detail and accuracy skills are required; proficiency in statistical software is preferred
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a strong capacity to prioritize and complete a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate manner
A current driver’s license and auto insurance are required
CCPHC offers a compensation package that includes an employer-paid pension plan, paid leave, 12 paid holidays and paid life insurance, as well as options for medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts and a 457(b) retirement plan.
Interested applicants are asked to complete a Clay County Public Health Center Employment Application online at www.clayhealth.com or send completed application along with resume/cover letter where applicable, to Clay County Public Health Center, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Haines Dr., Liberty, MO 64068.
Internal Number: 002
About Clay County Public Health Center
Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC) - accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board - was established in 1953 to protect the health of The Clay County residents by implementing population based prevention programs and services. This community approach to wellness is accomplished through programs and services which not only prevent the spread of disease but which also provide wellness education to empower people to make healthy choices.Our staff is comprised of healthcare professionals with a wide range of education and experience from both the public and private sectors. We have an active Employee Learning & Development Plan which provides for staff training and education so their skill set keeps pace with evolving trends in public health. This allows us to provide the best services possible.Today CCPHC offers a variety of health education, disease prevention, and treatment services that promote good health across the county.