Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of PublicHealth Programs or designee. The Director of Epidemiology directs and overseesall aspects of health status assessment and health planning for use in agencyand community based strategic planning and program development. Appliesprinciples of epidemiology, health informatics and planning.
Thisposition is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Oversees and conducts the data collection,compilation and analysis of health status indicator data for the Cook CountyDepartment of Public Health (CCDPH) jurisdiction
Coordinates and leads development andcompletion of the State mandated community-based strategic assessment andplanning process required for agency certification (IPLAN/WePLAN)
Supervises staff involved in high levelcommunity policy, planning efforts and program initiatives
Serves as the lead epidemiologist for theDepartment providing epidemiologic leadership and guidance to all CCDPHprograms
Sets strategic direction and monitorsprogress of the Community Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Unitensuring alignment with agency priorities, community needs and best practices
Oversees the application of appropriateepidemiologic analytical and statistical methods to the study, identification, measurement and evaluation of structural/social determinants of health, health outcomes, and risk factors
Leads creation of strategic direction forpublic health informatics efforts develops new insights into potential uses ofpublic health informatics for programs, community health initiatives, andhealth improvement plans
Integrates knowledge about informatics intothe organization and among community partners
Assures preparation of population and diseaseindicators relevant to the IPLAN/WePLAN community health status assessment
Prepares detailed summaries suitable forpublication of disease indicators risk and community factors
Oversees and performs epidemiologic analysisof health indicators surveillance risk factor, and related data using GIS technology
Provides technical assistance in thedevelopment of data collection tools including, surveys, questionnaires, anddatabases for population health assessment
Assists in providing training related toentry collection and analysis of health status data
Acts as Surveillance Coordinator in the eventof a region-wide public health emergency
Monitors quality of data used in reports andrecommends statistical and epidemiologic methods to address related issues
Collaborates on research forstructural/social determinants of health, health outcomes, and risk factorsamong SCC residents, for use in program planning processes
Develops and monitors a central datarepository for health indicator data
Travels throughout the Cook County area
Master'sdegree or higher in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, or Master's degree or higherin Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Infectious Diseases is required
Minimumfive (5) years' experience working in community epidemiologic analysis ofpopulation health data is required
Minimumtwo (2) years of supervisory experience isrequired
Minimumone (1) year of experience in disease surveillance and control; chronic diseaseassessment and prevention; demography; public health informatics; or communityhealth assessment and planning is required
Mustobtain NIMS FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications within six months is required
Mustbe able to travel to locations throughout the Cook County area is required
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSAT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS, ABILITIES & OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Strongand effective communication skills (verbal and written) in presentingdetailed information
Skillin planning, developing and completing complex assignments with minimaldirection
Superiorcoordination, facilitation, organizational, and communication (both written andverbal) skills
Accuratejudgment in making decisions and in addressing existent and emerging challenges
Abilityto construct written documents in a clear, concise manner
Abilityto consistently exercise discretion and excellent judgment
Abilityto travel throughout the Cook County area
Public Health Competencies to include:
oKnowledgeof statistical computations used in Public Health data collection, trending,and reporting
oComprehensiveknowledge of the theories, principles and practice of epidemiology andbiostatistics in the field of public health
oStrongskills and working knowledge with preparedness theory and planning
oOutstandingpartnership development and planning skills, including strategic planning andcommunity-based development theoryand methods
oAbility to retrieve and synthesize scientific evidence to informpractice
oAbility to explain limitations of scientific evidence
oAbility to ensure the use of professional developmentopportunities for team members
oAbility to modify organizational practices in response to change
oAbility to apply ethical principles in accessing, collecting,analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
VETERAN PREFERENCE PLEASE READ
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Degrees awardedoutside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of theUnited States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S.credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of InternationalCredential Evaluators (AICE). Originalcredentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employmentare contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional &employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriatelicensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical andpre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.