JOB CODE: OHA18-0430 CLOSING DATE/TIME: Open until filled SALARY: $7,352.00 - $10,828.00 Monthly JOB TYPE: Permanent LOCATION: Portland, Oregon The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD) in Portland, OR is seeking to fill the position of Deputy State Epidemiologist. This position works under the direction of the State Health Officer/State Epidemiologist and serves as a subject matter expert, providing scientific and epidemiologic expertise and oversight throughout the Public Health Division, with primary focus on the work being done in the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion and the Center for Health Protection. The Oregon Health Authority promotes health equity by developing policies and programs to eliminate health disparities and reach health equity for all Oregonians.
What will you do? You will serve as a public health and epidemiology subject matter expert focusing on non-infectious diseases and conditions and consult with state public health programs, agency officials and the legislature. You will contribute to the development of evidence-based policies that impact the Oregon Health Authority. You will also support the development, implementation, and monitoring of the scientific plan for PHD and OHA and translate health data into programs and policies throughout the agency. You will provide direction and contribute to ensuring the internal alignment throughout PHD supports scientific and policy coordination. In addition, you will ensure adherence to protocols, to support and improve process and performance monitoring for PHD, and to support the scientific work conducted and disseminated by PHD.
You will serve as a liaison between PHD and OHA Health Systems and Health Analytics related to data collection methods and processes and provide guidance in the development of data systems, surveillance and epidemiological methods in a variety of topic areas. You will also manage the review and approval process for reports, manuscripts, and publications related to public health science and epidemiology. You will research, author, edit, review and approve a regularly published newsletter for licensed health care providers with an interest in epidemiology and public health issues.
Finally, you will address media inquiries by working closely with OHA communications to approve media talking points and serve as a trusted and effective spokesperson for media interviews on issues related to prevention and health promotion, chronic disease, injury and violence prevention, maternal and child health, adolescent and reproductive health, genetics, nutrition and health screening, and environmental public health issues. You will also conduct legislative bill analyses and is an effective spokesperson for legislative testimony on emerging Public Health issues.
What's in it for you? Are you a seasoned expert in medicine, public health or epidemiology? Do you have experience developing public health policy and directing public health programs? Do you want to contribute to creating and maintaining an effective public health system for the State of Oregon? Do you have extensive experience partnering with a range of state and local agencies and organizations to promote public health strategies? Then we want to talk with you!
We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are an experienced medical or public health professional with comparable skills and experience, don't delay, apply today!
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Six years of health management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, AND d) budget preparation.
REQUESTED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES •Preference will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health, medicine or relevant field. •Advanced training in epidemiology. •Expertise in PHD priority areas including: environmental public health and toxicology. •Content expert in portfolio of assigned programs, with comprehensive knowledge and training related to the science of public health and epidemiology. •Experience developing and implementing strategic public health surveillance and data collection systems, epidemiologic analyses, evidence-based programs, and policies through partnerships with stakeholders, local, state and federal officials, and national partners. •Knowledge of Oregon statutory authority and parameters for data collection and sharing protocols. •Experience with authorship and editing of scientific publications. •Experience in data analytics, scientific methodology and reporting of findings related to epidemiologic analyses and implications for public health practice and policy. •Strong political knowledge of public health issues with the demonstrated ability to respond effectively to media, community groups and special interest groups regarding politically charged situations that may be controversial. •Experience in proposed rule-making, regulation and policy development, and legislative bill analysis. •Experienced serving as a spokesperson for legislative testimony on issues related to public health matters; •Partnership with communications departments to provide rational, evidence-based responses to media and public inquiries; and translating scientific information for use in public health policy development activities. •Knowledge of public policy, administration and principles of management and supervision. •Comprehensive experience with surveillance methods, tracking systems and registries related to public health practice and matters. •Knowledge of environmental public health principles and experience in research and/or epidemiology of the Center for Health Protection programs portfolio. •Highly desirable – knowledge in exposure science, bio-statistics, toxicology, and health physics. TO APPLY Please visit the following link to complete the online application:
Cyndi Phipps-Roman Senior Recruiter – Public Health 503-945-6377
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package
Internal Number: OHA18-0430
About Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.
The Health Authority will transform the health care system in Oregon by:
Improving the lifelong health of Oregonians
Increasing the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians
Lowering or containing the cost of care so it's affordable to everyone
OHA knows what it needs to do to improve health care: focus on health and preventive care, provide care for everyone and reduce waste in the health care system.
OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health. This gives the state greater purchasing and market power to begin tackling issues with costs, quality, lack of preventive care and health care access.
The Oregon Health Authority is working to fundamentally improve how health care is delivered and paid for, but because poor health is only partially due to lack of medical care, OHA will also be working to reduce health disparities and to broaden the state's focus on prevention.