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- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Topeka (Full-Time)
Posted: Dec 04, 2023Closed
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Epidemiologist opening in Topeka. This position will provide epidemiologic support for the Community Clinical Linkages and Health Systems Sections of the Bureau of Health Promotion. Work within the Bureau, Division, and state to improve access, quality and utility of state health data systems related to cardiovascular disease. Oversee the work of contractors that provide data linkages to electronic health records and quality of care reports to providers as part of the bureau’s technical assistance for improving quality of care for improved chronic disease management. Disseminate results and interpretations from data analysis through the development of reports, fact sheets, news releases, articles, material for the KDHE web site, abstracts for presentations and posters at public health and scientific meetings, manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications, and other media. Track progress toward meeting program objectives and monitor heart disease, stroke, and hypertension trends in Kansas, including health status trends in disparate Kansas populations. Assist with the preparation of grant-related reports, including reporting of program objectives, epidemiology, and evaluation sections. Provide consultation and technical expertise to officials of state, local, and community agencies on using and interpreting data to assess the burden of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Provide epidemiologic support for the Community Clinical Linkages Section of the Bureau of Health Promotion. This includes conducting literature reviews, identifying and analyzing existing data sources, planning and implementing new data collection strategies, and analyzing and interpreting these data to measure the burden of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and Alzheimer’s disease in Kansas. Oversee the work of contractors that provide data linkages to electronic health records and quality of care reports to providers as part of the bureau’s technical assistance for improving quality of care for improved chronic disease management.
Disseminate results and interpretations from data analysis through the development of reports, fact sheets, news releases, articles, material for the KDHE web site, abstracts for presentations and posters at public health and scientific meetings, manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications, and other media.
- Independent work experience as an applied epidemiologist. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
- Master of Public Health or other master’s program related to public health.
Licensing & Certification:
- Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.
- Master’s degree in Epidemiology.
- Two or more years of independent work experience as an epidemiologist.
- Experience in applying scientific concepts in chronic disease prevention program planning/implementation.
- Knowledge of public health law and regulation principles.
- Ability to plan and conduct epidemiologic/survey projects.
- Ability to develop proposals for program interventions.
- Ability to derive concepts of causality or epidemiologic association from results of epidemiologic data analyses.
- Knowledge of program evaluation methodologies and data analysis.
- Presenting scientific information to diverse audiences.
- Epidemiologic data analysis using SAS/R/Excel.
- Scientific report writing.
- Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
About the Position:
- Who can apply: Anyone (External)
- Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
- Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
- Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
- Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
- Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
- Sick & Vacation leave
- Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
- Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
- Fitness Centers in select locations
- Employee discounts with the STAR Program
- Retirement and deferred compensation programs
How to Apply:
Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.
- Please include the Job ID number when emailing.
Job Application Process: Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.
- First Sign in or register as a New User at https://admin.ks.gov/offices/personnel-services/jobs
- Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
- Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
- Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
- Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
- Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
- Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
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