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Employer: Washington State Department of Health
Located in: Olympia, Washington
Degree Required: Masters
What will you be doing? – Duties include:
- Use statistical methods to analyze and evaluate stroke patient care and outcomes.
- Analyze data to evaluate and identify high-risk populations.
- Investigate disparities and regional variations in care and outcomes.
- Design and conduct targeted studies to evaluate program effectiveness and to enhance evidence-based decision making.
- Disseminate epidemiology data and evaluation results, including statistical findings, using technical reports, fact sheets, stakeholder presentations, department publications, grant applications, professional journal articles, and press releases.
- Serve as a liaison for the office and division regarding stroke system and care evaluation.
- Provide data, technical assistance and staff support to DOH committees, workgroups, and strategic initiatives.
- Prepare written reports of findings for program use.
- Assists with and consults on state and local quality improvement efforts.
What we're looking for
Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work and data analysis, enjoys taking on new challenges, and coordinating ideas and resources to achieve goals.
- Master's degree or higher, with 12 quarter hours in epidemiology, and 12 graduate hours in biostatistics.
- One (1) year of experience in the following:
- Collecting, managing, and analyzing health and health care systems data.
- Evaluating program effectiveness and developing relevant metrics.
- Using data themes to inform policy.
- Working with data to serve health system quality improvement strategies and programs.
- Six (6) years of experience in applied epidemiology research and analysis.
- Experience working with health care systems data with overlapping objectives for evaluation, public health epidemiology, and clinical quality improvement.
- Experience in managing, analyzing, and evaluating stroke data and stroke care systems performance.
- A Doctoral degree in epidemiology or other health science field.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
- Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
- Use standard office equipment, such as a computer, telephone, printer/copier, and fax machine.
- Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
- Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
- Occasionally travel throughout the state or nation (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
- Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
Posted on 02/06/2019
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