Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Public Health Infrastructure, EHR Director/Manager within the Office of Public Health Informatics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee EHR implementation and operations to assure the system is available and adequate, the vendor/account is managed, enhancements are added to the system in a timely manner, and that the EHR system is running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Provide oversight of the EHR through monitoring, reporting, quality assurance, and quality improvement activities
  • Manage administrative and programmatic aspects of the EHR program, including budgeting, reporting, and being a liaison with DPH grant management-associated personnel.
  • Participates in managing the client health information and medical records while administering computer information systems and processes to meet legal, ethical, and medical requirements.
  • Plans, conducts, and documents agency staff use and security standards with the electronic health record, including system access and working with the agency’s compliance officer to ensure privacy and security standards are maintained.
  • Provide EHR-related support staff with guidance and support to effectively manage and support the efficient delivery of public health services at the District/county level.
  • Oversee project creation, timeline, completion, and issue-resolution to successfully implement DPH programs, system updates, new functionality, etc.
  • Work closely with local district management and staff to understand and support their needs.
  • Collaborate with district health care providers (such as primary care physician, mental health workers, nurses) to ensure that full EHR functionality and benefits are equitably available to all Georgians.
  • Develop and measure KPIs for the EHR to define, track and communicate effectiveness, efficiency, and value of public health services delivery.
  • Understand the public health environment, key levers and drivers of public health services, EHR best practices and new functionality, key trends, and current news and movement in the space.
  • Perform data/systems analysis and provide analytical insights and direction on program development.
  • Participates in the EHR user and training groups to learn more about the product to guarantee the agency is functioning at the highest level possible with the utilization of the record.
  • Oversee education and training plans about the EHR.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in a related filed from an accredited college or university AND Four years of management/supervisory experience in health care services OR Two years at the lower level (HCM013) or position equivalent
Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of management/supervisory experience in health care services
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years of management/supervisory experience in health care services.

Note: Some positions may require certification and/or licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent project management skills, including managing multiple projects.
  • Highly adaptable to changing situations.
  • Prior experience with EHR system design, development, and/or implementation.
  • Prior experience with the use of EHR systems in and for public health.
  • EHR certification.
  • Direct clinical care experience.
  • Demonstratable competency in contract/vendor oversight and management, business analysis, technology implementation, change management, budget management, partner relationships, problem solving, project management, training, technical support, teamwork, compliance, quality control, analytics and reporting.

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.