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 Stroke Program Coordinator within the Office of Public Health Informatics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, publish, and maintain key performance measures for designated stroke centers and EMS providers.
  • In conjunction with Stroke Epidemiologists, prepares a Stroke Care Annual Report for the Commissioner of Public Health that provides a detailed assessment of stroke care within Georgia for each year.
  • Develop, publish, and maintain the EMS Stroke protocols for Georgia.
  • Oversees continued development and management of the Stroke Care Center network in Georgia.
  • Attends various stakeholder meetings and provides information, guidance and consultation to stakeholder groups regarding stroke care in Georgia.
  • In collaboration with various stakeholder groups, develop, publish, and maintain designation and re-designation criteria/documents for Stroke Care Centers.
  • Serve on designation and re-designation site visits for Stroke Centers.
  • Collaborate with other systems of care in Georgia (trauma system, emergency cardiac care system, pediatric readiness).
  • Collaborate with various national groups on data definitions, data quality, and data integration between EMS and systems of care.
  • Position may require occasional travel, including overnight travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years experience managing professional level staff
Eight years of related professional experience AND Four years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment
Four years of experience at the lower level (GSM011) or position equivalent.

Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health from an accredited college or university AND 5 years of clinical experience as an EMT (all levels), CT, Paramedic, LPN, or RN. OR 10 years of clinical experience as an EMT (all levels), CT, Paramedic, LPN, or RN.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in education, training, and/or facilitating groups.
  • Effective written and oral communicator.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).
  • Previous experience with one (1) or more statistical software programs.
  • Good analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates outstanding level of professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.

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.