Overview

The purpose of this position is to support the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division at the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) by conducting and assisting with data collection, analysis, reporting, and improvement work related to the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and Nurse Family Partnership, and other home visiting efforts. This position serves as the MCH Home Visiting Epidemiologist. The Home Visiting Epidemiologist works independently and as part of the MCH Epidemiology Team, performs duties with minimal supervision following IDOH guidelines and policies, and reports directly to the Director of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology. The position works very closely with MCH program staff, other IDOH epidemiologists, the MCH IT team, and other internal and external partners. The position responsibilities include performing analyses with any and all relevant data sources, but primarily utilizing home visiting, natality, and mortality data sources.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Serve as a resource and subject matter expert in home visiting data, benchmark analysis, data flow management, and reporting
• Monitor and ensure achievement of MIECHV and home visiting program goals and objectives as they relate to data analysis, management, integration, reporting and evaluation
• Serve as data expert on MIECHV in order to support programmatic decisions and the My Healthy Baby project through real-time data access and analysis
• As needed, support MIECHV data-related collaborative, workgroups, community of practices
• As needed, analyze natality and mortality data to identify relationships between risk factors and negative outcomes, as well as ad hoc requests
• Assist the MCH Epidemiology Team in developing data-based priorities and program evaluations
• Respond to data requests and needs
• Serve as an epidemiological & technical liaison to home visiting partners, the IDOH Epidemiology Resource Center, Vital Statistics, and other internal and external partners
• Assist MCH staff with additional projects as needed

Job Requirements:
• Must have a master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or related field or experience
• Strong working knowledge and utilization of SAS programming. Knowledge of or willingness to be trained in SQL
• Ability to manage and manipulate large datasets with attention to detail and quality assurance
• Responsible for maintaining comprehensive data documentation in an efficient and timely manner
• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
• Experience and skills in advanced statistical and epidemiologic analytic principles
• Experience translating data to action for reports and strategic planning
• Ability to communicate with excellence both orally and in writing
• Driven and motivated with a positive attitude
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
None. This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Responsibility:
This position requires significant attention to detail, analytical and creative thinking, the ability to work with internal and external partners, and knowledge of state and federal MCH performance objectives and interpretation of those objectives within a life course framework. Incumbent works independently under the supervision of the MCH Epidemiology Director and shows ability to translate complex data into understandable information for all levels of audiences. Must be able to work with a diverse group of employees, not only in function, but also in skill level.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to the Director of Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology, Jenny Durica, at JDurica@isdh.in.gov

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