Purpose of Position
THIS POSTING WILL BE USED FOR ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. APPLICANT LISTS MAY BE SCREENED MORE THAN ONCE.
Why does the job exist?
The incumbent will coordinate with hospitals in New Mexico on reporting the notifiable condition of drug overdose and ensure response by a Peer Support Worker, when appropriate. This will require working with New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) staff, medical providers, naloxone distributors, peer support workers, and substance use treatment providers to coordinate timely responses to non-fatal overdose and assure care for people who have experienced an overdose. The incumbent will disseminate overdose data to NMDOH partners and work with partners to respond to non-fatal overdoses. The position will work with community partners, and other state agencies, to understand, analyze and disseminate overdose data. This position will also work with emergency departments to provide an adequate response to non-fatal overdose, including naloxone provision and access to treatment, presenting overdose data to hospital staff and other partners to illustrate the importance of collecting data, setting up and maintaining overdose reporting from hospitals, providing training on reporting, and incorporating data into prevention planning and evaluation.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience conducting active surveillance;
Experience with data analysis and matching programs, SAS preferred;
Experience with presenting public health data to stakeholders.
About NM Department of Health, Epidemiology & Response Division
Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Sciences, Social Sciences, or Statistics and two (2) years in Public Health to include data analysis and linking methodology. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:
Master's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
2 years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.
• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.
How To Apply:
The Department of Health has several positions opened at this time. If you are interested in applying for this position or any other job openings, please visit https://careers.share.state.nm.us and complete an online application.