Overview

Works under the general direction of the Chief State Epidemiologist at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Performs advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance to the Center for Health Statistics (CHS), which includes functions relating to the collection, quality assurance, analysis, and dissemination of public health information for DSHS; and data management related to Vital Statistics and Events, Community Assessment, the Texas Health Care Information Collection, Nurses Workforce, Hospital Surveys, and the Health Professions Resource Center. Additionally, the CHS provides Geographical Information Systems (GIS) services and data matching services, Institutional Review Board coordination, health care reporting and advanced statistical analysis services for the agency and for inter-agency contracts. Responsibilities include interpreting federal and state laws and regulations and department rules and policy as they apply to the Center’s strategic planning, rules and policy development; data services and dissemination procurement, developing and implementing data management and dissemination best practices. Establishes quality assurance and performance measurement tools; develops and manages the Center’s budgets; and ensures effective utilization of resources. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Facilitates continuous program and process improvement and identifies opportunities for program operations to improve services, and/or reduce costs; establishes and evaluates program operations and service delivery benchmarks. Assures the close coordination and efficient functioning of activities of the CHS staff involved in all functions from data acquisition, data quality assurance, data dissemination, GIS services, data matching services, healthcare reporting and advanced analytics and research.

About Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services — which includes the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services — has hundreds of programs and services that help more than 7 million Texans a month live better lives, and it’s our strong foundation of dedicated people who make it happen every single day.