Home Visiting Supervising Epidemiologist (Epi 3, Non-Medical) DOH6939
Washington State Department of Health
Location: Tumwater, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,908.00 - $9,067.00 Monthly
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Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.
Internal Number: DOH6939
The Home Visiting (HV) team is part of the Data Collection and Reporting Section, within the Office of Family and Community Health Improvement (OFCHI). The purpose of the section is to inform and support program and policy decision-making with programs and partners through the collection and use of data and science. The Section gathers, analyzes, interprets and reports on data that describes the health status, health care, behaviors and other pertinent issues related to health and early childhood development for the DOH, and agency partners. The Home Visiting Supervising Epidemiologist (Epi 3, Non-medical) leads the Home Visiting (HV) team, providing supervision, coordination and epidemiologic expertise related to data management, evaluation and surveillance of home visiting and early childhood development programs. The HV Supervising Epidemiologist manages a team responsible for performance measurement and reporting, evaluation and quality improvement support for the Home Visiting Services Account (HVSA) program, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and Start Early WA.
As the HV Supervising Epidemiologist, you will support collaboration and transparent communication, planning, and management for the HV Unit within DOH and across the HVSA partnership. In addition, you will promote data literacy, data use and dissemination in alignment with the Agency mission to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State.
The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. It is anticipated that the incumbent would be expected to report to the Tumwater duty station for work activities 1-4 days monthly. About the Department of Health The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. Learn more about the DOH Transformational Plan.
Our Values Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:
Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.
The Washington State Department of Health acknowledges that our locations statewide are on the homelands of Native people, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Currently, within the boundaries of Washington State, there are 36 tribes, 29 of which are federally recognized, that share traditional homelands and waterways in what is now Washington State. Some of these are nations and confederacies that represent multiple tribes or bands. We express our most profound respect for and gratitude toward these original and current caretakers of the region. As a public health agency, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these tribes and Native peoples, in support of tribal sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in public health programs and policies. We pledge that these relationships will consist of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.
Benefits of Working for DOH Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We also offer:
Ahealthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
Growth and development opportunities.
A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.
Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated in the Puget Sound area between Seattle and Portland. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance, and Mount Rainier seems close enough to touch on a clear day. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.
Tumwater is located in Thurston County, Washington, homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including those recognized today as the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, and the Nisqually and Squaxin Indian Tribes. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water, and to their ancestors.
Plan, assign, and review the work of staff, adjusting assignments and schedules to maintain adequate staffing levels and respond to fluctuating workloads.
Mentor staff on implementing quality surveillance standards; collecting and reporting home visiting performance measures; and understanding and applying maternal and child health epidemiologic and evaluation methods.
Provide subject matter expertise on home visiting data system needs and support staff to operationalize data system planning by engagement in contract and budget negotiations to advocate for adequate staffing and resource allocation, clear roles, and clear lines of authority.
Develop Evaluation Plan for HVSA, in partnership with HV Team and the HVSA, to highlight information gaps and policy needs to be met through evaluations at local, state, and national level.
Provide technical expertise to DCYF, Start Early WA, the Home Visiting Advisory Council (HVAC) and other local and national partners on home visiting research and evaluation projects.
Give presentations, advice, and information to constituent groups including broadcast and print media, and the general public in a culturally competent manner.
What we're looking for Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. Our ideal candidate demonstrates resilience to model outward behaviors including seeing people like ourselves whose goals, objectives, needs, and challenges matter.
Master's Degree in epidemiology with 12 quarter units of biostatistics or equivalent and 12 quarter units of epidemiology or equivalent and six years of experience in epidemiology
Master's degree in public health or related field with with 12 quarter units of biostatistics or equivalent and 12 quarter units or equivalent of epidemiology and six years' experience in epidemiology
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies