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AUGUST 21, 2017

Promotes population health by facilitating and leading public health outreach through planning and partnership.  In addition, this position is responsible for assisting the agency in quality improvement, performance management, accreditation, and strategic plan activities.  Assists in development and testing of agency Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance.  Develops and/or implements new health programs; monitors, analyzes, and evaluates program effectiveness; and recommends program modifications/improvements.  Reviews and analyzes new and proposed rules, regulations, and policies; assists the Epidemiologist and other staff in designing and implementing data collection systems concerning health programs and services.  Helps write the agency succession planning and professional development efforts.  Works under general supervision and/or as part of various workgroups and teams.  Develops and implements timelines and master planning schedules for planning initiatives that flow from the community health improvement plan and/or the agency’s organizational strategic plan in order to ensure the agency is addressing the ten essential services of public health.  Assists the agency’s re-accreditation process by establishing data collection mechanisms and assists in the collection of accreditation documentation.  Maintains communication with Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  Develops action plans for areas needing improvement.  Reports on the Strategic Plan implementation plan; informs management of the progress; and reports periodically on measures and metrics.  Coordinates and leads the Quality Improvement Team and participates in quality improvement activities when asked to be part of a QI team.  Seeks out areas that would benefit from a quality improvement process and follows up as outlined in the agency Quality Improvement Plan.  Create a continuous culture of quality improvement in the agency, including the development of QI infrastructure, implementation of QI assessments, training, and projects.  Develops and maintains evaluation systems, evaluation designs, data collection, and monitoring systems, including evaluation reports with tools to be used by program staff and community partners.  Implements, collects, and reports on agency performance management to Public Health staff, Board of Health, Board of Supervisors and other stakeholders.  Works with Public Health staff to timely report information to the appropriate stakeholders and to disseminate the information.  Coordinates training programs to build succession planning, implements agency plan for professional workforce development and policy development.  Develops and implements a community engagement process that ensures the active involvement of community members and stakeholders in the community health needs assessment and planning process.  Participates in the Department’s design and application of the community health improvement strategies with community partners, members and stakeholders.  Performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with training provided, in response to threats to the public’s health consistent with job classification.  Participates in Department and community emergency response training and drills in support of public health emergency and disaster preparedness.  Participates in professional development activities by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued.  Performs all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in public health, health promotion or health education with a minimum of three (3) years experience; OR a Master’s Degree in public health or urban/regional planning with one (1) year experience.  Experience conducting quality improvement and facilitation activities.  Experience in applying evaluation methods for purposes of planning and evaluating programs.  Knowledge of quality improvement, program evaluation, and research methods.  Demonstrated planning, teamwork and organizational abilities.  Ability to build consensus and meet deadlines.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, and networking skills.  Excellent writing skills; detail oriented.  Computer skills, including MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the ability to submit grant applications online.  Ability to effectively synthesize large amounts of data and information; ability to develop SMART objectives.  Ability to coordinate and interact with a variety of professional and community-based stakeholders and organizations.  Ability to provide training and technical assistance with a variety of audiences.  Prior experience working with health programs and diverse populations is highly preferred.  Proven ability to work independently.  Valid State of Iowa Driver’s License required.  Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment.  Regular work attendance required.
SHIFT: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
SALARY: $23.45/hour
DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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