Division of Preparedness /Bureau of Epidemiology & Disease Control
At the direction of the Immunizations Data Systems Chief this position will be responsible for work of considerable difficulty managing a team overseeing the incoming data to ASIIS (Arizona Immunization Information System) from over 3000 Arizona Providers that report vaccine administration data on a daily basis through their connected EHR/EMR systems. This position will be responsible for overseeing data quality of the incoming data and the data at rest using analysis software, conducting research and performing data analytics. Performing quality assurance activities; and acts as a project leader and communicates clearly and effectively with various levels of internal and external stakeholders. The position works closely with the ASIIS Program Manager to address systemic data quality issues or coordinate back-end data quality interventions. The position works closely with the Interoperability Coordinator to address data quality issues through interfaces and source data.
− Leads and manages a portfolio of projects. Plans and develops data quality improvement projects for IIS, including coordination of quality control reports. Design and document data quality protocols. Establish procedures to verify the quality of data and the results of projects.
− Evaluate data and recommend interventions to improve all aspects of data quality in ASIIS. Identify potential risks and difficulties in applying data quality interventions, and design strategies to mitigate or avoid them. In consultation with IIS cross-functional teams, identify areas of need. Collects data and conducts comprehensive research and analysis related to organizational efficiency and process work flow.
− Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, provide training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations).
− Identifies data and resources required to manage projects related to program goals, objectives and related processes. Provide team and project leadership and coordination to IIS data quality team to meet program and project goals.
− Collaborates with other immunization teams to evaluate progress, keep stakeholders apprised of activities and resolve difficulties.
− In collaboration with training staff, design training and training materials for clinics, vendors and health systems regarding their data submission to the IIS and use of data from the IIS to assure proper implementation of program objectives.
− Oversee and manage special projects for the divisions as directed.
− Demonstrates understanding of public health epidemiology principles and practices.
− Relevant software and computer query and reporting tools, such as SQL.
− Large databases and database functions/utilities.
− Principles, methods and standards of project management.
− General data quality concepts.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
− Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
− Document status and outputs of projects and processes.
− Coordinating diverse activities to ensure completion of projects, tasks and assignments.
− Identifying complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
− Analyze problems, break them down to their elemental level, and propose and test possible solutions.
− Apply clear and simple methods of organization to complex and chaotic situations.
− Analyze, evaluate and solve procedural problems.
− Communicate clearly, courteously and concisely.
− Learn application software for the registry database (ASIIS/IWeb and PHC Hub) and demonstrate proficiency in their use after the first 3 months of employment.
− Quickly learn data fields commonly used in clinic practices to record vaccination encounters.
− Evaluate information against a set of standards of information integrity and comparability.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
− Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Computer Science or Epidemiology/Statistics or a related field with 5 years of data management using analysis software experience.
− Masters level degree will substitute for 2 years of work experience.
− SQL and data quality experience are preferred.
− Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.