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Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division – Portland, OR

Oregon Health Authority, Portland OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/07/2018

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon Immunization Program in Portland, OR is seeking an ALERT IIS Data Analyst to support the Immunization Information System (IIS) data quality activities. The ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) is the statewide immunization registry developed to achieve complete and timely immunization of all Oregonians throughout their lives. ALERT collects immunization data from both public and private health care providers to create complete records for individuals in Oregon.

What will you do? As the ALERT IIS Data Analyst, you will be responsible for writing and running SQL data extracts, data analysis, and data quality activities. This data are used to monitor system data quality, support special studies and research, evaluate interventions, and track vaccine administration. You will work with the team and share responsibility for providing both corrective and preventive data quality interventions on incoming and existing data in the system. This role also collaborates with the team to monitor electronic data submissions, ensure batch file imports meet minimum requirements as specified and identify and resolve incoming data issues in a timely manner.

A bachelor's degree in public health, business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a degree related to public health informatics and two years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to public health informatics;
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to public health informatics.

Note: Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received; 4) conferred date; and 5) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.

Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree or higher and 2 years of experience working with public health data or in the public health informatics field or equivalent private sector experience with large data sets preferred.

Knowledge Of:
General data quality concepts
Techniques sufficient to collect, analyze, interpret, and summarize data
Types of agreements that govern data access and sharing
Information security and privacy laws/policies
Large databases and database functions/utilities
Electronic data transfer methods
Testing and troubleshooting techniques

Skills In/To:
Creating and running SQL queries of an Oracle database using SQL Developer software
Adopt complex, modern information technology and communication tools
Identify complex problems, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions

Abilities To:
Apply local and national standards consistently
Quickly learn data fields commonly used in clinic practices to record vaccination encounters
Quickly learn new terminology, processes, and practices
Apply general rules to specific problems
Analyze, evaluate and solve procedural problems
Work well in a high-pressure environment
Apply high attention to detail to work products
Use independent judgment, decision making, and problem resolution to perform work functions
Research and design the techniques, methods, and principles used in complex data analysis
Read and interpret technical materials to better assist end users

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