Manages a designated set of syndromic and emergency preparedness surveillance systems including the assignment of duties regarding database hygiene, queries and reports.
Writes new and ensures updates to existing public health emergency preparedness and response plans in collaboration with state, regional and local partners.
Acts as a liaison with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal partners to implement appropriate technical additions to the surveillance systems.
Supervises the development and implementation of individual surveillance systems, as needed, during high alert emergency situations, including coordination of data collection activities with other agency units and/or individuals both internally and externally.
Schedules technical assessments and evaluations of the surveillance program and reviews policies and procedures related to such program making recommendations for revising the program as necessary.
Supervises technical surveillance staff and coordinates workload with all other surveillance and program staff.
Schedules conferences and develops presentations for internal and external stakeholders regarding all syndromic and emergency preparedness surveillance systems.
Ensures that all professional, clerical, clinical and record-keeping functions are completed as required by the specified surveillance system and as required by federal and state requirements.
Develops, monitors and implements contracts and grants with agencies for the delivery of services for surveillance systems and public health preparedness capabilities.
Assures through program oversight the performance improvement of the nationally accepted public health preparedness capabilities and associated performance measures.
Ensures availability to support the Department as needed in the event of a public health emergency.