Collect, manage, analyze, regularly review and and interpret opioid overdose related surv surveillance data such as death certificate data data, PDMP data, hospital discharge data, PA NEDS NEDSS surveillance data, and other available data data sources to support the opioid overdose prev prevention program. Work closely with vital stat statistics program staff, state viral hepa hepatitis coordinator and opioid epid epidemiologist to identify and review exis existing data sources and link these data sour sources using data linkage algorithms (det (deterministic, probabilistic and geospatial link link) when possible. Develop appropriate algo algorithm to define proper data linkage proc process.
Maintain all necessary data from the PA DOH Bu Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries (B (BHSR), the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Co Containment Council data for inpatient (P (PHC4), PDMP, and other publicly available da data sources.
Provide consultation to public health program administrator in identifying overdose related data sources, and draft data use agreements with appropriate state agencies and internal partners. Coordinate and participate in MOU discussions and development to support sufficient information is received to conduct data-linkage and analyses.
Participates in meetings with PDMP office and other departmental staff to provide epidemiologic consultation and discuss data issues such as availability, quality, dissemination, usefulness, collection, and interpretation. Work closely with program managers, data base administrators, internal and external partners.
Present reports and study findings to health care professionals, community groups, public agencies and other entities and provide appropriate interpretations. Present study findings in local and national conferences and publish in peer linkage and analyses.
Participates in meetings with PDMP office an and other departmental staff to provide ep epidemiologic consultation and discuss data is issues such as availability, quality, di dissemination, usefulness, collection, and in interpretation. Work closely with program ma managers, data base administrators, internal an and external partners.
Present reports and study findings to health care professionals, community groups, public agencies and other entities and provide appropriate interpretations. Present study findings in local and national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Coor Coordinate and collaborative with other agen agencies or academic institutions for opioid over overdose related studies.
Provide technical assistance and co consultation to department field staff, co county/municipal health departments, and he healthcare providers to ensure that su surveillance, studies, etc. are conducted in co compliance/protocol with [state, federal, DO DOH, etc.] policies and procedures for the op opioid overdose prevention program.
Explain relevance and limitations of data and its application to overdose related mortality program reviews. Assist in creating in-depth epidemiological analysis and interpretation of surveillance data for special projects. Assist in preparing brief and detailed reports and response to special requests from the general public, health care professionals, and other governmental agencies according to the department’s data reques request procedures. Provide recommendations to revise epid epidemiological procedural manuals as assi assigned to ensure clarity and compliance with with commonwealth, DOH and public health regu regulations, laws and procedures.
Work requires occasional statewide travel an and irregular/flexible work hours including ov overnights, weekends and holidays in ac accordance with policy. Employee may travel us using public transportation, private tr transportation or carpooling with other ep epidemiology investigation team members as as assigned.
Public Health Emergency Response This position may be assigned to an emergency assignment to support the public health emergency response mission of the Department of Health. Emergency assignments could at times be received with little or no advance notice, and may continue for any period of time – ranging from a few hours to several weeks, depending upon the nature of the circumstance. The emergency assignments may at times be performed under adverse conditions and may require travel to another site other than the employee’s assigned h headquarters for periods of time.