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Mortality Surveillance Systems Manager, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

Mortality Surveillance Systems Manager, Bureau of Family Health, Office of Public Health

Position Summary

The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) Bureau of Family Health (BFH) conducts key statewide sentinel surveillance systems and regional-based action processes to monitor and improve the health of all Louisianans. Contracted staff facilitate these processes that contribute to Louisiana Department of Health efforts to improve birth outcomes and reduce injury and violence-related deaths.

The BFH leadership seeks to ensure that these processes are well supported to achieve two overarching aims:

  • Provision of critical actionable information about factors that affect adverse birth outcomes and unexpected and preventable
  • Translation of robust data and case review findings into knowledge informing strategic policies and operational practices at the state, regional, community, and health care provider levels to improve birth outcomes, health and safety.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in public health or health administration plus three years of experience
  • Prior experience managing MCH and/or surveillance programs
  • Prior supervisory level experience

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise, develop and support a dynamic network of contracted staff who conduct activities related to mortality data surveillance. These staff serve as the regional contact for the Office of Public Health Bureau of Family Health's efforts to monitor and improve the health and safety of all
  • Oversee management of all grant activities related to mortality surveillance projects including grant applications and
  • Monitor all contracts and protocols related to mortality surveillance and case
  • Support collection of mortality surveillance data (including fetal, infant, child, maternal and violent deaths) and use of case review findings to inform policies and practices at the state, regional, community, and health care provider levels to assess the effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of individual and population-based to improve birth outcomes, health and safety.
  • Oversee operations of state Child Death Review (CDR) and Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) committees; convene LA-Violent Death Reporting System Advisory Board (LA- VDRS).
  • Participate in state- level councils and action bodies, including PAMR, state CDR, and the Perinatal Commission.
  • Develop and maintain robust partnerships with medical providers, Coroners, law enforcement, Department of Children and Family Services, professional associations, and other state level
  • Assess current constellation of participants on state and regional teams and councils; redevelop as needed.
  • Work closely with BFH Mortality Epidemiology and Communications staff on the development of annual surveillance reports, including PAMR, CDR and LA-VDRS reports and review of other MCH data
  • Participate in surveillance studies and data dissemination including PAMR, CDR, LA-VDRS, and Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths and resulting Annual MCH Block Grant reporting on National and State-Negotiated Performance
  • Provide information and support for BFH health communications and public relations activities related to mortality surveillance.
  • Support BFH and regional surveillance staff's efforts in managing processes to effectively conduct case investigations and data collection to provide critical actionable information about factors that affect adverse birth outcomes and preventable
  • Assist contract staff with partner engagement, resource inventory and linkages to statewide efforts and knowledge and use of BFH resources for improving the care system and systems that affect
  • Represent the BFH in state and national meetings and
  • Participate in BFH emergency response activities as

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Self-starter and ability to work alone or on a multidisciplinary
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and
  • Excellent organizational
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with software applications (including Microsoft Office products). Permanent work
  • Ability to travel and access to reliable

Salary/Benefits

Salary Range: $59,446 - $74,000 dependent on education and experience. A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff, including medical, dental and vision insurance, employer

contribution to 401k retirement plan, generous paid leave, and paid parking. Excellent opportunity for professional growth and connection to national networks and resources. BFH benefits include opportunities for professional and leadership development, state-of-the-art onboarding, and mentorship.

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