County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Health Information Specialist

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on July 8, 2018

Health Information Specialist

$5,123 - $6,228/Monthly

Department of Health Services currently has two full-time Health Information Specialist II (HIS II) positions, located in the School Wellness and Tobacco/Nicotine Prevention Programs. 

The School Wellness Program aims to advance policy, systems, and environmental and behavior change strategies geared toward improving physical activity and healthy eating habits among youth (18 years and younger). These strategies promote optimal health, academic success, and decreased risk of chronic diseases related to excess weight. While the School Wellness Program focuses primarily on partnerships with schools, it may also work with early care sites, hospitals, and clinics.

The Tobacco/Nicotine Prevention Program focuses on reducing the risk of disease and premature death due to smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. Through the use of policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies, the work occurs in partnership with community groups, government agencies, and healthcare-related organizations and providers. Core activities for the tobacco team include providing education and resources that align with current research and evidence-based policies and practices.

HIS II's are responsible for:

  • Creating and developing partnerships with organizations
  • Leading and coordinating data-driven strategic planning
  • Researching and providing technical assistance regarding the implementation and evaluation of local, state, and federal policies, and evidence-based strategies
  • Developing and implementing program, evaluation, and communication plans
  • Awarding and monitoring the performance of subcontracts
  • Working with management and program partners to identify and secure funds to expand efforts

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • An understanding of social determinants of health, healthy equity, and upstream public health investments
  • Experience managing projects and performance-based contracts
  • Research skills, including developing qualitative and quantitative evaluation tools, analyzing data, and reporting results
  • Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite and statistical analysis software, such as SPSS

Equal opportunity employer.