Public Health Informatics Specialist I

Oklahoma State Department of Health
November 19, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
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Public Health Informatics Specialist I


Supervisory Organization
340 Infectious Disease Systems and Control

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

Annually salary is up to $58,555 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Location : 123 Robert S Kerr Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Salary: $58,555 based on education and experience

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why were are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description:

This position serves on the Informatics team with the Infectious Disease Systems and Collaboration (IDSC) Department. The IDSC works collaboratively with the Infectious Disease Prevention and Response Service (IDPR), the Office of the State Epidemiologist (OSE), and the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service (SHHRS) for the prevention, surveillance, investigation, and control of infectious diseases in Oklahoma. The primary position responsibility will be the implementation and maintenance of electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and electronic case reporting (eCR) report feeds. Activities include, but are not limited to, evaluating message structure and content, monitoring message activity/volume, assessing compliance with state reporting rules, and conducting ELR/eCR onboarding with external partners such as laboratories and health care organizations.


  • Establish and maintain ELR/eCR feeds for infectious diseases in accordance with national implementation guidelines
  • Provide expert consultation to public and private health care providers and laboratories regarding disease program requirements for ELR/eCR message formats and standards
  • Conduct quality assurance audits of ELR/eCR messages to identify reporting exceptions (e.g. issues with message structure or content, transmission anomalies, etc.)
  • Communicate identified ELR/eCR issues and resolution steps to partners succinctly and in a timely manner, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain reliable, efficient, and effective methods of communicating with internal and external partners via telephone, email, and virtual meetings
  • Author conditions for eCR in the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS)

Other Duties:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in a team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Health Science, Mathematics, Statistics or closely related field, and two years of working experience involving health informatics.

Master's degree with a focus in Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Health Science, Mathematics, Statistics or closely related field and one year of working experience involving health informatics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with the Health Level Seven (HL7) ORU'R01 electronic laboratory reports.

Experience with the HL7 electronic initial case report (eICR) standards (R1.1 and R3).

Experience with either Rhapsody or Mirth integration engines.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position works at a personal computer up to 90% of the workday in a home or open office environment with noise, distractions, and interruptions. Required to be self-directed and manage multiple and often competing priorities. The incumbent must maintain a high level of confidentiality. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, and reach.


This position is eligible for Hybrid Telework and is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation by the time of interview.
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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