Health Data Coordinator

State of Nebraska

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Lincoln, NE
Contract type: Full time
State of Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is a state agency that, \"Helps People Live Better Lives\" every day. The Division of Public Health within DHHS, has an immediate opening for a Health Data Manager responsible for vital statistics and various public health data collection and reporting. To learn more please visit our website at:

What Can We Offer? A comprehensive benefits package, including multiple health insurance options, retirement contribution match of 156%. $20,000 Basic Life Insurance at no additional cost, 12 State holidays, and immediate earning of vacation and sick leave. Your work in this role supports the successful provision of critical services to vulnerable Nebraskans.

Apply today and join us in achieving our mission! DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees by providing a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.

Hiring rate of position: $24.935 New Hire - $25.669 After Probation

Location: 301 Centennial Mall S 1st Floor Lincoln, NE 68509


Examples of Work

Under limited supervision, performs planning, development and implementation of vital statistics and various public health data collection and reporting; serves on project teams to establish electronic data collection methods; trains data providers on equipment and data collection tools; supervise staff; performs related work as assigned.

Determines data needed to be collected and the appropriate data resources for specific health data projects. Performs and documents procedures for data preparation including data cleaning, standardization and analysis. Develops data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevancy and usage.

Serves as liaison between the Division and data providers; consults with data providers to gain their cooperation and to respond to their requests, questions and problems. Collects and records data from various health data sources such as medical facility patient records and other vital records. Consults with staff on data coding problems and assists in developing means to correct those problems.

Confers with medical facility administrators and medical records personnel in the development and implementation of an appropriate data recording and collection system in order to obtain requested data as necessary. Prepares written reports resulting from data collected to be used by interested groups and individuals.

Represents the Department through developing and providing health data presentations to various groups. Develops and implements evaluation methodology related to various health data programs to determine completeness and adequacy of the data collection procedure. Identifies training and technical assistance needs of data providers; assists with the development of training plans and provides on-going consultation and technical assistance.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Master\'s degree in Statistics or related field and one year experience in statistics, data collection, data management or related area OR Bachelor\'s degree in Statistics or related field plus three years experience in any of the above or related area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: computer applications for data collection; the principles and practices of data management; data collection, utilization and validation; research methodologies; report designs; arithmetic, algebra, calculus, statistics and their applications.

Skill in: presenting information to others to convey information; teaching others so they understand.

Ability to: learn and apply agency policies and procedures; interpret data; establish effective working relationships with data providers and department staff; interpret and report on data collected; prepare and present information to individuals and groups.

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