Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Performs highly complex (senior-level) managerial work
administering the daily operations and activities and directing
immunization registry (ImmTrac) activities for the Immunization
Information Systems (IIS) Branch.
Works under general direction of the Immunization Unit Director
with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and
independent judgment. Establishes goals and objectives of the IIS
Branch. Develops guidelines, policies, and procedures. Ensures that
rules are updated and in accordance with legislation regarding the
immunization registry. Develops and implements quality assurance
procedures for program evaluation. Works with DSHS Information
Technology staff and vendor contractors on the maintenance and
support of the ImmTrac software application including the
monitoring of contractor expenditures. Develops and evaluates
budget requests for grant proposals. Works cross-functionally to
develop educational programs for various Registry users. Utilizes
project management skills to ensure operations and the Registry
application complement one another. Works with stakeholders. Plans,
assigns, and supervises the work of others.
Essential Job Functions:
(25%) Represents the Immunization Registry Branch and Immunization
Unit at meetings, hearings, and conferences and reviews proposed
legislation and makes recommendations for DSHS to that legislation.
Responds to inquiries from DSHS management, the Office of General
Counsel, the Office of Government Affairs, and the Texas
Legislature. This position exercises considerable independent
judgment in carrying out responsibilities within a highly
collaborative environment. Allocates resources and drafts and
modifies budgets. Analyzes, recommends and/or determines
prioritization on system enhancements and development based on
Immunization Program priorities. Contributes to, makes
recommendations, or establishes program or state level policy and
practices related to data management, security, privacy, and
procurement. Supports public and private providers in meeting
statutory requirements as well as programmatic needs for data
submission and data access. Identifies and enables use of
programmatic data and information to improve organizational
processes and performance. Makes recommendations regarding policy
and fiscal decisions that affect local agencies, public and private
providers, and other state partners. Formulates corrective action
on behalf of agency for client, customer, or beneficiary complaints
or conflicts. Contributes to the development and adoption of local
and national standards for IIS operations and interoperability and
recommends best practices. Decisions regarding grant or cooperative
agreement applications, implementation and/or reporting processes.
Approaches to IIS interoperability, including data linking and data
system integration across public health.
(25%) Manages and directs all Immunization Registry Branch
activities. Provide manager level leadership to Immunization
Information Systems Branch. Represent the IIS through presentations
and written materials locally and nationally. Oversees
program-level projects and coordinates priorities within an IIS.
Assist with strategic planning for IIS and Immunization Program,
translates agency strategy into operational practices. Ensure
operations are managed effectively to meet organizational/agency
needs. Prioritize operational tasks and activities based on
available funding, mandates, program deliverables, relative value,
and staff skills for IIS. Develops strategies, plans, and
procedures to implement program and funder policies and
initiatives. Maintains and updates system and program
documentation. Leads implementation of corrective actions for IIS.
Leads quality improvement or quality assurance efforts for IIS.
Monitors operations and directs the use of performance measures to
ensure a high degree of effective service delivery. Recommends
business actions to improve operations, processes, fiscal
accountability, employee satisfaction, and overall organizational
performance. Develops and documents policies and procedures in
compliance with applicable laws, statutes or agency guidance.
Provides feedback from customers, stakeholders, and beneficiaries
to appropriate teams and/or leadership for unresolved issues
requiring escalation within the agency. Monitors timelines,
performance, and customer satisfaction. Oversees marketing,
promotion, or training activities. Establishes and implements
change management across IIS and supports change management across
Immunization Program. Oversees activities related to help desk or
provider relations. Provides technical assistance to users. Engages
nationally in efforts to develop and inform IIS-specific standards
and best practices. Coordinates priorities for IIS development and
enhancement through a Change Control Team (CCT), Change Control
Board (CCB), or similar configuration to collect program and user
input. Develops business requirements for enhancements to the
(25%) Informatics/Technical Management. Oversees planning and
collection of data and information. Plan, coordinate, and establish
methods, processes and standards for work performed by staff to
ensure information needs of end users are achieved. Leverage and/or
seek to influence standards, as appropriate, and ensures
consistency with national standards and certification initiatives
to improve health data use to meet the agency, partner, and
stakeholder needs to improve population health. Support adoption of
data standards that facilitate interoperability. Serve as a liaison
for Health Information Exchange (HIE) initiatives at the state,
jurisdictional, or local level. Implement policies related to
national initiatives such as the Accountable Care Act, HITECH, and
Meaningful Use program. Provide input into federal rule making or
other policy making activities related to informatics practice and
health reform as requested. Identify and engage stakeholders
required for informatics projects related to health information
exchange, Accountable Care Act, and public health reporting for CMS
Meaningful Use Program. Develop and/or assists with studies,
assessments, evaluations of data collection, data management,
adoption of technology, change management issues, and use of
information to improve population health. Coordinate system design
and analysis with vendors to ensure information needs of the
program, department and other end users are met. Explore and
recommend technology solutions and/or automation of key processes.
Coordinate, manage or oversee data and/or information management
(i.e. deduplication of records, data purges, requests for
information, processing user rights, assignment of log-in, consumer
access to information). Coordinate, manage, oversee or ensure
compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and privacy and security practices.
Research and/or consider recommendations for hardware, software,
and other technology enhancements to support program
(20%) Supervises staff: develops job descriptions, conducts
interviews, and selects applicants for positions according to DSHS
policies. Assigns, reviews, and evaluates staff activities to
ensure prompt and efficient customer service and resolution of data
communication issues/problems. Advises and counsels staff regarding
work performance. Recommends staff for upgrades and/or merit
increases. Participates in performance evaluation in accordance
with DSHS policy.
(5%) Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to
actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet
the agency?s obligation for disaster response and/or recovery of
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternative shift patter assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
?Considerable knowledge of public health, health promotion and
education, vaccine-preventable diseases, adult education, customer
service, planning and evaluation, budget management, program
administration and staff supervision.
?Knowledge of immunization terminology and practices, and the data
?Knowledge of relevant IIS standards, including HL7 2.x and
?Knowledge of IIS best practice documentation developed by the
Immunization Registry Operations Workgroup (MIROW).
?Knowledge of national initiatives such as Meaningful Use, and
their impact on IIS and
health information exchange.
?Knowledge of standardized IIS business rules and best
?Effective writing and speaking skills
?Database management and knowledge of presentation software.
?Excellent interpersonal skills and effective problem-solving
?Excellent project management skills.
?Skilled in problem solving; planning, organizing, developing, and
implementing multiple projects/activities; managing staff and
handling multi-faceted personnel issues; and in the use of data
programming, spreadsheet, and presentation software programs (Word,
Excel, SQL, SAS, PowerPoint).
?Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the work of
others; to direct program activities; to interpret public health
laws, rules, regulations, and recommendations related to
immunizations; to establish goals and objectives; to train
personnel; to evaluate administrative policies and procedures; to
interpret DSHS policies and implement division procedures; to
present technical information to a variety of individuals and
groups; to work effectively with all people.
?Ability to present technical information and to testify at
hearings and public meetings; to identify and define user task
needs; to communicate technical information effectively, in written
and verbal form; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others; to work with detailed data
?Ability to plan and organize work effectively and direct the work
?Ability to deal effectively with subordinates, supervisors, groups
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
?Five plus years of experience in Immunization Information Systems
(IIS) with over three years in Health Technology or 10+ years of
experience in Health Technology.
?Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with
major coursework in information technology or related fields
?Knowledge of immunization terminology and practices, and the data
elements that support them preferred.
?Five years of demonstrated leadership experience, including the
ability to communicate with various levels of IT and business
?Knowledge of relevant IIS standards, including HL7 2.x and SOAP
(Simple Object Access Protocol)/Web Services.
?Knowledge of Health Information Exchange and Electronic Health
?Knowledge of statistics and analyzing data sets; report writing
and presenting findings.
Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a
writing sample and complete an in-basket exercise. Full salary
range may not be offered due to budget limitations.
Requisition ID: 469457
68S, 60C, HM, 230X, 4E0X1, 43HX, 43MX, 43EX
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