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Program Evaluation Team Lead

Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:
Program Specialist V

Under the general direction of the Group Manager, serves as the team lead in the Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) Group. Performs highly advanced program monitoring, evaluation and technical assistance of tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care activities including Hansen's disease across the State of Texas with a focus on performance measures, the essential components of a TB program, and process improvement strategies. Develops, implements, and evaluates program evaluation systems statewide for the Hansen's disease and TB Programs. Responsible for implementing and monitoring progress in meeting strategic initiatives. Responsible for the integration and assessment of evaluation procedures and outcome measurements at the regional and local levels. Provides consultative services and technical assistance to local health departments and public health regions to conduct needs assessments within their jurisdiction. Assesses statewide performance to meet program goals and objectives. Develops guidelines and techniques to enhance program evaluation skills and competencies of Hansen's disease and TB program staff throughout the State of Texas. Provides technical guidance and training on program evaluation strategies. Coordinates CQI activities across the State of Texas. Uses outcome data to develop strategies to enhance program operations. Prepares special reports and correspondence. Assesses training needs and provides technical assistance to regional and local health departments to enhance TB program design and performance within the framework of the essential components for tuberculosis control and prevention. Work is performed with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Represents the State on program evaluation workgroups coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

EJF #1 - 25% Performs Team Lead Activities. Provides guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to the Program Evaluation Team to meet expectations established by the continuing quality improvement group manager. Monitors achievements of the team and reports results to the group manager. Motivates the team to use their knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve shared goals. Develops and provides reports to management for administrative purposes. Develops internal processes to guide team activities. Acts as a subject matter expert on program evaluation activities. Works with the team to maintain program evaluation standards and updates existing program publications as needed. Participates in conducting various trainings, including webinars, new staff orientation, etc. to ensure consistent practices statewide. May participate in the preparation, development, review and/or revision of legislation affecting the program, upon request of the supervisor.

EJF #2 - 25% Coordinates and Performs Program Evaluation Activities: Establishes program evaluation goals and objectives for the Hansen's Disease and TB Programs. Responsible for implementing and monitoring progress in meeting strategic initiatives. Develops and coordinates evaluation activities to assure consistency in the delivery of Hansen's disease and TB services in the State of Texas. Works with tuberculosis program managers to assess program design and performance. Coordinates and performs program reviews and provides technical assistance to public health regions and local health departments to assure compliance with tuberculosis program standards and policies. Responsible for all aspects related to implementation, monitoring, evaluation and synthesizing of the program evaluation system. Participates in the implementation of the TB, HIV, STD Information Systems (THISIS) and assure full participation among local health departments and public health regions in using THISIS to enter data and assess program performance.

EJF #3 - 25% Designs and Coordinates Process Improvement Activities. Continuously assesses for areas in need of process improvement and makes recommendations to advance program operations. Monitors TB programs across the state to assure they maintain the essential components of a TB program. Works with local and regional health departments to conduct needs assessments for each geographic area. Provides technical guidance related to program evaluation activities to the Branch, Section, regional and local health departments, and to external stakeholders. Provides in-service and technical assistance to Program staff and regional and local health departments regarding process improvement principles, techniques, policies and procedures.

EJF #4 - 10%. Coordinates and Evaluates Cohort Review Activities. Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and enhancing the TB cohort review system in Texas. Serves as the subject matter expert on designing and enhancing TB cohort review processes across the state. Collects and analyzes cohort review data, prepares and submit cohort review findings to regional, local and state TB program management staff. Participates on regional and local TB program cohort reviews to assess effectiveness and provide technical support where needed. Monitors program outcomes in response to cohort review findings

EJF #5 - 10%. Participates/Leads Program Collaboration Service Integration Activities. Works closely with the Branch's Epidemiology and Surveillance teams on program evaluation activities. Understand surveillance and reporting practices to guide program evaluation and process improvement activities. Works with the Binational TB Programs to ensure consistent and streamlined program evaluation and process improvement activities.

EJF #6 - 5% Performs Marginal Duties. Performs other duties as assigned. Participates in continuing operation plans to support DSHS' in public health response/emergency activities.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of program management.
Comprehensive knowledge of the TB cohort review process.
Comprehensive knowledge of process improvement and outcome measures.
Comprehensive knowledge of program evaluation processes
Comprehensive knowledge of the essential components of a tuberculosis program.
Comprehensive knowledge of Tuberculosis Program standards of operation, policies and procedures.
Comprehensive knowledge of Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code, Title II.
Comprehensive knowledge of Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 97.
Knowledge of the CDC Cooperative Agreement funding process.
Knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis procedures.
Knowledge of data management processes.
Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to quality assurance.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management.
Knowledge of current social, economic, and public health issues related to healthcare delivery.
Knowledge of current quality assurance and quality improvement principles and practices.
Knowledge of strategic planning
Ability to adhere to all policies and procedures including those pertaining to confidential documents and information.
Ability to manage program activities.
Ability to conduct needs assessment
Ability to exercise independent judgment in analyzing situations and interpreting findings.
Ability to establish goals and objectives.
Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures.
Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze complex issues, draw conclusions and initiate appropriate actions.
Ability to exercise good judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
Ability to design research studies and related data collection tools.
Ability to develop standardized reports of findings.
Ability to work effectively with diverse, multidisciplinary teams, contractor agencies and others.
Ability to provide guidance to stakeholders on matters related to TB prevention and control activities.
Ability to organize and prioritize workloads and meet deadlines.
Ability to collect, analyze, interpret and present complex clinical data in a clear, concise and understandable format.
Ability to organize and facilitate professional committees.
Ability to work independently in a changing environment.
Skill in performing data entry correctly and efficiently using computers and pertinent software, including word processing, database, statistical, graphic software and electronic mail.
Skill in aggregating data, conducting analyses, and presenting results both verbally and in writing.
Skill in developing a plan of action for resolving identified problems.
Skill in interpreting public health legislation as it relates to tuberculosis prevention and control activities.
Skill in interpreting tuberculosis program policies and procedures.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid and current driver's license for the State of Texas Initial Selection Criteria:
Two or more years work experience in program evaluation / continuing quality improvement and/or epidemiology.
Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or public health preferred. Education and experience can substitute for one another.

Additional Information:

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. If the selected candidate is internal to HHS, a 7% increase may be applied to the candidate's current base salary for a promotion, or a 3.4% increase may be applied to the candidate's current base salary when the candidate is in the same salary group but has a different class title and job code. If the candidate's current salary group, class title, and job code are the same as in this posted position, then the candidate's base salary remains the same. Agency salary policy, budget and candidate's qualifications will dictate final salary offer. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. MOS Code:
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position. HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. Home Page - FAQ's - Contact Us: 1-888-894-4747, TTY - 1-866-839-2747, FAX - 1-866-245-3646 or E-mail
Application Mailing Address - P.O. Box 6629, Round Rock, TX 78683-6629, Attn: Staffing and Recruitment

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