Program Analyst (Vaccines)
Tanaq Support Services LLC
Tanaq Support Services (TSS) delivers professional, scientific, and technical services and information technology (IT) solutions to federal agencies in health, technology, and other government services.
TSS is a subsidiary of the St. George Tanaq Corporation, an Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) committed to serving Federal customers while also giving back to the Tanaq native community and shareholders.
About the Role
We are seeking a Program Analyst (Vaccines) to join our team in support of a project for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Program Analyst will prepare responses daily to network users who request technical expertise support in the function and use of the network Dialysis Event/COVID19 module including thorough understanding of the application from a user perspective.
- Conduct user outreach and education, and provide consultation and technical assistance to dialysis provider groups, quality improvement organizations, and health departments in order to support their healthcare associated infection (HAI) prevention, surveillance, and response activities, and to meet network data quality needs.
- Trouble shoot network system issues and create and apply modifications to improve data quality and other system attributes and track these modifications.
- Update surveillance data collection forms, instructions, and protocols and make improvement recommendations.
- Consider network data availability and create new network data validation projects to evaluate and improve quality.
- Work with Division SMEs to identify and address opportunities to enhance usability of network surveillance data for COVID-19 prevention efforts.
- Manage reports, data file exchanges and file exchange agreements between CDC and Healthcare Facilities.
- Review CMS documents and user inquiries and create draft responses related to network and CMS quality incentive programs.
- Handle inquiries from existing and prospective network Dialysis Event module users, provide information to facilities to enable enrollment with network and provide user support regarding procedures for correctly applying CDC COVID-19 and HAI definitions and criteria and data entry.
- Identify user/system issues requiring system modifications. Contribute to the development and prioritization of network system modifications to improve data quality and other system attributes and track these modifications.
Required Skills and Experience
- Minimum 2-3 years of experience conducting user outreach and education, as well as providing consultation and technical assistance to partners to support their healthcare associated infection (HAI) prevention, surveillance, and response activities, and to meet network data quality needs.
- Experience updating surveillance data collection forms, instructions, and protocols and making improvement recommendations.
- Experience considering network data availability and creating new network data validation projects to evaluate and improve quality.
- Experience managing reports, data file exchanges and file exchange agreements between CDC and Healthcare Facilities.
- Experience working with SAS and/or R preferred.
- Experience using Access and REDCap preferred.
- Prior work experience at CDC or in public health strongly preferred.
Education and Training
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Statistics or similar required. Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or similar; or Master’s degree in closely related field preferred.
Who We Are
Tanaq Support Services strives to deeply understand and analyze our clients’ vision, needs, and requirements so we may provide alternative solutions, empowering them to choose the best resolution. We aim to achieve excellence by delivering on our commitments to our clients, employees, and partners.
TSS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and participates in E-Verify. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Our policies provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under federal, state, or local laws. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us for assistance.