Healthcare Data Specialist

at Public Consulting Group in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description


Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, technology, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals worldwide-all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm has extensive experience in all 50 states, Canada, and a growing practice in Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit .

Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Consulting Group, is focused on delighting clients with world-class managed staffing and talent consulting services. SSO is committed to a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve


The mission of the Healthcare Epidemiology Program is to work to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) and combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) by collaborating with federal and state stakeholders across the healthcare continuum, and the public

Objectives of the program include:

1) Responding to healthcare facility public health threats such as outbreaks related to medical devices or procedures and emerging/re-emerging pathogens that express a high resistance to antimicrobial agents or have the ability to spread quickly (e.g. Ebola, COVID-19, carbapenemase-producing organisms, Candida auris);

2) Conducting surveillance or accessing data relevant to HAI and AR

3) Use that data to reduce and prevent HAIs and AR in Maine by working directly with healthcare facilities and stakeholders


+ Work with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish and maintain access to NHSN data via Data Use Agreements (DUAs)

+ Obtain access to, pull, and organize data (e.g., dashboards) from a variety of databases for use by program staff for response and HAI and AR prevention/reduction activities

+ Conduct data cleaning and data quality activities in various data bases

+ Work in partnership with program and non-program partners to conduct data validation activities

+ Compiling reports for grant metric reporting and enter data into the RedCap system

+ Develop a system for and data entry and/or compilation of infection prevention and control assessment, accreditation survey, and other data

+ Create state on-line surveys for targeted information (e.g., antimicrobial stewardship in nursing homes)

+ Compile responses for use by program staff

+ Other duties as assigned

Expected Deliverables: Weekly activity report. Monthly project progress report, if applicable

In-State Travel: Not anticipated

Out-of-State Travel: Not anticipated


Experience and Education

+ Bachelor of Science degree

+ At least three years of work experience with data analytic software such as SAS, SQL, Access, R and/or other analytical tools

+ Strong data analysis and data visualization skills

+ Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to effectively communicate with others from various professional backgrounds

+ Ability to multitask between different projects and/or functions at the same time

+ Excellent problem-solving skills

+ Ability to prioritize and utilize resources to complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner

+ Must be a citizen of the United States of America, able to provide proof of residency, and able to obtain a federal Level 1 security clearance through the Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) for use of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a federal HAI and AR database

Knowledge and skills:

+ Experience with the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) database

+ Experience utilizing Medicare, Part D data

+ Experience with All Payer Claims Data (APCD)

+ Experience with National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) software

+ Experience with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) software

+ Experience with GIS mapping software

Normal working hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with one-hour lunch. Alternate work hours possible, however, will need approval by the Department Program Manager. Expectation of overtime is rare and likely limited to emerging/re-emerging public health threats response (e.g., COVID-19, medium to large scale HAI event response)

This position can be part-time or full-time (full time defined as 40 hours per week)

On-call Expectations: This position does not come with a routine on-call expectation

Allowed time off: Any requests for non-billable allowed time off will need approval by Department Program Manager

Ability to work remotely: This position will likely be eligible for some remote work; however, employee must live within Maine. Employee may have access to a local State of Maine public health offices, in six location across the state, via a shared/drop-in space with use of conference rooms and shared office equipment. When working remotely, travel to any local state public health office or other location for staff or project meetings will not be eligible for travel reimbursement but will be part of salary.


EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employmentregarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programsare based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


Job Locations US-ME-Augusta | US-ME-South Portland

Posted Date 8 months ago (9/1/2022 10:36 AM)

Job ID 2022-8352

\# of Openings 1

Category Operation Support

Type Regular Full-Time

Practice Area Staffing Solutions Organization

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Posted On: Aug 04, 2022

Updated On: May 07, 2023

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