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Consultant – The State of Kansas – Shawnee County, KS

Kansas Department of Health and Environment:

Our agency head is Secretary Lee Norman, who was appointed by Gov. Kelly in Jan 2019. We are made up for three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health care finance (which includes KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof. This allows us to take a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all Kansans.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full/Part-time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes


  • Hourly Pay Range: $17.39 – $18.70

Note: Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs
  • Infant at work program

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

Position Summary:
The position K0229941 will act as a Newborn Screening Consultant providing point of care assistance in the surveillance and tracking of infants and families who have not passed the newborn screenings and need further outpatient screenings and/or diagnostic evaluations. The consultant will contact parents and professionals (e.g. medical and audiological, hospital-NICU; local health departments; local WIC programs; early head start, parents as teachers, early intervention service providers: families of newborns/infants) through phone, email, fax and text ensuring that infants are completing the screening process until diagnosis of within normal limits or hearing loss. The consultant will act as a liaison between families and screening/diagnostic facilities. The consultant will contact diagnosing providers requesting follow up appointment dates and/or diagnostic reports. The consultant will enter data into the program online database. The consultant will be responsible for educating, clarifying and advising about the screening program, the time sensitive issues of the development of speech and language, the importance of completing the screening process and providing diagnostic evaluation reports within mandated guidelines. Provide technical assistance to audiologists, state agencies, medical professionals and early intervention specialists to achieve program goals and ensure adherence to federal and state guidelines regarding newborn hearing screening.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Review and analyze newborn screening data to identify problematic areas and inform, assist and advise the Program Coordinator on quality control and improvement recommendations. Use stakeholder involvement and quality management tools to design solutions to problem areas. Assist in composing and disseminating written notification to Stakeholders, primary care physicians and parents regarding screening, assessment, and intervention results. Prepare data for advisory council meetings, trainings and hospitals site visits.



  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring activities relevant to the Newborn Hearing Screening Program or a similar program. Any post-secondary education in a health related field may be substituted for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health related field
  • Experience with phone/fax/email (e.g. families, medical professionals and local/state agencies, etc)
  • Experience working in or with state programs and other health care fields
  • Advanced skills in Word Processing, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Experience interacting with health care professionals on all levels
  • College credits associated with audiology, speech language pathology or other health related fields
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and socio-economic status.
  • Experience tracking and surveillance
  • Experience providing families with local and state resources.
  • Experience in customer service and customer relationship management
  • Experience maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
Recruiter Contact Information:
  • Name: Hope Stover
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 785-296-6433
  • Mailing Address: 1000 SW Jackson St. Suite 580 Topeka, KS 66612

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Required documents for this application to be complete:

Upload these on the Careers – My Job Applications page:

  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Transcripts
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

Upload these on the Attachments step in your Job Application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Helpful Resources at “How, What, & Where do I Upload Documents” and “Save Tax Clearance Certificate as a PDF”

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Visit the Kansas Department of Revenue – Tax Clearance website to obtain this Kansas Department of Revenue document.

How to Claim Veterans Preference:

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran”; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.

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