Public Health Job Opportunities

Nursing Services Surveyor Consultant—Position # 60001089 / Omaha

To apply, visit and submit completed application on or before closing date of Monday 12/01/14.

The Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, is looking for a Nursing Services Surveyor Consultant to join our team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to make complex decisions, communicates effectively and demonstrates professional composure. The successful candidate will have a high personal standard of integrity, display a constant commitment to excellence and share in our mission of “Helping People Live Better Lives.”

REQUIREMENTS: Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Nebraska or eligibility for the same. Post high school coursework/training in professional nursing AND experience in hospital, public health or nursing administration, teaching or surveying health care facilities.

Community Health Nurse Senior–Position # 25212025 / Lincoln

To apply, visit and submit completed application on or before closing date of Monday 12/01/14.

This position interacts with Immunization Program staff (including other Community Health Nurses); providers participating in immunization programs; as well as other partners and stakeholders (both internal and external) to achieve the goals and objectives of the program. Duties include conducting compliance and assessment site visits of participating providers, assisting providers with education and technical assistance regarding program requirements, updating policies and procedures of the program, and assisting with vaccine management among others.

Research Assistant Coordinator

Project title:  Utilizing Patient Satisfaction Surveys to Improve Hospitalist Physician Performance

Position:  Research Assistant Coordinator

Earliest possible start date:  February 1, 2015 (could be delayed 1-2 months)

Project leader:  Sarah Richards, MD  Interested parties, please apply with an email to

Project duration:  1 year

Hourly wage:  $14/hour

Workload:  15 hours/week

The duties of this position will primarily involve surveying hospitalized patients concerning satisfaction with their inpatient physicians.   The position will involve a moderate amount of work each weekday during the 8 months that surveys are being collected.  The study includes a 4-month pre-intervention survey period, a one month intervention period, and a 4-month post-intervention survey period.  During the survey periods, the research assistant coordinator will be expected to be available 4 hours per day, either in the morning or the afternoon.  We plan to collect just over 500 surveys.  These survey-taking duties will involve extensive face-to-face contact with patients.

In addition to conducting the surveys, the research assistant coordinator will also be asked to oversee and improve the survey-taking methods and procedures.  As part of these oversight duties, we request the development of a process for ensuring complete survey capture.  The process will need to include a method for tracking survey capture and for troubleshooting in the event of incomplete capture.  Oversight duties will also necessarily entail taking responsibility for securely handling and storing study records, electronically and on paper.

Upon completion of data collection, the research assistant coordinator will be provided the opportunity to assist with the production of scholarly works, including analysis of results and authorship of published manuscripts.  The times of day that these academic duties are performed will be more flexible.  For the final 3 months of employment, availability every weekday afternoon will not be required.

Prerequisites for this position include CITI training, basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel, and the freedom to spend time away from the classroom.  We expect this position to require approximately 480 hours over one year.  80 hours is budgeted for management and oversight, 200 hours for survey-taking, and another 200 hours for academic duties.

Health Director for Two Rivers Public Health Department

Resumes must be post-marked by January 10, 2015 to be considered.

The Two Rivers Public Health Department is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovative public health leader for the position of Health Director. The Health Director provides leadership and vision for the department and community to meet public health needs, implement policies of the Board, communicate and coordinate with various community organizations, and oversee all aspects of TRPHD operations.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Public Health and extensive experience leading a comprehensive public health agency with complex program and funding considerations.  Knowledge of budgeting and grant management a must for consideration.  Education in a closely related field and/or a combination of education and prior management and public health experience will also be considered.

The office is located in Holdrege, Nebraska, and serves Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps in south central Nebraska.  The full job description is listed at . Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and education.  AA/EOE Send resume and cover letter to TRPHD, Attn:  Sue Hunter, 701 4th Ave, Suite 1, Holdrege, NE  68949.

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant

To apply, visit and submit completed application on or before closing date of Tuesday 12/09/14.

State of Nebraska / DHHS

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant  Position # 25209005 / Lincoln

Description:   This position will serve as the Performance Improvement Manager and will focus on improving organizational and program performance at the DHHS – Division of Public Health. The position will also serve as the Accreditation Coordinator to help the Division meet national public health standards and measures.

Job Duties:   Key job duties include: Assist in the development and implementation of a performance management system for the DHHS – Division of Public Health. Serve as the Accreditation Coordinator to help the Division of Public Health meet national public health standards and measures and achieve and maintain accreditation status. Work with Division staff and local health departments to conduct quality improvement projects and provide technical assistance to local health departments in conducting community health assessments, setting priorities, conducting evaluations, and implementing evidence-based programs and policies. Additional duties will include: Assist in the implementation of the State Public Health Improvement Plan and the Division of Public Health Strategic Plan by facilitating meetings and coordinating activities with outside partners. Prepare grant applications, monitor grant activity and program budgets, and compile and interpret statistical data to determine program needs and to assess the effectiveness of programs. Prepare related reports and communicate findings to staff and stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus applicable experience. Master’s degree or above preferred.  PREFER: Candidate hold a Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, public administration, social sciences, or related field with at least 2 years’ experience in facilitation, grant writing, and working with coalitions and local health departments. A minimum of 2 years’ experience with data applications preferred.  OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to write and manage grants. Knowledge of, and skill in community health assessment, evaluation, quality improvement, performance management, and planning methods. Detail-oriented; ability to manage multiple projects; critical thinking, coaching, consultation, facilitation and coalition-building skills. Problem solving skills including data interpretation. Basic computer applications.

Wage & any other specifics:  EXEMPT, $24.637 / hour, Approximately 8-5 / M-F