Public Health Job Opportunities

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant–Position # 25209005 / Lincoln

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

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.

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.

Nursing Services Surveyor Consultant—Position # 60001089 / Omaha

To apply, visit http://statejobs.nebraska.gov 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.

DHHS Program Performance Measurement Consultant

To apply, visit http://statejobs.nebraska.gov 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

Live Well Omaha Kids Volunteer

Dates: October 18, 23 and 30

Live Well Omaha Kids, part of CHI Health, welcomes all students to volunteer for Family Dining Week, October 19th-25th. Students will be able to engage with community members at our Omaha Farmer’s Market booth and at the Children’s Museum Healthy Trick-or-Treat night. Continue Reading…