Public Health Job Opportunities

Newborn Screening Program Manager

Deadline: February 14, 2020


The DHHS Public Health Division is seeking a motivated and self-driven professional to manage, plan and evaluate the Newborn Metabolic Screening and Early Hearing Detection programs to ensure effective implementation of program activities in the State of Nebraska.

Examples of Work

This position is responsible for management, oversight, planning, and evaluation of the Newborn Metabolic Screening and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs. As part of these duties, the position monitors a budget; issues contracts for services and monitors contractor’s performance and documentation; receives, develops, reviews and submits programmatic reports; processes invoices for payment after determining ability to pay; ensures fidelity to program, statutory, and regulatory requirements on the part of both the state and local entities, as well as recommends revisions for improved effectiveness; plans for and manages the resources to operate and maintain the programs; and plans for and coordinates the collection of data for reporting, planning, and evaluation purposes. In addition, this position supervises 3 professional FTE, 1 part time support FTE and 1 Program Manager FTE who in turn supervises staff. The Newborn Screening programs ensure that all newborns are screened appropriately and followed up as necessary for appropriate treatment. For blood-spot screening, fidelity to current processes and quality work ensure that over 30 rare inherited and congenital diseases are diagnosed and treated before mortality or morbidity can occur. Hearing screening is similar in that the program ensures that hearing issues are identified before significant development delays can occur in infants. The Program Manager position is critical for ensuring that systems are in place to provide services in a timely, efficient, and quality way. Continue reading “Newborn Screening Program Manager”