University of Nebraska Medical Center

Temp Community Health Liaison – 1 year

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is a state agency that, “Helps People Live Better Lives” every day. The Division of Public Health within DHHS, has an immediate opening for a Temporary Community Health Liaison. This is a temporary assignment scheduled to last 1-year from the date of hire with the potential for extension or renewal. The Community Health Liaison acts as the main point of contact for the Community Strike Team developing and conducting communication plans with local entities requesting site visits, engaging local service providers and community entities in creating responses to recommendations by the strike team, and acting as liaison and facilitator for action planning/implementation. This role builds relationships with community partners; gathers input and feedback regarding community culture, needs, and pain points. The Community Strike Team serves the community by assisting local entities integrate business practices and requirements with infectious disease prevention. The Strike Team coordinates with community entities such as businesses, schools, social establishments, major events, sports complexes, airports, to provide infectious disease prevention assessment, logistics planning, training, education, response, prevention resources, identify problems, organize a response and deploy experts to address critical issues/instances. These functions are performed through the performance of disease investigation; determining root cause, path of spread, elimination of spread and establishing clear directions to prevent initial or re-infection, and then hardwiring change into the culture, environment and accepted business practices. The Strike Team will work with the local public health department to fully investigate the source of initial infections by back-tracing as well as forward contact tracing. DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. 

This advertisement is for a temporary position that is expected to last one year from the date of hire.