Public Health Job Opportunities

Public Health Disease Investigator

Three Rivers Public Health Department is looking for a Public Health Disease Investigator to work remotely.  This position provides additional capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be conducting investigations. 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Conduct investigation of reported suspected and confirmed cases of reportable communicable diseases and other physiologic diseases.
  2.  Interview designated infected individuals by telephone, as an information gathering and follow-up measure to ensure the individual is aware of the condition and symptoms of the condition; and document activities for each interview.
  3. Identify and document “at risk” contacts of infected individuals to ensure they are aware of their potential exposure to the condition and the symptoms of the condition.
  4. Provide appropriate disease control recommendations and medical follow-up/treatment referrals to infected individuals and at-risk contacts. (Document activities).
  5. Educate affected individuals and exposed persons regarding risk factors and prevention measures.
  6. Collect necessary information to complete morbidity reports on reportable cases of communicable disease in a tactful and discreet manner ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local privacy and confidentiality regulations.
  7.  Complete and file required federal, state, and county reports for each suspected and confirmed case; and update data pertaining to reported cases of communicable diseases.
  8. Within program-specified timeframe(s), record all required disease interview and investigation information, notes, and case reports into designated disease-specific     electronic database(s) for later compilation and analysis.
  •  Collect and transport specimens for testing and epidemiological follow-up when necessary. Remain abreast of and correctly follow current specimen handling and collection requirements and procedures
  •  Provide current public health information regarding communicable diseases to health care   providers, infected individuals, and the general public consistent with 3RPHD policies and in accordance with national public health recommendations.
  •  Remain aware of local, state, and national communicable disease statistics, trends, and statutes.
  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, supervisors, healthcare/community agencies, schools’ governmental officials, and the general public.
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate disease control activities during local disease outbreaks.

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with advanced course work in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
    • Experience in epidemiology, public health or a related area.
    • Knowledge of methods of investigating disease cases, clusters, and outbreaks.

View job description and contact information for submitting your application in the document below.

Data & Security Intern

The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) is seeking a paid Data & Security intern.

Job Summary:

The Data and Security Intern is responsible for providing support for the NHA data department through a variety of channels including processing and analyzing hospital claims data and other health information to measure hospital performance, financial and clinical outcomes.  Additionally, this Intern will research hospital-based best practices and procedures to maintain internal data security.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and abilities in the following areas:

  • Will assist with the processing and analytics of hospital claims data.
  • Will process and create data analytics as assigned.
  • Will research best practices for hospital data security.  Will create hospital information materials specific to best practices. 
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.

Program Manager with Stratis Health

Stratis Health just posted a new Program Manager position, which will be focused on rural and population health.  It’s a national search and the new Program Manager can be based anywhere in the U.S.; and it could be one full-time person or two part-time people.

Job listing: https://stratishealth.org/about-us/current-career-opportunities/

Stratis is seeking a Program Manager to manage the planning and implementation of rural health care improvement and population health-focused projects.

This job is for you if you are (a)

  • Successful project manager with demonstrated experience managing small to large scale projects
  • Quality improvement educator, trainer, convener, and facilitator
  • Skilled at building and maintaining relationships
  • Good at communication, both verbal and written
  • Experienced with technical and/or proposal writing
  • Focused with a desire to both drive and execute projects
  • Able to find joy in problem-solving/pivoting/finding solutions
  • Able to synthesize information and concepts and use storytelling to impart messages and knowledge
  • Adaptable and comfortable with change and ambiguity
  • Committed to creative problem-solving, even under pressure
  • Team player – someone who enjoys working collaboratively with internal and external teams to meet deadlines and achieve goals
  • Committed to the advancement of inclusion, health equity, and racial justice

Paid Internships w/Nebraska Appleseed

Nebraska Appleseed’s internship program is now paid at $15 per hour! Additionally, we will continue to offer fully remote internships to those living in Nebraska. Internships are part-time, averaging 10hrs/wk, and are possible for each semester (fall, spring, and summer)

Nebraska Appleseed is currently accepting applications for our Internship Program!

Nebraska Appleseed is dedicated to improving the lives of all Nebrakans through public policy, community support and education, and grassroots organizing efforts. We do this with the help of our dedicated interns.

Nebraska Appleseed interns have the chance to work on public interest issues in the areas of research, advocacy, community outreach, and other critical organizational projects.