Public Health Job Opportunities

Community Health Educator for Prevention

Join our Team! Top 3 reasons people work for PPHD are flexible working schedule, family friendly, and meaningful work. Panhandle Public Health District is looking for a  Community Health Educator for Prevention.  Position will be based in any of our four locations:  Hemingford, Bridgeport, Sidney, or Scottsbluff. Excellent wage and benefits.

Find a complete job description at www.pphd.org [pphd.org], along with how to submit an electronic application and upload a cover letter and resume. Closing date October 5, 2021, or until filled.   

Application Link:

https://tinyurl.com/26fj4k9k [tinyurl.com]

PPHD website link:

http://pphd.org/Pages/join_our_team.html [pphd.org]

Prevention Specialist

The WCADVSA and Wyoming Department of Health take a public health approach to gender violence prevention, and so we are hopeful to bring on board someone with a strong background in public health theory and practice.

See the document below for a full job description and application instructions.

Hepatitis Program Specialist

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, within the Division of Public Health at the Nebraska state health department, is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to serve as the Hepatitis Program Specialist within the Viral Hepatitis Program. This position will work as a collaborative team to assure effective implementation of activities related to testing, surveillance, and prevention of viral hepatitis. This individual will provide guidance to partners in Nebraska and help to grow and evolve the Nebraska viral hepatitis program.

PERM FULL TIME – $21.76 Hourly

Remote work/work from home options may be available after the first 6 months of employment.

The Hepatitis Program Specialist position is posted on the jobs website. Here’s the link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska?keywords=hepatitis [governmentjobs.com]

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.

Project & Field Staff Assistant

The Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking for a full-time staff member to join our team.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project and Field Staff Assistant’s responsibilities will include conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys with adults in and around the Lincoln area. This work will require participating in in-person trainings. Field staff will assist with scheduling and managing data collection, following data protocols, assisting with data collection and processing, as well as collection of biospecimens and the associated counseling with participants, plus providing general assistance with other research-related tasks.

Field staff will work at offices located at UNL and also meet participants at office’s located in targeted communities to administer surveys. Staff may also be asked to collect biological samples (urine and finger-stick) for drug, urinalysis, HIV and HCV testing. Staff will be trained in the administration process and will meet with participants for intake and interview sessions, lasting 1-2 hours. Staff will bring all project materials back to UNL for secured entry and processing.