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:
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:
- Conduct investigation of reported suspected and confirmed cases of reportable communicable diseases and other physiologic diseases.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide appropriate disease control recommendations and medical follow-up/treatment referrals to infected individuals and at-risk contacts. (Document activities).
- Educate affected individuals and exposed persons regarding risk factors and prevention measures.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The PMF Program is one of the premiere federal level fellowships, and is an ideal way to start a career in federal service. The application for the 2022 PMF class will be open from September 28 – October 12. The PMF website has a lot of helpful information: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/overview/
The program is also hosting a series of webinars to walk through details of the program, application and selection process. See below for webinar dates and times.
Public Health Solutions (local health department) in Crete, NE is seeking to fill two positions:
This position assists with the development, implementation, and assessment of public health programs and activities. Primarily works with Minority Health and Health Equity programs. Expectation is that duties can be performed for any program and can change as organization priorities and funding change. Bilingual required.
Data & Surveillance Specialist
The Data & Surveillance Specialist supports many departmental programs with data and information gathering. This position will collect, analyze, and disseminate data from various sources to help determine priority needs.
View the job descriptions and apply online here.
There are several open GA positions for COPH students.