Public Health Job Opportunities

Head Start Health Specialist Region VII

ICF seeks a Health Specialist to work as a liaison between the Regional and Central Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center on Health and Wellness, as well as other agencies relevant to the work of the Regional Office.  

The Health Specialist will serve as a resource to other Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Specialists on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety, in accordance with the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards across the birth to five spectrums.

This position is home-based in one of the Regional states (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) and extensive travel will be required to fulfill the duties of the position.   Travel will be within the assigned ACF region as well as to the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

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.

Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator

The Douglas County Health Department is seeking two Emergency Response Coordinators. Under the direction of the Health Director or designee, the incumbent is accountable for the coordination and direction of the activities defined in the Douglas County Health Department’s Disaster Plan for the Health and Medical Annex of the Douglas County Emergency Operations Plan.