Iowa Public Health Association

Career Opportunities


To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to the Iowa Public Health Association at iowapha@gmail.com.  This service is offered free-of-charge to current IPHA members (individuals and organizations).  Non-members may request positions to be posted for a fee of $150.  As a non-profit professional association, IPHA seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa's public health community, and this funding mechanism helps to support this service and the mission-driven work of IPHA. 

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Infrastructure Lead/Security Officer
Iowa Department of Public Health

The Department of Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill an Information Technology Specialist 5 which will be at the direction of the Chief Information Officer, coordinates and provides leadership for information technology functions of the department.  As Infrastructure team leader provides daily direction, prioritization and support to assigned staff for supplying the technology needs of the Department. The team lead demonstrates leadership, teamwork and continuous quality improvement by actively monitoring work activities of team members, contractors and vendors. Provides proactive approaches to problem solving and work process improvements. Reinforces a shared vision to reach common goals by providing input, sharing responsibility, planning and making decisions, or establishing new processes to achieve the Department of Public Health's strategic mission and goals. Cooperates and communicates with supervisor on projects, work assignments, issues, deadlines, etc. related to the team.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.27.17
Data Management and Health Equity Director
Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill a Executive Officer 3  
This position has various duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Provides department wide oversight and direction to department staff for all data collection, data sharing, data governance and data confidentiality, and data analysis policies and procedures. 
  • Provides oversight and coordination for the department's epidemiology community of practice.
  • Serves as the department's liaison in data sharing and collection projects with all internal and external partners.
  • Provides department wide oversight and direction to department staff for health equity activities, including evaluation, policies, procedures and assurance.
  • Oversees training of department staff and external entities on health equity policies and procedures.
  • Engages in continuous evaluation of the data management and health equity programs and monitors outcomes to ensure effectiveness. 
  • Develops and manages the program budget, including identification of available resources and development of applications for resources.
For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 01.07.18
Healthcare Associated Infections Epidemiologist (Community Health Consultant)
Iowa Department of Public Health

The Department of Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill a Healthcare Associated Infections Epidemiologist to assist the state to serves as the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Epidemiologist for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Provide HAI-related epidemiologic consultation and technical expertise to local public health departments, physicians, laboratories, hospitals, healthcare collaborations, and the public.
 
Leads the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) efforts on investigation of HAI outbreaks or unusual infections by developing questionnaires; interviewing patients and health care providers; conducting data collection and analysis; developing recommendations and conclusions regarding the cause of outbreaks; and prepares reports of findings. Develop and implement statistical analysis methodologies to evaluate HAI patterns across the state. Recruit and retain clinics, hospitals, laboratories, nursing homes, and other partners to participate in HAI surveillance. Analyze surveillance data to identify outbreaks, characterize health care system trends and target interventions. Develop and disseminate written reports, graphs, tables, etc., based on the statistical analyses. Conduct HAI-related outreach and education at meetings and conferences.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.16.17
Temporary Radiological Technologist 1
Iowa Department of Public Health

Receives bodies for autopsy, stores and releases bodies to authorized persons, and maintains records of all receptions, transfers, and releases of bodies. Ensures bodies are properly identified and released with proper paperwork. Assists the pathologist during the postmortem examination including moving of bodies which may be greater than 300 pounds by oneself or with the assistance of another employee.  Conducts postmortem x-ray exams with stationary and/or portable machines. Develops and processes x-ray films in the dark room and also via digital media. Performs requested x-rays at the discretion of the pathologist in a timely manner. Maintains, cleans and cares for x-ray equipment to ensure that all surfaces are free of blood.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 01.04.18
STD Data Coordinator
Iowa Department of Public Health

Serves as the state Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) data coordinator and database manager for STD case surveillance and partner service delivery. Reviews and assesses case and laboratory reports for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Reviews entries into the STD Partner Services and Surveillance System. Oversees assignment of positive STD cases to state and local health department disease intervention specialists.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.14.17
Disease Intervention Specialist
Iowa Department of Public Health

Maintains a regional field office for the delivery of disease prevention and public health services. Serves as a liaison between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local public health for communicable diseases, including HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis. Delivers STD and HIV partner services, including counseling, interviewing, and educating persons who are infected with communicable diseases. Solicits partner and contact information, provides referrals for support services, and acts as an advocate by ensuring linkage to case management, medical, and other support services. Performs partner/contact investigations, including location of partners, risk reduction counseling, HIV and syphilis testing (including phlebotomy), and linkage to other follow-up testing and treatment.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.14.17
Registered Dietician
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

A Registered Dietician is needed for the Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  Professional experience in public health services and maternal/child health nutrition preferred.  40 hours per week with hours varying according to clinic schedule.  Must be licensed in the state of Iowa.  Local travel to clinic sites required at least two days per week.  Benefits include:  health, life insurance, vacation/sick leave, 9+ paid holidays and IPERS.  Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a Community Action Agency serving Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida counties in northwest Iowa.  To apply on-line please visi twww.midsioux.org.  To mail, fax or e-mail letter of application/resume, send to:

 

Sharon Heidesch

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

418 S Marion Street

Remsen, IA  51050

FAX:          712-786-3250

E-MAIL:    sheidesch@midsioux.org

PHONE:    1-800-859-2025


For complete job description and online application, click here.


Position open until filled.

Public Health Regional Preparedness Coordinator
Black Hawk County Health Department

Under direct supervision of the Enforcement, Surveillance and Planning Division Manager, is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating SSA-6B (sub-service area) Preparedness Partnership activities for an eight county region. Serves as the primary point of contact and serves as the liaison to the ESF-8 lead agency and EOCs during an emergency.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 12.31.17

Emerging Leaders in Public Health
The Kresge Foundation

ELPH is an 18-month, action-oriented leadership development program that equips local public health department leaders with the knowledge and skills to lead in today's changing health care environment.  Teams of two leaders receive up to $125,000 to develop and implement a transformative concept designed to deliver a new model of public health for their community.

For more information click here.
Public Health Nurse
Buchanan County Public Health

The Buchanan County Public Health Department is seeking applications for the position of Public Health Nurse. Eligible candidates include a Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years of experience preferred. Duties include vaccine administration, investigation of reportable communicable disease, planning for public health emergencies and response, community partner collaboration, performing health needs assessments and advocating for the health of the population. Works normal business hours M – F 7:30AM – 3:30 PM, additionally reporting as needed during an emergency or outbreak. Applications and job description can be obtained by clicking the link below.  Applications with cover letter and resume will be accepted through November 3rd at 3:00 p.m. or until an eligible candidate is located.  Submit application, a signed job description, and other documents to the Buchanan County Public Health Department at 1413 First Street West, Independence, Iowa  50644-3155.  E-mailed application and documents sent to publichealth@co.buchanan.ia.us will be accepted.  Place “RN Application” in the subject line.  Employer will not be responsible for lost application documents in transit. Position will remain open until an eligible candidate is located. Buchanan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). It is the policy of Buchanan County to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Position open until filled


Registered Dietician

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc.


Dietician registered in the State of Iowa is needed for the Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  Professional experience in public health services and maternal/child health nutrition preferred.  40 hours per week with hours varying according to clinic schedule.  Local travel to clinic sites required at least two days per week.  Benefits include:  health, life insurance, vacation/sick leave, 9+ paid holidays and IPERS.  Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a Community Action Agency serving Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida counties in northwest Iowa.  To apply on-line please visit www.midsioux.org To mail, fax or e-mail letter of application/resume, send to:

 

Sharon Heidesch

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

418 S Marion Street

Remsen, IA  51050

FAX:          712-786-3250

E-MAIL:    sheidesch@midsioux.org

PHONE:    1-800-859-2025


HHS Emerging Leaders Program 

  

US Department of Health and Human Services

The Next Generation of Leaders in HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recruiting for the next generation of leaders to join the federal ranks and support our mission to serve the American public.  The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship within HHS. The program provides interns with a unique opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills in one of the largest federal agencys in the nation. HHS is looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals with a commitment to public service. The program provides an excellent opportunity for participants to begin a professional career in HHS.

Click here to view more information and application details. 

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