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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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Home Health Aide| Linn County Public Health

Provides care to agency clients in order to facilitate independent living. Work is directed by the Home Health Service Coordinator (General). Knows the County's Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County's Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis. Assists in implementing the case plan by performing specific tasks under the direction of the Coordinator. These tasks will be determined at the time of assessment and be incorporated in each individual case plan by the Coordinator. Recognizes and reports any change in physical, mental or social well-being of the client to the Coordinator in a timely manner. Under direction of the Coordinator, assists with re-assessment of client needs. Notes the client's nutrition, orientation/confusion, safety in the home, and physical abnormalities or changes in the client's condition. Daily contact with Home Health Office to report on clients. Documents activities and observations for client's record after each visit. Documents appropriately and legibly. Turns in all paperwork on time as requested by the Coordinator. Attends training programs, in-service activities and weekly staff meetings as required. Continues to upgrade and develop the skills required in the functions performed. Observes confidentiality and HIPAA requirements in all aspects of client care. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product. Listens to the "Voice of the Customer" and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.21.19

Public Health Nurse Practitioner | Linn County Public Health

The Public Health Nurse Practitioner (PHNP) functions as a mid-level health care provider and is responsible

for directing others and providing patient care in a caring, professional and cost-effective public health

clinic. Under the direction of the Clinical Services Branch Supervisor, the PHNP will be involved in clinic

operations including patient care, documentation, policy input, equipment and supply maintenance,

community health planning, program implementation and evaluation, and outcome reporting. The PHNP will

be expected to work both independently and in a team environment, ensuring ongoing, effective

communication and respect. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s

Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all

customers on a regular basis. Performs advanced patient medical and health assessments. Orders,

performs and interprets laboratory tests and procedures that serve as the basis for disease management for

all age groups. Provides patient consultation, referral and health education/prevention programs in

consultation with the Medical Advisor, Clinical Services Branch Supervisor and Health Department staff.

Participates in community health systems and clinical operations, acting as a role model in ensuring a

customer-driven medical and health service delivery model.


For complete job description and application, click here


Application deadline 8.21.19

Medical Director  | Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Board of Medicine is seeking an experienced physician to serve as the agency's Medical Advisor and provide technical medical expertise for the Board. The Medical Advisor assists in evaluating the credentials of applicants for licensure and reviewing complaints of incompetence or unprofessional conduct investigated by the Board. This is a permanent, full-time position located in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa Board of Medicine is the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, acupuncturists and genetic counselors. The Board licenses, disciplines, monitors and educates its licensees to assure their fitness and competence to practice medicine in Iowa. The successful applicant must pass a background check which may consist of criminal and/or consumer reports. For detailed information about the Iowa Board of Medicine, visit the Board's Website at https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/ what you will do: The Medical Advisor serves at the direction of the Executive Director and provides medical expertise to the Board and staff, as well as other duties.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 9.13.19

Community Health Consultant| Iowa Department of Public Health

Contract management and support of related responsibilities:
 

  • Functions as a division liaison and program consultant for tobacco control contracts.
  • Initiates and maintains a working relationship with contractors, community organizations and coalitions.
  • Keeps contracted staff informed of division initiatives and requirements, available resources and relevant training opportunities.
  • Assist in development of performance measure and other efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of contractors, state programs and other efforts and activities to reduce tobacco use.
  • Assist with training meetings and workshops for division grantees and coalitions, community members, business owners, policy makers, etc.
  • Provides guidance to contractors in development and implementation of comprehensive tobacco control.
  • Reviews and approves action plans and budgets.
  • Monitors implementation of action plans.
  • Ensures compliance with division and IDPH contract requirements.
  • Reviews and approves grantee activity reports.
  • Conducts site visits and documentation of site visits with grantees.
  • Assists with activities include establishing administrative rules, development of criteria.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 9.4.19

Emergency Medical Services Field Coordinator  | Iowa Department of Public Health

Provide technical consultation and assistance to local, county, and state EMS services and providers regarding a variety of issues (i.e. system development, EMS fund grants, system development, continuous quality improvement, strategic planning and protocol development). Provide technical consultation and assistance to EMS services and providers regarding compliance with administrative law and rules, system development, continuous quality improvement, and strategic planning.

Assist in revising re-writing and reviewing of departmental/Bureau's rules, documents and forms. Provide technical assistance and/or participate in disaster, biohazard, and terrorism preparedness initiatives that involve EMS services, providers and related agencies.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 9.2.19

Typist Advanced  | Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate primary responsibilities included:

  • Answering VitalChek customer service calls to verify identification and accept certified copy orders
  • Data entry to enter orders in the VitalChek system and the statewide electronic vital records system IVES
  • Reviewing certified copy orders received in the mail and closing orders in the IVES system and mail to customer
  • Receive orders at the front customer service window
  • Scanning vital records into IVES system
  • Data entry into IVES system
  • Other duties as assigned.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.18.19

Accounting Technician 3 | Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate will independently develop, analyze and maintain accurate accounting databases for federal and state contract expenditure monitoring and program management reconciliation. Monitor contract budgets to ensure contractors/sub-contractors do not exceed the contractual limits. Identifies, investigates and resolves discrepancies between the Bureau of Finance databases and program financial records. Independently prepares and provides financial reports upon request to departmental staff.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.22.19

Community Health Consultant 1st Five Consultant | Iowa Department of Public Health

Under the direction of the Bureau Chief and 1st Five State Coordinator, provide support, consultation, education, and subject matter expertise regarding Iowa's 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative: Provide consultation and technical assistance about developmental support services (care coordination) requirements and implementation to establish and new local 1st Five sites. Train local agency staff regarding program requirements. Co-direct development of competitive bid documents for eligible applicant agencies and other contracts as needed. Administer contracts, including but not limited to contracts with local 1st Five sites, including enforcement of contract requirements such as service delivery, personnel hiring and training, budget preparation and monitoring, documentation of service delivery and time studies. Visit local 1st Five sites across the state annually or more often as needed to provide training, technical assistance, and program/contract implementation oversight.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.21.19

Associate Director of Drug Monitoring Program  | Iowa Department of Public Health 

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is seeking to fill a pharmacist position to administer the day to day operations of the state's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and pharmacy drug disposal program. This role advises pharmacists, physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, dentists and other prescribing practitioners on all matters related to the PMP.

The position supports and promotes the PMP through educational efforts, including presenting lectures and webinars as necessary, organizing and running the PMP Advisory Council Meetings, extracting data through Tableau, analyzing the data, and monitoring pharmacy reporting compliance, among other duties. Priority candidates will have experience with project management, data analytics, spreadsheets, and giving presentations.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.26.19

Receptionist  | Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill a part-time (6 consecutive days over each two week pay period) Receptionist position to assist the department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for answering the department's main telephone lines, answering routine questions and directing calls to appropriate staff using telephone directories and other resource sources.

Responsible for greeting visitors and have them sign in according to established security processes and calls appropriate staff to escort them to meeting rooms. Provides non-technical information and responds to inquiries from visitors and/or staff. Performs support work for the department including typing, assisting with mailings, routing of "contact us" requests, scheduling of ICN and Directors conference rooms, distribution of mail, scanning of documents and assigned spreadsheet updating.


For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.21.19

Primary Care Officer  | Iowa Department of Public Health

This position primarily administers, develops, plans, and directs the work of the Iowa Primary Care Office and provides team leadership serving the primary & rural health care program objectives including health provider recruitment, retention, and assessment as lead worker, grant programs targeting rural and medical residency programs, and oversight of other primary and rural health care staff and programs in the Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery System.


This position serves as the federal liaison with the HRSA Bureau of Health Care Access and provides oversight to the Health Professional Shortage Designations, Medical Undeserved Area Designations, and Governor's Health Professional Shortage Designations. Applicant must pass a background check prior to employment. 

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.26.19

Typist Advanced  | Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate primary responsibilities included:

  • Answering VitalChek customer service calls to verify identification and accept certified copy orders
  • Data entry to enter orders in the VitalChek system and the statewide electronic vital records system IVES
  • Reviewing certified copy orders received in the mail and closing orders in the IVES system and mail to customer
  • Receive orders at the front customer service window
  • Scanning vital records into IVES system
  • Data entry into IVES system
  • Other duties as assigned.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 8.18.19

Accountant 2  | Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate will independently oversees the maintenance of the general ledgers for federally funded accounts (approximately 50% of IDPH revenue). Performs daily balance activities and independently projects future revenue estimates based on actual and anticipated expenditures per federal grant to ensure department solvency. Initiates financial statements indicating potential federal grant revenue deficits and level of grant revenue required for transfer from accounts at federal Payment Management System for Budget Analyst 3. Independently prepares and processes the state receipt transmittal documents in the state's accounting system (I3) to accurately distribute federal revenues received in State Treasury into appropriate IDPH grant accounts.

For complete job description, click here.

Application deadline 8.22.19

Maternal Health & Family Planning Nurse Clinician  | Iowa Department of Public Health

Under the general supervision of the Chief, Bureau of Family Health: Develop the State's Title V Maternal Health plan, mission, goals/objectives, implementation, and evaluation methodologies based on program requirements and program data; identify needs for changes in surveillance tools and participate in revision process. Address emerging issues, including adapting rules and regulations, through the development, dissemination, and implementation of policies and procedures for assuring program compliance with Title V MCH and Department requirements. Provide leadership for the clinical aspects of the statewide Title V Maternal Health program, including the implementation of program plans and the promotion of program integration among child health, oral health and reproductive health programs.

    For complete job description and application, click here.

    Application deadline 8.18.19

    Registered Nurse  |  Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health

    Registered Nurse Responsibilities:

    • Assess patient’s condition and chart observations

    • Perform evaluation tasks, including vital signs and medication review

    • Administer medication as prescribed by the patient’s physician

    • Dress or redress open wounds and assess progress of healing

    • Educate patients and their families on proper home health care strategies and procedures

    • Coordinate with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Home Care Aides, and anyone else involved in the patient’s care plan

    • Listen to the patient and respond to concerns or requests

    Registered Nurse Requirements:

    • Current Iowa licensure as a registered nurse in good standing.

    • American Heart Association BLS/CPR

    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians and other health care team members.

    • Basic computer skills

    • Professional, friendly attitude

    • At least 3 years of nursing experience preferred; experience in home health care is preferred

    • Flexibility and good time management skills

    For complete job description and application instructions, click here.

    Position open until filled.

    Public Health, Hospital and EMS Preparedness Coordinator  | Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health

    Responsibilities include:

    • Providing consultation and technical assistance to local service area partners in the development, implementation, and quality assurance of the All Hazard Emergency Preparedness and Response System Development grant. 

    • Coordinating service area objectives and activities with local partners (public health, hospital, EMS) to assure Iowa Department of Public Health contractual and federal grant standards and objectives are met. 

    • Assisting with identifying gaps in time critical services (public health, hospital & EMS), establishing work groups or plans to mitigate vulnerabilities.

    • Assisting with the coordination of exercises and trainings related to emergency preparedness.

    • Assisting with building service area partnerships.

    • Collecting data from service area partners for contractual reports. 

    • Coordinating service area membership & committee meetings, agendas, minutes and logistics. 

    • Serving as liaison between state and local entities.

    • Providing guidance on budgets, progress reports, use of funds and work plans for service area partners.

    • Researching and assisting with purchases in coordination with fiscal agent, state staff, and local agencies (public health, hospital & EMS).

    • And of course, other duties as assigned!

    Education and Experience:

    • Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in emergency services, healthcare management, natural sciences or related field and two (2) year’s work experience in emergency services; OR

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in emergency services, healthcare management, natural sciences or related field and at least four (4) year’s work experience in emergency services; OR

    • An equivalent combination of education and experience as contained within the parameters of the requirements above. 

    For complete job description and application instructions, click here

    Position open until filled. 

    Epidemiologist  | Black Hawk County Health Department

    This position requires knowledge of epidemiological principles and methods, as well as state and federal communicable disease laws and regulations in order to provide disease surveillance activities throughout Black Hawk County and surrounding areas. 

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Collects and maintains data to provide information related to population health status. 

    • Identifies trends in health problems, environmental public health hazards and social and economic health factors that affect the public’s health. 

    • Coordinates with staff to conduct and report timely investigations of health problems and environmental health hazards in order to control the spread of disease. 

    Qualifications: 

    • Master’s degree in epidemiology. 

    Salary Range & Benefits: 

    • $53,580 - $74,776; starting compensation is based on qualifications. 

    • Competitive benefits package 

    Application Deadline: August 30, 2019 position is open until filled and preference is given to applicants who submit a completed application and required materials by August 15, 2019. 

    For complete instructions, requirements, application and job descriptions, please visit our website at http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/316/Job-Openings. EOE/AA. 

    Disease Prevention Specialist|Black Hawk County Health Department


    Under general supervision, this position performs public health surveillance and outreach activities to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases. 

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Collaborates with the disease surveillance team in ongoing and special immunization programs in order to implement measures to prevent and control the spread of disease; assists in carrying out outreach activities and educational programs to high risk populations. 

    • Initiates and completes investigative procedures involving persons with suspected or confirmed disease or exposure to identify possible source and spread of the infection by interviewing diagnosed case and contacts, e.g. disease reports, animal bites, foodborne illness reports, and suspected outbreaks. 

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, natural sciences, microbiology or closely related field OR a Bachelor’s degree in community health or social work with a minor in natural sciences or epidemiology. 

    • At least one year of related experience required. 

    Salary Range & Benefits: 

    • Starting wage is $20.92/hr. 

    • Competitive benefits package 

    Application Deadline: August 30, 2019 position is open until filled and preference is given to applicants who submit a completed application and required materials by August 15, 2019. 

    For complete instructions, requirements, application and job descriptions, please visit our website at http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/316/Job-Openings. EOE/AA. 

    Administrator  |Taylor County Public Health


    Taylor County Public Health is seeking applicants to fill the administrator position. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher in health, human services or related field or a licensed RN, ARNP. Applicants must have at least two years experience. Duties include oversight of diverse public health and Medicare certified home health programs in a multi-county service area. Resume should include work history, skill set and references. Send resume to admin@taylorcountyhealth.com.


    Application deadline 8.31.19






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