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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  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. 

Any Job Posting that does not contain a close or apply by date will be removed from this page ninety (90) days from the date it was posted. Postings that contain a date will be removed from this page the day after regardless of the number of days from the post date. If the Close Date of your posting changes, please contact IPHA with a corrected time frame.

Licensed Practical Nurse
Linn County Public Health

Under general supervision and the guidance of a primary clinical provider (Registered Nurse, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Medical Advisor) and within the scope of practice for a Licensed Practical Nurse, provides public health nursing services to individuals, families and target populations in the Public Health Clinic. Works in all areas of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and directly in areas of communicable disease including STD/HIV, family care health, wellness and child and adult immunizations. Primary responsibilities include participation in the clinic by scheduling patient appointments, assessing patient health needs and performing medical procedures as directed by documenting medical information and maintaining medical supply inventories. 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. Welcomes clients and schedules appointments for clinic services. Completes necessary teaching on the importance of keeping appointments. Rooms patients for physical exams. Measures and records heights, weights, vision screens and vital signs. Performs nursing duties such as drawing blood, finger sticks, taking vital signs and client histories and collecting routine lab specimens (such as urine). Collects data and documents information regarding client's health status including but not limited to: the chief complaint, a basic assessment of general body systems, vital signs, medication usage, signs and symptoms of illness/injury/disease, barriers to obtaining needed care and client/parental knowledge. Administers needed immunizations/prescribed medications, calls in medication refills to pharmacies as directed by the provider and completes clinical treatments/procedures in a safe manner and according to current policy. Participates in immunization clinics. Monitors compliance of all assigned clinics regarding drug/vaccine manufacturer and current policy requirements to ensure drug/vaccine potency and client safety. Performs HIV/HCV testing and pre- and post-counseling (at the direction of the RN). Obtains, labels/documents and transports collected lab specimens (slides, tubes, etc.) and accompanying paperwork to laboratory after procedures. Provides accurate and appropriate information to clients related to client's plan of care, immunizations and other prescribed medications/treatment, including possible side effects. Assures adequate supplies for clinic operation. Maintains medical supply inventory, stocks patient rooms, etc. Participates in telephone triage (determines what treatment is needed at the moment). 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.

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Application deadline 11.15.18


Service Contract Administrator
Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill a Service Contract Administrator (Purchasing Agent 3) to assist the state. Applicant must pass background check prior to employment.

Responsibilities include shared administration of a $160+ million services contract portfolio within the Office of Contracting Services for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). This position coordinates functions and methodologies of service contracts programming (including 1,600+ service contracts with 720+ contractors).

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 11.8.18
Budget Cordinator
Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is looking to fill a Budget Coordinator (Program Planner 3) to assist the state. This position serves as the budget coordinator for the Bureau of Immunization and Tuberculosis which includes an annual budget of approximately $42.2 million. 

For complete job description and application, click here click here.

Application deadline 11.8.18
Administrative Intern/Student Interview Team 
Iowa Department of Public Health

The successful candidate will conduct routine patient interview for reportable infectious diseases, including but not limited to Giardia, Lyme Disease, Campylobacter. Conduct additional patient interviews when clusters or outbreaks are suspected, and when requested by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Conduct patient interviews during outbreak investigations. Assist with data entry and analysis during outbreak investigations. Provide additional epidemiological support to the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology as appropriate. 

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 11.13.18

Executive Director
Iowa Department Public Health

The Iowa Board of Medicine is seeking to fill the Executive Director position. This is a high profile position that reports directly to the Board. The Executive Director leads the agency, including planning, organization and innovation. The Executive Director leads the Board's staff to the meet the agency's mission and vision while adhering to federal and state laws and rules. The Executive Director oversees the agency's licensing and enforcement efforts and the Iowa Physician Health Program. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing the agency's policies, procedures and budget. The Executive Director is responsible for directing the agency's staff, including 7 positions who report directly to the Executive Director, with an overall responsibility for 23 total employees.

For complete job description, click here.

Application deadline 11.25.18

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