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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. 

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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. Participates in the ongoing evaluation of clinic systems to ensure quality services and cost effectiveness including department continuous quality improvement. Prescribes and/or dispenses prescription-only drugs, over-the-counter drugs, medical devices and/or appliances in accordance with the plan of accountability as approved by the Board of Nursing and Board of Pharmacy.

For complete job description and application, click here.

Application deadline 10.25.19

Cross Cutting Epidemiologist | Iowa Department of Public Health

This position will provide data analysis / statistical support to all programs within CADE. The successful candidate will be proficient in data analysis software used in CADE (i.e.,Tableau, EpiInfo). Conduct data analysis for various infectious disease surveillance programs in CADE.
This position will be responsible for vaccine preventable disease surveillance, ensuring linkages and communication is complete between epidemiology, immunization and laboratory partners to support surveillance. Ensure key data elements are collected during investigations of meningococcal disease. Track and facilitate the submissions of isolates from cases of meningococcal disease for serogroup determination and molecular characterization. Conduct outreach to enhance reporting of varicella outbreaks. Ensure key data elements are reported for varicella outbreaks. Design and implement an acute flaccid myelitis surveillance program.  Monitor vaccine preventable disease data in correlation with vaccination rates. This position will design and generate internal and external surveillance reports.

For complete job description, click here.

Application deadline 9.22.19

Healthy Systems Manager, State & Primary Care Systems  | American Cancer Society

Leads the achievement of Society cancer control goals through comprehensive relationship management with a portfolio of prioritized, large primary care networks and state health system accounts.  Through account relationships, implements evidence-based interventions with a focus on Society priorities.  Provides consultation and Quality Improvement coaching, promoting the adoption and implementation of ACS programs. Responsible for identification and cultivation of revenue opportunities to support cancer control goals, as well as engage health systems in financial support of the Society.

• Manages prioritized health systems engagement on prevention, early detection, screening, quality of life and access to care initiatives, employee health & wellness programs, and population health-related efforts to achieve cancer control priorities.  

• Works within and across Regions to achieve high engagement levels for health systems, delivering against mission and income strategies; ensuring staff meet/exceed ACS customer promises and function as strategic advisors.

• Delivers on established strategy through a portfolio of priority state health system partners and primary care system accounts.  Proactively oversees account planning processes and is responsible for delivering on the most effective and appropriate evidence-based strategies through Quality Improvement to achieve ACS goals.  

• Responsible for the implementation of an account team’s strategy for managing prioritized system relationships within assigned portfolio and serves as the relationship manager for assigned accounts.  

• Develops appropriate volunteer engagement and support to advance cancer control priorities.  

For complete job description and application, click here.

Position open until filled.

Outreach Coordinator  | Family Planning Council of Iowa

Responsible for working with subrecipient agencies funded through the Family Planning Council of Iowa (FPCI) on outreach and marketing efforts to meet strategic goals and objectives. Coordinate Family Planning Council of Iowa outreach and marketing efforts.


Manage and Coordinate Outreach Project for Family Planning Program:

  • Coordinate activities for outreach, marketing, and expansion of family planning program
  • Work with delegate agencies on outreach activities
  • Monitor activities of delegate agencies for outreach project activities to ensure federal grant requirements are being met
  • Establish outreach efforts for Family Planning Council of Iowa
  • Partner with state wide and local organizations
  • Conduct on site visits, reviews, and meetings with delegate agencies
  • Maintain FPCI website, and social media accounts
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to meet organizational needs
Click here to see complete job description. 

    To apply, applicants may email their resume´ and cover letter (optional) to: or they may also apply directly through by clicking here then choosing the appropriate position for which they wish to apply: FPCI Open Positions.

    Position open until filled.

    Training Coordinator  | Family Planning Council of Iowa

    Responsible for overseeing and administering training, community education, community participation activities for the Family Planning Council of Iowa and subrecipient agencies.


    Oversee Title X required training program.

    • Identify Title X training requirements and develop system for tracking required training that ensures compliance with federal regulations
    • Prepare and present Title X Orientation for FPCI and subrecipient staff as needed and on an ongoing basis

    Click here to see complete job description. 

    To apply, applicants may email their resume´ and cover letter (optional) to: or they may also apply directly through by clicking here then choosing the appropriate position for which they wish to apply: FPCI Open Positions.

    Position open until filled.

    Infectious Disease Prevention Nurse| Cerro Gordo County Public Health

    Are you passionate about protecting our community from disease?  Do you enjoy advocating for vaccines and other public health policies? If the answer is “YES” then we want you! CG Public Health is looking for a passionate nurse interested in preventing infectious diseases in the community.  The perfect candidate is organized, motivated, and flexible, able to work with all age groups, a team player, and skilled in oral and written communication, data collection, and reporting. We want someone who is passionate about working in vaccine preventable disease services; comfortable educating and screening clients for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases; and has the ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision.


    Responsibilities include:

    -          Administer vaccines to public health clientele;

    -          Conduct  annual school and licensed childcare facility immunization audits;

    -          Assist with communicable disease surveillance and outbreak investigations;

    -          Provide sexually transmitted infection, HIV and viral hepatitis counseling, education, and testing services;

    -          Work in a team with other staff to provide disease prevention and health promotion services;

    -          And of course, other duties as assigned!

    For complete job description and application, click here.

    Position open until filled.

    Quality Improvement Coordinator | Iowa Department of Public Health

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is looking to fill a Quality Improvement Coordinator to assist the department. This position functions within the Deputy Director's Office and the Bureau of Planning, Performance, and Local Public Health Services. The successful candidate will coordinate continuous quality improvement (QI) efforts for IDPH. This position will advise, educate, and provide technical assistance to supervisors and employees on QI tools, methodologies, and projects. The successful candidate must lead and facilitate QI projects, including: analyze business processes to determine appropriate approach and methodology; solicit management support; identify team members; plan QI events; establish QI project charter, scope and objectives, develop AIM statements and improvement measures; facilitate QI events; recommend performance improvement strategies; guide team members in developing improvement work plans; provide consultation during implementation of improvement plan; monitor project post completion; and document project and results.

    For complete job description and application, click here.

    Application deadline 9.29.19

    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. 

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