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Public Health Assistant Director

Location: Springfield, Illinois   Company name: Sangamon County, Illinois   Job type: full-time

The Health Department in Sangamon County is the 10th largest in Illinois and provides outstanding public health services to a population of well over 200,000. In addition to meeting the public health needs of Sangamon County, the Department also operates the public health department in nearby Menard County via a contractual arrangement.

The Director of Public Health, who is responsible for the oversight and management of all departmental functions, is appointed by the County Board and reports to the both the Board of Health and the County Administrator.   The Assistant Director is the second in command within the department and reports to the Director. The Assistant Director is involved in nearly all facets of the department and works very closely with the Director in the day-to-day management of the organization, as well with the formulation of policy and plans for the department. The Assistant Director has regular and frequent interaction with the Board of Health, other County departments, and several outside agencies.

Some of the major duties of the Assistant Director position include the following:

  • Assists in managing all operations and activities of the department.
  • Serves as the Acting Director as needed.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes health statistics and information to determine community needs.
  • Prepares various reports and documents for submission to the Board of Health, the County Board, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • Oversees and evaluates various programs and services of the department.
  • Supervises staff as assigned and is highly involved in union matters.
  • Assists in the recruitment, retention, and development of departmental staff.
  • Serves as the department’s FOIA Officer and HIPPA Compliance Officer

In addition to having at least five (5) years of hands-on work experience in the field of public health, the County is hoping to attract candidates with a master’s degree in public health.  A background in nursing and/or environmental health is also desirable.  The County is also hoping to attract candidates with strong interpersonal skills and ones that have experience in successfully managing and motivating employees.  The best candidates will have the ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing. They will also have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with departmental staff, other County employees, elected and appointed officials, other health agencies, the media, and the public.

The starting salary range for the position is $82,297 to $97,555 DOQ/E.  Sangamon County also provides its management employees with an outstanding array of fringe benefits including excellent health and dental insurance programs for the employee and qualified dependents at a very low cost to the employee.   Residency within Sangamon County is required within 6 months of appointment.

Interested candidates should apply online by 5:00 pm on June 17, 2022, with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) work related references to to the attention of Mark R. Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA.  On-line application submittals are required. Please direct all questions about the position, the organization, and/or the selection process to Mr. Peterson at (847)380-3240 x121.

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Forensic Autopsy Technician

Location: Ankeny   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Assists pathologist with autopsies, including filling out paperwork and labels prior to autopsy, preparing the body for postmortem examination, taking photos, opening the body, swabbing, culturing, collecting specimens for testing, evisceration of organs, removal of the skull-cap (calvarium), and restores the body by replacing organs, packing cavities, suturing the body closed, and cleaning the body.

Keeps chain of custody when receiving, storing, or transferring/releasing bodies, evidence, toxicology, and specimens.

Maintains blood specimens, tissue specimens, and other specimens collected at autopsy for easy retrieval/destruction.

Transports specimens to various laboratories for analysis.

Maintains autopsy suite, associated areas, and equipment by ensuring they are kept well stocked with supplies and kept in a clean and operational state.

Understands basic anatomy and physiology.

Observes and records facts clearly, accurately, and legibly.

Interacts in a professional manner with the general public, law enforcement agencies and funeral homes.

Tolerates and works with unpleasant sights, sounds, and odors in a sometimes stressful environment.

Must be able to move heavy objects (bodies ~300 pounds) by oneself or with the assistance of another employee.

Must be able to work 6 to 8 hours at a time while standing.

Operates various photographic equipment and surgical instruments with competence.

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Child Death Review Team Clerk

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: temporary

Gathers required information needed for CDRT files. Enters data into database following guidelines established.

During telephone and personal interactions with visitors and callers, projects a professional demeanor and positive image of the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner. Displays high level of organizational and time management skills.

Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Refrains from dishonest behavior.

This position is an “as needed” position that is eligible for a maximum of 780 hours throughout the year.

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EMS Compliance Officer

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

Assures compliance of EMS providers (approximately 11,000 providers), EMS training program applicants, and EMS Services (approximately 930 services) with department rules, guidelines and program requirements. This is an office position that requires in person administrative review of confidential documents, some telework may be available but not a temporary or permanent field position.

  • Gathers pertinent facts, interviews complainants, respondents, and other witnesses, and obtains and preserves documents and records.
  • Verifies the accuracy of evidence for use in administrative and district court proceedings.
  • Writes investigative reports documenting the purpose, scope and procedures followed in the investigation, the facts gathered and the source of all facts, the applicable law, rules and standards of practice, and presents factual conclusions for submission to the bureau chief and Assistant Attorney General.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and summarizes complaints, identifies the relevant factual and legal issues, assesses whether complaints fall within the jurisdiction of the bureau and identifies the types of evidence needed to fairly assess the merits of complaints.
  • Coordinates with peer reviewers or other persons retained to provide expert opinions in the investigation and review of complaints.
  • Prepares formal citations or enforcement actions for legal review and use in administrative proceedings such as statements of charges, consent orders, and subpoenas, and testifies at administrative hearings or civil enforcement actions in district court.
  • Monitors disciplinary investigations, complaints, and cases, and respondent compliance with enforcement orders; conducts audits of licensee adherence to mandatory qualifications for licensure and continued licensure, such as continuing education and peer review.
  • Prepares detailed records and reports on the status and disposition of cases.
  • This position serves as the lead liaison with the Attorney General’s Office for handling all code and administrative rule violations by EMS entities.

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Typist Advanced

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Public Health   Job type: full-time

This position exists to assist customers in ordering certified copies of vital records for Iowa vital events, and provides directions or guidance for customer questions.

The position is responsible for providing customer support over the phone or in-person.

Reviewing certified copy orders received in the mail and enter into the statewide electronic vital records system, Iowa Vital Event System (IVES). Orders are either accepted for processing or rejected and returned to customer. The position will be responsible for printing certified copy orders as needed.

Closing orders in the IVES system and mail to customer.

Receive orders at the front customer service window. Applicants must be entitled to certified copy and identification and entitlement must be reviewed.

Scanning vital records into IVES system; data entry into IVES system; other duties as assigned.

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