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To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to Iowa Public Health Association at kim@iowapha.org. 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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IBHRS Help Desk Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services   Job type: full-time

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) division of Behavioral Health and Disability Services (BHDS) is seeking a knowledgeable, dynamic, professional to be the primary coordinator of the Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling Data help desk. This includes processing messages to the help desk by addressing requests related to user accounts, answering basic questions about the Iowa Behavioral Health Reporting System (IBHRS) or other data systems, and triaging more complex questions. Coordinator shall help test new systems and resources in conjunction with the data team and IBHRS Manager. This position will also assist with data integrity processes. Manages users, permissions and assists staff with any login and/or system issues. Determines the symptoms/causes of process problems related to IBHRS and suggests ways to resolve using appropriate tools. Participates in the procurement process for IBHRS; evaluates automation alternatives, work with FEI and other vendors to provide hardware/software product samples, prepare data improvement proposals. Work on any IBHRS related test programs and reviews results of test data; learn and trouble shoot any new programs; and assist in training staff and external users.

Assists the IBHRS supervisor and any other data team members by performing such duties as instructing employees about tasks, answering questions, distributing and balancing the workload and checking work. Coordinator should be part of overall discussions about how to improve all of the system that are currently being used by the Bureau of Substance Abuse, pulling and tracking provider data performance and reporting this information to the lead staff.

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Secretary 1

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services   Job type: full-time

Maintains calendars for the Chief Medical Examiner and Deputy State Medical Examiner. Schedules appointments/conference and arranges for out-of-town travel; processes employee travel claims for reimbursement.

Keeps controls of assignments, projects, reports and correspondence for the administrative staff of IOSME. Receives/screens visitors and telephone calls, answers routine questions and routes others to the appropriate staff person for handling.

Schedules appointments/conference and arranges for out-of-town travel; processes employee travel claims for reimbursement.

Receives/screens visitors and telephone calls, answers routine questions and routes others to the appropriate staff person for handling.

Provides clerical support to the administration of IOSME. Maintains listing of outstanding death certificates of IOSME pathologists.

Maintains listing of outstanding death certificates of IOSME pathologists.
Administers the entering of data, filing, and organizing of case files of a confidential, complex or otherwise sensitive nature.

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Public Health Nurse - ITS

Location: Council Bluffs/Pottawattamie County   Company name: Pottawattamie County Public Health   Job type: full-time

This position performs intermediate skilled human support work conducting HIV and STI tests, contacting patients, entering and filing medical records, administering vaccinations, distributing condoms, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Public Health Administrator.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs comprehensive individual and family assessments, administers immunizations and direct client care.

Performs HIV and STI testing, treatment and counseling; provides referrals and recommendations to patients.

Collects lab specimens and/or performs testing, reviews and interprets lab results; performs phlebotomy work.  Contacts patients with test results; enters medical records into state data system.

Coordinates with local businesses to distribute condoms.

Develops, implements and coordinates specific disease prevention, health promotion and health education programs as assigned. Prepares information for public dissemination.

Attends health fairs and collaborates with outside organization on health promotion and disease prevention.

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