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To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to 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 Assistant/Accounting Specialist

Location: Independence/Buchanan County   Company name: Buchanan County Public Health   Job type: full-time

Under general supervision, the individual in this position receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general
instructions on new assignments; performs administrative support functions for public health in areas of grant management,
complex record keeping, prepares fiscal reports, customer service, and performs functions to achieve the department’s

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED; and two full years of experience in an administrative support function, or an equivalent combination of two years of education, training, and/or work experience that provides the knowledge skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential job duties of the position.

STATUS: Full-time – Non-Exempt – At will position.
Wage: Based on Experience

Submit your resume, references and a completed employment application, along
with a signed job description by email to or
mail or drop these items off to:

Buchanan County Public Health
Attention Griffin Hickey, Director
1210 First Street West
Independence, IA 50644

Employment application and the full job description can be downloaded off the county website at: Employer will not be responsible for application documents lost in transit. Documents will be accepted until the position has been filled or until Friday, June 28, 2024, until 3:00 p.m.

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Clinical Program Coordinator

Location: Cedar Rapids   Company name: Benton County Public Health   Job type: full-time

At-will position appointed by the Benton County Board of Health and reporting to the Public Health Director. Performs advanced knowledge work which requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in regard to public health clinical duties; responsible for monitoring core public health functions and essential services to County residents.

Education & Experience:

  1. Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience; OR a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Iowa and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience


  1. Paramedic licensed to practice in the State of Iowa and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
  • Must be trained or willing to be trained in appropriate public health functions, such as: National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), epidemiology, foodborne outbreak, OSHA-10, and as a Public Information Officer.
  • Must maintain a valid licensure to practice in the State of Iowa as applicable to educational background, a valid State of Iowa driver’s license and be insurable under the County’s guidelines as operating a vehicle is required for travel.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates public health programming, disseminates up-to-date information when appropriate to other departments, county officials, the community, and the Board of Health.
  • Maintains public health emergency plans as necessary, according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Assists consumers by providing information and assistance on tasks such as promoting healthy lifestyles as a means of disease prevention.
  • Performs health promotion programming to assist in increasing the health of the community.
  • Reports observed or suspected instances of child or adult abuse pursuant to mandated requirements.
  • Coordinates and performs public health functions within the department including preventative services such as, but not limited to: blood pressure screenings, vaccine administration, communicable disease investigation, and planning.
  • Assists in emergency preparedness and planning by taking an active role during disasters; i.e. flooding, communicable disease outbreak, etc.
  • Gathers and completes required reports and paperwork regarding departmental activities; assists in evaluating data for program improvement.
  • Upholds confidentiality in all public health programs and day-to-day work.
  • Assists in initiating Quality Assurance when weak areas are discovered. Follows up on the Quality Assurance process until complete.
  • Maintains knowledge of vaccines for adults and children, educates clients about vaccines, their benefits, side effects, and complications, and remains up-to-date on vaccination schedules.
  • Works collaboratively with department personnel, department heads and other courthouse employees, community leaders, business associates, the general public, and medical community in a proficient and professional manner.
  • Facilitates communication between appropriate community resources providing services to mutual program participants.
  • Assists the general public with questions, concerns, and inquiries.
  • Any other duties as assigned or required by the Board of Health or Public Health Director.

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