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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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Licensure Compact Coordinator

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

The Iowa Board of Medicine is seeking an Administrative Assistant to coordinate the Iowa Board of Medicine’s involvement in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The successful candidate must be able to represent the Iowa Board of Medicine in meetings, ensure that processes and procedures are aligned with the legal requirements of the licensure compact, present information to the Board, and work with applicants for licensure. Applicants must have great attention to detail and experience using an electronic database.

Excellent customer service skills are required. The ideal candidate will be self motivated, have experience working with diverse populations, work well in a team environment, and have experience working with administrative code.

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Licensure Coordinator

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

The Iowa Board of Medicine is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide support and training in the licensure of physicians, genetic counselors and acupuncturists. This includes reviewing and assessing applications for licensure that are complex, troubleshooting problems, helping to streamline processes and procedures, serving as an expert in the licensure database, and training staff. The successful candidate must be able to follow procedures established in Iowa code and administrative rule, work collaboratively with others and have outstanding communication. Applicants must have great attention to detail and experience using an electronic database.

Excellent customer service skills are required. The ideal candidate will be self motivated, have experience working with diverse populations, work well in a team environment, and have experience working with administrative code.

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IRIS Data Exchange Specialist

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

This position will serve as the Data Exchange Specialist for the Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS) for the Iowa Department of Public Health, Immunization Program. The Immunization Program resides in the Bureau of Immunization and Tuberculosis.

Responsibilities of this position include:
Improve interoperability between IRIS and external systems to improve the amount and quality of data contained in IRIS. Work with providers using electronic health records to meet Meaningful Use requirements. Maintain data quality by assuring the accuracy of records in IRIS. Establish and maintain data quality exchange standards, including Web Services and HL7 2.5.1 messaging. Onboard external organizations to use data exchange functions, such as Web Services and HL7 2.5.1 messaging. Support external data exchange partners to resolve data exchange problems to meet IRIS specifications. Support enhancements required for future CDC implementation guides for HL7 2.5.1 or the CDC WSDL (web services). Maintain operational procedures for the use of data exchange improvement functional capability. Analyze existing data to provide recommendations for data scrubbing procedures and functions to improve data quality.

Provide technical support and guidance to customers regarding their network configurations, operating systems and communication of hardware/software required for IDPH applications. Work with customers to determine requirements, evaluate alternative solutions and then provides necessary assistance for programming services, from preliminary analysis through design, development, testing and implementation. Manage customer questions and resolves customer service problems in a timely manner. Interpret program specifications and provide recommendations based upon program requirements. Initiate and maintain working relationships with and provide information to community organizations, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Review and monitor all installs, upgrades and tests. Document information system components related to IRIS and vaccine distribution system. Determine the symptoms/causes of process /problems involved in information processing systems and resolves accordingly. Determine if performance standards, architecture, application functions and security have been met as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA). Test new and revised aspects of the software application and reviews results to detect and correct errors. Assure bugs and problems are documented and communicated to the vendor and program management.

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Environmental Epidemiologist

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

Under supervision of the Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Health Services, this position will serve as a data manager and provide epidemiological analysis of reportable environmental poisonings and conditions and data related to the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) program. Duties include data tracking, statistical analysis, and reporting on environmental health related program performance measures and comparing state and national benchmarks for state environmental health program performance across all age groups and social/economic determinants.

The position works in collaboration with other environmental epidemiologists and program teams within the Bureau of Environmental Health Services by performing advanced professional level or lead work in collecting, compiling, analyzing and reporting statistical data. Collaborates with other program staff to develop and implement the Environmental Public Health Tracking grant annual work plan.

Leads strategy development for Environmental Public Health Tracking grant program activities related to network development. Identifies objectives, timelines, potential partners and budget allocation. Coordinate with Department or State Information Management staff to maintain the technical infrastructure of the Iowa Public Health Tracking portal. Evaluate informatics needs and conduct a gap analysis to address barriers to the effective use of data for environmental public health decision making. Represent IDPH on the EPHT program’s Standards and Network Development national work-group, and participate on EPHT national content work-group teams.

Develop and coordinate routine descriptive analysis of Tracking data to evaluate quality and completeness of data; to examine state and local environmental public health issues; or to generate information for other state and local programs, state and local decision makers, and the general public. Develop and coordinate routine analyses using Tracking data for the discovery of spatial, temporal, and demographic patterns of diseases, exposures, or environmental hazards; the timely identification of unusual events signaling the need for further investigation; or the non-research purposes of analyzing or linking health, exposure, and hazard data to help provide new insights or solutions to environmental health issues. Perform advanced statistical analysis of EPHT and other environmental health related data. Participate in department data work-groups, CDC site visits, and state and national trainings and workshops. Disseminate data and evaluation results to internal and external stakeholders and use results to recommend specific action and/or new policies, procedures, and standards for program quality improvement and provide technical assistance on data related issues.

Oversee and design data tracking methodologies in consultation with Environmental Health Services staff and outside stakeholders to reach statistically significant conclusions based on the data and make policy-related recommendations to the supervisor. This will include providing analysis of the data for performance measures and impact studies for programs including but not limited to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Syndromic Surveillance programs.

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I-Smile Coordinator

Location: Warren County/Indianola   Company name: Warren County Public Health   Job type: full-time

I-Smile™ coordinator, in conjunction with the Title V Child Health Program Manager and other applicable staff, is responsible for developing and implementing oral health services and activities within the service area. This position will provide oversight of the I-Smile and I-Smile @ School Programs. Will promote oral health through outreach activities and collaboration with medical providers and community partners. Will provide oversight and work closely with the DDSP Coordinator and provide education and training at venues across the service area. Will implement appropriate intervention measures and promote standard dental health practices. Works cooperatively with other agency staff in the planning and execution of agency programs.

Essential Functions

Provides oversight and is responsible for the I-Smile and I-Smile @ School Programs.

  • Provides outreach and promotes Oral Health to dental and medical providers.
  • Provides outreach and promotes Oral Health to community service providers, schools, child providers, and families.
  • Develops oral health protocols for the service area.
  • Develops strategies to develop partnerships in the service area.
  • Provides training and oversight and works closely with the DDSP Coordinator and agency staff involved with oral health services.
  • Provides Oral Health education and training at several venues within the service area.
  • Trains as needed non-dental primary care providers, such as physicians and nurses, to provide oral screenings, fluoride varnish applications and education as requested.
  • Provides dental services as stated in Public Health Supervision Agreement.
  • Follows established agency policies and procedures for service and program documentation.
  • Participates in required IDHHS meetings and trainings.
  • Assists with referrals following assessments such as oral health screens, fluoride varnish application, education and/or sealant application related to patient services.
  • Assists with documentation of follow up services that are conducted per policy guidelines and that will be documented in Signify.
  • Exchange information with other agency staff as necessary to support needs of a family.
  • Provides support for other CAH (Child Adolescent Health) programs such as hawk-i Child Health and other agency programs as needed.
  • Participates in the planning and operation of public health clinics, child health clinics, oral health clinics, group instruction and school health programs.
  • Participates in presenting and education for community groups regarding oral health or other related public health subjects.
  • Participates in activities for the prevention of disease and promotion of wellness.
  • Participates in local Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHA-CHIP) process.
  • Assists with the coordination of the school screening audit process and reports to the local board(s) of health.
  • Assists with care coordination for families to obtain a dental home, oral health treatment or other identified services. Care coordination will include an individualized approach to interventions through verbal and written communication with family, health care providers or other community resources.
  • Follows established agency policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

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