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Are you...

  • Looking for a job where you can really make a difference in people's lives? 
  • Passionate about helping people improve their health and quality of life?
  • Seeking to help those in our communities who need you the most?

The East Central District Health Department (ECDHD) is a state-approved district health department that provides public health services to its four-county service area of Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte counties in Nebraska. 

Public health saves money, improves our quality of life, helps children thrive and reduces human suffering.

Come join our team!

We are a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Learn more here.

East Central offers a competitive wage and benefit package.  And it's easy to apply!

A list of our current job openings at both East Central District Health Department and Good Neighbor Community Health Center can be found below, along with our employee benefit package.  Click the job heading to learn more about each job.

  • The Accountant is responsible for daily processing of general ledger transactions including payables and receivables, disbursements, payroll processing, and required tax and payroll filings.

  • The Staff Dentist will provide quality oral-health care services to patients of our busy, multicultural dental practices.  Dental positions are available at both the Columbus and Fremont Good Neighbor locations.  Services will emphasize the prevention and treatment of disease in our patient population.

  • The Dental Hygienist provides preventative oral care under a generalized supervision. The Dental Hygienist performs all duties within the scope of practice of dental hygiene including but not limited to: subgingival and supragingival scaling, root planning, coronal polishing, administering local anesthetic, exposing radiographs, placing sealants and chemotherapeutics agents, inspecting the oral cavity for abnormal tissue, taking alginate impressions, and assisting the dentist as necessary.

  • The Early Development Network Service Coordinator is responsible for the identification, referral and coordination of services for children 0-3 years of age and their families. The Services Coordinator also serves as the single point of contact in helping parents gain needed services and assistance.

  • The Education and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation, education, and community outreach of the Contraceptive Access Project (CAP). This position is responsible for increasing access to contraception and, thereby, reducing unintended pregnancies across all age groups with a focus on youths and young adults age 24 and under.

  • The Human Resources Generalist will provide general human resources support with the day-to-day administration of HR policies, benefits, employee relations, training, programs and procedures to ensure consistent application of policies and practices. Additionally, this position is responsible for the recruitment, onboarding and training to ensure compliance with established Agency policies, employment laws, State regulations and governing agencies

  • The Licensed Mental Health Practitioner provides direct mental and behavioral health services to patients of Good Neighbor Community Health Center (GNCHC). Position also involves assessment of the patient to determine needs, referral(s), and related activities to help the patient obtain needed services, monitoring, follow-up, and evaluation. The position is located in Columbus.

  • The Medical Assistant contributes to patient care under the direction of a nurse or provider. The Medical Assistant is an integral part of the team

    They prepare rooms for examination of patients, clean rooms after patient's leaves and prepare for next patient visit. The position also requires an ability and knowledge of clerk duties (making appointments, assisting with referrals, chart preparation, filing of consults and tests and ensuring accurate completion of provider orders and follow up appointments).

  • The Medical Office Specialist interacts directly with patients on the phone and face-to-face to support the front office operation. This position is responsible for scheduling appointments, processing payments both in-person and on the phone. Additionally, this position serves as a liaison between patient and medical support staff. The Medical Office Specialist will possess excellent communication skills, organizational skills, computer experience, and must be a self-motivator.

  • Provide outreach to community members and in reach to ECDHD/GNCHC patients/clients on the health insurance Marketplace Exchanges and the Nebraska Medicaid Program. Assist uninsured patients/clients by determining eligibility to apply for the Marketplace Exchanges and Nebraska Medicaid Program and assisting with the application for those programs

  • The WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Clerk is a key staff member for the front office operation. The WIC Clerk provides the first impression of the clinic to WIC clients. Responsibilities include collecting demographic information, determining income eligibility, scheduling WIC appointments, issuing food benefits, and reviewing WIC client rights and responsibilities with WIC participants.

ECDHD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.