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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. 

 

What is Public Health?

From the American Public Health Association:

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

 

While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.

 

From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food.

 

Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

 

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

 

Come join our team!

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.  You can also see our employee benefit package, or, if you are ready, download the application for employment.  Fill it out completely and return to https://ecdhd.dynafile.com/df/upload

List of Current Openings--December 3, 2021

Chief Executive Officer--Columbus 

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall operation of a four county Public Health Department and a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center.  The CEO is responsible for maintaining the Mission and Vision of the respective organizations, assuring compliance with federal and state statutes, regulations and funding requirements.

  • Prefer a Master's Degree in Health Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field.  Extensive health care administration experience may be substituted for master's level degree.
  • A minimum of five years of executive level experience in public health or healthcare management is required.

Chief Financial Officer--Columbus

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for directing the Agency’s financial planning and accounting practices of a Federally Qualified Health Center as well as its relationship with lending institutions, pay sources, and the financial community.  This position supervises the Accounting, Billing, and Purchasing departments.

  • Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred.

Chronic Disease Case Manager--Columbus and Fremont

The Chronic Disease Case Manager is responsible for providing chronic disease care management, health education and other support services to at risk patients.  This position engages patients and their families for disease management and education sessions to promote positive behavioral modifications.

  • Completion of nursing training from an accredited school of nursing is required
  • Current State of Nebraska RN Licensure
  • Current Basic Life Support or Advanced Care Life Support certification
  • Must attain Certified Care Manager status, including specialized training in motivational interviewing

Dental Hygienist--Fremont

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.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of dental hygiene
  • Current Dental Hygienist license
  • Current local anesthetic certification
  • Basic Life Support certification

Dentist-Columbus

The Staff Dentist provides quality oral health care services offered to patients, emphasizing the prevention and treatment of disease by the patient.  The Staff Dentist will respond to patient’s need for accessible, quality, oral health care regardless of socio-economic status. The Staff Dentist will be responsible for supervision of Dental and Dental Hygiene students as assigned by Dental Director.  The Staff Dentist may require to fulfill some administrative duties as assigned by Dental Director.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of dentistry
  • Current Nebraska License
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required
  • Health Center experience is preferred, but not required

EDN Services Coordinator--Columbus

The Services Coordinator is responsible for identifying, referring and coordinating services for children, ages 0-3 with special needs, and their families.  This position serves as a point-of-contact for families and service providers.

  • Two years' experience in a health/human services field or
  • 24 semester hours of post-high school education in Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, or closely related field or
  • Any combination of education and experience that equates to two years in human services, behavioral sciences, social sciences, or a closely related field.

Education and Outreach Worker--Columbus

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.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Social Work, or related field is preferred

Facility and Transportation Supervisor--Columbus

The Facility and Transportation Supervisor will inspect and perform basic repair or preventative maintenance as required.  This position will secure facility at the close of the day by ensuring all exterior doors are locked and offices have been vacated.  Provide patient transportation services as needed.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to maintain an unrestricted Nebraska driver's license
  • Ability to life 50 pounds to shoulder height
  • Ability to stand, walk, or bend for over 2/3 of work shift
  • Ability to complete basic vehicle and building maintenance

Human Resources Assistant--Columbus

The Human Resources (HR) Assistant will support the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource Department.  The HR Assistant provides administrative support for the HR department involving onboarding of new employees, processing bi-weekly payroll, managing company trainings and completing a variety of HR-related data entry and administrative tasks.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred

Immunization LPN--Columbus

The Immunization Clinician helps to maintain the public’s health by providing health services and information.  Responsible for improving immunization rates in the district by providing Vaccine For Children (VFC), the Adult Immunization Program and/or private stock vaccinations to children and adults.  The Immunization Nurse will be responsible for providing COVID-19 vaccines to the community.

Required Skills:

  • Completion of nursing training from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current State of Nebraska RN or LPN licensure
  • Basic Life Support or Advance Life Care Support certification
  • Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds

Licensed Mental Health Provider--Fremont

Practice sound principles of Medical Psychiatric and/or Mental Health provider at public health level. They will participate in the decision-making process concerning the delivery of Mental Health Services.

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Social Work or Psychology
  • Must be a current, licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) or Psychologist
  • Must have a current Nebraska license in your field

Medical Interpreter

The Medical Interpreter is responsible for relaying accurate medical information and facilitating the successful delivery of patient services to a diverse language segments in compliance with all office and clinic policies and procedures, particular relating to patient confidentiality and informed consent.  

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • One year of professional interpreting experience preferred.
  • Medical interpreting in a healthcare setting preferred.

Medical Office Specialist--Columbus and Fremont

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. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Basic computer and data entry skills required

Nurse Practitioner:  Columbus and Fremont locations available

Good Neighbor Community Health Center (GNCHC) in Columbus is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join their clinical staff.  GNCHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center, operates two clinics, in Columbus and Fremont, providing family and general practice medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN services, dentistry, and behavioral health to more than 10,500 patients per year.  

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s degree of Nursing required

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)
  • Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) credentialed from the Nebraska Board of Nursing
  • Board Certification obtained from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) prior to hire date or job transfer date
  • Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • One year APRN experience preferred
  • Active license through the DEA to prescribe and dispense controlled and legend drugs

Physician:  Pediatrician--Columbus 

Good Neighbor Community Health Center (GNCHC) in Columbus is seeking a Pediatrician to join their clinic.  GNCHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center, operates two clinics, in Columbus and Fremont, providing family and general practice medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN services, dentistry, and behavioral health to more than 10,500 patients per year.  

EDUCATION:

  • Medical degree from accredited medical school and completion of residency program

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)
  • State of Nebraska medical license
  • Active license through the DEA to prescribe and dispense controlled and legend drugs
  • Board certified or Board-eligible
  • Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative

Physician:  Fremont

Good Neighbor Community Health Center (GNCHC) in Columbus is seeking a Family Practice physician to join their Fremont clinic.  GNCHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center, operates two clinics, in Columbus and Fremont, providing family and general practice medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN services, dentistry, and behavioral health to more than 10,500 patients per year.  

EDUCATION:

  • Medical degree from accredited medical school and completion of residency program

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)
  • State of Nebraska medical license
  • Active license through the DEA to prescribe and dispense controlled and legend drugs
  • Board certified or Board-eligible
  • Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative

Program Coordinator: Immunization--Columbus

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of various public health initiatives, projects, and services.  The Immunization Program Coordinator helps to maintain the public’s health by providing health services and information. 

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required for a certified medication aide
  • Completion of nursing program from an accredited school of nursing is required for an RN or LPN
  • Current State of Nebraska CMA, LPN, or RN licensure is required
  • Current Basic Life Support or Advanced Care Life Support Certification
  • Knowledge of medical clinic functions and ability to work with other clinic personnel

Project Coordinator: Minority Health--Columbus

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of various public health initiatives, projects, and services.  Lead the health department’s racial, ethnic, and social minority health initiative which includes conducting a minority health needs assessment, convincing stakeholders to address issues related to overall health equity and health equity related to accessing COVID-19 resources.

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field is required

WIC CPA--Columbus

A WIC CPA is Certified Professional Authority who is directly responsible for health screenings, and health and nutrition assessment to determine WIC eligibility. The WIC CPA is responsible for medical/nutritional equipment and supplies.

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field; Registered Dietitian; Licensed Practical Nurse or; Registered Nurse is required for this position

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.