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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.  Click the job heading to learn more about each job.

East Central Careers

  • 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.

Good Neighbor Careers

  • The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for entering invoices/payables and paying bills in a timely manner. This position works as a integral part of the Accounting Department team to assure process related to Accounts payable are completed per agency requirements.

  • The Chronic Disease Case Worker, in partnership with the Chronic Care 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 assists the Chronic Care Manager with education sessions to promote positive behavioral modifications.

  • Performs chair side assistance in all operative and dental treatment procedures. Perform office and clerical procedures relative to patient records, appointments, and fees. Prepare dental instruments and materials necessary for the treatment of patients. Assist, perform and demonstrate dental services such as four-handed dentistry, taking and processing impressions, taking radiographs, placement of rubber dams, patient management and other dental techniques.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 self-motivated.

  • 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

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.