Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Enteric/Epi Health Surveillance Specialist
Examples of Work
- Conduct conference calls with LHD staff on a monthly basis.
- Provide training for NEDSS use for newly hired LHD surveillance coordinators.
- Update guidance documents and investigation protocols for conditions reportable by rules and regulations and distribute to LHD surveillance staff.
- Maintain resource library for LHD and DHHS epidemiology staff in NEDSS.
- Enter lab reports of reportable diseases sent to DHHS via fax or mail into NEDSS.
- Coordinate investigative activities with LHDs striving to maximize timeliness of follow-up with case-patients.
- Perform data quality checks and case recordings for foodborne databases to meet deliverables for the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant.
- Report all Nebraska foodborne outbreaks to the National Outbreak Response System.
- Perform other duties as assigned related to public health surveillance and investigative activities.
Deputy Directors of Public Health
This exciting opportunity is ideal for highly motivated and self-sufficient leaders looking to join the Public Health executive leadership team as Deputy Directors. The Deputies will develop policies, procedures and best practices for key administrative functions such as budget, contracts, grant management, human resources, workforce planning, process improvement, facilities, safety and risk management. Responsibilities also include working with the Public Health Director and senior program staff to implement, monitor and advance the department’s strategic business plan and initiatives; facilitate the development and monitoring of departmental performance measures and outcomes, and ensure resources are available for strategic priorities. These positions will also serve as a liaison with community groups, local health departments, and other human services organizations as appropriate.