Employment & Internships

Employment & Internships


Most regular position openings with Central District Health are listed on the Idaho Division of Human Resources website.

At the Idaho Division of Human Resources you will find instructions on applying for openings at Central District Health and other state agencies.

Some employment opportunities with Central District Health may listed on this page, however we encourage you to search the Idaho Division of Human Resource site for complete, regular listings. Instructions for these positions will be found within the job announcements listed.


COVID-19 Response Opportunities

CDH is hiring for the following positions related to COVID-19 response efforts. Pay is hourly and positions are not compatible with telecommuting or remote work.

Please read about our Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy before applying.

If you have specific questions about these positions, please email planning@cdh.idaho.gov or call 208-327-8534.


COVID Investigator 1
The COVID Investigator 1 will contact those diagnosed with COVID-19 who do not live or work in high-risk settings (e.g., healthcare providers, long term care facility or other congregate living facility residents or staff) to elicit contacts during infectious period, provide education and instructions for safely self-isolating. May conduct or assist with workplace notification. COVID Investigator 1s are required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by Central District Health (CDH), and comply with CDH training regarding confidential information related to personal information.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct case investigation for confirmed and probable cases with elicitation of contacts.
  • Provide education and resources regarding safe self-isolation practices in the home setting.
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls with cases to determine when self-isolation may be safely discontinued.
  • Conduct confidential employer notification if workplace risk was present.
  • May conduct contact tracing and/or monitoring activities.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, or related field.
  • Effectively manage multiple investigations and prioritize time effectively in a rapid pace environment.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress.
  • Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and written documentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Proficiency with computers.
  • Familiarity with Idaho’s geography; cities/towns/locations required.

Work Schedule:

Some flexibility with days and hours, minimum 20 hours/week commitment.Working weekends and evenings may be required.

Pay: $22.19/hour

Apply HERE.


COVID Data Entry Specialist
The COVID Data Entry Specialist will conduct data entry and records management to support COVID response activities. These include data entry into web-based reporting systems for all confirmed and probable cases, data entry for internal use, filing and records management. Data Entry Specialists are required to follow all policies and procedures provided by CDH, and comply with CDH training regarding confidential information related to personal information..

Responsibilities

  • Perform data entry into web-based state reporting database for all confirmed and probable COVID cases.
  • Perform data entry to support other response activities to include, but not limited to, data entry to support outbreak line lists and monitoring logs.
  • Maintain paper records of COVID-19 related paperwork per CDH records retention policy.
  • Conduct confidential employer notification if workplace risk was present.
  • Conduct confidential notification to healthcare facilities if risk was present.
  • Provide guidance and resources to high-risk facilities experiencing clusters of illness or transmission within the facility.
  • Provide guidance to healthcare providers and other community partners.
  • Create and maintain disease investigation protocols and other tools or resources (e.g. scripts, frequently asked questions, intake forms).
  • Provide consultation to COVID Investigator 1 and Contact Tracer/Monitor as necessary.
  • May conduct contact tracing and/or monitoring activities.
  • May supervise COVID Investigator 1 or other teams.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Experience: monitoring a records system to identify and correct errors; researching a variety of sources to resolve problems; interpreting, explaining and applying regulations, laws, or complex policies to carry out assignments; entering and retrieving data using a computerized records system.
  • Education or work experience in health, health sciences or public health;
  • Experience working with sensitive or restricted data.
  • Experience storing, retrieving, and compiling information in a report format using data base software.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Proficiency with computers, phones and other common modes of technology.

Pay:$15.05/hr

Apply HERE.


COVID Investigator 2
The COVID Investigator 2 will provide higher-level support to COVID response activities as compared to COVID Investigator 1 and may serve in a supervisory role. This position will call those diagnosed with COVID-19 who live or work in high-risk settings (e.g., healthcare providers, long term care facility or other congregate living facility residents or staff) to elicit contacts during infectious period, provide education and instructions for safely self-isolating. This position will conduct or assist with workplace and healthcare facility notification and conduct outbreak/cluster investigations. This position will lead or assist in the development of materials to support investigation activities. COVID Investigator 2 will follow policies and procedures provided by Central District Health (CDH), and comply with CDH training regarding confidential information related to personal information.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct case investigation for confirmed and probable cases with elicitation of contacts.
  • Provide education and resources regarding safe self-isolation practices in the home setting.
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls with cases to determine when self-isolation may be safely discontinued.
  • Conduct confidential employer notification if workplace risk was present.
  • Conduct confidential notification to healthcare facilities if risk was present.
  • Provide guidance and resources to high-risk facilities experiencing clusters of illness or transmission within the facility.
  • Provide guidance to healthcare providers and other community partners.
  • Create and maintain disease investigation protocols and other tools or resources (e.g. scripts, frequently asked questions, intake forms).
  • Provide consultation to COVID Investigator 1 and Contact Tracer/Monitor as necessary.
  • May conduct contact tracing and/or monitoring activities.
  • May supervise COVID Investigator 1 or other teams.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Professional level clinical or public health background required. This may be met through multiple paths including:
    • Master’s degree in a public health field with at least 1 year experience conducting epidemiological investigations in a health department setting,
    • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification with at least 2 years experience working in a health department setting,
    • Registered or Professional Nurse with at least two years experience in public health nursing
    • Other healthcare or public health professional-level degree plus at least one year experience working in a public health setting. Experience conducting case interviews preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must display good judgment and comfort in making independent decisions, while understand limitations and elevating as needed in the absence of information.
  • Effectively manage multiple competing priorities and projects under a rapidly changing environment, with the ability to plan and prioritize effectively in this environment.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Effectively interpret guidance and adapt Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Idaho Division of Public Health, or Central District Health guidance to various settings.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress.
  • Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Proficiency with computers, phones and other common modes of technology.
  • Familiarity with Idaho’s geography; cities/towns/locations requiredweek commitment. Working weekends and evenings may be required.

Pay: $25.06/hour

Apply HERE.




Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy

Central District Health is committed to maintaining a drug, tobacco and alcohol-free workplace in the interest of high quality health care, safety and efficiency for all concerned.

Applicants offered a position at Central District Health will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug, alcohol and tobacco screening test. They will also be asked to sign a statement attesting that they have not used tobacco products for three months prior to employment.

Read the entire CDH Drug/Tobacco/Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy.

Central District Health has been a Tobacco-Free workplace since 2008. No employees or clients are allowed to use tobacco products on CDH property.




Internships

The development of a competent future public health workforce is strongly influenced by the student’s educational experiences. The responsibility of providing comprehensive, high-quality public health training is shared by both education and practice.

CDH offers internships in a variety of its departments including, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Immunizations, Oral Health and Reproductive Health. Internships are of varying lengths and are dependent on the needs and project assignments of each department or program.

Please read below for more information.




Family & Clinic Services On-site Learning Experience/Preceptorship/Internship

Clinical Internships - CLOSED
The Family & Clinic Services student education program was developed so students can take away a personalized and integrated learning experience, which will coincide with their core program of study and will expose the student to all aspects of public health.

CDH offers a limited number of clinical internships to students attending a college or university with which an affiliation agreement is in place.

The following are schools with current affiliations:

  • Boise State University – College of Health Science
  • Boise State University – Career Center Service Learning
  • Gonzaga University
  • Lewis-Clark State College of Health Sciences
  • Breckinridge School of Nursing, ITT
  • University of Wyoming School of Nursing
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • University of Washington School of Medicine

For more information about this program, call 208-327-8623 or click HERE to email.




Communicable Disease Internships Specialty areas for placement are outlined below:

Position Status:

Communicable Disease Projects - Closed
Field Epidemiology - Closed




Communicable Disease Projects

Interns working on assessments will collect both raw and analyzed data for various purposes. Interns may work on community assessment projects and/or community health profiles. These activities require strong computer, analytical, and writing skills. Interns must be familiar with the assessment concepts and possess the ability to present data in a format that is easily comprehended by the public.



Field Epidemiology

Those working in epidemiology will assist with day-to-day epidemiologic investigations, outbreaks, active surveillance, and simple data analysis (e.g., attack rate, odds ratio, etc.). Interns will work with confidential information. Strong communication skills are highly recommended as well as familiarity with medical terminology and germ theory of disease.



Why Public Health?

There are a wide range of professions under the public health umbrella. The main mission of these professionals is to improve public health through education, policy, and research. Some of the most popular career options are teacher, nurse, social worker, or epidemiologist. The minimum education requirement to break into public health (in the majority of cases) is a bachelor’s degree, however some positions will require a master’s. Salaries range from the low $30,000s to $150,000 per year.



Human Resources

Human Resources
208-327-8504
Fax 208-327-8500

Clinical Internship Contact
Brandon Atkins
208-327-8623



upcoming events



JULY 3All Day
CDH OFFICES CLOSED

All CDH offices are closed in recognition of Independence Day. Our COVID call center will also be closed. Visit our Ada County Order web page to read FAQs.

JULY 74 pm
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

Meeting to be held via video conference. Public may view through the CDH YouTube page.
View the Agenda HERE

Stay Up-to-Date on COVID-19

Some CDH events, meetings, and gatherings may still be postponed at this time. Please call us at 208-375-5211 with questions about a specific meeting or gathering. CDH is open and offering services, including food and septic permit applications and processing, primary care clinic appointments (non-respiratory-related).

Call to make a clinic appointment: 208-327-7400

Learn more about how we're serving you during COVID-19 HERE.

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