Career Opportunities at PIHOA

The Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) is a non-profit organization that is led by and represents the collective interests of the Ministers, Secretaries, and Directors of Health of the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. PIHOA's mission is to improve the health and well-being of USAPI communities by providing, through consensus, a unified credible voice on health issues of regional significance. PIHOA needs highly qualified, experienced, dedicated and motivated people to support our work in the region. As career opportunities become availalble, they will be posted below.

Current PIHOA Job Vacancies:

CareVue EHR Support Specialist, Pago Pago, American Samoa

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of CareVue EHR Support Specialist. The position will report to and under the supervision of the Executive Director of the American Samoa Community Health Center. The position is responsible for providing specialist support and training to American Samoa health agency staff responsible for the administration and management of the American Samoa’s integrated CareVue Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The position shall also work with all clinical center (community health centers and LBJ Memorial Tropical Medical Center) focal points to enter data into the CareVue EHR system and assists the develop and/or refine predefined and configured EHR reports that inform local Zika control, response and preparedness efforts. Coordinates with CareVue EHR Data Entry Clerk consultant and appropriate assigned local health agency staff to develop, refine, implement and monitor EHR data entry processes and adopt any necessary modifications for improvement, including training on maintenance and trouble-shooting of the CareVue EHR system, development of templates that enable enhanced surveillance for Zika and other etiologies of Acute Febrile Illness, development of templates to improve care/monitoring for all Zika positive pregnancies and birth outcomes, and refine EHR queries for outbreak/Zika surveillance Support any additional system development work to improve EHR use. This position will work in partnership and collaboration with other local and regionally-recruited Zika surge response consultants and relevant local health agency staff to support the control and prevention of further Zika spread. Local health agency staff, include but are not limited to: senior health leadership, local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, IT, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams. Click here for more information.

Epidemiologist/Surveillance, Pago Pago, American Samoa

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Epidemiologist/Surveillance Officer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) Chief Epidemiologist, the position will support the strengthening of American Samoa DOH’s surveillance and response to Zika virus disease and related conditions, including strengthening of epidemiologic systems and DOH staff skills and information to effectively control, manage, and respond to Zika. This position will work in partnership and collaboration with other local and regionally-recruited Zika surge response consultants and relevant local health agency staff to control and prevent Zika spread. Local health agency staff, include but are not limited to: senior health leadership, local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams. Click here for more information.

Regional Environmental Health Specialist/Entomologist, Hagatna, Guam

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Regional Environmental Health Specialist/Entomologist. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Zika Surge Response Project Manager, the position is responsible for the overall planning, execution, and reporting of activities related to training, institutional strengthening, and capacity development of local health agency staff in vector mosquito control to limit Zika spread. Training and associated institutional capacity development activities will target relevant local health agency programs and staff, including but not limited to: local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams (often comprised of other sector representatives in addition to health agency staff). Click here for more information.

Regional Vector Control and Management Specialist/Trainer, Hagatna, Guam

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Regional Vector Control and Management Specialist/Trainer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Zika Surge Response Project Manager, the position is responsible for the overall planning, execution, and reporting of activities related to training, institutional strengthening, and capacity development of local health agencies and staff in vector control and management. Training and associated institutional capacity development activities will target relevant local health agency programs and staff, including but not limited to: local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams (often comprised of other sector representatives in addition to health agency staff). Click here for more information.

Epidemiologist/Surveillance Officer, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Epidemiologist/Surveillance Officer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health’s (RMI MOH) Director of the Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics, the position will support the strengthening of RMI MOH’s surveillance capacities and response to Zika virus disease and related conditions, including strengthening of epidemiologic systems and health agency staff skills and information to effectively control, manage, and respond to Zika. This position will work in partnership and collaboration with other local and regionally-recruited Zika surge response consultants and relevant local health agency staff to control and prevent Zika spread. Local health agency staff, include but are not limited to: senior health leadership, local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams. Click here for more information.

Public Health Nurse Practitioner/Trainer, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Public Health Nurse Practitioner/Trainer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health’s (RMI MOH) Director of the Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics, the position will train outer-island Health Assistants (approximately 56) on well-baby health checks including accurate head measurements, growth monitoring and development milestones. The position will also assist the Outer-Island (OI) Supervisor with clinical supervision of OI Health Assistants by radio.  Once it commences, the position shall further assist the RMI MOH and Fiji National University (FNU) clinical preceptors and faculty with the training program of nurse practitioner candidates tentatively scheduled for start in September 2016 (expect 50% of time to be spent with OI health staff and 50% with the Nurse Practitioner Training Program NPTP). This position will work in partnership and collaboration with other local and regionally-recruited Zika surge response consultants and relevant local health agency staff to control and prevent Zika spread. Local health agency staff, include but are not limited to: senior health leadership (Public Health Medical Director and OI Dispensary Coordinating Office Manager in Majuro), local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams, and the FNU NPTP resident faculty in RMI. Click here for more information.

APPLICATION: Please submit the following electronically with attention to Emi Chutaro (emic@pihoa.org), Executive Director, and cc to Andrea Whitt (andreaw@pihoa.org).

  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and experience in response to the Essential Functions and Qualifications of the position vacancy announcement;
  2. Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume; and
  3. Minimum of two (2) work references current to the last 2 years of professional work.

DEADLINE: Positions posted above are open until recruited.

For any enquiries related to this vacancy, please direct them to Andrea Whitt at andreaw@pihoa.org.

Other Public Health Job Vacancies in the USAPIs:

National Food Analyst, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Position Description: Perform laboratory analyses and field tests food and food products to determine 1 compliance with food safety and quality requirements of the National Food Safety Act and subsidiary Regulations; assist National Food Inspectors in the investigation of complaints and possible violations of the National Food Safety Act and subsidiary Regulations, and complaints of consumers about the safety, quality or unwholesomeness of foods subject to the Act; assist the States with food sampling, preparation and analytical needs to support investigation of consumer complaints, food recalls, food­borne illness outbreaks and possible violations of State food safety laws and regulations; responsible for daily management of the national food laboratory, quality control and assurance procedures and supplies; receive training in microbiological and chemical analyses of foods; carry out his/her duties and responsibilities in a manner which is respectful of the food industry and the public and in such a way as to avoid unnecessary disruption of business operations; cooperate with food safety officials at National and State; reports to the FSM Environmental Health Coordinator and performs other duties as assigned. For more information, click here.

To Apply: Send resume, application by mail, fax or e-mail to the following addresses:

Department of Finance & Ad min Division of Personnel
P.O. Box PS 35
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941 Email:- fsmsofa.fm

AND

Department of Health & Social Affairs Division of Health Services
P.O. Box PS 70
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
Email: health@fsmhealth.fm

Closing Date: The Division of Personnel will be accepting applications/resume frnm September 6, 2016 until the position is filled.