Public Health Job Opportunities

Health Systems Interventions Coordinator

Deadline: 7/19/16

The Health Systems Interventions Coordinator serves under the administrative direction of the Program Manager for Health Systems and Disease Management in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS), and works cooperatively under the components of “State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health” grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Overnight and/or day travel is required in this position.

Examples of Work

Plan, organize and coordinate strategies to:
  • Improve and protect health and quality of healthcare delivery for populations with high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and diabetes including health information technology and practice transformation in Primary Care.
  • Engage non-physician health care extenders (community health workers, pharmacists, nurses, etc) in improving population health for people with high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, diabetes and increasing linkages between health systems and community programs.
  • Assess clinical performance, identify of gaps in best practice and recommend quality improvement methods to improve patient care processes and quality outcomes in primary and specialty physician, provider and clinical practice settings. Assist in writing grant applications, budgets and progress reports, program evaluation and performance management. Develop and maintain effective relationships/partnerships with internal and external partners, and works in collaboration with these partners and others toward the achievement of the grant goals and strategies. Develop presentations, materials, training tools, reports, and related documents that support chronic disease prevention and control. Provide technical assistance and training to local health departments and other partners on evidence-based approaches. Plan, organize, develop and facilitate internal and external meetings, focus group sessions, and trainings. Develop contacts and subgrants, and monitors such subrecipients to assure they are following federal and agency guidelines, and assure work is completed according to scope.

REQUIREMENTS: Coursework/training in public administration, health sciences and experience in an agency organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating, and marketing a program or service.

PREFERRED: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in healthcare, public or community health or related field, minimum of 2 years’ experience working in healthcare, public or community health and knowledge and experience in factors that influence healthcare delivery, healthcare payment strategies, healthcare reform measures and transformation initiatives, electronic health records, regulatory reporting, public/community health education activities with responsibility for: developing, evaluating, and leading healthcare transformation activities and education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; and planning and leading group sessions.

OTHER: The employee is required to possess a valid driver’s license. Overnight and/or day travel is required in this position.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of factors that influence healthcare delivery, healthcare payment strategies, healthcare reform measures and transformation initiatives, electronic health records, regulatory reporting, public/community health education activities. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health planning and organizing; the principles of grant writing, reporting, and grant administration; the techniques of planning and evaluation; the practices and techniques of developing partnerships and collaborations; evidence-based chronic disease prevention and control practices including but not limited to implementation of electronic health records, monitoring of clinical quality measures; quality improvement processes in health systems, use of team-based care in health systems, and use of health-care extenders in population health management. Ability to develop, evaluate, and lead healthcare transformation activities and education program activities; assess health needs; write and design educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; prepare grant proposals; plan and lead group sessions; interpret and apply federal grant requirements, agency rules, policies and procedures; communicate effectively; prioritize and manage time; problem solve and make decisions; balance needs, requirements, and work load for multiple projects; self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision.
View the job description and apply online here.

 

 

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